Canberra to Sydney from $166 Return on Virgin Australia @ FlightScout

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Time for the Canberrans to get away from all the politics! I used to bus between Canberra and Sydney regularly, and the flights at that time were minimum $120 one way, so this is a great price!

From: CBR (Canberra)
To : SYD (Sydney)
On: Virgin Australia
FF: Virgin Velocity FF
When: late October/early November

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Comments

  • +3 votes

    the bus would take the same time given all the time spent in the airport

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      From experience, no. Traffic especially on a Friday night was awful, could take up to 5.5 hours sometimes. Was painful. At least you can walk around the airport.

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      On our snow road trip from Brisbane, the Blue Mountains to Canberra leg didn’t seem to take to long.

      What’s the flight time? 20 minutes?

  • +3 votes

    Literally CBR-SYD flights make zero sense to me. Takes 15 minutes to get to CBR airport, 1 hour to get through security, get to the gate and board, 1 hour of flying, 15 mins of disembarking and getting out of the airport, 30 mins to get to Sydney CBD - that's literally 3 hours, and I've probably cut everything as tight as possible.

    It takes 3 hours to drive, $30 worth of petrol and you can take 4 people with you for free. If there should be high speed rail anywhere in Australia, it's CBR-SYD (as much as I love MEL-SYD), 300 km/h trains would get the journey done in an hour.

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      '. If there should be high speed rail anywhere in Australia, it's CBR-SYD (as much as I love MEL-SYD), 300 km/h trains would get the journey done in an hour.'

      And watch house prices in Canberra plummet

      • +1 vote

        Wouldn't house prices increase, not decrease? Opens up Canberrans to theatre etc in Sydney without having to make a massive trip and stay overnight.

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      Makes zero sense to the average Joe like you and I. But if you were a politician getting free flights it makes a lot of sense. There are 23 flights Canberra to Sydney tomorrow. I'm sure airlines wouldn't delicate crew and aircraft if the flights weren't making money.

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        Makes zero sense to the average Joe like you and I. But if you were a politician getting free flights it makes a lot of sense. There are 23 flights Canberra to Sydney tomorrow. I'm sure airlines wouldn't delicate crew and aircraft if the flights weren't making money.

        Believe me, even if I could fly for free, I wouldn't. Given the general discomfort of flying and the pain of going through airport security, I'd rather just drive.

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      It mates little sense for an average person (paying for their own ticket) going point to point. However, public servants and politicians (especially those with status) will likely want the higher level of service that comes with air travel (lounges at each end, less time stuck in a confined space).

      A lot of people on these flights are also connecting through to other destinations from Sydney. For them, it's much easier to purchase a ticket where they are checked through to their final destination (and covered if anything goes wrong)

  • +1 vote

    You get free snacks on Virgin flights as opposed to car trips - here in lies the deal.

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    The travel window seems pretty restrictive and half a year in the future seems like excessively forward planning for such a short distance and relatively low value travel.

  • +1 vote

    Oh we're full sorry canberra.

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    Add another $35.76 (minimum) for the train to Domestic. CBR bus is about $10 return.

    Puts you over the $200 price point.

    Greyhound bus is $37 each way (3h 30min). That said, I'd just drive.

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