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Greyhound Australia Adult One Way: Sydney ⇄ Canberra $5, Brisbane ⇄ Toowoomba $3 - Multiple Dates Available


Departing Sydney Central Station, Domestic Airport or International Airport to Canberra City and vice versa. The trip usually takes around 3 hours depending on time of day. Good for a weekend away!

Features: Free Wi-Fi, in-seat USB charger, panoramic windows, real-time GPS coach tracking online and Reclining Leather Seats.

Also Includes free seat selection, 1 item of hand luggage, and two luggage items stored under the coach.

$5 Sydney ⇄ Canberra: https://www.greyhound.com.au/coach-travel/popular-routes/fro...

$3 Brisbane ⇄ Toowoomba: https://www.greyhound.com.au/coach-travel/popular-routes/fro...

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  • +1

    Going end of September to Canberra. Thanks

    • +9

      And not coming back?

      • +2

        Not coming back, going home to Batlow with NSW Regional Bus. Only $2.50 for pensioners so cheap holiday.

        • -1

          She’ll be 🍎 🍏

        • Do I know you? Spent the first two years of my life in Batlow 1955-57!

  • What dates? Can't see any

    • +3

      Not hard to find!
      SYD - CBR from Wednesday [email protected]$5
      BNE - TWB from tomorrow [email protected]$3

      Booking further in advance - often more seats / times available
      SYD - CAN 1Oct 12 seats, spread across all 6 services

      Choose route, click Book, select date, look for cheap fare on that date. Can check date before or after by clicking at top.

      0 - 4 seats available per bus on dates I checked - less available at popular peak time like early Monday morning.

      Good for those travelling by themselves, with a flexible schedule.

      • Which departure stations did you choose from Sydney?
        I chose from International Airport and Central Station around beginning of October and could not see any $5 tickets.

        • +2

          Central Station SYD - CBR
          1Oct: total of 12 $5 fares on all 6 services
          2Oct: total of 17 $5 fares on all 6 services

          Tue, 1 Oct 2019
          Departs 9:00 AM
          Arrives 1:00 PM
          GX272 Total time: 4h 0m
          Early Bird $5
          2 Seats available


          Viewed on Chrome on Android phone, from link in Description

  • +5

    Just flew Jetstar Gold Coast - Adelaide Return for $1 each way (deal last year, only taking carry-on) - hard to pay this much😉

    But free baggage allowance, free WiFi, panoramic windows, & city departure are a definite bonus!
    Your ticket entitles you to 1 item of hand luggage on board plus 2 items of baggage per person to be stowed under the coach.

  • +14

    Lol, being Sydney, it’s going to cost me more to travel locally from my suburb to Central, than Central to Canberra (the second best city in Australia IMHO)

    • +1

      What's first? ;)

      • +3

        Melbourne (coming from someone who's lived in Sydney for 10+ years)

    • Have you ever lived in Canberra? There is no way that is true.

      • +1

        I'm sure Adelaide would like to have a word with you.

        • +3

          Lived in both. Adelaide is significantly better than Canberra.

          • @MissKitty: Do they haves exclusive KFC deals ?

            Checklists ableists.

    • Canberra is the most boring capital in existence

      1. Brisbane
      2. Perth
      3. Darwin
      4. Hobart
      5. Sydney
      6. Melbourne
      7. Canberra
      • I'm never bored here. Plenty to do if you get out there and look for it. Same with Melbourne, can't imagine ranking it that low. Curious to know what ranks Perth so high though, have yet to visit

      • +4

        Imagine ranking Melbourne 6th out of 7 in Australia. What terrible thing happened to you in Melbourne?

      • are you out of your mind! Melb should be top.

      • Poor Adelaide. Can't imagine what fantasy you live in, where a glorified small town (Darwin) is better than Sydbourne

  • +2

    How'd you get the arrows like that in the title :) ?

    • +10
      • Thanks for the list, but how do I type it into my comment so it displays correctly.

        Just copying and pasting ⮂ for instance doesn't seem to work?

        • +2

          try and copy and paste the actual symbol, ⮂
          The actual '&#x2B82' is more for coding within HTML which only accepts plain text and the '&#x2B82' is a way to represent this specific symbol if that make sense.

          • +2

            @exidez: Legend, thanks. ⭐ for you :).

  • I should take advantage of this and go see my cousin but I don't think I'd ever be able to step on a bus for a long distance trip ever again.

  • +1

    Even though it says 3 hours Syd-Can, it would usually take a little longer than that. Be prepared for 3.5 hours if you need to be at a destination at a certain time straight after arrival

    • +1

      Yeah traffic and delays, like the bus breaks down at Leyland brothers world at 2am and you have to wait there till 5 am for a new one.

  • checked dates through from September to Jan 2020 - 1 seat available at $5 on each service, hardly sufficient quantity to warrant the promotion. Can't travel with another person and only suitable for a solo traveller.

    What I wonder is if I booked 1x $5 ticket would another be available for another person; meaning I should just book 3 x separate transactions for my 3 travellers,,,or if they literally only opened up one single $5 seat per bus trip….. :/

    • Can't see how that would be a problem.
      I'm seeing if my uncle wants to come up for my dad's birthday. He always catches the bus anyway and this would leave more money for beer

    • Come on, for $5 you might just find the love of your life sitting next to you, Dammit man a little adventure awaits…..

    • Can't travel with another person


  • +5

    After the $5 allocation is gone for any particular service, it increases to $15. Even if there is only one left, getting two tickets for $20 is still good value IMO.

    • That's better then the airlines, if there's only 1 ticket left and you want to buy two, they charge 2x more expensive price (in this case 2 x $15)

  • They cancel buses last minute and then message you two hours after you were about to board.

    • That's Murrays, in my experience.

  • +2

    Nice, the $15 tickets are a good deal too. I slightly prefer Greyhound to Murray's as there's typically less people on the bus. I've been on services where there were only 6-7 people on the service, makes for a very pleasant ride.

  • +1

    Great deal, competing with Murrays for the Sydney <—> Canberra leg!

    • I've always found Greyhound to be cheaper, at least when I'm travelling.

  • +5

    Awesome, corporate travel have been whinging people wasting money on flights, I'm going to suggest this! I'll expect to be the CFO by new year.

    • My experience is corporate travel find it difficult to comprehend that there are modes of travel other than flying. Busses and trains are not on their radar even if cheaper/faster/more convenient (even for overseas travel).

      • Busses and trains are not on their radar even if cheaper/faster/more convenient (even for overseas travel).

        What buses and trains can you catch for overseas travel?

        • +1

          Wait, wouldn't the Eurostar technically be underseas? :-P

        • Shinkansen, CRH, TGV, ICE, Eurostar etc as others have pointed out, not all overseas travel is the flight to leave Australia, it may be just the first leg in a complex itinerary. Especially when you have to travel to a factory outside an international hub.

          • -1


            not all overseas travel is the flight to leave Australia

            Yes it is, it is over seas.

            The trains you said are intercontinental.

            • +1

              @spaceflight: https://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/overseas

              Travel in a foreign country is still overseas.

              But this is really a strawman. The argument was whatever you want to call it, train/bus travel is not in corporate travel's vocabulary.

              Someone was bound to say flying is always faster in Australia (mostly true), but that's not always true in overseas countries.

              • -2


                Travel in a foreign country is still overseas.

                No it isn't.
                It is to you because to travel to another country from where you are you need to travel overseas.

                To someone with many countries on the one continent overseas travel is not going to a country on that continent.
                Americans do not say they are going overseas when they go to Canada. Germans do not say they are going overseas when they are going to Spain.

                Definition of overseas
                1: beyond or across the sea
                2: of or relating to movement, transport, or communication over the sea
                3: situated, originating in, or relating to lands beyond the sea


                train/bus travel is not in corporate travel's vocabulary.

                It is when you live and work in a place where it makes sense.
                Have you ever lived and worked somewhere like Japan or Europe?

  • +1

    Why so cheap? How are they making money with these rates? Govt. subsidies?

    • +1

      This is best way of advertising, more like cheap advertising.

    • +1

      Freight & Govt subsidies

    • Probably taking losses at the expense of higher losses ergo better to have a full bus of discounted paying customers than a barely packed bus of full normal paying customers.

      Or yeah free advertising and promotion.. I was not even aware of these people or deals / offers until now.

      Advertising can be very powerful.. don't play the cycle for free on the epic store.. it's not a good free to play game at all /s ;)

  • No SYD-MEL :(

    • +1

      A 15 hour bus ride for $5? You serious?

      • -3

        Haha why not? :D

  • +2

    Wow what a deal! Thanks a lot!

    I go about $60-$70 per trip of petrol. Managed to book 4 trips for $70!

  • Any accommodation for $5? (Without couchsurfing)

    • Try AirJV

  • Calling all 9/11 flight phobiacs

  • -1


  • +1

    Cool. Toowoomba to Brisbane return is great for working a day in the city office, once you factor in fuel and parking. Also excellent for getting to the airports as long as the timetables line up. Thanks OP!

  • +2

    Jeez. They are trying anything to get people to go to Canberra ;)

  • -1

    what about brisbane to sydney?

  • Merged from $5 bus fares Sydney - Canberra @ Greyhound
    Go to Deal

    From website:


    With several daily services and luxurious features that come standard on every coach, a Greyhound bus is the most convenient and enjoyable way to travel from Sydney to Canberra.

    A bustling and vibrant world city, Sydney is home to many of Australia’s most recognisable landmarks, from the internationally renowned Harbour Bridge and Opera House to the waves of Bondi and Manly.

    But Canberra isn’t short on landmarks, either. In Australia’s capital city, you can take a free tour of the architecturally inspiring Parliament House; enjoy 360-degree views from the top of Telstra Tower; go for a stroll around the lovely Lake Burley Griffin; and explore national treasures like the Australian War Memorial, National Gallery, National Museum, National Library, National Zoo & Aquarium, Royal Australian Mint, Australian Institute of Sport and more!

    You’ll spend the three-and-a-half hour express bus trip from Sydney to Canberra relaxing in your reclining leather seat in air-conditioned comfort with free WiFi, an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows.

    Prefer aisle or window seats? There’s no need to queue – with our seat selection feature, you can reserve your favourite spot when you book your bus trip from Sydney to Canberra. You can also keep up to date with with service delays and expected arrival times with our real-time coach tracker.

    (what gets me is I did long distance from SYD to CBR for 3 years on Greyhound/Murrays and never saw one of these sales…)

    • +6

      FYI - They publicly pulled their support of the Adani project.
      This may sway you if or if not you choose to use them.


      • +1

        They'll continue to see out their current contract though, just won't renew it.

      • +2

        You mean it will entice some people to use the service? I don’t see the connection between mining transport and this.

        • +1

          People who might have previously been boycotting them over their support for Adani might now be willing to travel with them, yes.

          • -8

            @AngusD: AKA salty leftists

            • +3

              @miq: Right wing nut jobs don't care about anything that doesn't effect them.

              • +1

                @arcticmonkey: Or even stuff that DOES affect them.

                • -1

                  @AngusD: Studies do show a higher IQ resides on the left.

                  Not that surprising given the right is all about not changing anything which doesn't take a high IQ to achieve.

        • +3

          Totally agree. We are Ozbargainers.

    • +4

      When I lived in Canberra I used the bus to Sydney a lot. It’s 3 hours from the centre of the city to the centre of the city. A great time to read a book, watch a movie on your phone or have a nap. Far better (IMO) than lining up at an airport and flying.

      • +1

        yup. I used to live in Chippendale and visit the gf in Braddon. Almost door to door. However on a Friday evening it could take up to 5.5 hours from Sydney, if traffic was bad :/

        • +1

          The things you do for love aye, haha

    • +2

      Seems only 3 seats per time slot for that fare… Great find OP, Canberra day long weekend sorted

      • +2

        thanks, do what I can - normally finding flight deals, but this was too good to ignore.

    • +1

      Westies dont bother - You'll have to travel an hour into the city to a pickup point in central/airport, turning a 2.5 hour journey into a 5 hour journey. They really need to add a couple small stops before they hit the open stretches to cater for the SW suburbs.

    • +1

      I think Canberra and the South Coast are suffering from a major loss in tourism from the bushfires and smoke Haze. This would be a great way of getting the tourists back

    • Took this bus a few years ago. It was not a bad ride. Landscape was a bit boring. 3 hour trip. Better than driving yourself or catching the train.

    • +1
    • +1

      Just about to move from Sydney to Canberra to study. Thanks OP!

    • Is there a date blockout? I put in random dates, closest I could see was $10 each way.

    • Limited seats but if you book ahead in time, the ride isn't that expensive normally for a 3.5hour journey.

      You will need to stop by the airport terminals though. Great if you're actually going to the airport rather than the CBD. When I've caught this service years ago I noticed a significant amount of the Sydney outbound passengers start from the airport anyways.

    • I tried to book this deal from Canberra to Sydney. The lowest price available on a date in April was $35. I guess that I will have to wait for Murrays to match the $5 fare.

      My wife got a $5 Murrays ticket last year on the Canberra to Sydney service, after Murrays matched the Greyhound offer.

      • +1

        as per the title and link, it's for Sydney to Canberra - not the reverse. Sorry for any confusion caused :/

    • -1

      Or drive down there yourself quicker and have a car to get around in while you’re there

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