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Old Dec 2nd 2002, 3:15 pm
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Hi,
Just thinking ahead again..
When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.

I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to canberra one...can anyone give me a link
OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????

many thanks for your help
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Old Dec 2nd 2002, 3:37 pm
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Try this great site - you can go virtually anywhere in the world by train/boat.

http://www.seat61.com/Australia.htm
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Old Dec 2nd 2002, 3:56 pm
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Default Re: trains....

Originally posted by yvsie
Hi,
Just thinking ahead again..
When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.

I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to canberra one...can anyone give me a link
OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????

many thanks for your help
Don't know if it applies to a one way flight to Oz, but certainly with a return ticket, it might be cheaper to book all flights to Oz and internally at the same time, from the UK, in a package, they often do special offers.

There doesn't seem to be too much competition on internal flights, as I found out a few years ago, so prices vary quite a bit.

hope that helps !

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Old Dec 2nd 2002, 4:40 pm
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Try looking at www.qantas.com.au - they operate from sydney to canberra. You
can also get the train (takes about 4.5 hours as I remember and costs about
$100 return). With the motorway improvement in Sydney it is now possible to
drive in less than three hours - the journey is less than 300km. Bus costs
$35ish - look at www.greyhound.com.au .

Onward journey to Perth you will need to go Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne
and then Perth.

Hope that helps

Jamie


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    > Hi,
    > Just thinking ahead again..
    > When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly
    > in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.
    > I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other
    > internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to
    > canberra one...can anyone give me a link
    > OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is
    > possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????
    > many thanks for your help
    > --
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Old Dec 2nd 2002, 5:05 pm
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Both Virgin Blue and QANTAS

QANTAS: http://www.qantas.com.au/regions/dyn...fier-region-au

Virgin Blue:
http://www.virgin.com/redirect.html?...com/internatio
nal/australia/index.shtml


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    > Hi,
    > Just thinking ahead again..
    > When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly
    > in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.
    > I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other
    > internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to
    > canberra one...can anyone give me a link
    > OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is
    > possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????
    > many thanks for your help
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Dec 2nd 2002, 6:15 pm
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Originally posted by yvsie
Hi,
Just thinking ahead again..
When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.

I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to canberra one...can anyone give me a link
OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????

many thanks for your help
Sydney to Canberra is not a 10 hour drive!! Its 2.5 to 3 hours if you miss the rush hour! We did it in 4 hours on a busy Friday evening. Do yourself a favour - hire a car and head off early. Its a nice drive.
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Old Dec 3rd 2002, 7:42 am
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thanks herman...will do..it seems the easiest option
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Old Dec 3rd 2002, 9:37 am
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As Jamie says, Qantas fly from Sydney to Canberra. He's also correct
to say it's a pretty easy 3.5hr drive on freeway/dual carriageway.

Train information: http://www.countrylink.nsw.gov.au

Bus information: http://www.greyhound.com.au
(there may also be other bus companies on this route)

It's possible to fly Qantas from Canberra to Perth, but you need to
change in Melbourne or Adelaide.

It's also possible to get a train across Australia, from Sydney to
Perth via Adelaide (the Indian Pacific):
http://www.gsr.com.au/

Qantas and Virgin Blue are the only two serious players in the
Australian internal flight market.

Jeremy

    >On Tue, 3 Dec 2002 06:40:53 +1300, "Jamie Corr" wrote:
    >Try looking at www.qantas.com.au - they operate from sydney to canberra. You
    >can also get the train (takes about 4.5 hours as I remember and costs about
    >$100 return). With the motorway improvement in Sydney it is now possible to
    >drive in less than three hours - the journey is less than 300km. Bus costs
    >$35ish - look at www.greyhound.com.au .
    >Onward journey to Perth you will need to go Canberra to Sydney or Melbourne
    >and then Perth.
    >Hope that helps
    >Jamie
    >"yvsie" wrote in message
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    >> Hi,
    >> Just thinking ahead again..
    >> When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly
    >> in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.
    >> I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other
    >> internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to
    >> canberra one...can anyone give me a link
    >> OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is
    >> possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????
    >> many thanks for your help
    >> --
    >> Posted via http://britishexpats.com

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Old Dec 3rd 2002, 12:23 pm
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www.virginblue.com.au

That should have some I would have thought?


"yvsie" wrote in message
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    > Hi,
    > Just thinking ahead again..
    > When we set off for Oz we want to spend some time with friends..firstly
    > in Sydney and then possibly to Canberra....finally to Perth.
    > I can't find any internal flights ( looked on virgin blue..any other
    > internal flight companies??) for that journey...ie the sydney to
    > canberra one...can anyone give me a link
    > OR can someone tell me what kind of train journey it would be...if it is
    > possible infact. I gather that its about a 10hr drive..is this right????
    > many thanks for your help
    > --
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Dec 3rd 2002, 11:25 pm
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On Tue, 03 Dec 2002 10:37:02 GMT, [email protected] (JAJ) wrote:


    >It's possible to fly Qantas from Canberra to Perth, but you need to
    >change in Melbourne or Adelaide.
    >It's also possible to get a train across Australia, from Sydney to
    >Perth via Adelaide (the Indian Pacific):
    >http://www.gsr.com.au/

I thought the Indian Pacific only went to Port Augusta and
interconnected there with trains from Adelaide and Melbourne....

Tom
    >Qantas and Virgin Blue are the only two serious players in the
    >Australian internal flight market.
    >Jeremy



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