Distance between Adelaide and Canberra
The distance from Adelaide to Canberra is 1,164 kilometers by road including 218 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 12 hours and 50 minutes and goes through Murray Bridge, Wagga Wagga, Glen Osmond, Stirling, Bridgewater, Littlehampton and Nairne.
Shortest distance by air  956 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,164 km 🚗 
Driving time  12 h 50 min 
Fuel amount  93.1 L 
Fuel cost  110.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Adelaide  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A1 5 km, 05 min


Glen Osmond  5 km  05 min  0.4 L  
A1 M1 10 km, 06 min


Stirling  16 km  12 min  1.2 L  
M1 5 km, 02 min


Bridgewater  20 km  14 min  1.4 L  
M1 17 km, 09 min


Littlehampton  37 km  24 min  2.5 L  
M1 36 km, 19 min


Murray Bridge  73 km  44 min  5.5 L  
M1 A1 32 km, 21 min


Tailem Bend  106 km  1 h 05 min  6.5 L  
B12 88 km, 59 min


Lameroo  194 km  2 h 05 min  13.9 L  
B12 A20 722 km, 8 h 09 min


Wagga Wagga  916 km  10 h 14 min  73.1 L  
A20 M31 248 km, 2 h 35 min


South Canberra  1,164 km  12 h 50 min  92.8 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Adelaide to Canberra?
Fuel cost: 110.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,164 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.19 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Adelaide to Canberra?
Driving time: 12 h 50 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 203 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 50 min
 9 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 5 min
 861 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 9 h 34 min
 46 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 34 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 36 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 35 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 6 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Adelaide to Canberra by land?
The distance between Adelaide and Canberra is 1,164 km by road including 218 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Canberra respectively.
How far is Adelaide to Canberra by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Adelaide and Canberra is 956 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Canberra respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Adelaide from Canberra by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 11 min to cover the distance of 956 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 4 h 20 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Adelaide to Canberra?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 3 h 59 min to cover the distance of 956 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 4 h 33 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Adelaide and Canberra?
The halfway point between Adelaide and Canberra is Balranald. It is located about 70 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Balranald to Adelaide is 512 km and driving will take about 5 h 42 min. The road between Balranald and Canberra has length 652 km and will take approximately 7 h 7 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Adelaide in relation to Canberra?
Adelaide is located 956 km west of Canberra.
Adelaide has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.92743, longitude 138.5999.
Canberra has geographic coordinates: latitude 35.29759, longitude 149.10127.
Which highway goes from Adelaide to Canberra?
The route from Adelaide to Canberra follows A20, B12, M31.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M1: 69 km
 A25: 53 km
 MR 694: 49 km
 A1: 25 km
 A23: 7 km
 B57: 7 km
 A8: 3 km
 A41: 3 km
 B400: 2 km