Canberra is served by two major bus lines, Greyhound Australia and Murrays Australia. One-way fares to Sydney start from A$40, and the trip takes just over three hours. Cheap Web deals can bring the price down to A$24.
The ACTION bus network operates weekdays 6:30 am–11:30 pm, Saturday 7 am–11:30 pm, and Sunday 8–7. There's a flat fare of A$4.60 per ride. A one-day unlimited-travel ticket costs A$8.80.
ACTION Buses. Canberra City, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. 13–1710; www.action.act.gov.au.
Greyhound Australia. 1300/473946; www.greyhound.com.au.
Murrays Australia. 13–2251; www.murrays.com.au.
Qcity Transit. New South Wales. 02/6299–3722; qcitytransit.com.au.