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by empresstraveller Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 4:47 PM

What is the cheapest mode of transport for australia? Greyhound?

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    by balhannah Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 5:42 PM

    If you want a service you can hop on and off around Australia, there really isn't much choice anymore. The two I know of are Greyhound and ozexperience http://www.ozexperience.com/OzPasses
    Don't know which is the best or the cheapest.

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    by lynnehamman Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    If you mean travel AROUND Australia, then yes.

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    by leon.partsi Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Hi, In between major cities, yes, the answer is Greyhound. One you're in the city itself, the public transport (bus and trains) are the obvious choices.

    Greyhound website is here: http://greyhound.com.au/

    Public transport sites are different for each state and can be accessed from the list on the Australian Government website: australia.gov.au/topics/tran...

    Have a great trip!

    Leon

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    by Mikebb Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Depends how long you have to stay in Australia, it is a huge place. If a short stay of 2 or 3 weeks Greyhound on the east coast would be fine. I would consider cheap flights for interstate travel or Brisbane to Cairns for example. Check out Jetstar.com.

    If you are visiting Perth Western Australia definetly fly cheap from east coast.

    I read in the paper last week Greyhound are no longer servicing Perth to Broome.
    Recommend you visit the Australian pages of VT members who have replied
    Good Luck

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    by davidjo Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    As said try the bus but also look out for offers from the airlines.
    If you are staying in hostels check out the notice board as many travel around Australia in a car or camper and are happy to pick up other travelers who are willing to share fuel costs.
    Sometimes car rental agencies need their vehicles delivered to the point of origin and they give you a certain number of days to drive it there. I managed to deliver a 6 berth camper from Alice Springs to Darwin. I found 5 others to share fuel and we were given 4 days to complete the journey

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    by emmet7 Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    2 years ago or so Virgin was selling an Air Pass with different options (i.e. 3, cities, 4 cities, 5....), it was a great deal

    I did Perth, Melbourne, Cairns, Brisbane and the one international destination included in promotion Papua New Guinea

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    by wabat Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    If your covering significant distances eg perth and Darwin then air will be very competative and a lot faster.

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    by Daihappydai Online Now Mar 7, 2013 at 11:51 PM

    I agree with all of the above, but there are also some great train rides covering long distances that you could look into.

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    by colin_bramso Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    Air can be as cheap, or cheaper, depending where you're travelling to and from.

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    by Ozziegiraffe Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    Depends where you want to go. Sometimes, with time and accommodation included, plane can be cheaper. There is another coach line on the East Coast, for example, that does the coastal route between Melbourne and Sydney, and travels all the way to Cairns. It is called Premier Motor Service.

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    by craic Online Now Mar 8, 2013 at 8:19 AM

    Firefly coaches, which seems to code share a lot with greyhound can be a bit cheaper. I booked my bus to Sydney on Firefly because it was a bit cheaper. Not much, but a bit.

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    by empresstraveller Online Now Oct 24, 2013 at 1:36 PM

    thanks guys , i used plane transport in the end. faster :)

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    by Mikebb Online Now Oct 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

    Hope you had a great time!

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