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Cheapest flights to Canberra airports

Find the cheapest flights to these Canberra airports from your nearest city or airport


Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR)

Typically, flights to Canberra from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Canberra, which has an average price of $301

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO CANBERRA FROM SYDNEYMay27% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Canberra costs on average just $220 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO CANBERRA FROM SYDNEYJune22% more expensiveIt costs about $367 for flights to Canberra from Sydney in June
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO CANBERRA FROM SYDNEYDecember226% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Canberra from Sydney in December than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Canberra?

Apart from being the capital city and the administrative centre of Australia, Canberra is a diverse, modern and innovative city that houses the stories of Australia. With some world-class national attractions, a bustling events calendar, a thriving food and wine scene and opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors, Canberra has a lot to offer to each and every visitor. Nestled alongside Australia’s highest Alpine mountains, Canberra has 4 distinct seasons and is known for its stunning blue skies and clean fresh air. The average summer temperature is 27 degrees Celsius which drops to 12 degrees Celsius in winter. The best time to visit is in spring, from September – November or during autumn, from March – May. Prices for travel and accommodation are lowest from June – August which is the Canberra winter.

  • What is the absolute cheapest flight to Canberra?

    The best deal found on momondo in the last two weeks was a flight to Canberra from Newcastle for $177. This is 68% cheaper than most flight deals to Canberra. To find the cheapest price to Canberra from your area, use momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Canberra?

    The cheapest month to fly to Canberra from Australia is in May. Flight prices, which tend to average around $220, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you don’t want to visit Canberra in May, then you should wait until April to fly from Australia, when ticket prices are also cheap, with an average price of $238.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Canberra?

    The ideal time to book your flight to Canberra is 60 days in advance, when prices tend to average $301. However, flight prices might be lower outside of this timeframe. For example, people recently found flights to Canberra from Australia for as low as $178 on momondo.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Canberra?

    According to our data, Friday is the cheapest day to fly to Canberra from Australia. The lowest ticket price found for a Friday departure recently was $295. Keep in mind that prices can always vary depending on your route and whether or not you are flying domestic or international. The most expensive day to fly to Canberra is Tuesday, with ticket prices averaging around $348.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Canberra?

    Flying to Canberra from Australia in the evening is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $278 when looking at flights departing in the evening. Try not to purchase tickets in the morning because they tend to be around $326. Of course, these prices can vary depending on the time of year and what airport you fly to.

  • Is there an alternative airport near Canberra?

    Moruya Airport or Wagga Wagga Forrest Hill Airport can be an alternative airport used for travel to Canberra.

  • Is there a cheaper alternative to flying into Canberra?

    The cheapest airport near Canberra is typically Moruya Airport, with an average price of $511/person. These prices vary based on where travellers are coming from. It is suggested that travellers looking to save money try momondo’s Airport-to-Airport Pricing Tool.

Canberra flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Canberra found recently by users on momondo
Virgin Australia
3 Feb.
1h 05m
6 Feb.
1h 10m
3 Feb.
1h 50m
7 Feb.
1h 40m
17 Dec.
3h 35m
1 stop
23 Dec.
4h 10m
1 stop
Multiple Airlines
15 Nov.
1h 05m
17 Nov.
1h 10m
Qantas Airways
1 Mar.
1h 05m
15 Mar.
1h 05m
Virgin Australia
17 Nov.
1h 05m
24 Nov.
1h 10m

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Canberra

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Canberra, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar, Qantas Airways and Rex
Virgin Australia
13 Dec.
1h 05m
18 Dec.
1h 50m
31 Dec.
3h 35m
1 stop

Which airlines fly to Canberra?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Canberra
  • Which airlines fly to Canberra?

    Virgin Australia is the airline most momondo users in Australia opt for when booking flights to Canberra. Tigerair Australia and Qantas Airways are also popular choices when flying to Canberra from Australia. Most major airlines flying from Australia to Canberra will offer flights on a regular basis, though your options may vary depending on what airport you fly from.

Airports near Canberra

Below you will find all the airports in Canberra along with their distance from the city centre

Canberra Airport (CBR)

Local Buses

Transport Canberra’s ACTION bus # 11 and #11A have convenient stops near the airport terminal and for an adult single fare of $4.80 AUD, you can reach the City Bus station at Canberra city centre in approximately 20 – 25 minutes. Tickets can be purchased on the bus at the time of travel. ACTION Buses run from around 6.30 a.m. – 10.00 p.m.

Airport Express Bus

The Airport Express shuttle bus offers services between the airport and West Row in Canberra city centre, from 7.50 a.m. – 6.25 p.m. daily. The fare is $12.00 AUD one-way and $20.00 AUD for a return ticket. Tickets can be purchased directly from the bus driver, or online on the Royale Coach website or by calling on 1300 368 897.


4 different taxi companies operate at the Canberra Airport. The taxi rank is located just a short walk from the baggage carousels. Estimated fare from airport to the city centre will be between $25.00 AUD – $35.00 AUD depending on time of the day and exact destination and the ride will take 10 – 15 minutes.

Rental Cars

Renting a car is one of the best ways to travel when visiting Canberra. Several rental car companies are located on the arrivals level just outside the terminal. You could also consider booking ahead and get some great deals online on car rentals with momondo.

Popular routes to Canberra

Most frequently searched flights to Canberra along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Coolangatta to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time1h 40m
Cheapest price$183
Brisbane to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time1h 50m
Cheapest price$199
Adelaide to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time1h 35m
Cheapest price$218
Sydney to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time0h 50m
Cheapest price$228
Hobart to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time2h 00m
Cheapest price$379
Maroochydore to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time1h 55m
Cheapest price$411
Townsville to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time5h 05m
Cheapest price$466
Cairns to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time5h 05m
Cheapest price$500
Perth to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time5h 50m
Cheapest price$577
Darwin to Canberra Flights
Fastest flight time7h 35m
Cheapest price$594

How to travel around Canberra

Most of the attractions in Canberra are located in a compact area and are easily accessible on foot if you have planned your stay accordingly. Public transport in Canberra is easy and efficient in the form of ACTION buses which charge $4.80 AUD for a single trip for adults and $9.20 AUD for a daily ticket for adults. If you purchase a MyWay Card for $5.00 AUD, it automatically applies the peak hour or off-peak hour concessions per trip and all MyWay fares include a free 90 minute transfer period. Taxis are available everywhere in the city and flag fall is typically at $5.00 AUD and rate per kilometre ranges from $2.00 AUD – $2.50 AUD. Other on-demand ridesharing services such as Uber are also officially present in Canberra. Renting a car is the other option to get around in the city easily and at your convenience.

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Best things to do and see in Canberra

Things to do and places of interest in Canberra

  • Go museum hopping and visit the Australian War Memorial, National Museum of Australia and the Questacon, amongst several others.
  • Take the free guided tour at the Parliament House wherein several areas are open to public and it is even possible to attend a plenary and watch politicians in action from the galleries.
  • Check out the National Gallery of Australia which displays over 160,000 works of Australian and international artists including a comprehensive collection of Aboriginal art.
  • Connect with nature at the Australian National Botanic Gardens at the foot of the Black Mountain where you will discover the largest collection of native flora in the country. You can also enjoy a jazz concert in the gardens on weekday evenings in summer.
  • Walk up the Telstra Tower, also known as Black Mountain Tower and enjoy 360 degree views of Canberra city.
  • Enjoy a host of water activities such as sailing, kayaking, rowing, fishing and windsurfing at Lake Burley Griffin.
  • If you visit Canberra in spring, you may be able to see enjoy the Floriade which is the largest flower festival in the southern hemisphere. Enjoy the visual extravaganza, as well as the night markets, music concerts and workshops held during this festival.

Tips and tricks for visiting Canberra

Centenary Trail

If you have the time, explore Canberra’s Centenary Trail, a 145km loop designed to take walkers and cyclists on a self-guided journey through the city’s urban and rural landscapes. It is designed to let those keen to hike or bike the track tackle the whole trail in a 7-day walk or a 3-day cycle. But you can just enjoy an easy scenic section on a short trip.

Hot Air Ballooning

With regular scheduled flights, hot air ballooning a popular option to take in the sights of the Canberra region including its mountainous surrounds, lakes, parks, and its urban sprawl.

Food for thought

Indulge in the red-hot food and wine scene of Canberra when you visit the inner city foodie precincts of New Acton, Braddon or Kingston Foreshore which offer a delicious combination of little cafes, restaurants, bars and entertainment.

Events galore

Apart from the ‘Floriade’, Canberra’s bustling events calendar several events all year round. Some of the major ones include a stunning display of hot air balloons during ‘Canberra Balloon Spectacular’, the after dark celebration of culture and creativity during ‘Enlighten’ and the Truffle Festival showcasing the region’s fresh Black Winter Truffle.