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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.


Canberra flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares to Canberra found recently by users on momondo
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Cheapest
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
14 Nov.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
18 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
171 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
22 Nov.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
25 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
175 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
10 Dec.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
14 Dec.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
175 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
17 Sep.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 05m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
18 Sep.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
181 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
22 Oct.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 05m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
23 Oct.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
183 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
14 Feb.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
15 Feb.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
214 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
14 Feb.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
15 Feb.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
214 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
20 Oct.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
24 Oct.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
234 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
19 Sep.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
22 Sep.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
296 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
27 Aug.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
29 Aug.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
345 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
23 Aug.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
25 Aug.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
357 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
17 Sep.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 05m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
18 Sep.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
181 AUD

Which airlines fly to Canberra?

Direct domestic flights are available through Qantas Airways, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia and Pelican Airlines. The only other airline flying to Canberra is Singapore Airlines.


How to get from the airport to Canberra city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Canberra along with the distance from the city centre
Canberra
5 km from 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.

Taxis

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
Melbourne to Canberra
Fastest flight time
1h 05m
Cheapest price
140 AUD
Brisbane to Canberra
Fastest flight time
1h 50m
Cheapest price
161 AUD
Sydney to Canberra
Fastest flight time
0h 55m
Cheapest price
227 AUD
Coolangatta to Canberra
Fastest flight time
1h 40m
Cheapest price
267 AUD
Adelaide to Canberra
Fastest flight time
1h 35m
Cheapest price
279 AUD
Perth to Canberra
Fastest flight time
3h 50m
Cheapest price
416 AUD
Maroochydore to Canberra
Fastest flight time
3h 30m
Cheapest price
463 AUD
Darwin to Canberra
Fastest flight time
6h 35m
Cheapest price
467 AUD
Auckland to Canberra
Fastest flight time
12h 30m
Cheapest price
510 AUD
Cairns to Canberra
Fastest flight time
8h 05m
Cheapest price
513 AUD
Christchurch to Canberra
Fastest flight time
12h 05m
Cheapest price
612 AUD
Singapore to Canberra
Fastest flight time
17h 25m
Cheapest price
641 AUD
Hong Kong to Canberra
Fastest flight time
17h 30m
Cheapest price
740 AUD
Bangkok to Canberra
Fastest flight time
13h 15m
Cheapest price
805 AUD
Beijing to Canberra
Fastest flight time
15h 05m
Cheapest price
880 AUD
Osaka to Canberra
Fastest flight time
15h 10m
Cheapest price
1,054 AUD
Seoul to Canberra
Fastest flight time
20h 45m
Cheapest price
1,121 AUD
Tokyo to Canberra
Fastest flight time
16h 40m
Cheapest price
1,167 AUD
Bengaluru to Canberra
Fastest flight time
28h 35m
Cheapest price
1,170 AUD
Johor Bahru to Canberra
Fastest flight time
22h 20m
Cheapest price
1,188 AUD
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How to get around in 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.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Canberra?

No visa is required for domestic travellers within Australia. For foreign nationals, please check the Australian Government Immigration website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting 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.