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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

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Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
14 Nov.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
19 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
170 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
06 Dec.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
09 Dec.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
185 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
05 Dec.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
09 Dec.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
195 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
BNE
19 Nov.
Brisbane airport
1h 50m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
26 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 40m
BNE
Brisbane airport
201 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
BNE
25 Dec.
Brisbane airport
1h 50m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
02 Jan.
Canberra airport
1h 40m
BNE
Brisbane airport
227 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
01 Jan.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
03 Jan.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
232 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
26 Dec.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
28 Dec.
Canberra airport
0h 55m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
258 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
01 Jan.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
03 Jan.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
232 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
20 Dec.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
02 Jan.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
233 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
09 Nov.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
11 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
285 AUD
Virgin Australia
Virgin Australia
SYD
30 Oct.
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
1h 00m
CBR
Canberra airport
Virgin Australia
CBR
31 Oct.
Canberra airport
1h 00m
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith airport
290 AUD
Tigerair Australia
Tigerair Australia
MEL
14 Nov.
Melbourne & other airports airport
1h 10m
CBR
Canberra airport
Tigerair Australia
CBR
19 Nov.
Canberra airport
1h 10m
MEL
Melbourne & other airports airport
170 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
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3h 50m
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Darwin to Canberra Flights
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Beijing to Canberra Flights
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808 AUD
Bangkok to Canberra Flights
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850 AUD
Seoul to Canberra Flights
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Tokyo to Canberra Flights
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12h 40m
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19h 10m
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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.