Cheap flights to Canberra for 2021

All you need to know about flying in and out of Canberra.

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Canberra is the capital city of Australia and is home to Parliament House, an array of museums and art galleries and is an ideal spot for a short getaway or weekend escape.

Canberra Airport is the primary airport of Canberra and offers direct flights to several international and domestic destinations. Our Canberra flight and transport guide will give you tips to snap up the best flight deals and help you navigate your way around this much-loved Australian city.

Latest deals on flights to Canberra

Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on flights from January - September 2021 to Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart, Townsville, Darwin and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina. T&Cs apply.

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Qatar Airways Qatar Airways

Up to 10% off international flights with code

Available for Mastercard holders on flights from 1 November 2020 - 30 June 2021. Valid on flights departing from Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, and Canberra. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia flights from $78 each way

Available on select travel dates until December 2021 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Brisbane, Hobart, Canberra, Cairns, Hamilton Island and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Qantas flights from $111 each way

Available on select travel dates until December 2021 to Adelaide, Hobart, Cairns, Brisbane, Perth, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Free flight change fees and cancellation fees

Available on flights until 30 June 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra, Adelaide, Hobart, Darwin, Broome, Cairns and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $81 each way

Available on flights in January 2021 to Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Canberra, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina with FlyPelican. Other airlines include Virgin Australia from $96, Qantas from $133 and more. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel OneTravel

Up to USD$30 off flight booking fees

Available on select travel dates to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Darwin and more. Applies to bookings up to 6 persons. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel OneTravel

Up to USD$10 off flight fees

Available on select travel dates to Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Darwin and more. Maximum of 2 travelers. T&Cs apply.

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OneTravel OneTravel

Up to USD$20 off flight fees

Available on all dates on flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Hobart, Canberra, Adelaide and more. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Australia-wide flights from $139 with Qantas

Available on select travel dates in 2021 to Sydney, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane, Coffs Harbour and more. Sample fares is and Melbourne-Launceston. T&Cs apply.

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Australia flights from $98 return

Available on select 2021 flights to Gold Coast, Sydney, Ballina, Cairns, Brisbane, Canberra and more. Sample fares are Avalon-Adelaide and Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Hamilton Island flights from $286 return

Available on select travel dates in 2021 departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and more. Sample fare departs from Brisbane with Virgin Australia.

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Broome flights from $304 return

Available on select flights in 2021 departing from Perth, Sydney, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Darwin-Broome. T&Cs apply.

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Canberra flights from $227 return

Available on select flights until August 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia. Other airlines include Qantas Airways from $383 and more. T&Cs apply.

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Canberra flights from $125 each way

Available on select dates in 2021. Sample fare departs from Sydney with Virgin Australia. Other airlines include Qantas from $193. T&Cs apply

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What you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Canberra

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Canberra.


Canberra flight times

  • From Sydney: 55+ mins direct to Canberra Airport
  • From Melbourne: 1 hr 5 mins+ direct to Canberra Airport
  • From Brisbane: 1 hr 50 mins+ direct to Canberra Airport
  • From Perth: 3 hrs 50 mins+ direct to Canberra Airport
  • From Adelaide: 1 hr 35 mins+ direct to Canberra Airport

Airlines that fly to Canberra

  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia

Canberra insider flight tips

  • Canberra Airport is Canberra's international and domestic airport with flights to major cities available with Virgin Australia and Qantas.
  • Canberra Airport is a short 15-minute drive from the city centre.

How to get around Canberra from the airport

There are several public buses that can get you to the city in approximately 40 minutes for around $2-$16. The airport shuttle bus provides door-to-door transfers from $12 one way and $20 return. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty are available in the arrivals hall of the airport. Alternatively, you can use Uber which costs $20-$29 or book a transfer in advance with Jayride.


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