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Cheap flights to Canberra for 2020

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

Australia flights from $69 each way

Available on flights from September - October 2020 with Fly Pelican. Destinations include Ballina, Cobar, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Newcastle.

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Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available on flights from October 2020 - July 2021 with Virgin Australia. Destinations include Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Broome, Canberra, Townsville and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Ballina.

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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.

Sydney to Canberra flights

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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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