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

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Flights within Australia from $25 each way

Available on flights until December 201. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Destinations include Gold Coast, Ballina, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth and more.

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Up to 50% off flights within Australia

Available on flights until September 2021 to select destinations including Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Broome, Alice Springs, Kangaroo Island, Darwin, Hobart, Townsville and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off: Qantas flights from $70 each way

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to destinations including Sydney, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Canberra, Darwin, Broome, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston.

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Up to 50% off domestic flights with Qantas

Available on flights from April - September 2021. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Launceston, Hobart, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $44 each way

Available on flights until September 2021 to Gold Coast, Adelaide, Launceston, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Brisbane and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Up to 15% off domestic flights with code

Available on Australia flights until May 2022 when you book 7 days in advance. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Canberra, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Available on flights from 13 July 2021 - 31 March 2022 to Melbourne, Launceston, Gold Coast, Canberra, Darwin, Townsville, Sunshine Coast, Newcastle, Hobart, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off flights

Available on select travel dates until December 2022. Must be booked 7 days prior to departure. Destinations include Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Broome, Darwin and more. T&Cs apply.

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Domestic flights from $55 each way with Rex

Available on flights from April - September 2021 to Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Burnie and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast. T&Cs apply.

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Queensland flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until September 2021 to Brisbane, Gold Coast and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast with Rex Airlines. T&Cs apply.

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Northern Territory flights from $128 each way

Available on flights from 1-30 September 2021 to Alice Springs and more. Sample fare is Cairns-Darwin with Jetstar. Other airline includes Qantas from $135.

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Tasmania flights from $58 each way

Available on flights from June - September 2021 to Launceston and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Western Australia flights from $108 each way

Available on flights from August - September 2021. Sample fare is Adelaide-Perth with Jetstar. Other destination includes Broome. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney flights from $55 each way

Available on flights until 30 September 2021. Sample fare departs from Gold Coast with Rex Airlines. Other flights depart from Brisbane, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast and more. T&CS apply.

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Flights within Australia from $34 each way

Available on flights from June - August 2021. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Canberra, Cairns, Brisbane, Adelaide, Launceston, Newcastle and more.

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Domestic flights from $55 return

Available on flights from June - August 2021 to Adelaide, Canberra, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar.

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Up to 50% off Australia-wide flights

Available on flights until September 2021 with Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar. Destinations include Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Brisbane and more.

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Melbourne flights from $39 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and more. Sample fare departs from Sydney.

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Canberra flights from $69 each way

Available on flights until December 2021 departing from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Adelaide, Sydney and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne.

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Canberra flights from $119 return

Available on select dates until December 2021 departing from Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart and more. Sample fare departs from Melbourne with Virgin Australia.

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Domestic flights from $46 each way

Available on select flight until 30 September 2021 with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Rex. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sydney, Darwin, Launceston, Broome, Sydney, Perth and more. Sample fare is Melbourne-Launceston. 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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