Canberra International Airport
Canberra is less than a 2-hour flight from eastern state capitals like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Daily flights are also available to and from Adelaide, Brisbane, Tasmania and Perth. Canberra Airport is located approximately 8km from the city centre and a taxi will cost approximately $25.00 between the airport and the city centre or from the airport to the
Catch a Bus, Coach or Train to Canberra
Bus and coach services operate to and from Canberra to the Snowy Mountains, the South Coast, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane and beyond. Book in advance of your travel date as coach and train operators offer great early bird and discount fares. Check timetables and select rail and coach options and book train or coach travel to and from Canberra starting from this website.
Major car rental companies located in Canberra city:
Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar Car Hire Canberra, Hertz, Royale Limousines, Thrifty Car Rental,
Value Rentacar Canberra.
Car hire companies located at Canberra International Airport:
Avis, Budget Rent A Car, Europcar Car Hire Canberra, Hertz, Redspot, Royale Limousines, Thrifty Car Rental,
East Coast Car Rentals.
Taxis in Canberra operate under 2 pricing structures for hiring a cab. From 6.00am until 9.00pm on a day other than Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday, the rate is $2.06/kilometre. From 9.00pm until 6.00am on a Monday to Friday and all day Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday the rate is $2.37/kilometre. The flagfall is $5.00.
You can monitor the drive by checking the taxi meter, which should be displayed at the front of the taxi. Please check the meter is set correctly when you begin your journey.
Note: Flagfall and fare rates are higher for taxis that can carry 5 or more passengers. Also, for journeys commencing at the Canberra airport, there is a $4.20 toll fee.
We recommend that you pre-book your taxi, to avoid any issues with availability.
T: +61 2 6280 0077
Additional taxi companies are listed on the Visit Canberra website.
Wheelchair accessible taxis must be booked ahead, please contact 13WATS on the details below.
T: +61 13WATS (139 287)
Canberra’s ACTION Buses service major tourist sites and their regular service routes link the city to the outer suburbs. The ACTION Buses include easy-access buses for people with reduced mobility. Bus fares use the MyWay smartcard prepaid ticketing system or cash.
For MyWay, scan the card when you get on and off the bus. These cards can be purchased online, from Canberra Connect Shopfronts and MyWay Recharge Agents. For more information on MyWay cards, please visit www.transport.act.gov.au.
Please visit www.transport.act.gov.au/tickets-and-myway/fares for more information on fares.
To plan ahead you can telephone +61 13 17 10 or view the routes or timetables here:
A range of parking options are available, including:
Casual Rates – Monday to Friday
Entry before 5pm, up to 2 hours: $7.00
Entry before 5pm, up to 4 hours: $11.50
Over 4 hours: $19.50
Lost ticket: $19.50
Weekend (per exit) – Saturday, Sunday and Public Holiday: $6.00
Entry after 5pm: $6.00
Multi exit ticket (To be purchased at Reception only)
2-day weekend pass: $9.00
Visa, MasterCard and American Express payments incur a merchant service fee (MSF) of 1.5%, Diners Club payments incur an MSF of 3%.