Plan your travel to Canberra, Australia's capital city. Choose how to travel here with these suggestions.
Atrium at Canberra International airport

Travel to Australia’s capital city is easy!

Travel to Canberra conveniently by air, road or rail. Canberra is connected to major capital cities and regional towns by extensive national freeways and highways, has direct rail service to Sydney and a combined bus and rail service to Melbourne and is serviced by Canberra Airport, only 15 minutes drive from the city centre.

Once here you'll discover the ease of travelling around a planned city renowned for its tree-lined streets and abundance of roundabouts.

A couple in a convertible drive along Commonwealth Avenue to Parliament House in Canberra, Australia

Driving to Canberra

Canberra is an ideal short break destination for a drive holiday. The city is served by freeway connections to Sydney and Melbourne. Make an easy 3 hour drive from Sydney and discover the region that offers access to South Coast beaches, Snowy Mountains, and historic towns in regional farming and agricultural regions. 

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Planes on runway at Canberra International Airport

Flying to Canberra

Canberra now boasts one of the most modern and efficient airports in Australia. Domestic flights are available throughout the day to and from Australian major cities and the airport will soon host direct international flights to Asia Pacific destinations. The city is only a 15 minute drive, close to attractions and accommodation. 

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Murrays Coaches serve Canberra travel to Sydney and Melbourne Daily

Trains and Coaches

Relax and let someone else do the driving. Canberra is served by daily express coach runs to Sydney and Melbourne and has a CountryLink station for daily train travel to Sydney and a coach/train option to travel to Melbourne. Coach services also travel daily to the South Coast, Snowy Mountains and rural NSW towns. 

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Visitors stand beneath the massive flag pole that sits atop the Parliament House in Canberra, the capital of Australia and seat of the Federal Government.

International visitors

Canberra is the national capital city of Australia. International visitors can explore a city that is the seat of the Australian Government, home to the national collections of art, history, culture in galleries and museums, and discover a city renowned for its clean air, open spaces and abundant nature and wildlife. Travel to Canberra domestically after arriving at a major Australian city, or hire a car and enjoy the mountains to the sea on one of Australia's most diverse self drive regions.

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