Travel to Canberra

Travelling to Australia's capital city is easy by bus and coach, train, self drive or air travel. Being the largest inland city gives you an amazing opportunity to explore remarkable places like the Australian Alps and means Canberra is ideal as a drive holiday destination.

Canberra is an inland city with great roads, cycle ways, walking trails, footpaths and promenades. Being smaller in size than other major Australian capital cities means you spend less time in traffic and travelling between attractions when sightseeing. There's plenty of choices when it comes to getting around the capital!

A view from the underside of a jet aircraft across the airport apron and terminal at Canberra International Airport

Air travel

Fly to Canberra from most major state capital cities via domestic airlines. Canberra airport is now a state of the art facility and will soon have direct flights to and from Singapore and New Zealand. Flights from Melbourne and Sydney are only around an hour flying time making Canberra ideal for a short break or weekend away. 

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Passengers move to board a coach with the luggage compartment open en route to Canberra

Coaches and buses

Travel to Canberra by coach or bus. You can catch hourly coaches to Sydney and daily trips to Melbourne, plus daily services to the South Coast, Snowy Mountains and the region. The bus terminal is conveniently located in the city, close to backpackers, YHA and a range of hotel accommodation to suit all budgets. 

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Passengers disembark the CountryLink train at Kingston train station in Canberra


Visit Canberra by rail and watch the countryside drift by in air conditioned luxury. Daily rail services connect Sydney and Canberra via Goulburn. There is also a combined coach and rail service daily between Melbourne and Canberra via Albury. 

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A passenger exits the front of the Canberra International Airport pulling a travel case en route to a passenger transfer to the city

Taxis and transfers

Getting to and from your flight, coach or train in Canberra is easy. There are taxis and cabs, public buses and chauffeured transport options to get you where you need to be. The city is quite compact so travel times and fares are quick and represent good value. 

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