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Getting here & around

Getting here

Canberra is less than an hour by air from Sydney, one hour from Melbourne and less than two hours from Brisbane.

Canberra International Airport is less than 10 minutes from the CBD. Connect to the city via rental car, limousine, public transport, shuttle bus, taxi or with a rideshare operator.

Domestic flights

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Fly Pelican, Link Airways and Alliance Airlines offer direct flights to 11 domestic destinations, including regional hubs like Cairns, Newcastle and Hobart, in addition to most state capitals and other major Australian destinations. Canberra is well positioned to host delegates from regional centres as well as capital cities, with enhanced connectivity and easy access for your delegates.

International flights

Our destination is placing significant focus on a return to international flights when border restrictions allow, and on re-opening routes to Asia and New Zealand.

Land transport

Direct rail and coach services to Sydney and the South Coast are alternatives for delegates, with Murrays Coaches operating daily trips to and from Sydney, Narooma and Wollongong. The national freeways make Canberra an easy three-hour drive from Sydney.

Getting around


Transport Canberra’s bus network, now with a new electric bus fleet, connects you to all major routes within the city and offers a frequent and reliable service. Bus Route 3 connects you to the airport for the price of a standard single ticket. The Red Explorer Loop Bus offers a hop-on/hop-off service, departing from the city and taking passengers to Canberra’s major attractions.

Light rail

Canberra’s light rail connects you from North Canberra to the CBD with a fast, frequent and comfortable journey along Northbourne Avenue. Construction of Stage 2 has commenced, initially extending to Commonwealth Park, and eventually connecting to South Canberra.

Taxis and rideshare

Canberra is well serviced by taxis and other rideshare providers like Shebah, GoCatch, Ola and Uber.

Rental cars

All major rental car companies have branches in Canberra and at Canberra Airport, allowing for easy pick-up and drop-off.

Car share

If you’re a member of GoGet or Popcar, you will be able to use car share in Canberra.


Beam Mobility and Neuron Mobility operate shared e-scooters in Canberra, offering another convenient option for short trips around the city. The devices are app-operated and available for use in central Canberra and Belconnen Town Centre.

Walk or bike

The multiple pedestrian and bike paths paving the city make it a breeze to get active as you get around Canberra. All major hotels offer bike hire and the city is equipped with dockless bikeshare with Airbike.

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