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Travel to Australian Capital Territory

Flying to Australian Capital Territory

Airlines serving Canberra include Qantas ( and Virgin Australia (

Regional airline Brindabella was grounded in 2013 and now operates under Qantas.

Airport Guides

Canberra Airport




The city centre is 8km (5 miles) from the airport.


Flight times

To Canberra from London - 24 hours and 45 minutes (including stopover); from New York - 24 hours 40 minutes (including stopovers); from Singapore – 9 hours 50 minutes (including stopover); from Toronto - 25 hours (including stopovers).

Travelling to Australian Capital Territory by Rail

Through-trains run from Canberra to Sydney and Melbourne, with connections to other states.

Rail passes

A good way to navigate the East Coast is the Discovery Pass, which permits 14 days, one month or six months' economy-class travel between main cities along the eastern seaboard including in the New South Wales area with unlimited stopovers. For further information, contact Transport NSW (tel: +61 2 4907 5701;

Driving to Australian Capital Territory

There are several national highways leading to ACT. The Hume Highway leads from Sydney to Melbourne via Canberra. The Federal Highway and Barton Highway connect New South Wales with ACT.

Getting to Australian Capital Territory by boat

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