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Canberra Airport

General information

Canberra Airport is the airport of the capital of Australia. The airport is relatively small and handles about 3 million passengers a year. Sydney Airport, the busiest airport in Australia, is only a 3-hour drive from Canberra Airport. Brindabella Business Park is located adjacent to Canberra’s airport terminal.


Where is Canberra Airport situated?

Canberra Airport is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), east of the city. The Federal Highway (M23/A23) is close to the airport. To reach the airport from Canberra’s city centre you can drive along the Molonglo River, following the Morshead Road.

How many terminals does Canberra Airport have?

Canberra Airport has one terminal, Arrivals is on the lower level, Departures on the upper level.

Airport Map



The distance from Canberra Airport to the centre of Canberra is 8 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Canberra.

From CBR Airport to Canberra City centre by Car
8 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Canberra Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Canberra Airport you can travel by bus. Visit the Canberra Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Canberra Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Canberra is about A$ 30.-. Book your taxi at Canberra Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From CBR Airport to Canberra City centre by Taxi
8 km
15 min
A$ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Canberra Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Enterprise, Hertz, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation), Europcar, Avis, Budget and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Canberra Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Canberra Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Canberra Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Canberra Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Canberra Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Canberra Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Virgin Australia
  • Qantas
  • Qatar Airways
  • Regional Express Airlines
  • Jetstar Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Canberra Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Vibe Hotel Canberra, Canberra

Featuring free WiFi and a fitness centre, Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport offers spacious accommodation, situated at Canberra Airport.


Country Plaza Motel, Queanbeyan

Featuring a swimming pool and on-site restaurant, this hotel offers refurbished rooms with heating, air conditioning and an LCD TV, up to 100mbs wireless internet (speed may vary from time to time) for streaming your favourite shows, just bring your...


Ramada Diplomat Canberra, Canberra

Newly refurbished in October 2018, the stylish 4.5 star Ramada Diplomat Canberra is located in Griffith, 5 minutes' drive from Canberra's Parliamentary Triangle and offers rooms with free Wi-Fi, free parking, and 24/7 reception.

Hotels in Canberra

Looking for the best hotels in Canberra? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Hyatt Hotel Canberra - A Park Hyatt Hotel, Canberra

Offering a state-of-the-art fitness centre with indoor swimming pool and sauna, this luxury hotel is only 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House. Guests can enjoy a decadent afternoon tea in the guest lounge. Free WiFi is available.


Crowne Plaza Canberra, an IHG Hotel, Canberra

Located in the heart of Canberra, the Crowne Plaza offers contemporary rooms and a choice of 4 in-house dining options. Guests have free access to a fitness centre with a sauna.


BreakFree Capital Tower Apartments, Canberra

Offering a tennis court and a swimming pool, BreakFree Capital Tower is set on the Lake Burley Griffin waterfront. It is 5 minutes' drive from Parliament House and the National Circuit. Some rooms have lake views.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Canberra Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


From Sydney: Canberra Day Tour

World-class attractions, amazing architecture, and visionary planning make Canberra one of the world's most modern and progressive cities. Visit the Parliament, parks, and museums in a small group.


From Canberra: Winery, Distillery, & Tasting Tour with Lunch

Experience the best of the Canberra Region with a taste of 2 local wineries, a sweets and spirits tasting on a small group tour with lunch.

Tour & transport

Port Douglas: World Heritage Forest by Skyrail & Scenic Rail

Discover the Cairns World Heritage Rainforest on this tour from Port Douglas to Kuranda village. Soar over the rainforest on the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway and return on the Kuranda Scenic Rail train.


  2 reviews

Have you visited Canberra Airport lately? So far, 2 airport passengers have written an airport review about Canberra Airport. This airport has an average score of 5 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

Orla Teahan
7 months ago

Friendly and absolutely spotless.
Easy airport to navigate.

Sally Bonnefin
1 year ago

As masks are required inside the terminal could you consider providing them for a small fee? I forgot mine when seeing my daughter off. Luckily a kind woman overheard me ask staff if I could buy one. She gave me a fresh one of hers.

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