Getting Around

Buses are the main public transport option in Canberra and the Action bus company's routes cover most tourist attractions from four town centre bus interchanges: Civic, Woden, Tuggeranong and Belconnen. Passengers can either pay cash for their fares or use the prepaid MyWay card.

Cycling is also a popular means of transport in Canberra and there is an extensive network of bicycle paths around the city. Taxi ranks are available in most major areas of the city and, when taxis cannot be found on the street, they can be ordered by phone. The light rail system, Canberra Metro, provides a quick, direct way to move between Civic and Gungahlin.


Canberra International

The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Canberra.

Canberra International (CBR)


The airport is situated five miles (8km) east of Canberra.

Getting to the city

Transport Canberra operates ACTION Bus route Rapid 3 and there are regular services between the Airport terminal through to City interchange, Belconnen interchange, Cohen St interchange to Spence Terminus, seven days a week, including public holidays. The Rapid 3 route runs every 15 minutes through the day on weekdays, and every 30 minutes on weekends. Taxis are available at all times to the city centre. Limousines are also available.


GMT +10 (GMT +11 from last Sunday in August to last Saturday in March).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty, among others, are represented at the airport.


A bar, a restaurant, post office and ATM are available in the terminal, and there is a foreign exchange bureau on the departures concourse. Those with special needs are well catered for.


Short- and long-term parking is available at the airport close to the terminal.