Getting to Canberra

Getting to Canberra is a breeze

Travel to Canberra conveniently by air, road or rail.

Once here, you’ll discover the ease of travelling around our planned city. Take a public bus, a taxi or a tour and you can be on the other side of Canberra in 40 minutes. Take an easy tour of Canberra’s top spots on ACTION’s tourist loop bus. Alternately, drive yourself around. Traffic flows easily. Even our roundabouts are easy to negotiate. Take a self-guided driving tour and learn more about the Australian Capital Territory.

Canberra has an enviable network of cycle and walking paths. Discover our national attractions and many of our best features on a self-guided walking tour or hire a bike and be refreshed with a ride.


Drive to Canberra

The drive to Canberra is easy and scenic. There are plenty of places along the way to rest, refuel and revive. From Sydney the trip is only a 3.5-hour drive down the Federal Highway.


Trains and coaches

Countrylink trains operate daily from Sydney and V/Line runs from Melbourne with a combined train and coach service daily. Coach services run throughout the day from Sydney and Melbourne.


Flying to Canberra

QantasVirgin Australia and TigerAir  offer flights to and from all capitals in Australia, while Singapore Airlines offers international flights to the nation’s capital.