Flights from Melbourne to Canberra

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Sat 22 Jun
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$175* ONE WAY
VA Airlines
Sun 23 Jun
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$457* ONE WAY
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Mon 24 Jun
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$229* ONE WAY
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Tue 25 Jun
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$175* ONE WAY
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Wed 26 Jun
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$157* ONE WAY
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Thu 27 Jun
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$155* ONE WAY
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Fri 28 Jun
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$155* ONE WAY
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Sat 29 Jun
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$155* ONE WAY
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Sun 30 Jun
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$286* ONE WAY
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Route information for flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $155*
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $64*
Cheapest month November 2024
Most expensive month November 2024
Average flight time 1h 5m

Canberra Guide

Travel Restrictions Between Melbourne and Canberra

Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Melbourne to Canberra, it's important to understand if there are any potential border restrictions, airline regulations or additional quarantine requirements set by the ACT Government on travellers from Melbourne. To find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.


Melbourne (MEL) and Canberra (CBR) Airport Information

Departing Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Melbourne Airport (MEL) (also known as Tullamarine Airport) is one of Australia’s busiest airports. The airport has 4 terminals, 3 of which are domestic, serving different airlines.

  • If you're flying with Qantas, your flight will depart from Terminal 1.
  • Virgin Australia flights leave from Terminal 3.
  • Jetstar and Tigerair flights to Perth depart from Terminal 4.

All three terminals have restaurants, bars, shops, lounges and free WiFi available for all passengers.

Looking to head to Melbourne Airport from the city? Take the public bus; routes 478, 479, 482 and 901 all run past the transport hub by Terminal 4.

If you're catching a red-eye flight, take the 24-hour SkyBus. It departs from the CBD every 10 minutes and costs only AUD 10 for a one-way trip.

Taxis and ridesharing services can drop you off along the T4 Transport Hub zone or along Departure Drive. A single trip fare costs AUD 55 - 65 depending on traffic.

Want to leave your car at Melbourne Airport? Choose from the Value Car Park (perfect for budget travellers), or the more expensive but conveniently located Long Term Park, or the premium Terminal Car Park.

Arriving at Canberra Airport (CBR)

Once you’ve arrived at Canberra Airport (CBR), it’s a quick walk toward luggage collection. Canberra Airport only has one terminal; after disembarking your aircraft, continue towards arrivals gate A or B.

The most affordable way to get from the airport to the city is with the public bus. Routes 11 and 11A run from the CBD to the terminals 7-days a week. A one-way trip costs AUD 4.80, and you can buy your ticket on board.

If you're short on time, the quickest way to get from the airport to your hotel is with a taxi. A single trip into the CBD usually costs AUD 48-54 depending on traffic.

Ride-sharing services are also available at Canberra Airport. Meet your driver at the Express Pick-up car park. It's located on the ground floor of the IndoorPark, 20 meters from the arrivals hall. There's also a dedicated passenger lounge so that you can wait for your ride in comfort.

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Book Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Looking for cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra?

Home to the Australian National Collection, the city has something to offer everyone. From it's significant contribution to the country's culture, art and history to its world-class shopping, food and wine - a trip to Canberra is a must.
With 127 flights a week from Melbourne to Canberra, you'll be able to find the perfect route that suits your budget. Choose from leading airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia or TigerAir, and in just 1h 10min you'll be exploring Canberra's cultural wonders.

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The Cheapest Time to Fly from Melbourne to Canberra

When flying from Melbourne to Canberra, the time of year and day of the week that you fly more often than not plays a sizeable role in the price of your flight ticket. Hot tip: you can save money and find the cheapest flight deal by searching for a flight in the afternoon late in the week (when the fewest people tend to be looking and when airlines are looking to offload excess tickets).

Flying from Melbourne to Canberra in the middle of the week will typically result in slightly higher prices than early-week or weekend flight. Also, flights that take off in the afternoon are often more expensive, given the demand for these seats.

However, booking a flight at a time that works for you doesn’t mean you can’t still get a great deal. With a number of flights available weekly to Melbourne to Canberra, there’s are many affordable tickets on offer throughout the year. Compare and book your flights with Webjet to score the best deals available from leading airlines.

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Things to Do in Canberra

  • Visit The Australian War Memorial. It's a must-visit for any history buff that wants to know more about Australia's history. The museum chronicles the country's colonial period all the way up to present day.
  • Art lovers will be spoilt for choice in Canberra. Some of Australia's most important public art collections are located here. Go to the National Gallery of Australia and view their Australian, Indigenous and Asian art.
  • Visit the Australian Institute of Sport. You can watch the country's finest athletes train and even use some of their facilities like a 50-metre swimming pool and a fully equipped gym.
  • Ditch the city for an afternoon in nature. The Mount Ainslie Lookout is one of the most popular heritage trails in Canberra. It features spectacular views of the city as well as landmarks like the Anzac Parade and Parliament House.


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