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Cheap Melbourne to Canberra Flights
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.
Ready to pack your bags? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Melbourne to Canberra.
Departing from Melbourne Airport
Getting to Melbourne Airport
Take the public bus from the city to Melbourne Airport. 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, and the premium Terminal Car Park.
Which Domestic Terminal Will Your Melbourne to Canberra Flight Depart From?
- 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.
Arriving at Canberra Airport
Getting from Canberra Airport to Your Hotel
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.
Want to hire your own car while in town? The car rental companies are located on the lower arrivals level of the roadway outside of the terminal.
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.