Canberra, Australia

As Australia’s capital city and the home of Parliament House,Canberra is the perfect city to experience Australian culture and history at renowned galleries and museums. Canberra is a small but cosmopolitan city with a great food scene and plenty of creative flair surrounded by parkland and native bush.

Visit Canberra is the best website to discover the latest and greatest things to see and do, taste and try, explore and experience in Canberra.

Here is everything you need to know about visiting Canberra and Top 10 must dos for first-time visitors

Flying to Canberra

International flights fly directly to Canberra Airport from Singapore and Wellington with Singapore Airlines. There are also frequent domestic flights from major Australian capital cities. The nearest international airport to Canberra is Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport and indicative airfares from Sydney to Canberra ranges from $127 to $359.

Qantas Airlines can get you to Canberra from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.

Virgin Australia Airlines also offer air services to Canberra from all major Australian capital cities.

Driving to Canberra

Canberra is about 3 hours drive from Sydney and an easy one day drive from Melbourne. There are plenty of places to stop along the way too.


Greyhound Australia operate coach services to Canberra from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Murrays Coaches have hourly bus services departing from Sydney and takes 3 hours and a half to arrive Canberra. Ticket cost from $30-$65.


Transport NSW operates daily train services from Sydney to Canberra. It takes about 4 hours and 20 minutes and costs from $40-$80.

V/Line also operates daily train services from Melbourne to Canberra.