Travelling to Canberra

Despite being Australia’s capital city, Canberra is a small city of just 400,000 residents. Travelling to Canberra can be difficult and expensive so below are the best options to get to the city. Information on travelling to the city from the airport, train station and interstate bus terminal is located at bottom of the page.

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Travelling to Canberra Internationally
Qatar airways fly daily from Doha to Canberra (with a one hour stop in Sydney)

Singapore airlines offer direct flights to Canberra from Singapore and Wellington (New Zealand) three times per week.

For more flexible times, fly into Sydney Airport. Busses to Canberra leave the international airport hourly to Canberra. Bus travelling time is 3 hours and drops you in the CBD just 2 blocks from the tournament venue. Virgin and QANTAS offer flight connections between Sydney and Canberra. Flight time between Sydney and Canberra is 55 minutes.

Airlines:
Singapore Airlines: http://www.singaporeair.com

Qatar Airways: https://www.qatarairways.com 

Virgin Australia: https://www.virginaustralia.com/au/en/

QANTAS: https://www.qantas.com/au/en.html

Buses:
Murrays (hourly services from 5:30am until 7:30pm): https://www.murrays.com.au

Greyhound (10 services per day): https://www.greyhound.com.au/

Travelling to Canberra domestically

Sydney:
Fly: Virgin and QANTAS fly between Sydney and Canberra. Flight time is 55 minutes
Bus: Murrays and Greyhound provide hourly coach services between Sydney and Canberra. Travelling time is 3.5 hours.
Train: NSW Trainlink operate 3 return services between Sydney and Canberra each day. Travelling time 4 hours

Melbourne
Fly
: Qantas, Virgin and Tiger fly daily to Canberra.
Bus: Greyhound operate 3 services a day between Canberra and Melbourne. Travelling time is 8 hours.
Train: NSW Trainlink (daily) and VLine (10 services per week) operate between Melbourne and Canberra. Both rely on coach connections for portions of the journey

Brisbane:
Qantas and Virgin fly direct to Canberra several times daily. Tigerair fly direct 3 days per week.

Gold Coast:
Virgin Australia fly 6 direct services a week from Gold Coast to Canberra

Adelaide:
Qantas and Virgin fly direct to Canberra from Adelaide

Perth:
Qantas offer daily flights between Perth and Canberra. Virgin offer direct flights during parliamentary sitting weeks only. It may be cheaper to fly Tigerair to Sydney then another airline from Sydney to Canberra

Tasmania:
There are no direct flights to Canberra from anywhere in Tasmania. The best option is to fly to Melbourne where there are over 10 services daily to Canberra

Websites for coach/train travel:
Greyhound (from Sydney & Melbourne): https://www.greyhound.com.au/

NSW TrainLink (from Sydney & Melbourne): http://www.nswtrainlink.info/

Murrays (from Sydney): https://www.murrays.com.au

VLine (from Melbourne): https://www.vline.com.au/


Other Information

Canberra airport is located 8km south east of the CBD. Direct public busses to the CBD depart every 30 minutes from the city (weekdays) and hourly on weekends. A taxi or Uber will cost around $25-$30 from the airport.

If arriving in Canberra by train, the train station is located 6km south of the CBD. Busses to the city centre depart every 15 minutes. A taxi/Uber to the city will cost $15-$25

The interstate bus terminal in Canberra is located in the city centre and is within walking distance of many hotels as well as the tournament venue.

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