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Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Canberra (CBR)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine

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Baggage included in every fare

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

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Visiting Canberra

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Sydney to Canberra travel information

Where hipsterdom rubs shoulders with politics, Canberra is full of world-class cultural experiences, superb dining and cool breweries. It's a stately city with a small-town vibe amid a cultural revitalisation, and it happens to be surrounded by serene countryside. 

View our Canberra travel guide

When to visit

Best time to visit Canberra

With warm summers and rather cool winters, the nation’s capital is a city of history, art, food and nature just waiting to be discovered all year round – it really comes down to which climate you prefer when exploring. 

Flight information

Sydney to Canberra flight information

The approximate flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Canberra is 35 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Canberra from Sydney on a daily basis?

On average, there are 12 flights per day from Sydney to Canberra, and a total of 70 flights per week. 

What day of the week has more flights from Sydney to Canberra?

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday have the highest number of daily flights from Sydney to Canberra. 

Departure information

Fly Sydney to Canberra

Get ready for your upcoming trip to from Sydney to Canberra using the following information. 

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site in a new window (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above).

Baggage allowance

When flying from Sydney to Canberra, passengers are allocated checked baggage. If extra luggage is needed, it can be purchased online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Sydney to Canberra can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Canberra Airport. Canberra AirportOpens external site is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Arriving in Canberra

Once you touch down in Canberra, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff. Then there are multiple transport options available to get you on your way. 

Getting into Canberra from Canberra Airport

Transport Canberra runs bus services between the airport and city centre, otherwise, you can rent a car or take a taxi from the undercover taxi rank on the ground floor of the terminal building. 

Getting around Canberra

With its famed roundabouts, parking and walkways, getting around Canberra is easy. The city’s public bus service runs to major tourist sites and there is a free city loop bus. There are also some of the country’s finest walk and cycle paths and bikes to hire if you’d prefer to stretch the legs. 

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

We want to ensure you enjoy the trip from Sydney to Canberra and arrive feeling refreshed and ready to explore the city. 

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to Canberra off to the right start with a check-in options that best suits your needs. it’s easy to get your trip to Canberra off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Canberra Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Sydney to Canberra, so feel free to pack what you need. Visit the baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Sydney to Canberra due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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~ This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.