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Flights from Townsville (TSV) 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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Townsville (TSV) to Canberra (CBR)

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Visiting Canberra

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Townsville to Canberra travel information

Where hipsters meet politics, Canberra is a stately city that’s switching things up. Wander through the must-see museums and memorials or find a restaurant with a warm fire and a roast, there’s so much to see and do in Canberra.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Canberra

Summertime in Canberra is pleasant with an average temperature of 27ºC. Expect dry heat and lots of sunshine. Winter brings averages of 12 ºC and can be a little nippy, with frost and snow landing on the nearby mountains. Temperatures are best in Autumn and Spring when leaves turn red and flowers bloom.

Flight information

Townsville to Canberra flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Townsville to Canberra is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Departure information

Fly Townsville to Canberra

Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Townsville to Canberra, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called?

Townsville AirportOpens external site in a new window. Townsville Airport is located 6km (3.7 miles) from the city of Townsville. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport and Garbutt airport. Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.

Baggage allowance

Passengers on Qantas flights from Townsville to Canberra are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Townsville 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 greeted by the friendly staff at Canberra Airport, there are several different transport options available to get you on your way.

Getting into Canberra from Canberra Airport

Why not rent a car or take a taxi from the fully undercover taxi rank on the ground floor of the terminal building? Transport Canberra also offers bus services between the airport and the city centre. 

Getting around Canberra

Canberra is a very spacious city, with lots to offer all within a close proximity. You can walk around the city quite easily, enjoy the cost effective public transport which has a free city loop, hire a car and enjoy the country-side or take advantage of some of Australia’s best cycle paths and get around the city on bike. 

Why Qantas

The reasons to fly Qantas

When you fly from Townsville to Canberra, we strive to make you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover 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 Qantas flight from Townsville to Canberra, so feel free to pack what you need. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Townsville 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.