Home to Questacon, Parliament and the Mint, Canberra is often overlooked. Discover a city reinventing itself. Sample fresh produce, hit cool bars or walk through the surrounding nature reserves, fall in love with Canberra, if only for a day. For families a great activity is to hire bikes and cycle or walk around Lake Burley Griffin with the 40km shoreline, and nothing beats a picnic in its numerous parks and gardens.View our Canberra travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Canberra (CBR)
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Visiting from Cairns to Canberra
Cairns to Canberra flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Canberra is 6 hours and 35 minutes.
When to visit
Summertime in Canberra is pleasant with an average temperature of 27ºC. Expect dry heat and lots of sunshine. Winter brings averages of 12ºC and can be rather fresh, with frost and snow landing on the nearby mountains, the perfect time to visit the museums and enjoy winter activities. Temperatures are best in autumn and spring when leaves turn red and flowers bloom. Spring makes the perfect time to catch the Floriade Festival. Autumn is a particularly beautiful time of the year and a time of celebration with a packed events calendar. Whatever time of year you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Canberra.
What is the main airport called?
Canberra Airport (CBR).Opens external site in a new window Canberra Airport 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.
Arriving in Canberra
When your flight to Canberra touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Canberra Airport. From there, it’s easy to make your way to different parts of the city.
Getting into Canberra from Canberra Airport
The easiest way to reach Canberra CBD is via taxi, rideshare, hire cars and shuttles which can be accessed at terminal. For a more affordable alternative, take the rapid3 bus that operates every 15 minutes. The trip from Canberra airport to the city is less than 20 minutes.
Getting around Canberra
With the city's infamous roundabouts and plenty of parking, Canberra is one of the easiest cities to get around by car. Either hire your own or get around with the help of taxis and Uber. Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, services major tourist sites (and there’s a free city loop bus) or take advantage of some of Australia's finest cycle paths by hiring a bike.
Fly from Cairns
Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, 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?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
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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, 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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