Canberra Airport

Canberra Airport (CBR)Opens external site in a new window is located 8 km (5 miles) to the city centre and serves flights to Australia's state capitals plus Newcastle and the Gold Coast. 

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Qantas flights QF400 and above operate from this terminal.



Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure, and 2 hours before international flight departures (QF1-199). 

There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents on Level 2 who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

Seat selection

Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

Checked baggage

Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks on Level 2 to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the self-serve bag drop. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer with a Q Bag Tag, you can head straight to bag drop and use this to tag any baggage you may want to check-in when flying within Australia.  

Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices. 

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.



Baggage services has a counter located on Level 1, and is open from 7.30am to 10pm.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Canberra Qantas Club.


Canberra airport transport options.
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 15-minute drive from the city.
Visit Canberra airportOpens external site in a new window for current car parking rates. 
Taxis Approximately A$27 one way to the city.
Buses Transport CanberraOpens external site in a new window offer bus services between the airport and city centre.
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