Flights from New York (JFK) to Canberra (CBR)
Reasons to fly with Qantas
Visiting from New York (JFK) to Canberra
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 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 the best in Autumn and Spring when leaves turn red and flowers bloom. Spring makes for the perfect visit 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.
Arriving in Canberra
When your flight to Canberra touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Canberra AirportOpens external site in a new window. 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 the 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 New York City
We want your journey from New York City to be as smooth as possible and the following information will help make that happen.
What is the main airport called?
New York (John F. Kennedy) International Airport (JFK). John F. Kennedy International AirportOpens external site in a new window also known as just JFK, is the main airport serving New York City. It's located 25 km from the city centre. The airport is the busiest international air passenger gateway into North America and the 20th-busiest airport in the world. The airport has many retail stores, restaurants and bars, beauty and spa salons, airline lounges, charging stations and wi-fi.
All passengers flying from New York City are allocated checked baggage. If you require extra luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online before departure.
Customers travelling from New York City can check in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.
The benefits of flying Qantas
Fly with Qantas and enjoy a comfortable journey from take-off to touch down.
Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare.
Can I cancel my flight booking 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.