Canberra Airport

Canberra Airport (CBR)Opens in a new tab or 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, you may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

Our domestic airports are cashless. Purchase tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products online. Excess baggage payments can be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.

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. 

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

Flight status

View our flight status page for departure information.



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

Flight status

View our flight status page for arrival information.


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


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

Important information

Times and prices quoted are a guide only.