• Canberra - Essential Information

    The guide was updated: 2013-06-26

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Airport

Canberra International Airport is located 7 km east of the city centre. There are no direct flights to international destinations, but there are direct connections to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. The Airport Express shuttle bus operates from the airport to the city centre. It costs $12 one way and $20 return. The trip takes about 20 minutes. Taxis are available at all times of the day from the front of the Terminal. An average fare to the city centre is around $50. Passengers can choose from six different car rental companies.
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Public transport

ACTION buses is Canberra's public bus service and covers most sites and suburbs. On the bus you can pay with the prepaid MyWay smartcard or cash. +61 2 6207 7611 www.action.act.gov.au With Greyhound there are also regular bus services that operate from Canberra to Sydney about 3-3.5 hours by dual carriage highway. The bus terminal is located in the Jolimont Centre, 61 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra City. +61 2 1300 473 946 www.greyhound.com.au
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Bike

Take the opportunity to bike on the many pathways throughout Canberra. Try Mr Spokes rental bikes in Acton Park on the edge of Lake Burley Griffin.
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Taxi

You can phone for a taxi, hire one from a stand or flag one down in the street. Canberra Elite +61 2 6126 1600 Cabxpress +61 2 6260 6011 Silver Service +61 2 6239 3555
Post

Post

Post offices are located throughout the city and in suburban shopping centres. Stamps are also available from newsagents. If you wanna mail letters, look for red post boxes around town. Main Post Office:
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Pharmacy

The pharmacies are located in shopping areas throughout the city. One of the main pharmacy chains is Capital Chemist who has 18 stores around Canberra. The Canberra Day and Night Chemist (Capital Chemist) is open everyday from 9am-11pm and is located on 9 Sargood St. Capital Chemist at Woden Plaza:
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Telephone

Country code: +61 Area code: 02
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Electricity

240V / 50Hz
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