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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.

AddressCanberra International Airport, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6275 2222
More InfoPrices updated June 2013

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

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


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.

AddressBarrine Drive, Acton, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6257 1188


You can phone for a taxi, hire one from a stand or flag one down in the street.

Canberra Elite
+61 2 6126 1600

+61 2 6260 6011

Silver Service
+61 2 6239 3555


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:

Address53-73 Alinga St, Canberra
Phone+61 2 131 318


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:

AddressWoden Plaza, Lower Grou, Canberra
Phone+61 2 6282 3960


Country code: +61

Area code: 02


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