Cheap Flights to Canberra Airport (CBR)

Welcome to Canberra, Australia's man-made capital. An entirely planned city, built around a vast artificial lake, Canberra was founded in 1913 as a compromise between Sydney and Melbourne. Canberra is known for its museums, monuments, and outdoor attractions, like mountain trails and boating tours. The capital's airport is Canberra Airport (CBR), which services both Canberra and Queanbeyan, a nearby city. If you're looking to book flights to CBR, use Skyscanner's Cheapest Month and Price Alerts tools to find the best deals on Canberra airfares.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Canberra

With its oceanic climate, Canberra is less humid than Australia's other coastal cities. The capital is known for having chilly winters, which last between June and August. But its summers, spanning from December into March, are scorchingly hot. Most international travellers prefer to visit during Canberra's spring and autumn seasons, where the temperatures are more moderate.

Airlines That Fly to Canberra Airport

Several domestic and international airlines fly out of Canberra Airport (CBR), including:

  • FlyPelican
  • Qantas
  • QantasLink
  • Qatar Airways
  • Seair Pacific
  • Singapore Airlines
  • Tigerair Australia
  • Virgin Australia

What to Expect When Arriving at Canberra Airport

Canberra's airport is located 8 km away from city centre. Its passenger terminal is divided into three facilities: the Southern Concourse, the Western Concourse, and the General Aviation Terminal. The Southern Concourse is mainly dedicated to Qantas passengers, and holds The Qantas Club, The Qantas Business Class Lounge, and The Qantas Chairman's Lounge. Meanwhile, the Western Concourse's main airline is Virgin Australia, whose two lounges are hosted there. This concourse also accommodates CBR's international flights, particularly Singapore Airlines's flights to Singapore and Wellington, New Zealand.

The airport was recently renovated in 2013. Inside, you'll find various restaurants and cafés, boutiques and duty-free shopping, and ATMs and currency exchange counters. Wifi at CBR is only free in the designated hotspots, the Express Pick-up area and the International lounge. There's also an on-campus hotel, the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport, which provides 191 guestrooms, suites, and apartment-style lodgings. To reach Downtown Canberra from CBR, travellers can choose to rent a car, take a taxi or hop aboard public transportation, like ACTION's 11/11A buses and the Canberra Airport Express shuttle.

What to See and Do in Canberra, Australia

Despite being small in size, Australia's capital of Canberra does draw tourists with its cultural sites and scenic nature, including the Snowy Mountains and Lake Burley Griffin. For adventurous travellers, boating adventures, trekking trails, and mountain biking are all popular activities. There's the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve too, a 40-minute drive from city centre, which features guided hikes under trees filled with rare bird species. If you're looking for a cultural experience, check out the Canberra Museum and Gallery, the National Museum of Australia, or National Gallery of Australia. The downtown is also filled with statues and monuments, which make great additions to your Instagram stories. Thinking of planning a visit to Australia's capital? Book your Canberra hotel with Skyscanner for the best rates.

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