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Flight information Brisbane to Canberra

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Average flight time, total distance 957 kilometres

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Which airlines fly from Brisbane to Canberra?

Direct flights are available from Brisbane to Canberra every day, with departures from 6am to 7.30pm. All 4 of Australia’s major airlines offer this route:

Non-direct flights are also available, but these tend to be more expensive. Most often, they have a layover in Sydney Airport.

Is there a time difference between Brisbane and Canberra?

Yes, sometimes. Brisbane is 1 hour behind Canberra during Daylight Saving Time (observed in the ACT from 7 October to 7 April, but not observed in Queensland at all). So during the summer, if it’s 1pm in Canberra it will be 12pm in Brisbane.

During the rest of the year, there is no time difference.

What is the weather like in Canberra?

Canberra has much colder winters than Brisbane, with average lows of 0°C and 1°C during the winter months, compared with lows of between 9°C and 11°C degrees in Brisbane.

Both Canberra and Brisbane experience similarly hot summers with average highs of 26°C to 28°C in Canberra and 28°C to 29°C in Brisbane. However, Brisbane summers are a lot more humid, with Canberra experiencing a drier heat.

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Essential travel information for Canberra

Brisbane to Canberra flights can only be boarded by Australian citizens with a valid form of photo ID.

Departing from Brisbane

Brisbane Airport (BNE) has two terminals – an international terminal (Terminal 1) and a domestic terminal (Terminal 2). For flights to Canberra, you’ll find the check-in desks on level 1 of the Domestic Terminal.

Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the airport at least an hour before departure and to allow time for delays, queues and security restrictions.

Once travellers have cleared check-in and security, there are plenty of restaurants and shops to browse while awaiting departure.

Arriving in Canberra

Canberra Airport (CBR) is the 8th busiest airport in Australia offering flights to most Australian capitals and select regional hubs.

Domestic arrivals are located on the ground floor. Baggage claim can be reached by heading through Arrivals Gate A or B and continuing downstairs after disembarking your flight.

There are various transport options into the city, including taxis, buses, ride shares and rental cars. There is also a free 10-minute pick up area located a 2-minute walk from arrivals if you are being collected by friends.

Return flights from Canberra to Brisbane

Departures are located on level 2 of Brisbane’s domestic terminal. Check-in counters for Qantas, Tigerair and FlyPelican are located to the right as you enter the building, with Virgin Australia, Qatar Airways and Singapore Airlines counters on the left.

For more information about this route, see our guide on flights from Canberra to Brisbane.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.