Cheap flights from Melbourne to Canberra

Flight information Melbourne to Canberra

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Average flight time, total distance 485 kilometres

1h 5min

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1 airport

Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Canberra? 

How easy is it to depart from Melbourne? 

Melbourne has 3 airports, but if you want to fly to Canberra you will have to depart from the modern Melbourne Tullamarine Airport.

  • Terminal 1 – Qantas flights will depart from this terminal.
  • Terminal 3 – Virgin Australia flights will depart from here.
  • Terminal 4 – Tigerair flights will depart from here.

Facilities at this airport include executive lounges, restaurants and bars, free wireless internet, cash machines, information desks, and charging points. You can walk between the terminals. 

Arrive at this airport at least 1 hour before your flight is due to depart.

What do I need before I depart from Melbourne? 

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware, that if you are not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Canberra?

Canberra Airport is an important airport, but it is fairly compact. This airport has 1 main terminal, divided into two parts, the North Concourse and the South Concourse.

  • Main Terminal – all flights from Melbourne are directed here. 

Travellers will be able to utilise the free WiFi, charging points, shopping and dining outlets, as well as premier lounges and ATMs. 

What is the weather like in Canberra? 

  • Canberra’s weather is very pleasant, with summers between 13-27°C, and winters around 1-12°C.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Canberra?

  • There is no time difference between Melbourne and Canberra.

Is Canberra cheaper than Melbourne?

Canberra and Melbourne are generally the same price, with Canberra trending lower for accommodation prices. However, if you’re really determined to save money on accommodation you can find plenty of camping spots in Canberra.

  Melbourne Canberra
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 $70
Average cost of a coffee $4 $4.20
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $60 $25

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of November 2017 

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