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Cheap flights from Sydney to Canberra

Flight information Sydney to Canberra

Cheapest return price last month

$214

Direct airlines

10

Flights per week

187

Average flight time, total distance 236 kilometres

0h 55min

Most popular airline last month

Qantas

Canberra

1 airport

Which airlines fly from Sydney to Canberra? 

  • Virgin Australia and Qantas operate non-stop Sydney to Canberra flights, and these are offered daily.
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How easy is it to depart on flights from Sydney to Canberra?


Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport is Australia’s busiest airport, and Sydney’s primary international and domestic hub. There are 3 terminals at Sydney Airport.

  • Terminal 2 – all Virgin Australia flights to Canberra from Sydney depart from T2.
  • Terminal 3 – all Qantas flights to Canberra from Sydney depart from T3.

Both terminals have ATMs, free WiFi, restaurants, bars, and cafés, as well as numerous shops. T2 and T3 are connected and can walk between these terminals. If you're connecting from an international flight, you can transfer via the T-Bus or the AirTrain, which is a complimentary service if you are travelling onwards with Qantas or Virgin Australia. 

Arrive at this Sydney Airport at least 1 hour before your flight to Canberra is due to depart.

What do I need before I fly from Sydney to Canberra?

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

What is Canberra Airport like?

Canberra Airport is the only major airport in Canberra, and is a fairly small regional airport with 2 inter-connected terminals. These are the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal.

  • Domestic Terminal – All Sydney to Canberra flights are directed here.

Within the terminal, you will find ATMs, access to a convenience store and several dining outlets. There are also free WiFi hotspots throughout the airport, including the Express Pick-up waiting lounge. Canberra Airport’s opening times is around the clock, but the shops and restaurants close in the evening.

What is the weather like in Canberra?

  • Canberra summers hover between 13-27°C, whilst in winter they can drop between 1-12°C. 

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Canberra?

  • There is no time difference between Sydney and Canberra.

Is Canberra cheaper than Sydney?

Generally speaking, Canberra is cheaper than Sydney, especially when it comes to average consumer prices, so if you like shopping this may be the city for you. If you want to save on hotels, you can snap up cheap deals with Skyscanner Australia, or throw your cares away and check out the top camping spots in Canberra.

  Sydney Canberra
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 $80
Average cost of a coffee $4.00 $4.10
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $45-55 $25-30

What about return flights from Canberra to Sydney?

We have an information page dedicated to flights from Canberra to Sydney if you would like to learn more, or simply click the Return option when booking your flights from Sydney to Canberra.

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Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of November 2018

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