Passenger guide - Canberra airport (CBR) 


Canberra Airport, opened in 1939, serves the Australian capital, Queanbeyan and part of the New South Wales region. It operates with domestic flights to the main cities of the country and international destinations in New Zealand and Singapore.

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Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 5:00 am until 30 minutes after the last flight.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 2.8 million passengers went through it during 2016.
Tel: +61 262 752 222 / 226. Customer service office on the Arrivals level.


Canberra airport is located 8 km (5 miles) northeast from the city.

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Bus - The Airport Express (Tel 1300 368 897 / +61 296 603 666) operates daily to and from the city, with stops at Russell, National Convention Centre, London Circuit, YHA and West Row. Buses depart Mondays through Fridays between 7:50 am and 6:25 pm and weekends from 9:15 am to 5:15 pm. Journey time to downtown Canberra is 20 minutes. Tickets can be acquired on board or from the customer service office opposite the stop. This is situated across from the Arrivals Hall. Line 11 from ACTION (Tel 131 710 / +61 262 075 111) goes to Brindabella Business Park and Fairbairn, while route 11A runs through Russell, with a trip of 20 min. They operate on weekdays between 6:48 am and 9:40 pm, Saturdays from 7:55 am to 7:55 pm, and Sundays from 7:55 am to 6:55 pm.

Taxi - Ranks are found on the ground floor of the terminal, a short distance away from the baggage belts. They are completely covered and the waiting room is located inside the building. Companies operating inside the enclosure are ACT Cabs (Tel +61 262 800 077), Canberra Elite (Tel 132 227), Cabxpress (Tel +61 262 606 011) and Queanbeyan Taxi Co-op (Tel 132 211). The trip to the city takes around 15-20 minutes.


Avis (Tel +61 262 193 033), Budget (Tel +61 262 193 040), East Coast Car Rentals (Tel +61 262 489 623), Europcar (Tel +61 262 130 300), Hertz (Tel +61 262 496 211), Redspot (Tel +61 262 489 966) and Thrifty (Tel +61 262 489 081) have offices in the Arrivals Hall, next to the baggage reclaim area.


The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureau, VIP rooms, public telephones and Wi-Fi access free of charge in the Departures lounge.

Food and Drinks- In the Departures area there are coffee shops and a restaurant.
Shopping- There are duty-free stores in the international sector and a shop with newspapers and magazines, books, souvenirs, accessories.
Baggage- Trolleys available for a fee in the Arrivals and Departures areas and on the terminal's kerbside. For enquiries about lost property, contact Tel +61 262 752 225.
Other Services- First aid clinics, prayer room, baby changing facilities.


All car parks can be used for short and long stays and open from 4:00 am until 30 minutes after the arrival of the last flight of the day. Next to the Arrivals Hall there are also passenger pick-up zones. More information: Tel +61 262 752 226. Prices

IndoorPark - The Blue and Green parking lots are covered multi-storey facilities with direct access to the Arrivals and Departures levels. They have guidance systems to find empty bays.
OutdoorPark - The Yellow and Red areas are uncovered. The first 10 minutes of stay have no charge.


Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs should contact their airline or the customer service team (Tel +61 262 752 226) in advance. There are ramps, designated parking spaces, lifts, escalators, induction loops, adapted restrooms, tactile surfaces, flight information displays, televisions with text captioning and public telephones with teletypewriter. Boarding bridges are equipped with elevators so people with mobility equipment can access the aircraft with ease.


The Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport (Tel +61 262 011 500) is found some 150 meters from the terminal. Some alternatives in the surroundings include: Ibis Styles Canberra (Tel +61 262 952 944), Diplomat Hotel (Tel +61 262 952 277), Best Western Plus Garden City Hotel (Tel +61 262 953 322), Oxley Court Serviced Apartments (Tel +61 262 956 216), Pinnacle Apartments (Tel +61 262 399 799), Astra Apartments (Tel +61 299 538 015), Kingston Court Serviced Apartments (Tel +61 262 952 244), East Hotel (Tel +61 262 956 925), Kingston Hotel (Tel +61 262 950 123).

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Latest updates: March, 21, 2017
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