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Getting to Canberra

Fly into Canberra on one of many daily flights from other Australian capital cities.

Drive just 3 hours to reach Canberra from Sydney or 8 hours from Melbourne.

Take a train from Sydney’s Central Station. The daily service travels to Canberra via the Southern Highlands, Goulburn and Bungendore. Check timetables and book online through Transport NSW.

Catch a bus or hire a car with a driver. Murrays Coaches, Buses & LimousinesGreyhound Australia and Road Jet travel to Canberra.  

Public transport in Canberra

Transport Canberra’s bus and light rail networks will get you around Canberra with ease.


If you’re a regular traveller, buy a MyWay card. It will save you money and time. Order your card online through Transport Canberra, or in person from a MyWay Recharge Agent. When the funds on your card run low, you can top-up online or in person.

Light rail

Light rail is a quick way to travel between Civic and Gungahlin, via Braddon, Dickson and Lyneham.


Our clean and modern public bus network covers the city and all of Canberra’s suburbs. There are major stations in these areas:

  • the CBD in Civic
  • Gungahlin
  • Belconnen
  • Tuggeranong
  • Woden

Blue Rapid or Red Rapid are Canberra’s main bus lines. They run at least every 15 minutes between 7am and 7pm on weekends and frequently at other times. These services have carry racks for bikes.

Use the Transport Canberra journey planner to plan your trip. NXTBUS shows you which buses are due at a selected stop in the next 90 minutes. 


Canberra’s town centres are spread out, with parks and nature reserves in between. We have the largest network of cycle paths in Australia for you to explore.

You’ll often feel as though you’re in the countryside, even when you’re close to the centre of the city. It’s a beautiful city to ride around.


To catch a taxi in Canberra:

  • use a taxi rank
  • book over the phone
  • book online
  • use the local taxi apps

Pay by credit card, Cabcharge vouchers, cash and electronic funds transfer. When you book your taxi, let them know if you need wheelchair access.

Ride share

Find a ride in minutes with one of the rideshare services in Canberra. Use your preferred app to order a car to pick you up. Payment is cashless. 

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