|Popular in||December||High demand for flights, 16% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||May||Best time to find cheap flights, 5% potential price drop|
|Average price||£677||Average for round-trip flights in March 2021|
|Round-trip from||£1,098||From London to Canberra|
|One-way from||£632||One-way flight from London to Canberra|
Yes, there are currently restrictions on flights to Canberra along with the rest of Australia. Before you book or search for flights, consider the following restrictions: Australia has restricted the entry of all travelers, with the exception of Australian nationals and permanent residents and their immediate family members, New Zealand nationals residing in Australia, diplomats accredited to Australia and residing in Australia and their immediate family members, and airline crew. Nationals of the Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States), Nauru, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, American Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu can transit through Australia to a third country without a visa. The same applies to travelers who reside in the Cook Islands, French Polynesia, or New Caledonia. The onward flight must be within 72 hours of their arrival in Australia. If there are less than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in the international transit area of the airport and have documents required for the next destination. If there are more than 8 hours between flights, travelers must stay in mandatory quarantine at a state designated facility until the time of the departing flight. All travelers entering Australia must self-isolate for a period of 14 days from their arrival into Australia. If the duration of their stay is less than 14 days, they must self-isolate for the entire duration. Airline crew who are nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate at their place of residence (or hotel) between flights, or for 14 days, whichever is shorter. Airline crew who are not nationals or residents of Australia must self-isolate in their hotel on arrival until their next flight. Nationals of Australia are not allowed to travel out of Australia, except for people who regularly reside in another country, airline and maritime crew, freight personnel, offshore facility personnel, government personnel, and Australian Defence Force personnel. . If you are looking to book a trip to Canberra and are outside of the restricted areas, please take the proper precautions and stay informed about travelling during COVID-19.
LON - CBR
£702 - £1,437
12 - 28 °C
33 - 69 mm
Canberra is a fitting name for the nation’s capital, as Canberra is derived from the Aboriginal word “Kamberra” meaning “meeting place”- and Canberra sure it that. Each year, millions of people travel to Canberra to experience its vibrant, cosmopolitan nature paired with national, historical and cultural attractions. This city has show-stopping monuments such as the Australian War Memorial, Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, the National Museum of Australia and the beautifully laid out garden city.
The Bush Capital has, within its city limits, Black Mountain, Red Hill, Mount Ainslie, Majura, Taylor and Pleasant – all wonderful places to roam around. Within a 45-minute drive of Canberra is Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve where native animals, including kangaroos and emus, roam free.
The summers are hot and dry with temperatures up to 27 C (80 F). Winters are cold with occasional fog and frost and temperatures that range between 1 and 12 C (30 and 50 F).
Christmas/New Year period and school holidays are high season.
There’s not really a bad time to visit Canberra, but spring (September to November) and autumn (March to May) are most pleasant, weather-wise.
Car-hire companies and taxi services are available at the airport. The Airport Express Bus runs multiple times daily.
Most of the tourist attractions are clustered around the lake – the “Parliamentary Triangle” and are easy walking distance of each other. There’s also a fantastic network of walking paths and trails.
Biking around Canberra is a great way to experience the city. There’s a good network of shared paths and on-road cycling lanes.
ACTION operates Canberra’s buses and the buses run daily.
Taxis and rental cars are readily available.
The Canberra City Explorer runs daily, servicing multiple stops within the city. Enjoy this 90 minute tour with commentary or hop on and off to explore the city on your own schedule.