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Canberra Transportation

AIR: Airlines serving Canberra include Qantas and Kendell Airlines. British Airways, Singapore Airlines and United Airlines offer flights to Australia with connections through to Canberra.

INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS: Canberra International Airport (CBR) is not an international point of entry to Australia but is linked to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane by convenient connections. Overseas visitors can book through one of the carriers listed above, changing aircraft after arrival in Australia. The city centre is 9km (5.5 miles) from the airport. Transport into the city is available by bus, taxi or rental car (travel time – 15 minutes).

RAIL: Through trains run from Canberra to Sydney and Melbourne, with connections to other States. Economy Aussiepass tickets apply on both local and interstate systems. For further information contact Countrylink (tel: (2) 9202 62457; fax: 9224 4411). Other discount tickets include the East Coast Discovery Pass, which permits six months’ economy-class travel between main cities in the New South Wales area with unlimited stopovers. Prices depend on the route taken.

ROAD: Coach: Main road links, which are used by coach services, connect Canberra to Sydney (travel time – 4 hours 15 mins) and to Melbourne (travel time – 7 hours 30 mins), thereby allowing access to all other parts of the country. Aussiepass and Eaglepass tickets apply. Greyhound Pioneer, Murray’s and McCafferty’s operate regular daily services from Canberra to Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

URBAN: Bus: An internal bus network operates for the city of Canberra. Pre-purchase day tickets and ten-journey multi-tickets are available. There is a City Sightseeing Bus (double-decker) linking major attractions in the city that visitors can board or depart from at any point. Taxi: Radio-controlled, metered taxis are available at all hours.