Travel to Canberra

Getting to and from Canberra

Getting to Canberra via train, plane, car or bus

Transport in Canberra

When you arrive in Canberra, you can rent a car at the airport, use a taxi or uber. Visitors can take public transport from the Canberra Airport to the city via bus Route 3, seven days a week. Services run approximately every half hour, and better during peak times (weekdays).

Taxis

Follow the taxi signs at the airport. A taxi costs ~$30 to The Australian National University.

  • ACTCABS – 6280 0077
  • Cabxpress – 02 6181 2700
  • Canberra Elite Taxis – 6126 1600 or 132 227
  • Silver Service Canberra – 133 100

Canberra taxis and cabs accept payment by credit cards, cabcharge vouchers and electronic transfer. Contactless/ non-cash payment is preferred.

Uber

Find a ride and learn more on the Uber Canberra website, and ensure you have downloaded the app.

Bus services in Canberra

Canberra buses are organized by Transport Canberra. Route and timetable information can be accessed on their website.

No cash is accepted on the buses. You will need to purchase a MyWay card or one way ticket before hopping on the bus. One way ticket for a single adult ride costs $5.00. Costs for a single adult ride during peak time is $3.22 and off-peak time is $2.55.

Light rail services in Canberra

Light rails operate between Canberra City and Gungahlin. Route and timetable information can be accessed on their website.

You will need to purchase a MyWay card or one way ticket at any of the light rail stations before hopping on the light rail. One way ticket for a single adult ride costs $5.00. Costs for a single adult ride during peak time is $3.22 and off-peak time is $2.55.

Parking near venue

There is parking at the ANU campus, although we recommend arriving early so that you have time to find a car park. For more information about parking and a map of the campus, click here.

Accommodation

As the nation’s capital, Canberra has a wide range of accommodation options. Several hotels within walking distance of the venue are listed below:

QT Canberra

Distance to ANU/Venue: 350m

Average price per night: $229.00 

Novotel Canberra

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1km

Average price per night: $228.00

The Sebel Canberra Civic

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1.2km

Average price per night: $178.00

Nesuto Canberra Apartment Hotel

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1.2km

Average price per night: $223.00

Avenue Hotel Canberra

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1.4km

Average price per night: $229.00

Adina Serviced Apartment James Court

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1.4km

Average price per night: $232.00

Mantra on Northbourne Canberra

Distance to ANU/Venue: 1.5km

Average price per night: $180.00

The Visit Canberra website also has further accommodation options.

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University