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Daily Car Hire Rates in Canberra Airport

  • Economy

    Kia Rio
    5 |
    2 |
    3 |
    From € 23.77
  • Compact

    Hyundai i20
    5 |
    3 |
    3 |
    From € 23.89
  • Standard

    Kia Cerato
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 26.07
  • Suv

    Nissan Qashqai
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 27.97
  • Fullsize

    Toyota Camry
    5 |
    5 |
    4 |
    From € 28.68

*daily rates in Canberra Airport based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Canberra Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • Only domestic flights operate out of the airport.
  • Three million passengers used the airport last year.
  • The Royal Australian Air Force operate VIP flights from the airport for visiting dignitaries.
  • It has been suggested making Canberra, Sydney's second airport as they are only three hours apart by road.
  • The main routes flown are to Melbourne and Sydney.

Canberra Airport Mini Guide

The Airport
Canberra Airport or Canberra International Airport as it is sometimes known, serves Australia’s capital city and surrounds. The airport is located just 8km from the city centre. It's the only capital city airport in the world that currently has no international flights although plans are being made to change that.

Canberra Airport

How can I fly There?
Many international flights to Australia are to Sydney, so you can get a flight to Canberra from there. All flights to Canberra Airport are domestic, mostly to Eastern Australia.

How do I get to the City?
There is a shuttle bus service operated by Airport Express, it runs hourly to the city and can be booked in advance. Taxis are always at hand outside the airport for a fast transfer. Driving is easy as the city is so close, if you have pre-booked a hire car you will find the car rental desks inside the central terminal.

What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
If you need to change some currency go to Travelex on the 2nd floor of departures. ATMs are situated on the ground floor in the arrivals area should you need some extra cash. There is an information desk in the terminal for any questions you may have about the airport and if you need help planning your stay, visit the Canberra tourist information desk. The Qantas Lounge is available for all passengers travelling business class - there you can catch up on the news or surf the internet whilst you wait for your flight. Relay newsagent is the place to go for books and magazines for your journey.

Canberra Airport

What if I get Hungry?
Visit Tuk Chop to taste the street food of Asia or have a coffee and a cake at Hudsons Coffee. If you are in a hurry, grab and go at Velluto, they have a selection of snacks and drinks on offer. If you are just thirsty, there is a wine bar with views of the aircraft.

Where can I Stay Near to the Airport?
The stylish 4 star Diplomat Hotel is 4km from the airport. The hotel has free Wi-Fi and there is an outdoor pool and an a la carte restaurant for your convenience.

Latest Update from Canberra Airport:

21/04/12 - Whilst plans to use Canberra as Sydney's second airport are often sneered at by opponents, Canberra Airport is in the middle of a major expansion which will see a new western concourse terminal and the potential developed to receive international flights, a criticism of those who feel Sydney should expand.

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Getting from Canberra Airport to your city hotel will be a lot easier in a hire car. You can pre-book one online ready for collection on your arrival, you need only hand over your rental voucher, driving licence and credit card, everything else will be taken care of for you.

Pre-booking also guarantees you the type of car you want and enables you to ask for any optional extras to be fitted in readiness for your arrival. You’ll also then have the benefit of having transport for the remainder of your stay.

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