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How to get from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan

Queanbeyan is a charming city located in the south-eastern region of New South Wales, Australia. Known for its plentiful grand heritage architecture, picturesque Queanbeyan River and famous outdoor attractions such as the Molonglo Gorge and Deua National Park. Whether you’re a nature lover or simply want to relax in a quaint Australian city, Queanbeyan is a great vacation spot for you.

When it comes to travelling from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan, you have two different options; taxi or public bus. Taking a Canberra airport taxi is the quickest way to travel as the journey will take just 10 minutes and the cost will be around €24 (AUD 35). Taking the 834 public bus from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan will take around 35 minutes and cost €3.50 (AUD 5) one-way, but the bus only leaves once a day from the airport. 

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Comparison of the options

PRICE FOR 2PASSENGERS
OPTION PRICE DURATION AVAILABILITY
Taxi €24 10min 24/7
Bus €7 35min 17:11–17:11

How to get from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan by Taxi

The easiest way to get from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan is by taking a fast and reliable Canberra airport taxi. Not only will it take just 10 minutes to reach Queanbeyan, but taxis are available 24/7 from just outside the airport. The average cost for a taxi to Queanbeyan will be €24 (AUD 35), based on a taximeter.

How much is a taxi from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan?

The local taxi drivers at the airport don’t offer set-rate fares for the journey from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan. Instead, they will use a taximeter to calculate the final cost of your journey. Having said that, the average fare is around €24 (AUD 35).

If you’d prefer a set-rate fare you can rely on to budget your journey, we recommend pre-booking your Canberra airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.

Cost

€24 (AUD 35)

Trip Duration

10 Min.

*Prices may vary unless booked in advance.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

Where do I find a taxi at Canberra Airport?

The local taxi rank can be found just outside the arrivals hall at Canberra airport. Simply walk outside and you will see the long line of cars.

Convenience

Not only is taking a taxi from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan the quickest way to travel, but it’s also the only option that’s available 24/7. So, no matter what time you land, you can make your way directly to your hotel in Queanbeyan in just 10 minutes.

Editor’s Note

to better budget your journey from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan, you should also factor in a 5% tip to the final fare.

Useful Tips

Canberra airport taxis can take 4 passengers as standard.
There's no extra charge for luggage items.
Ensure your driver resets and switches on the taximeter before beginning your journey.

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If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Canberra. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Prices

DAYTIME
€80.0
NIGHTTIME
€96.0
Same price as a regular taxi from the line

PRICES FOR

Sedan Car

4 pax, 4 pieces of luggage

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How to get from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan by Bus

Unfortunately, there’s only one bus line that runs from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan, the Qcity Transit bus number 834. This bus takes around 35 minutes to reach Queanbeyan but only leaves Canberra airport once a day. The cost of a one-way ticket on the 834 bus is €3.50 (AUD 5), making it the cheapest transfer option.

How much is the bus from Canberra Airport to Queanbeyan?

The cost of a one-way ticket from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan on the Qcity bus number 834 is €3.50 (AUD 5). You can purchase your ticket from the driver as you get on the bus.

Cost

€3.50 (AUD 5)

Trip Duration

30 Min.

*The 834 bus only leaves once a day.

Convenience
Safety
Value for Money

The 834 bus leaves once a day at 17:11.

Where do I find the bus at Canberra Airport?

The buses leave from the Ground Level at Canberra airport. Follow the signs for ‘Ground Transportation’, then look for the white and blue Qcity Transit stop.

Convenience

Although the 834 bus from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan is a cheap and fairly fast transfer option, it only leaves once a day from the airport. This means that if you land in the morning or after 17:11, there won’t be another bus running for hours, making this the least convenient transfer option.

Editor’s Note

If your flight is landing long before or after 17:11, the 834 bus will no longer be running. In this case, I recommend pre-booking a Canberra airport taxi for your transfer.

Useful Tips

There's very little storage space on the bus, be sure to bring small luggage only.
The bus drivers don't usually carry a lot of change, be sure to bring change in the local currency with you.
The 834 bus leaves once a day only, be sure to check this against your flight time.

Frequently asked questions

Is there a direct bus from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan?

The Qcity 834 bus from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan runs once a day at 17:11. The total journey time is around 35 minutes and the cost of a one-way ticket is €3.50 (AUD 5).

What's the distance from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan?

The distance from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan is around 9.4 km. Taking a Canberra airport taxi will take around 10 minutes to reach Queanbeyan, while the public 834 bus will take 35 minutes. 

What's the cost of a taxi from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan?

The cost of a local taxi from Canberra airport to Queanbeyan is around €24 (AUD 35), based on a taximeter. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes with a set-rate fare, we suggest booking your Canberra airport transfer in advance with Welcome Pickups.

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