Getting there and away
Getting there and away
Canberra Airport has direct flights and/or extensive links to most major cities and regional airports around Australia. It now also has selected International links to Singapore.
If travelling with your bike, you can travel from the airport to your accommodation using a maxi taxi or selecting an SUV uber. There are numerous car rental options available at the airport, and the hire of a hatch or SUV will allow you to place your bike in the back.
ACTION buses 11 and 11a frequent the Canberra airport and will generally have bike racks on the front of the bus for you to travel with your bike. This will require that your bike is no longer in a bag or box.
Murray’s coaches operate frequent bus services between Canberra, Sydney, Sydney airport, the South Coast (Narooma and Wollongong) and Snowy Mountains (Thredbo and Perisher). Bikes may be taken on Murray’s buses, so long as they’re packed in a bike bag or box, and for a fee of $20.
Greyhound Australia offers a range of bus services including from Melbourne to Canberra. You may travel with your bike on a Greyhound bus for an additional $49.
Three hours from Sydney and eight hours from Melbourne, driving to the Nation’s Capital with your bike on board is a breeze. Once you’re here you will find easy road connections to all your cycling destinations within Canberra and the region.
Arriving by plane, train or bus? Hiring a car to navigate Canberra is a great option. Booking prior to arrival is advised. There are numerous options for car hire available at the airport and in the city - Avis, Budget, East Coast Car Rentals, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot Car Rentals, Thrift
Local bike shuttle service, Dynamic Motivation, provides access for you and your bike at Mt Stromlo on weekends.
Order your UBER ride and make your way around Canberra with the help of our local drivers. Download the UBER app where you can order your ride directly from your smartphone. No cash needed, UBER will charge your card after your ride.
One of the most economical ways to make your way around Canberra is to use the public bus service, ACTION, run by Transport Canberra. ACTION also caters for bike riders with on board bike storage facilities. To travel on the ACTION bus service, you can purchase a MyWay Card or pay cash on board.
90% of ACTION buses have bike racks fitted to the front, making it possible to travel by bus with your bike. Bikes must be less than 25kg, and not obscure the driver’s view with baskets (front or rear) or other attachments.
Bike share and rentals
Information on bike share and rentals is available at: Bike shops and rentals.
Further information to help navigate your way around Canberra by bike is available at: Canberra and Queanbeyan Walking and Cycling map
Image credits to: Damian Breach for VisitCanberra, VisitCanberra, Delly Carr, Nick Payne Canberra Cycling Club, (C) aurora images, and jinkyart.com.au