Getting to Australia
Canberra International Airport (CBR) serves Australia's capital city, Canberra, and the city of Queanbeyan, NSW with air travel to Canberra with daily domestic flights from interstate airports such as Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth or Brisbane. Major airlines fly daily and you can book flights with domestic and international carriers Qantas and Virgin Australia.
The Optical Society has arranged discounted air travel with American Airlines. You may visit the American Airlines website at www.aa.com
to search for available flights to. Use the authorization code A14N4BP
to receive your discount. You may also call the American Airlines Meeting Services Desk directly at +1.800.433.1790 for assistance with reservations and ticket purchases.
Conference fares offer a discount of 8% on Economy Cabin sale fares in market at the time of booking and further discounts are available on other cabins and booking classes. All fares are subject to availability and dates of travel. Delegates can fill in a conference booking form
and email this to Qantas Conference Bookings
(North America) for a quote before confirming travel. You can also call 1.800.227.4500 (US) or look here
for specific country telephone numbers to book your Qantas flight.
Qantas can get you to Canberra from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin. Qantas and its kangaroo symbol are synonymous with all things Australian.
Virgin Australia Airlines
Virgin Australia strives to reduce the cost and confusion of air travel. They aim to make flying a relaxing and enjoyable experience. Their commitment is to bring long term sustainable low fares to cost conscious travellers around Australia. Visit there website here
Taxi services to Canberra airport
Taxi services are available to and from the airport and city and an approximate fare for the airport to the city is in the order of $30 (fare is an estimate only based on fare calculator).
Getting to the Australian National University (ANU)
Arriving by plane
There is an Airliner
shuttle buses from the airport, for your convenience. Or else you can catch a taxi to your accommodation. The Canberra Airport
is only about 15 minutes from the ANU.
Arriving by train or bus
If you do not wish to catch a taxi from the station to the ANU (about a ten minute trip), you can catch bus Route 39 or bus Route 80 (they run at least every half hour between 07:30 and 22:30) to the city centre. Bus fares within Canberra are all $3.00 regardless of destination. Ask the driver for a transfer ticket - this will allow you to transfer at the City Interchange (Bay 5) to a Route 34 bus (running every half-hour) which will take you past the Research School of Humanities, Liversidge Apartments, University House and Burgmann College at the ANU.
is the main taxi company serving the Canberra area. Bookings for Canberra Cabs may be made by calling 13 2227 or 6215 8500.