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MayBest time to beat the crowds (27% less expensive on average)

High season

JuneMost popular time to fly (18% more expensive on average)

Average price (return flight)

$296(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal (return flight)

$264or less

Good deal one-way

$169or less

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  • Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $169 or less one-way and $264 or less round-trip.
  • The cheapest flight from Sydney to Canberra was found, on average, 69 days before departure.
  • Book at least 5 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
  • High season is considered to be May, June and July. The cheapest month to fly is May.
  • Morning departure is around 10% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
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Top 3 airlines serving Sydney Kingsford Smith to Canberra

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7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,868 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "It was a routine flight and everything was OK but not fantastic"
Cons: "Some of the food served was quite bad .... other options were pretty good"

Pros: "quick flight. tasty snack"
Cons: "nil"

Cons: "0"

Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"

Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."

Cons: "Allow married people to travel with their new names."

Cons: "The frittata and the spinach was not the best meal, but the rest seemed really good."

Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"

Cons: "very cramped"

Pros: ":("
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("

Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"

Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."

Cons: "Never went, why would you not know that?"

Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"

Pros: "Excellet service. I liked where I seat that was very much appreciated. Its nice to have delightful meal and having bottle of water in seat pocket was a nice thought. Boarding was excelent. It was called section by section. Cabin crew were very friendly and attentive. I always like to fly with Qantas"
Cons: "What I don’t like is always late in boarding... But having said never be late in arrival. Always arrived in time .."

Pros: "Great service, flight was not packed and had an exit row to myself."
Cons: "Delayed by a half hour. Better than the 2 hours the last time I took this flight 3 weeks ago."

Pros: "Roomy, boarding was efficient, clean"
Cons: "some crew member favoring, service attitude"

Pros: "Overall a comfortable way to travel."
Cons: "For flying business the food was awful; the person sitting next to me actually sent his meal back it was so bad. They had a relatively pedestrian menu, but were unable to deliver. The steak was overcooked and grey throughout, prawn starter was tasteless and bland, and panna cotta was overly sweet and weirdly goopy. The dinner options were so uninspiring that I skipped. I understand that it's airline food - but don't offer it if you can't at least make it slightly acceptable.... The staff was a bit all over the place and slow - it seems like having the flight at capacity was too much for them to handle. The sets in business are really starting to show their age and need a really need a steam clean."

Pros: "Great crew, meals were good."
Cons: "Flight delayed three hours."

Pros: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’"

Cons: "Delay"

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"

Pros: "Great at all."
Cons: "Nothing."

Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."

Pros: "Flew over the Antarctic! Had an empty seat next to me Looking out of the window Good entertainment system"
Cons: "Not offered a drink until I asked on both meal services. 2hr late departing due to airport congestion due to to Qantas over Sydney centric focus. Food was good but maybe a bit sparse Evidence of of cost cutting. Long flight (14hrs)"

Pros: "Staff was very accommodating"

Cons: "Na"

Pros: "Awesome service!"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Angle lie seats. Controls for seating and entertainment fidgety"

Pros: "Everything on time."

Cons: "Average airline compared to Singapore & MZ airlines"

Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"

Pros: "So easy to get from international to domestic. Which was such a releif when trying to get home to a family emergency"

Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"

Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."

Pros: "Helpful staff, good vegetarian foods"

Pros: "They went above and beyond"
Cons: "All was great"

Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"

Pros: "I flew to Sydney from Dallas and back and I had no problems or issues. I would fly Qantas again."

Pros: "Everything"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "I liked that they accommodated my dietary restrictions"
Cons: "I didn't like the seating. It was really cramped"

Cons: "X"

Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"

Pros: "It was on time"

Pros: "Every person that works for this airline (that I came in contact with) was very helpful, extremely nice, and very supprtive."

Cons: "Old 747"

Pros: "All went like clock work. Stress free experience."

Pros: "Left and arrived on time"
Cons: "No entrainment"

Cons: "Flight was late and Sydney departures chaotic AND CROWDED"

Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"

Cons: "On time."

Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"

Pros: "Food was unexpected and good, healthy"

Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."

Pros: "I arrived home safely!"
Cons: "The hostess ran out of tea and when I asked for a top up she did not come back"

Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."

Pros: "friendly and polite staff all was good"
Cons: "passengers with large carry on bags fill up overhead lockers by the time you get to your seat they are already full with peoples bags that are nowhere near their seat allocation."

Pros: "Complimentary snack and drink."

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Nothing"

Cons: "There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour."

Cons: "Boarding made half passengers drag their carryon luggage down stairs, then drag them up the plane. Not acceptable! Almost pulled my back out."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "No entertainment no food or drinks"

Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Good Service"

Pros: "Boarding in Sydney was easier than anticipated. Crew were good"
Cons: "Stop off in Darwin? Really? Star Alliance is a bit of a joke-poor coordination between VA and Air NZ. No lounge access given we’re Air NZ elite members"

Pros: "Comfortable seat"
Cons: "Lack of communication - flights to and from Brisbane to Sydney 2/3 hours late in departure."

Pros: "flight was delayed."
Cons: "service"

Pros: "No significant problem"

Pros: "Easy flight and transfer to domestic."

Pros: "Free wine"
Cons: "The plane was delayed. Why. Not quite sure."

Pros: "The staff was lovely. Flight was on time, smooth and landed a bit early."
Cons: "Not the airline's fault, but the woman sitting next to me was so large that I was squished against the window. And I couldn't fully put my tray down because of her leg size. I feel terrible complaining about it. She did warn me. But it was very uncomfortable. Luckily it was just an hour's flight."

Cons: "The time"

Pros: "Arrived early"

Pros: "Baggage price"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"

Pros: "Excellent cabin attendance ratiio to passengers."
Cons: "Seat comfort"

Pros: "everything was great"

Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"

Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"

Pros: "Staff was courteous and genueinely interested in making our flight enjoyable and relaxing."

Pros: "Every aspect of the flight."

Pros: "The crew was very friendly and helpful"

Pros: "Excellent crew & service"
Cons: "Boarding started (& almost finished) before boarding time, sounds silly but ended up being a little stressful"

Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"

Pros: "Everything was a pleasure, the staff, the flight were all great,I will definately be recommending virgin to all my friends. Thanks for making the experience most enjoyable!!"

Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Nothing, the flight cancelled and their rescheduling efforts were not any consolation."

Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."

Pros: "It was fast and easy to get to my favourite thing in the world."

Pros: "The flight was quick and complimentary wine and softdrinks was a bonus"

Pros: "Quick boarding and exiting. Great experience."

Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"

Cons: "No onboard entertainment Engine noise was too loud. Almost 90db"

Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"

Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Flight to go on time"

Pros: "The flight was during very bad weather and the pilots did a great job of keeping us informed and feeling safe."
Cons: "Due to the weather snacks were handed out but no water. Water used to be provided in single serves. As it is now poured into cups it was not provided on the flight. This seems like cost saving that is unacceptable to customers paying the same price with no access to a drink on the flight."

Pros: "The service was good even for such a short flight (20 mins)"
Cons: "Was an old aircraft so the interior could do with updating"

Pros: "The sense of really flying!"
Cons: "Some of the turbulence."

Pros: "Friendly staff and crew. Great landing!"
Cons: "Leg room a little tight."

Pros: "25 minute flight, no need for in flight entertainment."
Cons: "Could use some more leg room."

Pros: "Nothing"
Cons: "Limited baggage allowance , check in clerk over officious and totally unhelpful. "Safety" factor re weight used interminably, why not upgrade fleet if safety is so important ? Asked how I was to get luggage not on flight , told " not my problem , read fine print ""

Cons: "Rang 6 hours in advance to say miss a fight from Brisbane to Adelaide due to flooding in mount isa bus delayed for 3 hours and was only let know 20 minutes after bus was suppose to leave charleville . Would have been nice to get a credit."

Pros: "Beautiful polite and professional ladies air hostesses"

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