Planning a trip to Australia’s capital? Perhaps you have an early flight or connecting onto-or-from one of the international routes Canberra Airport serves (pre-COVID, Singapore Airlines and Qatar Airways operated regular flights from Canberra).
Located just 8.7km from the centre of Canberra, Canberra Airport is the only airport that serves the Australian Capital Territory and the largest airport serving south-east New South Wales.
Staying at a hotel near Canberra Airport is a great way to be within a close distance of Canberra’s city centre, Queanbeyan (in NSW) and everything this region has to offer.
So, where to stay near Canberra Airport? I’ve rounded up the best options to sleep close to Canberra International Airport in this handy post!
What you need to know about Canberra Airport
These tips will make your time at Canberra Airport easier:
- There is free WiFi available throughout the airport!
- There is no currently luggage storage available at Canberra Airport.
Can I sleep at Canberra Airport?
Canberra Airport is a 24-hour airport, however, I would not recommend it for sleeping there due to the lack of areas to get any sort of privacy. Instead, consider spending a few dollars and booking at Vibe Hotel Canberra located on-site.
Are there pay-per-use lounges at Canberra Airport?
There are no third-party pay-per-use lounges at Canberra Airport, however, if you are flying with Virgin Australia you may be able to buy lounge access.
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Are there showers at Canberra Airport?
At the time of writing, there are no showers at Canberra Airport.
Qantas Club members travelling on an eligible flight will be able to use the showers at Canberra Airport.
Are there in-terminal hotels at Canberra Airport?
At the time of writing, there are no hotel airports inside Canberra Airport.
Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport is less than 50metres walk from the airport terminal, next to the car hire at Canberra Airport offices.
Which hotels are near Canberra Airport
Check out the handy comparison chart below to choose the perfect hotel near Canberra Airport:
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Hotels at Canberra Airport
Vibe Hotel Canberra
The only hotel at Canberra Airport, Vibe Hotel Canberra is an award-winning 4.5* hotel located less than 50-metres from the terminal.
Spacious modern rooms ensure plenty of room to rest, work or play; and the double-glazed rooms make it ideal for sleeping, and work or rest is a breeze with the hotel’s complimentary high-speed WiFi. Due to the location of the hotel, if you book a room on a high floor you’ll be able to take in the view of Lake Burley Griffin to Parliament House, or across the airport runway to the east.
Fight jet lag with a trip to the well-equipped on-site gym. If you are feeling peckish, consider dining at Helix Bar and Dining located on the hotel’s ground floor. The casual meals are fresh and tasty. Room service is available.
Day rooms are available for rent making it a great spot to rest during a layover in Canberra. And the hotel is located less than 10 minutes from Canberra’s CBD, so taking a taxi or bus for a night or day in Canberra is easy!
Location: 1 Rogan St, Canberra
Hotels near Canberra Airport
Ramada Diplomat Canberra
Better known as the Diplomat Hotel, this boutique hotel in south Canberra provides some of the best service in the city and is one of the closest hotels to Canberra Airport!
Recently refurbished rooms are seriously spacious and comfortable, and beds come in a range of configurations. Each room includes a SMART TV and guests have free WiFi access. Some guest rooms have spas.
The best thing about the Ramada Diplomat Canberra is that it is within walking distance of the cafes & bars of Manuka, Griffith, and the Kingston Foreshore. Manuka Oval is also located nearby if you want to watch a game of cricket or AFL in Canberra during your stop.
With little touches like the on-site Eatery, bike hire, book depository, access to guest laundry, and an on-site gym, you’re sure to love The Ramada Diplomat!
Location: 2 Hely St, Griffith
ibis Styles Canberra
If you are looking for a cheap hotel in Canberra that is still clean, comfortable and close to Canberra Airport, look no further than the ibis Styles Canberra.
A 10 minutes drive from Canberra Airport, it’s perfect for both business and leisure. ibis Styles Canberra offers a range of convenient accommodation options for individuals, couples, families and groups of friends travelling together. Guest rooms can accommodate up to five guests, with Standard, Family, Superior and two bedroom apartment options available.
Each room features an SMART TV with In-room Media Entertainment Console (includes Free Movies), WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and an en-suite. There’s also onsite dining at Restuarant 203.
Located in the leafy suburb of Narrabundah in the Nation’s Capital, you are sure to have a restful sleep at this budget hotel near Canberra Airport, while also enjoying being close to the best of everything in Canberra’s CBD.
Location: 203 Goyder St, Narrabundah