Canberra is a sprawling city and most attractions are spaced too far apart for walking to be a practical option. You’re best off with a car or bicycle although Canberra has an extensive bus network.
Canberra’s buses, run by ACTION (tel 13 17 10), provide a good coverage of the city although the frequency of the services makes it a time consuming way to get around.
MyWay is Canberra's equivalent of an Oyster card and using a MyWay card will give you cheaper fares than paying with cash on board a bus. There is no additional card for a MyWay card, but they are only available from limited locations which mean that cash fares are still the most practical option for the average visitor who will only be spending a day or two in Canberra.
A single bus ride costs $4. Ask the driver for a transfer ticket if you need to transfer to another bus route; transfer tickets cost no more than regular tickets and allow you to change to other bus routes within a 90-minute period. Day passes are available on board buses for $7.60.
If you travel with a MyWay card on a weekday, you will pay $2.52 for a trip during peak hours and $2 to travel off peak and your travel will be capped at a maximum of $7.60 for the day. For travel on weekends and public holidays with a MyWay card, a single trip will cost $2 and will be capped at a maximum of $4.60 for the day.