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CHEAPEST ROUTE FROM Sydney TO Darwin

Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)

Typically, flights to Darwin from Sydney are cheaper when flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin, which has an average price of $471

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DARWIN FROM SYDNEYMay17% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Darwin costs on average just $392 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DARWIN FROM SYDNEYJuly40% more expensiveIt costs about $658 for flights to Darwin from Sydney in July
MOST POPULAR MONTH TO FLY TO DARWIN FROM SYDNEYJuly690% more users visitedMore momondo users searched in flights to Darwin from Sydney in July than any other month

When is the best time to fly to Darwin?

Often called the gateway to the Top End – Northern Territory region of Australia, Darwin is a combination of a bustling city and a laid back beach town. It is also home to some of the biggest crocodiles on the planet and a melting pot of cultures and culinary choices. Darwin has a dry season from April – September and a wet season from October – March. If you visit during the dry season, the temperature is around 30 degrees Celsius and humidity levels are relatively much lower than the rest of the year. This is a much better time to plan outdoor activities and explorations. If you visit during the late monsoon months from January – March, lush green landscapes, occasional afternoon thunderstorms, and fewer visitors are the highlights of that period. However from mid-October to late December, Darwin weather is extremely humid and most tourists find it a less pleasant time to visit.

  • What is the cheapest month to fly to Darwin?

    If you aren\u2019t able to travel to Darwin during the month of May, then flying in March is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $409.

  • How far in advance should I book a flight to Darwin?

    In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Darwin is about 60 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are $471. Keep in mind that you might be able to find cheaper flights to Darwin at any time. In fact, our users found flights for as low as $194 in the past 72 hours.

  • What is the cheapest day to depart on your flight to Darwin?

    The cheapest day to depart on your flight to Darwin is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $465. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. On the other hand, Saturday is the most expensive day to depart from Australia because it is more convenient for both business and leisure travellers. As a result, prices tend to be around $533.

  • What is the cheapest time of day to depart on your flight to Darwin?

    According to our data, the cheapest time of day to fly to Darwin is in the evening. momondo users have found flights departing from Australia to Darwin in the evening for as low as $456. Keep in mind that these prices may fluctuate based on what airline you choose and the time of year you plan to travel. At midday is when there is more demand to fly to Darwin, so prices are often more expensive at around $590 per ticket.

  • When is the best time to plan a beach trip to Darwin?

    Beaches like Mindil Beach are most often visited during May, June, or July, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C) with a low chance of rain.


Darwin flight deals found on momondo

Check out some of the best fares from airports in Australia to Darwin found recently by users on momondo
Jetstar
12 May
SYD16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 35m
DRW21:10Darwin
18 May
DRW21:20Darwin
4h 20m
SYD01:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
10 May
SYD16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 35m
DRW21:10Darwin
18 May
DRW21:20Darwin
4h 20m
SYD01:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
12 May
SYD16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 35m
DRW21:10Darwin
19 May
DRW21:20Darwin
4h 20m
SYD01:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
3 Jun.
CNS08:50Cairns
2h 35m
DRW11:25Darwin
12 Jun.
DRW11:30Darwin
2h 25m
CNS13:55Cairns
Jetstar
10 May
SYD16:35Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 35m
DRW21:10Darwin
20 May
DRW21:20Darwin
4h 20m
SYD01:40Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
14 Jul.
BNE16:55Brisbane
4h 05m
DRW21:00Darwin
7 Aug.
DRW21:30Darwin
3h 35m
BNE01:05Brisbane

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Darwin

If you're looking for one-way flights from Australia to Darwin, view some of our deals below provided by Jetstar and Virgin Australia
Jetstar
4 Jun.
ADL02:40Adelaide
3h 40m
DRW06:20Darwin
Jetstar
20 Jun.
ADL02:40Adelaide
3h 40m
DRW06:20Darwin
Jetstar
22 Jun.
ADL02:40Adelaide
3h 40m
DRW06:20Darwin

Which airlines fly to Darwin?

Here you can see a selection of the most popular and cheapest airlines for flights to Darwin
  • Which airlines fly to Darwin?

    There may be other airlines that fly to Darwin from Australia, but the most popular among our users are Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Qantas Airways and Tigerair Australia. These airlines should offer flights to Darwin on a routine basis if you’re flying from one of the more popular airports in Australia.


Airports near Darwin

Below you will find all the airports in Darwin along with their distance from the city centre

Darwin International Airport (DRW)

Darwin International Airport is located in Eaton, 13 kilometres from the Darwin Central Business District (CBD). There are several options to travel from DRW to the Downtown Darwin.

Taxis

Several companies operate meter-based taxis right outside the terminal. You can expect to pay between $25.00 AUD – $30.00 AUD plus a $3.00 AUD surcharge for a trip from the airport to Darwin CBD district.

Shuttle Buses

Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service provides a 24 X 7 service from the airport to all city hotels and accommodations in Darwin CBD. You can pre-book this service via email bookings@darwinshuttleservices.com.au or by calling on 08 8947 3979. Prices start at $18.00 AUD for a one-way ride.

Buses / Charter

If you are travelling as a large group, Several companies such as Buslink, Coach Charters Australia, Grand Touring Coaches and Greyhound Australia provide a private bus or coach charter service from the airport to Darwin CBD.

Car Rental

The car rental counters are located at the Arrivals hall on the ground floor. You can also look for some great deals on car rentals with momondo.


Popular routes to Darwin

Most frequently searched flights to Darwin along with the cheapest price and shortest flight duration
Melbourne to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 15m
Cheapest price$272
Sydney to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$269
Adelaide to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time3h 35m
Cheapest price$251
London to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time16h 25m
Cheapest price$1,369
Cairns to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time2h 30m
Cheapest price$197
Brisbane to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 00m
Cheapest price$252
Perth to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time3h 35m
Cheapest price$546
Canberra to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 35m
Cheapest price$570
Paris to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time24h 00m
Cheapest price$1,492
Singapore to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 35m
Cheapest price$579
Frankfurt am Main to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time21h 20m
Cheapest price$1,789
Newcastle to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time6h 15m
Cheapest price$474
Denpasar to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time35h 05m
Cheapest price$2,086
Brussels to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time24h 10m
Cheapest price$1,950
Dili to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time1h 20m
Cheapest price$597
Los Angeles to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time54h 50m
Cheapest price$4,560
Munich to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time38h 15m
Cheapest price$1,936
Townsville to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price$510
Berlin to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time33h 05m
Cheapest price$1,628
Zurich to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time22h 10m
Cheapest price$1,860

How to travel around Darwin

You can get around Darwin city by renting your own vehicle or by using the coach services, public buses, or taxis. Buses operate 7 days a week and bus interchanges are located in Darwin City, Casuarina and Palmerston. You can use one of the major coach companies to travel between the urban and regional centres om comfortable air conditioned coaches. Routes, fares, and schedules vary by each operator and is best confirmed at the respective companies’ websites or with the visitor information centres. Taxis can be booked online or by phone or they can be hailed directly on the street. Flag Fall is typically at $4.40 AUD and subsequent rate is $1.54 AUD per kilometre with a waiting charge of $0.92 AUD per minute. However these rates may vary for different taxi companies. With a flat terrain and several bike paths, cycling is also a popular mode of transit in Darwin.


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Best things to do and see in Darwin

Things to do and places of interest in Darwin

  • Discover the incredible variety of wildlife in the Top End at the Territory Wildlife Park, a 45 minute drive from Darwin. A train runs between the attractions, which include a walk-through aviary, nocturnal house, goose lagoon, aquarium, billabong and monsoon forest walk. The Flight Deck bird show is a highlight.
  • Book a 2.5 hours cruise on the May River Wetlands, which is home to the world’s largest concentration of saltwater crocodiles.
  • Make a day trip to Litchfield National Park to explore the rich greenery of Litchfield, see towering termite mounds and take a boat ride on the Adelaide River to spot huge crocodiles.
  • Join a 2 hour interpretive tour on the lands of Limilngan and Wulna, 45 minutes from Darwin through the Pudakul Aboriginal Cultural Tours. You can learn about bush tucker and traditional medicine, try blowing a didgeridoo, play the clapsticks, throw a spear and see basket and dilly bag making demonstrations.
  • Learn of Darwin’s important role in the dark days of World War II when you visit the Darwin Military Museum.
  • Go fishing at the Darwin Harbour or one of the many local rivers and estuaries or snorkel at the Berry Springs Nature Park.
  • Visit the Mindil Beach Sunset Market and which hosts street performers, musicians, craft stalls, and a large collection of international food stalls.
  • Watch live crocodiles or dare to cage swim with them at the Crocosaurus Cove in Darwin.
  • Plan a picnic in the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens.

Tips and tricks for visiting Darwin

Darwin has more restaurants per head (of the population) than any other Australian city so there are plenty of options to enjoy a drink or a meal. Try some of the restaurants or cafes around Darwin Wharf Precinct, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Cullen Bay Marina or the Nightcliff Jetty.