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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?

The cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Australia is in March. Flight prices, which tend to average around $391, are often lower during this time because this is during the off-season. If you are unable to visit Darwin during the month of March, then departing from Australia during the month February is also very affordable. Most momondo users find prices during this month for around $414.

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

You are more likely to see cheaper flights to Darwin from Australia when booking 60 days ahead of your departure date. In general, you can expect to find flights to Darwin for around $492 when searching 60 days out. 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 $278 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 $476. This is often the case because there is less demand to fly during this day of the week. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Saturday because tickets tend to average around $547. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Darwin.

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

Flying to Darwin from Australia in the evening is the least expensive time of day to depart. momondo users have found prices as low as $469 when looking at flights departing in the evening. At midday is when there is more demand to fly to Darwin, so prices are often more expensive at around $591 per ticket.

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

Visitors planning their holidays in Darwin should book their flights for May, June, or July if they are planning on visiting Mindil Beach.


Darwin flight deals found on momondo

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Jetstar
11 Aug.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
11h 55m
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DRW
Darwin
18 Aug.
DRW
Darwin
7h 50m
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Melbourne Avalon
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MEL
Melbourne
4h 35m
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Darwin
11 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
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Melbourne
Jetstar
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BNE
Brisbane
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Darwin
10 Aug.
DRW
Darwin
3h 35m
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Brisbane
Jetstar
4 Aug.
AVV
Melbourne Avalon
11h 55m
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DRW
Darwin
11 Aug.
DRW
Darwin
7h 50m
1 stop
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Melbourne Avalon
Multiple Airlines
17 Oct.
MEL
Melbourne
4h 25m
DRW
Darwin
25 Oct.
DRW
Darwin
7h 35m
1 stop
MEL
Melbourne
Jetstar
7 Sep.
BNE
Brisbane
4h 05m
DRW
Darwin
14 Sep.
DRW
Darwin
3h 35m
BNE
Brisbane

Find the cheapest one-way flights to Darwin

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Jetstar
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Melbourne
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Darwin
Virgin Australia
16 Sep.
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 50m
DRW
Darwin
Airnorth
7 Jul.
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Cairns
3h 30m
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Darwin

Which airlines fly to Darwin?

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Direct domestic flights from various Australian cities to Darwin are available through Qantas Airways, Jetstar Airways, Fly Tiwi, Virgin Australia, Air North and Tigerair. Other airlines that also fly to Darwin include Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Philippine Airlines and Indonesia Air Asia.


How to get from the airport to Darwin city centre?

Below you will find all the airports in Darwin along with the 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
Adelaide to Darwin Flights
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4h 05m
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$380
Perth to Darwin Flights
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Cairns to Darwin Flights
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3h 30m
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Townsville to Darwin Flights
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Canberra to Darwin Flights
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Marcoola to Darwin Flights
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Toowoomba to Darwin Flights
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How to get around in 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.


What are the visa and passport requirements when flying to Darwin?

No visa is required for domestic travellers within Australia. For foreign nationals, please check the Australian Government Immigration website.


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Additional info and tips about visiting 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.

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