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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 $445

CHEAPEST MONTH TO FLY TO DARWIN FROM SYDNEYMay17% cheaperFlying from Sydney to Darwin costs on average just $370 in May
MOST EXPENSIVE MONTH TO FLY TO DARWIN FROM SYDNEYJuly40% more expensiveIt costs about $622 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 $386.

  • 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 $445. 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 $314 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 $439. 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 $503.

  • 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 $431. 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 $557 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
Multiple Airlines
5 Aug.
2h 35m
13 Aug.
2h 25m
Qantas Airways
6 Sep.
4h 10m
12 Sep.
3h 40m
Virgin Australia
6 Nov.
4h 10m
13 Nov.
4h 10m
Multiple Airlines
16 Nov.
4h 00m
28 Nov.
4h 10m
Multiple Airlines
6 Nov.
4h 10m
12 Nov.
3h 45m
Multiple Airlines
16 Nov.
4h 00m
28 Nov.
4h 10m

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 Airnorth, Jetstar and Qantas Airways
19 Aug.
2h 35m
15 Jul.
2h 35m
12 Jul.
2h 35m

Which airlines fly to Darwin?

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

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.

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.


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 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
Cairns to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time2h 35m
Cheapest price$302
Townsville to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time2h 50m
Cheapest price$313
Brisbane to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 00m
Cheapest price$318
Perth to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time3h 25m
Cheapest price$418
Sydney to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 25m
Cheapest price$434
Melbourne to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 20m
Cheapest price$457
Adelaide to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time3h 40m
Cheapest price$471
Coolangatta to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time5h 35m
Cheapest price$584
Melbourne to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time7h 30m
Cheapest price$650
Canberra to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time4h 35m
Cheapest price$682
Newcastle to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time8h 55m
Cheapest price$765
Maroochydore to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time17h 00m
Cheapest price$940
Toowoomba to Darwin Flights
Fastest flight time5h 10m
Cheapest price$1,148

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.

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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.