Cheap flights to Darwin and Top End for 2019

Everything you need to know about flying in and out of Darwin and Top End.

Darwin International Airport is the busiest airport in the Northern Territory, offering direct flights to dozens of international and domestic destinations.

Use this guide to navigate your way around Darwin's ground transport and find out which airlines fly into and out of Darwin Airport.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $89 each way

Available for travel between February - May 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney. Destinations include Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, Cairns, Darwin, Hamilton Island and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tigerair sale: Domestic flights from $40

Available for travel between February - June 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Hobart.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Domestic flights from $89

Available for travel between May - September 2020. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney.

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Domestic flights with Jetstar from $35 each way

Available on select travel dates from January - June 2020. Sample fare Sydney-Melbourne. T&Cs apply.

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Kayak Kayak

Singapore flights from $265 return

Available on select travel dates from April - June 2020. Sample fare is Darwin-Singapore with Jetstar. T&Cs apply.

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Qantas sale: Australia-wide flights from $99 each way

Available for flights between 25 Jul 2020 and 15 Sep 2020. Sample fare is Sydney–Gold Coast. Destinations include Brisbane, Coffs Harbour, Melbourne, Canberra, Hobart, Perth, Ayers Rock and more. T&Cs apply.

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Singapore flights from $268 return

Available for flights January - February. Sample fare is Darwin-Singapore.

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Qantas sale: Domestic flights from $109

Available for travel between January - April 2020. Sample fare is Adelaide-Kangaroo Island.

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Domestic flights from $184 return

Valid for travel until January 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne–Hobart. Destinations include Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more.

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How much you can expect to pay for cheap flights to Darwin

Here's what's considered to be a good deal compared to the average cost of a domestic flight to Darwin and Top End.

Brisbane to Darwin flights

Perth to Darwin flights

Sydney to Darwin flights

Melbourne to Darwin flights

Darwin flight time

  • From Brisbane: Approximately 4 hrs 10 mins + when flying direct to Darwin International Airport
  • From Perth: Approximately 3 hrs 30 mins + when flying direct to Darwin International Airport
  • From Sydney: Approximately 4 hrs 35 mins + when flying direct to Darwin International Airport
  • From Melbourne: Approximately 4 hrs 15 mins + when flying direct to Darwin International Airport

Airlines that fly to Darwin

  • Jetstar
  • Qantas
  • Virgin Australia

Darwin insider flight tips

  • Darwin International Airport is the closest commercial airport to the vicinity. It is located 11km from the city centre.
  • The airport serves as a gateway for people visiting the Northern Territory and travellers going to and from Southeast Asia.

How to get around Darwin from the airport

The airport shuttle bus services provide door-to-door transfers starting from $15 one way. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty are the car rental companies available at the Arrivals area on the ground floor of the terminal. You can book in advance with Jayride, or take an Uber or taxi from the airport to your accommodation.


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