Cheap flights to Darwin and Top End for 2020

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

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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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Budget Air Budget Air

Domestic flights from $150 return

Available on select travel dates from February - March 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Sydney with Jetstar. Destinations include Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and more.

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Spain flights from $951 return with Etihad Airways

Available for travel between February - September 2020. Sample fare is Hobart-Barcelona. Other flights depart from Gold Coast, Cairns, Sydney, Adelaide, Darwin and more.

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Virgin Australia Virgin Australia

Domestic flights from $79 each way

Available for travel between January and October 2020. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra and more. Sample fare is Ballina-Sydney.

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Bangkok flights from $334 return

Available for flights 4 May - 23 June 2020 with Jetstar. Sample fare is from Darwin.

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Melbourne flights from $87 each way

Available on select 2020 dates. Sample fare is Sydney-Melbourne with Jetstar. Other flight departs from Cairns, Adelaide, Perth, Gold Coast, Darwin and more.

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Bangkok flights from $390 return

Available for travel from January - August 2020. Sample fare is Melbourne-Bangkok with Jetstar. Other flight departs from Brisbane, Sydney, Darwin, Adelaide, Cairns and more.

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Virgin Australia sale: Domestic flights from $70 each way

Available on select travel from February - August 2020. Destinations include Cairns, Melbourne, Gold Coast, Brisbane, Perth and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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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

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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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