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Cheap flights to Darwin and Top End for 2020

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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Domestic flights from $99 each way with Virgin Australia

Available on select flights from August 2020 - May 2021 to Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Perth, Darwin, Melbourne and more. Sample fare is Sydney-Gold Coast.

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Domestic flights from $105 return

Available on flights from July - December 2020 to Hobart, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide and more. Sample fare is Gold Coast-Sydney with Jetstar.

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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.

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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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