Derby Curtin Airport

The Derby Curtin Airport (DCN) is both a public airport and a military base for the Royal Australian Air Force. Constructed in the 1980s, this regional airport is a functioning airfield for the RAAF, but also connects Derby and Curtin to the rest of Australia. Travellers wanting to delve into the stunning Kimberley region, specifically King Sound, the Gibb River Road, and the Buccaneer Archipelago, will likely fly into this port.

However, do not expect a lot in the way of facilities, this airport is made up of a fairly basic single terminal building. Please be aware that whilst Virgin Australia was operating semi-regular flights to Perth (PER), this has ceased as of February 2016, and currently there are no commercial flights departing from this airport.

Passengers needing to still access flight travel will find that their nearest airport is in Broome (BME), Australia, 220km southwest of Derby (roughly a two hour drive). For more information, go to the Skyscanner information page on Broome International Airport (BME).

Travel Information

·         To get to Derby you will need to traverse roughly 40km to get to Derby, and that will take you around 40-45 minutes. Head onto the Derby Highway, and keep on this road until you get to Guildford Street, where you turn left, and then a right onto Millard Street. Car rentals are best done online and in advance, especially if you want to secure a particular kind of vehicle.

·         Buses run between Derby and the airport, but these are charter buses and so must be specifically requested. For more information, please go to the Derby Council website.

·         Taxis must also be booked in advance, and you can find numbers on the council website. However, it may be easier and cheaper to review all the prices using Skyscanner’s search tools to book a private airport transfer.


Please note that information is correct as of April 2017

Airports near Derby Curtin:

 Location Details

Longitude:123° 49' 1'' E
Latitude:17° 34' 1'' S
ICAO code:

 Airport Location

Google map

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.