Cheap flights from Cairns to Darwin

Flight information Cairns to Darwin

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Average flight time, total distance 1677 kilometres

2h 35min

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1 airport

Which airlines fly from Cairns to Darwin?

How easy is it to depart from Cairns?

Cairns Airport is the main hub for Cairns, and it is easy to make your way through its 2 terminals. 

  • Domestic Terminal (T2) – all flights to Darwin will depart from T2.

There are executive lounges, cash machines, restaurants, shops, and free WiFi access all available at this airport. You can connect from the other terminal via a walkway.

Arrive at this airport at least 1 hour before your flight is due to depart.

What do I need before I depart from Cairns? 

  • A form of photo-ID is required for domestic air travel.
  • Please be aware, that if you are not an Australian citizen or resident, you may need to carry your passport.

What information do I need to know before arriving in Darwin? 

Darwin Airport is the primary airport for the city of Darwin, with 1 modern terminal.

  • Main Terminal – All flights from Cairns are directed to the same terminal.

You’ll find that this airport has dining outlets, shops, showers, free WiFi, ATMs, and charging points.

What is the weather like in Darwin? 

  • Darwin has a similar climate to Cairns, with average temperatures between 21-32°C. The wet season falls between November to April.

Is there a time difference between Cairns and Darwin? 

  • Darwin is 30 minutes ahead of Cairns.

Is Darwin cheaper than Cairns?

Darwin is more expensive than Cairns, by about 15-50% with costs trending the highest when it comes to accommodation. Read about the best things to do in Darwin on Skyscanner.

  Cairns Darwin
Average cost of a meal for 2 people $80 $80
Average cost of a coffee $4.50 $4.80
Average cost of a taxi from the airport to the CBD $25 $25-30

Please note that the information provided above is accurate as of October 2017 

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