Cheap flights from Darwin to Adelaide

Flight information Darwin to Adelaide

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Average flight time, total distance 2624 kilometres

3h 35min

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Many visitors travel to Adelaide from Darwin each year for work or leisure. The city is home to top annual events (including the internationally-renowned arts gathering, the Adelaide Festival), as well as galleries, shops, museums, restaurants, bars and more. If you need to book cheap flights from Darwin to Adelaide today, you’ll find many different options available.

Airlines offering Adelaide flights from Darwin

To travel to Adelaide from Darwin on a direct route, you can book a flight ticket with Qantas or Jetstar. If you don’t mind having a stop along the way, then Virgin Australia also runs non-direct flights between the two cities.

Darwin airport departure information

On the day that you’re travelling from Darwin to Adelaide, make sure you pack your I.D. (such as a driver’s licence) and that you arrive at the airport at least 30-60 minutes before your flight. The Darwin airport is approximately 13kms from the city centre, a distance that takes around 20 minutes to drive.

To get to the airport, you have a number of options. Apart from being dropped off by a friend or family member, you can take a taxi, hop on a shuttle bus, or rent a chauffeur transfer. You can also drive yourself and park at the airport. At Darwin International Airport you can choose from Short Stay, Long Stay Plus and Long Stay Saver parking options.

While you’re waiting for your flight to take off, you can buy something to eat or drink at one of the different eateries at the terminal, or spend some time shopping. The airport currently has an Australian Way store as well as a New Travels newsagency.

Adelaide airport arrivals

Once your flight has landed at Adelaide airport (the fifth busiest in Australia), you will typically disembark via the passenger boarding bridge located on Level 2 of the terminal. From there, you can proceed to Level 0 to reclaim your luggage.

If you want to purchase something to eat or drink before you leave the airport, you’ll be pleased to find that there are 15 different venues available to choose from. In addition, the terminal also boasts multiple stores to shop at, plus a visitor information booth, ATMS, and baggage storage lockers, amongst other features.

It is only roughly ten minutes driving time form the airport into the city centre. To travel this 7km distance you can hire a car, hail a taxi, or hop on an Airport City Shuttle bus. The city-run Adelaide Metro bus service also has two buses that cater to the airport: the JetBus and the double-decker JetExpress. Alternatively, if you don’t have much luggage and are feeling active, pick up a recycled bike at the airport that has been left by a previous passenger, and simply cycle your way into Adelaide.

Other important information to note

When you arrive at Adelaide airport after your trip from Darwin, you will need to change the time on your watch, since Adelaide is generally an hour ahead of Darwin. Listen to your captain’s announcement on the plane, as the local time in Adelaide will typically be conveyed just before landing.

As well, Darwin is generally much warmer than Adelaide, even getting up to 30 degrees and over in winter. When you travel to Adelaide from Darwin then, make sure you pack some warmer clothes so that you don’t feel the drop in temperature too much.

When it comes to costs of living, Adelaide is generally a little less expensive than Darwin. When you arrive in Adelaide, for example, you can take a taxi to the city centre for $20 to $25. In Darwin though, a trip from the CBD to the airport is more likely to cost $25 to $30. Similarly, when looking at the average price of a meal from an inexpensive restaurant, you’ll find that in Adelaide it’s around $18, while in Darwin it’s higher, at $25.

The above information is correct as of October 2015. Please check all travel details and costings close to the time of your travel date.

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