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Flight information Darwin to Sydney

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Average flight time, total distance 3157 kilometres

4h 15min

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Sydney and Sydney Palm Beach SPB

2 airports

Which airlines fly from Darwin to Sydney?

If you’re looking for flights from Darwin to Sydney, direct options are available with 3 airlines:

Flights with 1 stop are also available and can be cheaper on some days. These tend to stop in Alice Springs, Melbourne or one of the many airports in Queensland.

Is there a time difference between Darwin and Sydney?

Yes. Because Sydney observes Daylight Saving Time, it is half an hour ahead of Darwin in winter but 1.5 hours ahead in summer.

What is the weather like in Sydney?

Sydney is cooler than Darwin whenever you go. While Darwin’s coolest month has an average temperature of 25°C, Sydney’s warmest month has an average of 23°C.

Unlike Darwin, Sydney gets rain throughout the year, but it’s much lighter than Darwin’s summer downpours. 

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Essential travel information for Sydney

Darwin Airport requires all domestic travellers to carry valid photo ID, such as a passport or driver’s licence.

Departing from Darwin

Darwin Airport (DRW) is an international facility and the only airport serving the Northern Territory’s largest city.

The airport has 1 terminal for all its flights, which is 12km from the city centre. In normal traffic levels, expect this to take 15 minutes by car or taxi. A taxi is likely to cost up to $30, while car park options start at $29 per day. No matter how you arrive, it’s recommended that you give yourself an hour to check in and pass through security for a domestic flight.

At the airport, you’ll find the majority of facilities, including 2 airport lounges, upstairs by the departure gates. You’ll find shops, cafes, restaurants and a bar in this area.

Arriving in Sydney

Flights from Darwin may land at 2 terminals at Sydney Airport (SYD). If you fly with Qantas or QantasLink, you’ll land at Terminal 3 while all other airlines land at Terminal 2.

No matter which terminal you’re at, there are useful facilities like cafes, toilets and ATMs when you land, plus easy ways to get to the CBD. The terminals share a train station, while car hire options are found in the car park between the terminals.

A drive into Sydney takes 15 minutes in good traffic, but much longer in peak traffic. A taxi is estimated to cost up to $55.

Return flights from Sydney to Darwin

When returning from Sydney to Darwin, the easiest way to get to the airport is to catch a train from Central Station to the domestic terminals.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

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