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Flight information Perth to Darwin

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Average flight time, total distance 2653 kilometres

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Direct flights from Perth to Darwin

Virgin Australia and Qantas operate both direct flights from Perth to Darwin, and fares with stops along the way.

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Multiple airlines run indirect flights on the route, including Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Air Asia and SriLankan Airlines. To find and purchase the cheapest flights from Perth to Darwin, it pays to sign up to Skyscanner’s price alerts. You will then receive notifications when the best prices become available.

Perth Airport (PER) information

Getting there

The main airport that operates in the vicinity of Perth is the Perth Airport. It is located about 17km from the centre of the city, and can be reached in a taxi, on a bus, or by using the Perth Airport Connect Shuttle. Alternatively, you may decide to drive your own vehicle and park on site.

Terminal information

Flights to the city of Darwin from Perth usually depart from Terminal 1 or 2 (Virgin Australia hub), or Terminal 3 or 4 (Qantas hub). Flights with other airlines may leave from these terminals or even potentially from the International terminal. You should double check which terminal your flight leaves from on the day of departure to be sure.

Once you make your way to Perth Airport and are waiting to catch your flight, you might like to spend some time browsing the terminal’s many shops. If you’re hungry or thirsty, you can also grab a snack, a meal or a drink from one of the eateries located within the building.

When your plane lands at Darwin International Airport (the airport servicing the city of Darwin and the surrounding area), you can make use of the terminal’s facilities there before you leave for the city. The airport has a number of different eateries, as well as an Australian Way shop and News Travels newsagent where you can pick up gifts, last-minute travel items and more.

Darwin information

Time difference from Perth to Darwin

Perth and Darwin are on different time zones. Darwin is 90 minutes ahead of Perth, so you will need to set your watch forward when you arrive in the Northern Territory.


Both Perth and Darwin have lots of sunny weather however Darwin can be much hotter than Perth. This makes the winter months typically the best time of year to travel to the area.

Expect to pay

Darwin’s cost of living can be a little more expensive than Perth. For example, the average cost of a regular coffee in Perth is $4.47, while in Darwin you’ll need to pay about $4.85.

Transportation to city centre

The approximate cost of a taxi from the airport in Darwin to the CBD is $25 to $30. The terminal is about 13kms away from the city, or a 20 minutes’ drive. Alternative transportation options are shuttle bus, chauffeur transfers, rental cars or airport transfers.

Mode of payment

Like in Perth, in Darwin you can pay for goods and services with either Australian (AUD) currency, or with a credit or debit card.

Want to read more about travelling to Darwin? If so, click here for further information.

Please note: all information is correct as of May 2016.

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