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Flight information Perth to Darwin

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Average flight time, total distance 2653 kilometres

3h 30min

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Which airlines fly from Perth to Darwin?

Direct flights are available from Perth to Darwin every day of the month with these 2 airlines:

Flights with 1 stop along the way are also available. Most of these have layovers in Australia, but some Jetstar flights also stop in Bali. Find out more about finding multi-city flights on Skyscanner.

Is there a time difference between Perth and Darwin?

Yes. Darwin is 1.5 hours ahead of Perth no matter what month it is. If it’s 12pm in Perth, it will be 1.30pm in Darwin.

What is the weather like in Darwin?

Darwin has far warmer weather than Perth throughout the year. In terms of rainfall, while Perth gets nearly all its rain in the winter, Darwin gets nearly all of its rain in the summer.

How expensive is Darwin?



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Essential travel information for Darwin

  • Photo ID is required to board domestic flights in Australia.
  • Download the Perth Airport app for flight updates, to book parking and more.

Departing from Perth

Perth Airport (PER) has 4 terminals which are divided into 2 groups of 2 by the runways.

On the eastern side, there is:

  • Terminal 1: The dedicated international terminal.
  • Terminal 2: Used for domestic flights by Virgin, as well as Rex and Tiger.

On the western side:

  • Terminal 3: Mainly used for Jetstar domestic flights, but Qantas occasionally use this terminal too.
  • Terminal 4: The majority of Qantas domestic flights.

For the majority of flights to Darwin, you’ll need to go to either Terminal 2 or 4, depending on which airline you’re flying with. If you end up at the wrong terminal precinct, there’s a free shuttle bus that runs between the T1, T2 and T3/4. From 6am to midnight, this leaves every 20 minutes. In the wee hours of the night it runs every half hour.

For all domestic flights, it’s recommended that you arrive at the airport an hour before your flight’s scheduled departure time.

Arriving in Darwin

Darwin Airport (DRW) has 1 terminal for incoming flights, regardless of their origin. When you enter the terminal, you will find the opportunity to grab a coffee or a quick bite to eat before moving downstairs to collect your luggage.

Car hire, taxis and facilities such as cash machines and toilets are also found downstairs.

Return flights from Darwin to Perth

Driving to the airport for your return flight from Darwin to Perth should take no more than 15 minutes. There’s an express drop off section outside the terminal. The car rental returns is a short walk away on the eastern side.

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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.