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Flight information Sydney to Darwin

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Average flight time, total distance 3157 kilometres

4h 30min

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Which airlines fly from Sydney to Darwin?

Direct flights from Sydney to Darwin are available with 3 airlines:

The first flight of the day is with Virgin, while the last option is with Jetstar.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Darwin?

Yes. Darwin is either 30 or 90 minutes behind Sydney depending on the time of year.

What is the weather like in Darwin?

Darwin is warm throughout the year, with average monthly temperatures within the 25°C-30°C bracket. The main difference in the season is the rain: in winter there is rarely a rainy day, while the summers see regular heavy downpours.

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Essential travel information for Darwin

For flights from Darwin to Sydney, you will need valid photo ID to board your plane.

Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) has 3 terminals, with 2 set aside for domestic flights:

  • Terminal 1: International flights.
  • Terminal 2: Domestic flights with Jetstar, Virgin Australia and others.
  • Terminal 3: Domestic flights with Qantas.

The domestic terminals share car parks and a train station. For those driving, there’s also an off-site Blu Emu car park on Ross Smith Avenue. This is cheaper than the closer car parks and is connected to the terminals with a free shuttle service. Alternatively, there are cheaper parking lots in the area that are unaffiliated with the airport, but offer a similar service to the Blu Emu spot.

For flights to Darwin, you should aim to be at Sydney Airport an hour before take-off.

Arriving in Darwin

Darwin Airport (DRW) is an international facility with a single terminal for all incoming flights. The airport is 12km from the city centre, which you can traverse by car, taxi or shuttle bus.

When your plane lands, you’ll walk past the airport’s cafes and restaurants to the baggage carousels, which are found downstairs. Car hire at Darwin Airport is found near the carousels, while the taxi rank is opposite the terminal exits.

The drive to Darwin should take no more than 15 minutes.

Return flights from Darwin to Sydney

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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.