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Flights from Canberra (CBR) to Darwin (DRW)

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Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, or POLi. A fee applies for other payments. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. We will do our best to get you where you want to be on time, but we don’t guarantee flight times or schedules and they aren’t part of our contract with you.

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Canberra (CBR) to Darwin (DRW)

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Visiting Darwin

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Canberra to Darwin travel information

Welcome to the country's only tropical capital city. From crocodile cruises to cosmopolitan festivals, this laidback paradise has so much to offer, including world-famous national parks, like Kakadu and Litchfield, in its backyard. 

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When to visit

Best time to visit Darwin

Darwin has a 'wet' and a 'dry' season. The wet season is from November to April and is characterised by high humidity, monsoonal rains and storms. The dry season, from May to October, is filled with warm, dry sunny days and cool evenings. 

Flight information

Canberra to Darwin flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Canberra to Darwin is approximately 4 hours and 35 minutes.

How many direct flights go to Darwin from Canberra on a weekly basis?

On average there are 5 flights per week from Canberra to Darwin.

Departure information

Fly Canberra to Darwin

We want your trip from Canberra to Darwin to be as smooth as possible, so take a look at the following information for tips that will help plan your journey. 

What is the main airport called?

Darwin Airport. Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International AirportOpens external site in a new window (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same airport.

Baggage allowance

All Qantas passengers travelling from Canberra to Darwin are entitled to checked baggage. If you require more, you can purchase increased baggage allowance online prior to departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Canberra to Darwin can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check in at the airport by visiting a kiosk or desk.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Darwin Airport. Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International AirportOpens external site in a new window (DRW) is the busiest and largest airport in the Northern Territory. Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same airport.

Arriving in Darwin

Once you touch down at Darwin Airport, you’ll be greeted by the friendly airport staff. Then there are a few easy transport options available to get you on your way. 

Getting into Darwin from Darwin Airport

Darwin Airport is in Marrara, a short 15-minute drive from the city. Car hire, a taxi rank, Uber and bus services are available at the airport.

Getting around Darwin

Darwin has a mix of transport options including buses, car rentals, bicycle hire, and walkways. If you’d like to use the public bus network, purchase a Tap and Ride card as you board the bus (cash only) or from bus interchanges, or buy single tickets on board (cash only). 

Why Qantas

Reasons to fly Qantas

When you fly Canberra to Darwin with Qantas, we work hard to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, from take-off to touch down.

Seamless check-in

Get your trip to Darwin off to the right start with a check-in option that best suits your needs. Visit a kiosk at Darwin Airport to check in on arrival or use our online check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Canberra to Darwin. Visit our baggage calculator for more information.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Canberra to Darwin due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.