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Flights from Darwin (DRW) to Sydney (SYD)

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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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Darwin to Sydney travel information

A coastal metropolis, Australia's biggest city is as laid back as it is cool. Its enviable climate and beautiful beaches sit comfortably alongside famous restaurants, cafes and retail stores. Whatever traveller you might be, Sydney has something for everyone.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Sydney

If you’re in search of entertainment, the best time to visit Sydney is between December and January when the world-famous New Year’s Eve celebrations see locals and tourists flock to the city. Alternatively, to take advantage of cheap fights to Sydney from Darwin, plan your stay between July and August, when cooler temperatures keep peak-season crowds at bay.

Flight information

Darwin to Sydney flight information

Our flight paths from Darwin to Sydney start from 4 hours and 10 minutes. A baggage allowance is included for every passenger.

How many flights go to Sydney from Darwin on a daily basis?

On average, there are 4 flights per week from Darwin to Sydney.

Departure information

Fly Darwin to Sydney. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Darwin to Sydney, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.

What is the main airport called?

Darwin Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 13km from the city centre on Henry Wrigley Drive, Marrara, Darwin International Airport (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

Passengers on Qantas flights from Darwin to Sydney are allocated a baggage allowance. If you need extra luggage for your trip, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Darwin to Sydney can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance, or visit a kiosk or desk to check-in at the terminal.

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Sydney Airport. Located 9 km (5.5 miles) south of the Sydney CBD, in Mascot, Sydney AirportOpens external site in a new window (SYD) has three terminals: T1 - Sydney international airport (Qantas flights QF1-QF399, oneworld flights and Jetstar international flights), T2 - Sydney domestic airport (Jetstar domestic flights) and T3 - Sydney domestic airport (Qantas Domestic flights QF400 to QF1599 and QantasLink flights QF1600 and above). 

Arriving in Sydney

Once your flight from Darwin touches down, getting into the city is quick and convenient.

Getting into Sydney from Sydney Airport

To reach Sydney’s CBD on a budget, take the Airport LinkOpens external site in a new window train, which offers fast and affordable access to the city centre. If you’d rather take a direct route to your next destination, taxis, shuttles and rideshare services can be accessed beyond the terminal building.

Getting around Sydney

After you’ve made your way into Sydney, getting around is easy. The city’s public transport system is reliable and easy to navigate, with trains, buses and ferries operating regularly. Alternatively, if you’re planning on exploring nearby attractions during you stay, car hire can be booked in advance or easily organised on arrival at Sydney Airport.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

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

Seamless check-in

With a number of check-in options designed to suit your needs, it’s easy to get your trip to Sydney off to the right start. Visit a kiosk or desk at Sydney Airport to check in on arrival or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure.

Included baggage

Baggage is included on your flight from Darwin to Sydney and you can visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Darwin to Sydney 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.