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.View our Darwin travel guide
Flights from Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)
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.
Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)
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Visiting from Sydney to Darwin
Sydney to Darwin travel information
The approximate flight time for direct flights from Sydney to Darwin is 4 hours and 20 minutes.
How many direct flights go to Darwin from Sydney on a daily basis?
On average, there is 1 flight per day from Sydney to Darwin, and a total of 12 flights per week.
What day of the week has more flights from Sydney to Darwin?
Every day has the same number of daily flights from Sydney to Darwin.
When to visit
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 nights. June to August is the dry season and the most popular time to visit the Top End when the weather is at it’s coolest the event calendar is packed with concerts, cinemas and outdoor dining.
What is the main airport called?
Darwin AirportOpens 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 and international services operate from the same airport.
Arriving in Darwin
The friendly staff at Darwin Airport will be waiting to greet you when you land. Once you collect your baggage, there are several transport options available to get you into town.
Getting into Darwin from Darwin Airport
Darwin Airport is in Marrara, a short 15-minute drive from the city. With taxis, Ubers, car rentals and buses available, getting to the city from the airport is easy. If your staying at one of the Accor Hotels in Darwin a free shuttle is available to take you to your accommodation.
Getting around Darwin
Darwin has many 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 or from bus interchanges, or buy single tickets on board (cash only).
Fly from Sydney
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Sydney, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD).Opens external site in a new window Is an international airport in Sydney, Australia located 8 km south of the Sydney central business district, in the suburb of Mascot.
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