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Flights to Darwin in 2021

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inJulyHigh demand for flights, 19% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$437Average for return flights in November 2021
Return from$244From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin
One-way from$91One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)

Cheap flights to Darwin in November, December 2021

The best prices found for DRW flights for November, December
15 Dec. - 2 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 30m
$289

Virgin Australia

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Deal found 28/11/21

22 Dec. - 10 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 50m
$322

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 27/11/21

29 Dec. - 4 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 30m
$324

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 28/11/21

Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin found for this year
15 Dec. - 2 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 30m
$289

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 28/11/21

22 Dec. - 10 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

18h 50m
$322

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 27/11/21

29 Dec. - 4 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

Nonstop

4h 30m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 30m
$324

Virgin Australia

View Deal

Deal found 28/11/21

Last minute flights to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin, departing today and this week
5 Dec. - 4 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

19h 45m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 30m
$466

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

5 Dec. - 8 Dec.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 15m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

1 stop

10h 40m
$492

Jetstar

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Deal found 27/11/21

5 Dec. - 5 Jan.
SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

19h 45m
DRW

Darwin

SYD

Sydney Kingsford Smith

Nonstop

4h 20m
$496

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 29/11/21

What is the cheapest month to fly to Darwin?

The cheapest ticket to Darwin found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.

January

$399

February

$412

March

$385

April

$431

May

$399

June

$517

July

$522

August

$468

September

$436

October

$399

November

$408

December

$444

Currently, the cheapest month for flights to Darwin is March. The most expensive month for flights is July. The cheapest prices are shown above but prices will vary according to departure times, airlines, class and how early you book.

When is the best time to fly to Darwin?

Average Darwin flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month

SYD - DRW

Price

$385 - $675

DRW

Temperature

25 - 29 °C

DRW

Precipitation

0 - 400 mm

Peak season

The capital of Australia’s Northern Territory is fast becoming a popular holiday destination for its rugged, untamed landscape and array of native wildlife. The dry season (April/May through to September/October) is when most travellers book cheap flights to Darwin. July and August are particularly busy periods with school holidays and a number of annual events taking place. Book flight tickets well in advance if you’re planning on travelling to Darwin during this time. A popular event in on the annual calendar is The Darwin Cup, a fun-horse racing event held over eight days starting from the first Monday in August. The last two weeks of August is when the Darwin Festival is held, attracting over 100,000 people so expect flights to Darwin to be subject to price hikes.

Off Season

Darwin’s wet season is January, February and March, but for many it’s the best time to book flights to Darwin since there are fewer tourists and prices are cheaper. However, expect torrential rain, high humidity and the possibility of flash floods and cyclones.

When is the best time to book a flight to Darwin?

Book cheap flights to Darwin just before the start of the winter season so you can enjoy warm but not too hot weather. Daytime temps in winter range between 20C and 29C and this is also the best time for day tours to Kakadu National Park, Litchfield National Park and Katherine Gorge. These destinations are off-limits in the wet months and aren’t at their best at the end of the dry season.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Darwin?

Thursday is currently, on average, the cheapest day to fly to Darwin. Flying on Saturday will result in higher flight prices.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Darwin?

Darwin flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the evening. Booking a flight at midday will likely mean higher prices.

How long is the flight to Darwin?

Flights from Sydney to Darwin – 4 hrs 40 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Darwin – 4 hrs 32 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin – 4 hrs 7 mins
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin – 3 hrs 36 mins
Flights from Perth to Darwin – 3 hrs 25 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Darwin?

Darwin is easily reached from any of Australia’s major cities, with Qantas, Virgin Australia, Tigerair, Jetstar and Virgin Australia all operating direct flights to Darwin. Darwin Airport services both domestic and international flights, with the most popular international destinations from Darwin being Indonesia, Singapore, the Philippines and Vietnam.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Darwin International Airport (DRW) is located 13km from the city centre. Once you are off your flight there is an air-conditioned airport shuttle bus which departs from the front of the terminal and runs between the airport and city accommodation. Taxis are situated in the taxi rank in front of the terminal building, the trip costs between $25 to $30 with an additional $3 airport toll.  

What is good to know if travelling to Darwin?

Things to do in Darwin

  • Darwin Crocodile Farm is close to the city. It’s Australia’s largest crocodile farm with 36,000 animals. Snowy, the world’s largest albino crocodile in captivity, calls it home. After you’ve seen the crocs you could … eat one. There’s a kiosk at the farm that sells delicious burgers.
  • Markets? Darwin has several; perfect places to pick up a souvenir or a snack. Nightcliff Market in the Nightcliff Shopping Centre is on Sundays between 8am and 2pm. The Rapid Creek Sunday Market is Darwin’s oldest market and operates every Sunday. The Parap Village Market (at Parap Village Shopping Precinct off Parap Road) is on every Saturday between 8am and 2pm. Most attractive of all, the Mindil Beach Sunset Markets take place every Thursday and Sunday evening during the dry season (May to October). Bring your own tables, chairs and alcohol and sample cuisine from more than 20 countries. Entertainment is provided by the busking musicians, tarot card readers and street performers. Many people also fly to Darwin to take part in the Darwin festival which takes place in August.
  • If you are planning on taking flights to Darwin during the dry season leave a night free to watch a movie. Deckchair Cinema is Darwin’s independent cinema and it takes place under the stars between April and November. Choose a seat from 250 deckchairs and 100 straight-backed seats. Bringing an extra cushion or two will make your evening even more comfortable.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Darwin?

Darwin (DRW), located 6.4 km from the city centre, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Darwin. 4 airlines have flights to Darwin from Sydney on a daily basis. Booking flights to Darwin should not be difficult; the airport handles an average of 2 flights from Sydney per day.

How popular are flights to Darwin (DRW) this year?

Flights to Darwin have seen a 22% increase in demand compared to the previous year.