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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, 24% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 4% potential price drop
Average price$443Average for round-trip flights in June 2021
Round-trip from$448From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin
One-way from$13One-way flight from Sydney to Darwin

Cheap flights to Darwin in June, July 2021

The best prices found for DRW flights for June, July
21 Jul - 27 Jul
$426pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Jul - 26 Jul
$435pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Jul - 18 Jul
$460pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin found for this year
29 Nov - 12 Dec
$345pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
1 Sep - 10 Sep
$357pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
12 Oct - 24 Oct
$373pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin, departing today and this week
4 Jul - 19 Jul
$550pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Jul - 22 Jul
$560pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Jul - 18 Jul
$570pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Cheapest prices for Darwin flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Darwin found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
$376
February
$388
March
$363
April
$407
May
$377
June
$488
July
$492
August
$442
September
$410
October
$376
November
$384
December
$419
Currently, March is the cheapest month in which you can book a flight to Darwin. Flying to Darwin in July will prove the most costly. There are multiple factors that influence the price of a flight so comparing airlines, departure airports and times can help keep costs down.

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
$363 - $637
DRW
Temperature
31 - 34 °C
DRW
Rainfall
1 - 432 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?

To get the best value, try booking a flight in the evening when visiting Darwin. Generally the prices will increase for flights at midday as these tend to have higher demand.

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.  

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What airport do you fly into for flights to Darwin?

Travellers will need to book flights to Darwin (DRW) if they wish to fly to Darwin. The Darwin airport is 6.4 km from the city centre.

How popular are flights to Darwin this year?

There has been a 16% increase in demand for Darwin flights over the last year.

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