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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$449Average for round-trip flights in September 2021
Round-trip from$263From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin
One-way from$14One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)

Cheap flights to Darwin in September, October 2021

The best prices found for DRW flights for September, October
29 Oct - 31 Oct
$321pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Oct - 1 Nov
$352pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Oct - 2 Nov
$386pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin found for this year
18 Nov - 22 Nov
$202pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 23 Nov
$263pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
18 Nov - 21 Nov
$288pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last minute flights to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin, departing today and this week
21 Sep - 22 Sep
$547pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
21 Sep - 23 Sep
$666pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
23 Sep - 25 Sep
$667pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
   
2 STOPS
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
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
$389
February
$401
March
$375
April
$420
May
$389
June
$504
July
$509
August
$456
September
$425
October
$389
November
$397
December
$433
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 Airport?

Average Darwin flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
SYD - DRW
Price
$375 - $658
DRW
Temperature
31 - 34 °C
DRW
Precipitation
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?

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.  

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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 (DRW) this year?

There has been a 7% increase in demand for Darwin flights over the last year.

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