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Cheap Flights to Darwin
|Popular in||June||High demand for flights, 12% potential price rise|
|Cheapest in||February||Best time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop|
|Average price||$523||Average for round-trip flights in August 2020|
|Round-trip from||$392||From Melbourne to Darwin|
|One-way from||$168||One-way flight from Melbourne to Darwin|
Cheapest prices for Darwin flights by month
When is the best time to fly to Darwin?
Choose a month below to see average flight price and weather conditions.
MEL - DRW
$381 - $670
31 - 34 °C
1 - 432 mm
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.
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?
Monday 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.