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Cheap flights from Sydney to Darwin

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The best prices from Sydney to Darwin are usually found in May or March, booked 60 days in advance, depart on a Thursday or Wednesday and return on a Thursday

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How to find the cheapest flight from
Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW)

All the information you need to plan the best SYD to DRW flight in 2021: compare Sydney to Darwin flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Darwin.
SYD - DRW
Price
$368 - $618
DRW
Temperature
31 - 34 °C
DRW
Rainfall
1 - 432 mm

Popular in

July

High demand for flights, 28% potential price rise

Cheapest in

May

Best time to find cheap flights, 17% potential price drop

Round-trip from

$368

From Sydney to Darwin

One-way from

$278

One-way flight from Sydney to Darwin

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Sydney to Darwin?

Friday flights are found to be more expensive to fly from Sydney to Darwin. This shouldn’t discourage you from searching, as you can still find great deals by being flexible with your options. Use our search form to find deals on tickets to Darwin.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Sydney to Darwin?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 61 days in advance, which can save you up to 43% on flights from Sydney to Darwin compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 61 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $530. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $563.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Sydney to Darwin?

Due to multiple factors, expect to potentially pay more when booking in July. For low rates, May can be a great choice for travel to Darwin. Flights to Darwin from Sydney in May are about $442 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $306.

When is the cheapest time to fly from Sydney to Darwin (SYD - DRW)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Sydney to Darwin in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 23% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Darwin in June, July 2021

The best prices found for SYD to DRW flights in June, July
21 Jul - 27 Jul
$428pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
20 Jul - 26 Jul
$437pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
16 Jul - 18 Jul
$462pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Virgin Australia
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Sydney found for this year
29 Nov - 12 Dec
$347pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Oct - 17 Oct
$385pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$392pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Darwin from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Darwin direct flight deals
29 Nov - 12 Dec
$347pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Oct - 17 Oct
$385pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Nov - 8 Nov
$392pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Sydney, departing today and this week
3 Jul - 16 Jul
$620pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Virgin Australia
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Jun - 15 Jul
$632pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Jun - 2 Jul
$676pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Darwin from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Darwin
13:35 - 20:40
Qantas Airways
1 stop
7h 35m
SYD - DRW
Qantas Airways
$278
mytrip.com
10:00 - 20:05
Virgin Australia
1 stop
10h 35m
SYD - DRW
Virgin Australia
$286
Aunt Betty (AU)
14:00 - 21:20
Multiple Airlines
1 stop
7h 50m
SYD - DRW
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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Darwin

What airports do I use to fly from Sydney to Darwin?

To fly from Sydney to Darwin, you need to book a flight from Kingsford Smith (SYD) to Darwin (DRW). Nonstop flights to Darwin from Sydney Kingsford Smith take 4h 25m on average. When it comes time to book airfare, you have a few options: there are 6 outbound flights from Kingsford Smith to Darwin offered by 4 different airlines.

Which airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Some of our airline partners flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin have new flexible policies in place due to COVID-19. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, and Qantas Airways are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Jetstar with this kind of flexibility.

Can I find flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $399 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $399. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $347, but on average you can expect to pay $430.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $399 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Darwin under $399. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Darwin is less than $433.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Darwin for under $664?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $664.

What days are direct flights available from Sydney to Darwin?

Direct flights can be found on the following days: Thursday.

How popular is this flight route?

Within the past month, 5,381 users have taken a look at flights from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin.

How many flights depart from Sydney to Darwin on average per day?

Travellers can expect 1 flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin on average per day.
Evening (6pm - Midnight) - 100% of flight departures

Does it rain more in Sydney or Darwin?

When travelling, we recommend packing in preparation to handle common weather conditions. The rainfall in Sydney is typically greater than that of Darwin. We can gather that this will continue over the next 13 days.

Is Sydney weather warmer or cooler than Darwin?

Our data indicates that the weather will be 34 °C on average in the month of October. The temperature in Darwin is typically hotter than in Sydney. If you're traveling when the temperature is at its warmest, push to plan early, as flight price and availability will have an impact on your travels. For the best results, search for flights well in advance or after peak season.

How long does is the flight from Sydney to Darwin?

There are many flights that can get you from Sydney to Darwin in 4h 25m. Fly via Jetstar or Virgin Australia to get the fastest option. The distance between Sydney and Darwin is about 3172 km. Most flights are nonstop.

What are the cheapest airlines to flying from Sydney to Darwin return?

Our cheapest airline available from Sydney to Darwin is Jetstar. Our recent data shows that you can find tickets from as low as $347 on this airline. An additional option worth looking into is Virgin Australia, starting at $426. Jetstar is currently priced 21% below the average price you’ll pay for this route.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Sydney to Darwin one-way?

One-way options have recently been found by users for as low as $214 on Virgin Australia. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Jetstar from $256 and Qantas Airways from $278 one-way.

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Darwin.
Flight duration
4h 30m
Average temperature for June in Darwin
31.0 °C
Avg rainfall for June in Darwin
3.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Darwin

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney to Darwin

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Sydney to Darwin choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Tigerair Australia
$144 $282 No cancel fee 81%

We couldn't confirm the COVID-19 safety measures taken by Tigerair Australia. Please check directly on their website for additional information.

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Jetstar
$195 $330 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$226 $370 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$254 $447 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Darwin

See what time of day planes typically take off from Sydney towards Darwin.
Morning 6 AM to midday 67% of flight departures
Evening 6 PM to midnight 32% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 1% of flight departures
Afternoon Midday to 6 PM 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Darwin
See how many times per day planes take to the skies headed from Sydney to Darwin.
Sunday
6 daily flights
Monday
6 daily flights
Tuesday
8 daily flights
Wednesday
7 daily flights
Thursday
8 daily flights
Friday
6 daily flights
Saturday
4 daily flights
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