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 Friday and return on a Thursday

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

SYD - DRW
Price
$355 - $596
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

Average price

$370

Average for round-trip flights in March 2021

Round-trip from

$355

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 $511. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $543.

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 $426 on average during May, but can be found for as low as $295.

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 21% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Darwin in March, April 2021

15 Apr - 22 Apr
$330pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$334pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Apr - 21 Apr
$338pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Darwin 2021 flight deals

15 Apr - 22 Apr
$330pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Apr - 24 Apr
$334pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Apr - 21 Apr
$338pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Darwin from Sydney

15 Apr - 22 Apr
$330pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Apr - 21 Apr
$338pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
15 Apr - 18 Apr
$339pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Darwin

10 Mar - 17 Mar
$375pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
10 Mar - 17 Mar
$461pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
14 Mar - 21 Mar
$480pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Darwin from Sydney

02:00 - 13:15
Qantas Airways
3 stops
12h 45m
SYD - DRW
Qantas Airways
$473
mytrip.com
15:45 - 12:15
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
22h 00m
SYD - DRW
Multiple Airlines
$494
Travel2Be
07:55 - 11:00
Jetstar
Direct
4h 35m
SYD - DRW
Jetstar
$517
Agoda.com

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Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Darwin

Can I find flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $384. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $330, but on average you can expect to pay $409.

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.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $384 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Darwin under $384. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Darwin is less than $415.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Darwin for under $384?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $384.

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.

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 less than Darwin. We can gather that this will continue over the next 15 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 to get the fastest option. Most flights are nonstop.

What is the cheapest airline to fly 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 $331 on this airline. Jetstar is currently priced 22% 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 $185 on Jetstar. Other airlines that offer cheap prices include Virgin Australia from $282 and Qantas Airways from $331 one-way.

Destination information for Darwin

Flight duration
4h 26m
Average temperature for March in Darwin
32.0 °C
Avg rainfall for March in Darwin
323.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Darwin

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney to Darwin

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

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Weekly flight availability
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Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
3 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
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