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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
$391 - $656
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

$391

From Sydney to Darwin

One-way from

$147

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 39% 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 $550. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $604.

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, April can be a great choice for travel to Darwin. Flights to Darwin from Sydney in April are about $469 on average during April, but can be found for as low as $302.

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 October, November 2020

The best prices found for SYD to DRW flights in October, November
25 Nov - 1 Dec
$386pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
27 Nov - 29 Nov
$399pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
30 Nov - 3 Dec
$402pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
 
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Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney to Darwin 2020 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Sydney found for this year
4 Dec - 13 Dec
$319pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Dec - 31 Dec
$329pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
17 Dec - 25 Dec
$334pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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Darwin
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Darwin
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Direct flights to Darwin from Sydney

Save time with Sydney to Darwin direct flight deals
14 Jan - 17 Jan
$316pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Jetstar
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
4 Dec - 13 Dec
$319pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
25 Dec - 31 Dec
$329pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Sydney Kingsford Smith

Last-minute flights from Sydney to Darwin

Late deals on return flights to Darwin from Sydney, departing today and this week
5 Nov - 12 Nov
$509pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Nov - 20 Nov
$526pp
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
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Darwin
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Darwin
Jetstar
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Sydney Kingsford Smith
5 Nov - 25 Nov
$544pp
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One-way flights to Darwin from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Darwin
06:45 - 09:40
Jetstar
Direct
4h 25m
SYD - DRW
Jetstar
$147
mytrip.com
15:30 - 18:25
Jetstar
Direct
4h 25m
SYD - DRW
Jetstar
$157
mytrip.com
06:45 - 09:40
Jetstar
Direct
4h 25m
SYD - DRW
Jetstar
$167
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Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about Sydney to Darwin flights.

Flight FAQs

From Sydney to Darwin

Can I find flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $423 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $423. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Jetstar for just $316, but on average you can expect to pay $362.

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. Virgin Australia and Tigerair Australia are some of the carriers where you may find flexible cancellation policies. You can use our site to filter for airlines like Virgin Australia with this kind of flexibility.

Are there direct flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $423 on Cheapflights?

Cheapflights has 20 direct flights from Sydney to Darwin under $423. A good price for a direct flight from Sydney to Darwin is less than $367.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Darwin for under $564?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $564.

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 similar to 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 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 $316 on this airline. Jetstar is currently priced 32% 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 $147 on Jetstar. Another option is Virgin Australia, who have fights from $274.

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go. Useful info for your trip from Sydney to Darwin
Flight duration
4h 25m
Average temperature for October in Darwin
34.0 °C
Avg rainfall for October in Darwin
58.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Darwin

Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Darwin

Morning 6 AM to midday 100% of flight departures
Early morning Midnight to 6 AM 0% of flight departures
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Weekly flight availability
from Sydney to Darwin
Sunday
5 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
3 daily flights
Wednesday
5 daily flights
Thursday
5 daily flights
Friday
5 daily flights
Saturday
3 daily flights
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