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Cheap flights from Sydney to Darwin

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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
$382 - $641
DRW
Temperature
25 - 29 °C
DRW
Precipitation
0 - 400 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

$382

From Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin

One-way from

$248

One-way flight from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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?

To save up to 43% on this flight, we recommend booking at least 61 days prior to travel. The price may fluctuate and will likely increase closer to your departure date. Users on Cheapflights have found tickets from Sydney to Darwin from $550 1-2 weeks out and tickets from $585 for flights departing within the next 72 hours.

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

Our data shows that May tends to be the cheapest month to fly to Darwin from Sydney. Users have commonly found prices around $459 for the month, but tickets can be as low as $317. Due to multiple factors, prepare for potentially higher prices in July.

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

When flying from Sydney to Darwin, the time of day you fly usually plays a role in the price. Save by searching for a flight in the evening, which can drop the price by up to 23% versus a flight at midday.

Cheap flights from Sydney to Darwin in September, October 2021

The best prices found for SYD to DRW flights in September, October
6 Oct - 9 Oct
$438pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
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DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Oct - 10 Oct
$507pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Multiple Airlines
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
6 Oct - 10 Oct
$516pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin from Sydney found for this year
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$272pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Nov - 13 Nov
$317pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
Direct
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
8 Nov - 14 Nov
$331pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
Direct
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
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
1 Oct - 5 Oct
$598pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Sep - 1 Oct
$644pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Qantas Airways
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
29 Sep - 2 Oct
$651pp
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
DRW
Darwin
DRW
Darwin
Jetstar
 
1 STOP
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith

One-way flights to Darwin from Sydney

The cheapest one-way flights from Sydney to Darwin
16:35 - 20:20
Jetstar
1 stop
29h 15m
SYD - DRW
Jetstar
$248
Gotogate
06:05 - 11:20
Qantas Airways
3 stops
29h 45m
SYD - DRW
Qantas Airways
$596
StudentUniverse
03:00 - 06:10
Multiple Airlines
3 stops
28h 40m
SYD - DRW
Multiple Airlines
$656
Gotogate

Related info for your journey

Useful info, stats and facts about <span class="emphasized">Sydney</span> to <span class="emphasized">Darwin</span> flights.

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 is 1 outbound flight 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 $300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Sydney to Darwin for under $300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $272, but on average you can expect to pay $416.

Are there last-minute flights available from Sydney to Darwin for under $600?

There are currently 20+ open flights from Sydney to Darwin within the next 7 days for less than $600.

How popular is this Sydney to Darwin flight route?

This flight path from Sydney Kingsford Smith to Darwin was viewed by 5,381 users in the past month. Keep an eye out for changes in search interest prior to high and low season.

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

Currently priced at $331, Qantas Airways will fly you from Sydney to Darwin and back. In addition to Qantas Airways, many other airlines offer competitively priced options for your trip. Search Cheapflights for deals from Jetstar and Virgin Australia - these airlines can fly you to your destination from $374 and $510, respectively. Qantas Airways is priced at 27% lower than the current average price of a flight leaving 3 months from now.

What are the most reliable airlines from Sydney to Darwin?

Consider Air New Zealand (57%), China Eastern (56%) or American Airlines (33%) when booking your flight. These represent the most reliable airlines when flying from Sydney to Darwin.

What are the cheapest flights from Sydney to Darwin?

On average you can expect to pay $352 for a flight from Sydney to Darwin. The cheapest flight overall is $134 while the most popular route, (Sydney Kingsford Smith - Darwin) is currently priced at $331.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Sydney to Darwin?

Before booking your flight from Sydney to Darwin, check out the most popular airlines for this route: Jetstar, Qantas Airways or Tigerair Australia.

Destination information for Darwin

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Sydney to Darwin.
Flight duration from SYD to DRW
4h 25m
Average temperature for September in Darwin
33.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Darwin
7.0 mm

Airports servicing Sydney

Airports servicing Darwin

Top 4 airlines flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith 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
$199 $389 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
$269 $455 No cancel fee 74%
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Virgin Australia
$311 $510 No cancel fee 80%
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Qantas Airways
$350 $617 No cancel fee 74%
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Hourly flight availability from Sydney to Darwin

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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
3 daily flights
Monday
3 daily flights
Tuesday
0 flights
Wednesday
3 daily flights
Thursday
0 flights
Friday
3 daily flights
Saturday
0 flights
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