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Darwin Guide

Cheap Adelaide to Darwin Flights

Darwin is the most populated city in Australia's Northern Territory. It's a favourite for locals and tourists looking to explore the country's Red Centre and Top End.

With an average flight time of 3h 40min from Adelaide to Darwin, you'll be discovering this gem in no time. Choose from the 13 direct weekly flights available from Qantas and Jetstar or catch a connecting route with Virgin Australia through Melbourne.

Ready to take to the skies? Here's everything you need to know about flying From Adelaide to Darwin without a hitch.

Departing from Adelaide Airport

Located 6km from the city centre, Adelaide Airport only has one terminal building. Passengers flying to Darwin will find the check-in desks on Level 2 and can enjoy free and unlimited WiFi.

You'll also find plenty of shops, restaurants, airline lounges and ATMs inside the terminal.

Getting to Adelaide Airport

The best way to get to Adelaide Airport with public transport is to take the bus. Hop on board either a JetExpress or JetBus service. Both buses run 7-days a week and tickets are purchased on board.

If you're staying at one of the hotels in Adelaide, you can book a shuttle service to the airport. The door-to-door shuttle runs every day and costs only AUD 10.

Taxis and ride-sharing services are also available in the city. A single trip costs AUD 13-17 and takes around 20 minutes depending on the traffic.

Parking at Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport has two parking options to suit your budget and travel needs.

  • Terminal Car Park: For trips to Darwin for the weekend, this car park offers the most value for money. Plus, it's conveniently located just minutes from the check-in counters and baggage collection.
  • Long Term Car Park: If you're planning a trip to Darwin for a week or longer, park your car here. It's only a 10-minute walk to the terminal building, or you can catch the free shuttle service.

Arriving at Darwin Airport

Getting from Darwin Airport to Your Hotel

The taxi ranks are located outside of the arrivals terminal. A trip into the city centre costs around AUD 25-30, and you'll need to pay an exit fee of AUD 3.

For a more affordable way to get to your hotel, you can use the Darwin Airport Shuttle Service. It runs 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and departs just outside the baggage collection area.

If you're staying at the Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel or the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort, you can use their free shuttle bus.

Other transport options link Buslink, as well as coach and charter services.

Things to Do in Darwin

  • Watch the sun go down onboard a boat. Head to Stokes Hill Wharf and buy a seat on one of the cruise ships. The price also includes complimentary drinks and canapes.
  • Go to the Deckchair Cinema for an evening screening of art house films and mainstream movies. There are also pop up food stalls and a bar with new craft beer options every month.
  • Visit Nightcliffs bustling weekend markets. You'll also find a delicious van food scene, trendy cafes and breathtaking coastal beauty.
  • Hire a car for the day and drive to the Berry Springs Nature Park. Spend the day snorkelling in the waterholes, barbecuing for lunch and visiting the nearby mango farm.
  • Visit the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory. You'll be able to Aboriginal art, the Cyclone Tracy exhibit and see a five-meter crocodile captured in 1979 called Sweetheart.