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Darwin Airport

General information

Darwin Airport is the main airport in the Northern Territory, it offers connections to destinations in Australia as well as Asia. Regional carriers Airnorth and Fly Tiwi are based at the airport. Darwin Airport is the closest airport to the beautiful Kakadu National Park.


Where is Darwin Airport situated?

Darwin Airport is located in Australia’s Northern Territory, northeast of the city centre. By car, you can reach Darwin Airport via the Stuart Highway.

How many terminals does Darwin Airport have?

The airport has one passenger terminal of two floors. The check-in counters, security check and Arrivals hall are located on the ground floor, the Departures hall on the first floor.

Airport Map



The distance from Darwin Airport to the centre of Darwin is 12 kilometres. By car, it takes 15 minutes to get to the centre of Darwin.

From DRW Airport to Darwin City centre by Car
12 km
15 min

Travel by car

Public transport

Unfortunately, there are no public transport possibilities at this airport. Check out our transportation page for other ways to travel from the airport to the city.

Bus services

You can also choose for an airport express bus service at Darwin Airport. Learn more about your travel options, travel time and where to buy tickets.

Bus services

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Darwin Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Darwin is about A$ 30.-. Book your taxi at Darwin Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From DRW Airport to Darwin City centre by Taxi
12 km
15 min
A$ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Darwin Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Enterprise, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Darwin Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Darwin Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Darwin Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Darwin Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Darwin Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Darwin Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Qantas
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Virgin Australia
  • SilkAir
  • Tigerair Australia


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Darwin Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Novotel Darwin Airport, Darwin

Guests can enjoy a drink or meal by the pool at Novotel Darwin Airport. Located only 250 metres from Darwin Airport, it offers free airport transfers and free cable TV.


Mercure Darwin Airport Resort, Darwin

Free airport transfers, free WiFi and free car parking are provided at Mercure Darwin Airport Resort, just 350 metres from Darwin Airport. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant and bar.


Quality Hotel Darwin Airport, Darwin

The 4-star Quality Hotel Darwin Airport offers free WiFi and free on-site parking. There are free transfers to and from Darwin International Airport, which is less than 5 minutes' drive away. Guests enjoy an outdoor pool and a 24/hour front desk.

Hotels in Darwin

Looking for the best hotels in Darwin? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin, Darwin

DoubleTree by Hilton Esplanade Darwin offers air-conditioned, refurbished rooms, tropical gardens, an on-site restaurant, bar and a large outdoor swimming pool. It is located in the centre of Darwin with stunning parkland and ocean views.


Kalidonis Village, Darwin

KALIDONIS VILLAGE is offering accommodation in Darwin. A fitness room is available for guests. The accommodation provides a shared kitchen and free WiFi. All rooms here will provide you with a kitchenette with a microwave and a toaster, and a...


Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter Darwin, Darwin

Centrally located in Darwin's city centre, Ramada Suites by Wyndham Zen Quarter is a 10-minute walk from the nightlife of Mitchell Street and the surrounding shops and restaurants.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Darwin Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Discover the City of Darwin: Half-Day City Coach Tour

Enjoy an afternoon tour through Darwin, and discover its most fascinating sights. See the Botanic Gardens and the Chinese Temple, make your way to the Stokes Hill Wharf area, and visit Darwin Aviation Museum and the Northern Territory Museum and Gallery.


Litchfield National Park Full-Day Safari from Darwin

Discover the scenic beauty of Litchfield National Park on a full-day tour from Darwin. Marvel at a landscape of waterfalls, monsoon rainforest, bush trails, and swimming holes. See the Magnetic and Cathedral Termite Mounds and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

Tour & transport

4-Day Kakadu, Katherine & Litchfield 4WD Glamping Tour

Escape on a 4-day adventure from Darwin to the three major National Parks in the Top End: Kakadu, Nitmiluk (Katherine) and Litchfield. Enjoy seasonal local food and retire in the evening to comfortable twin share tents with all the trimmings.


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