Cheap flights to Darwin

Flights to Darwin in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 8% potential price rise
Cheapest inMayBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$773Average for return flights in January 2022
One-way from$534One-way flight from Auckland Intl (AKL) to Darwin (DRW)

Cheap flights to Darwin in January, February 2022

The best prices found for DRW flights for January, February
22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

2 stops

17h 05m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

36h 45m
$2,397

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

2 stops

17h 05m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
$2,453

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 00m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
$2,576

Multiple Airlines

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Deal found 1/20/22

Darwin 2022 flight deals

Cheap flights to Darwin found for this year
22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

2 stops

17h 05m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

2 stops

36h 45m
$2,397

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

2 stops

17h 05m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
$2,453

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

22 Jan - 18 Feb
AKL

Auckland Intl

DRW

Darwin

1 stop

17h 00m
DRW

Darwin

AKL

Auckland Intl

1 stop

15h 10m
$2,576

Multiple Airlines

View Deal

Deal found 1/20/22

Can I fly to Darwin from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Darwin

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Darwin.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Darwin.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Darwin.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Darwin?

Returning to New Zealand from Darwin

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Darwin are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Darwin?

Average Darwin flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - DRW

Price

$647 - $1,408

DRW

Temperature

25 - 29 °C

DRW

Precipitation

0 - 400 mm

Flying to Darwin in September is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Darwin, the warmest period tends to be November, with the wettest being January.

When is the best time to book a flight to Darwin?

The price you pay for your flight to Darwin may vary depending on when you book. For the best chance of a lower fare, look to book 41 days in advance of your trip. Fares are likely to increase a fortnight or so before your departure date.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Darwin?

The cheapest day to fly to Darwin is usually Thursday. At the moment, Friday is the most expensive.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Darwin?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Darwin. Flights in the afternoon are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Darwin?

You can find Darwin flight deals from the major cities in New Zealand. From Auckland International Airport (AKL), it can take from around 16h 35min to almost 43h to reach Darwin International Airport (DRW). If you are departing from Christchurch Airport (CHC) or Wellington International Airport (WLG), your travel time could be between about 20h and approximately 56h to arrive in Darwin. These times will depend on how many stops you take, where these stops are, and how long you have to wait between flights.

Are there nonstop flights to Darwin?

Unfortunately, there are currently no direct flights from New Zealand to Darwin. If you are flying out of Auckland, you can choose from one-stop flights with layovers in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Sydney. There are also two-stop options through Brisbane and Melbourne, Sydney, or Adelaide. From Christchurch or Wellington, there are mainly two-stop routes where you would most likely be flying to Auckland first then through Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, or Sydney.

How do you get from the Darwin airport to the city centre?

There is a public bus stop at Charles Eaton Drive, about an 8min walk from Darwin International Airport, Darwin, where you can catch the 5 or 22 Bus for an approximately 1h ride to central Darwin. You can also take the Darwin City shuttle that runs from the airport to various locations around Darwin for around A$ 14.50 (NZ$ 15) per person. The drive from Darwin International Airport, Darwin, to the city centre takes around 15-20min. From the airport, you can rent a car to drive yourself, take a taxi from the rank in front of the terminal, or hail a rideshare through a service like Uber to pick you up at the rideshare pick-up point in the short-stay car park.

What are some things to do in Darwin?

Darwin offers a range of activities and destinations with something for everyone. You could also head to one of the sailing clubs to watch the many water sports in action or join in fun. Or you can learn more about the legendary saltwater crocodiles that rule the waters at Crocosaurus Cove. Street food connoisseurs may not want to miss a visit to Parap Markets for the many stalls featuring Southeast Asia specialities. For a more local flair, visit Aboriginal Bush Traders where you can support Indigenous communities as you try bushfood and browse and buy local art and handicrafts. If you are travelling to Darwin from the end of April to the end of October, there’s the Mindil Beach Sunset Market where you can witness and experience Darwin’s multicultural heritage at stalls of foods, crafts, and entertainment from all over. And in August, you can also spend time at the Darwin Festival where local and regional artists show off their talents all day and into the night.

Do I need a passport or visa to fly to Darwin?

New Zealand citizens travelling to Darwin, Australia, automatically qualify for a Special Category Visa (SCV) upon entering Australia. You will need to present a valid passport for an arrival stamp or processing through the automated SmartGate system. The SCV allows you to stay and work indefinitely in Australia as long as you keep your New Zealand citizenship, maintain a good standing, and do not become a serious health risk.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Darwin?

For a flight to Darwin, you will be flying into Darwin. Darwin (DRW) is just 6.4 km from the center of the city.

Other local departures to Darwin from New Zealand