Flights from Darwin to Adelaide

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Once considered a sleepy city that was hidden by the shadows of larger capital cities, Sydney and Melbourne, Adelaide has emerged as a powerhouse destination for all kinds of travellers. The city itself has a quiet charm and gentle sophistication, and its proximity to world-famous wine regions, beaches and outdoor pursuits make it even more attractive for travellers wanting to get their kicks from a weekend away with their partner, family or friends. Adelaide also has a first-rate festival calendar which attracts art, music and culture buffs.

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Best time to visit Adelaide

The best time to visit Adelaide

Adelaide has a generally moderate climate. There can be a few extreme heat waves during the summer months and some chilly winters days, but overall the city offers around nine months of comfortable weather. February to March is a great time to visit Adelaide with average temperatures during this period reaching a mild 24℃. This is also festival season in the city, which attracts plenty of visitors - meaning flights and accommodation prices can be higher. The winter months of June to August can be cold, but are the time to pick up bargain flights and accommodation using Webjet’s Deal Finder. Watch out for any big AFL matches between the Adelaide Crows and Port Adelaide teams as these blockbuster line-up can prompt inter-state supporters to travel to Adelaide for the game. December and January are peak times with schools out for the holidays and test cricket season in full swing at Adelaide Oval.


Departing From Darwin

Darwin International Airport has one main terminal which services all domestic and international flights. There are some direct flights from Darwin to Adelaide and these routes take 3 hours 40 minutes. A majority of cheap flights require a stopover in Sydney, Brisbane or Melbourne. Airlines offering return flights from Darwin to Adelaide are Qantas and Virgin Australia.


Getting to Darwin Airport

Darwin International Airport has designated drop-off areas. Look out for the express lane close to the terminal. There is a two-minute time limit and drivers must stay with their vehicle at all times. The drive from the city should take about 15 minutes. Darwin has plenty of metered taxis to get you to the airport and the trip usually costs $25 to $30. Travellers can also take the Darwin City Airport Shuttle, which operates from major city accommodation areas. A one-way ride will be about $18. This service operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.


Parking at Darwin Airport

Whatever your itinerary, Darwin Airport has three different car park options. There are also designated disabled parking bays.


Where to Park at Darwin Airport

Darwin Airport has three different car park options for passengers.

  • Short Stay Car Park: For quick trips to Adelaide that are less than a day, park your car here. The first 15 minutes are free and a full day costs $40.
  • Long Stay Plus: This is a good choice for weekend trips. The parking lot is only 200 metres from the terminals and rates start at $80 for three days.
  • Long Stay Saver: Planning on an extended holiday in Adelaide? Leave your car here, and you'll only pay $99 for 7 days.

Arriving in Adelaide

Domestic flights will usually land at Adelaide Airport’s Terminal 1.


How to Get from Adelaide Airport to Your Adelaide Hotel or Accommodation

Head into Adelaide on one of the public transport bus services. The JetExpress departs for the CBD, and the JetBus services West Beach, Glenelg and the City with plenty of stops along the way. On arrival, look out for buses marked J1, J1X, J3 and J7. Use your metroCard or purchase a single trip metroTicket for $5.50 (peak travel) or $3.60 (inter-peak times). Tickets can be purchased from bus drivers. It is advisable to have change handy. You can reach selected hotels and businesses on the City Shuttle. This is a good option for groups travelling together and the cost is $10 per person one-way. If you need a direct, door-to-door ride, take a taxi. It is about $25 for the 15-minute ride from the city. Ride-sharing services such as Uber are available in Adelaide. Need a car to explore around Adelaide? Use Webjet to find a car hire deal and pick up your keys from the rental desks located on the ground floor of the arrivals.

Things to do

Things to do in Adelaide

Feel like royalty for a day and stroll the imperial, 51-hectare Botanic Garden. One of the most popular green spaces in the city, the design was influenced by Kew Gardens in England and Versailles in France, and it houses the historic Palm House Conservatory. Plan your trip in February or March to catch exciting world-class entertainment at the Adelaide Festival, WOMADelaide and Adelaide Fringe. A highlight for oenolophiles is the annual Cellar Door Fest which also falls in March. Then when the mercury rises, escape to Glenelg and enjoy a refreshing gelato while you are on the beach and foreshore. Take a walking tour and discover Adelaide’s gorgeous heritage architecture with buildings such as the Bank of South Australia Head Office Building and the Holy Trinity Church. Take some time to relax with a cruise down Adelaide’s iconic River Torrens and keen cyclists can hire a bike and pedal the adjacent pathways. If you're up for some shopping, Rundle Mall is Adelaide’s main shopping street. The network of arcades connected to the mall is undergoing a retail renaissance and you can find a wide range of major Australian and international brands, as well as many boutiques.