Flights from Cairns to Darwin

Compare Cheap Flights from Cairns to Darwin, Australia

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Sun 14 Apr
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$1,229 ONE WAY
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Mon 15 Apr
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$487 ONE WAY
QF Airlines
Tue 16 Apr
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$623 ONE WAY
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Wed 17 Apr
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$594 ONE WAY
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Thu 18 Apr
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$396 ONE WAY
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$470 ONE WAY
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$439 ONE WAY
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$414 ONE WAY
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$396 ONE WAY
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$229 ONE WAY
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$249 ONE WAY
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$396 ONE WAY
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Fri 26 Apr
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$229 ONE WAY
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$388 ONE WAY
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$414 ONE WAY
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$396 ONE WAY
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Tue 30 Apr
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$529 ONE WAY
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Route information for flights from Cairns to Darwin

Cheapest one-way price for the current month from $229*
Cheapest one-way price over next 6 months from $166*
Cheapest month September 2024
Most expensive month September 2024
Average flight time 4h 20m

Darwin Guide

Cheap Cairns to Darwin Flights

Darwin is the bustling hub of the Top End. It's home to excellent beaches, Litchfield National Park and some of Australia's best weekend markets.

With an average flight time of 2h 30min from Cairns to Darwin, you'll be exploring the city in no time. Choose one of the eight weekly flights with Qantas or Jetstar and let Webjet help you find the cheapest day to fly.

Ready to take off with cheap flights from Webjet? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Cairns to Darwin!

 

Departing from Cairns Airport

All flights from Cairns to Darwin depart from the domestic terminal. Inside the departure lounge, you'll find free WiFi, restaurants, shops and ATMs.

 

Getting to Cairns Airport

If you're strapped for cash, take the local bus from the city to the airport. You'll need to swap buses at the Sheridan Street bus stop to catch the Airport Connect bus for only AUD 4 each way.

For travellers staying at select hotels or hostels in Cairns, you can use the airport shuttle bus. A single trip from the city costs between AUD 15-17 per person.

The most expensive, but more convenient option is to take a metered taxi or ridesharing service like Uber.

 

Parking at Cairns Airport

If you're planning on leaving your car at the airport, reserve your spot online, and you'll knock off 40% of the total price.

  • The Weekender: For short weekend trips to Darwin, leave your car in the T2 Car Park. It's close to the domestic terminal, and rates for a three-day stay are only AUD 55.
  • Weekly Stay: If you're going to Darwin for a week or more, you'll find better rates by using the T2 Uncovered Covered Car Park. You can expect to pay AUD 77 for a total of seven days.

 

Arriving at Darwin Airport

Getting from Darwin Airport to Your Hotel

Take a metered taxi. You'll find the cab drivers waiting outside the arrivals terminal. Keep in mind that you'll need to pay an AUD 3 exit toll and a ride into the CBD costs around AUD 25-30.

For budget travellers, the most affordable way to get into the city is with the airport shuttle service. It runs 24 hours a day, 7-days a week and you can find the collection point 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 include renting a car or using one of the Buslink, coach or charter services.

 

Things to Do in Darwin

  • Head to the Stokes Hill Wharf for sunset. You can take a cruise every day around 5:00 p.m. and watch the day end in style.
  • Catch a movie with Deckchair Cinema. If you find yourself in Darwin on the weekend, you can go to a screening of art house or mainstream movies while sitting underneath the stars. There are also delicious food stalls and new craft beer options every month.
  • Looking for a souvenir to bring back with you? Go the Nightcliff and browse the weekend markets. There's also a van food scene that should not be missed, and plenty of cafes to help you get your caffeine fix.
  • Go on a day trip to the Berry Springs Nature Park. You can pack a picnic, go snorkelling and visit the nearby mango farm.

 

For information on your return flights from Darwin to Cairns, visit this page.