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How to get to our departure points

Last updated 29 December 2014. This information was correct as of the day this page was last updated. Please let us know if you find any errors.

We have four main departure points. All are served by daily air and bus connections from elsewhere in Australia. Darwin is also served by direct flights from overseas.

Once you have booked your transport, have a look at our accommodation and things to do page for information about where to stay and other things you can do while you are in town.

Darwin

Domestic Flights

Qantas flies to Darwin from all over Australia. Bookings made over their website may get a discount. Fares are continually changing so it's worth checking regularly.

National phone number: 131313

Jetstar, a Qantas subsidiary, flies to Darwin from Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.

National phone number: 131538

Virgin Australia flies to Darwin from all over Australia. As with Qantas, booking over the web may get you a discount.

National phone number: 136789

Air North offers a limited number of flights direct from the Gold Coast via Mount Isa as well as direct flights from Townsville, Kununurra and Broome.

Tiger Airways flies to Darwin from Brisbane.

International Flights

Jetstar flies to Darwin from Denpasar (Bali) and Singapore. Air North flies to Darwin from Dili in East Timor.

The links below show the route maps for the different international airlines. These pages can get you to the flight schedules and other information you may need to make a booking.

Silk Air, a subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, now offers direct flights between Singapore and Darwin. They have good connections throughout southeast Asia as well as anywhere that Singapore Airlines flies. That's a new alternative for people coming from Europe.

Jetstar has taken over all the Qantas routes from Darwin to Asia.

Air North is a regional airline. Dili is their only international destination.

At the time of writing, Darwin was also served by Air Asia (Singapore), Malaysia Airlines (Kuala Lumpur) and Philippean Airlines (Manila). See the Darwin International Airport airline contact page for the most up to date list and contacts.

Bus and Rail

Buses take a long time to get to Darwin from anywhere. It's about 10 hours from Kununurra, 20 hours from Alice Springs and two or more days from any southern capital.

Greyhound is now the only bus company with services to any of our destinations. As with the airlines, you may get a discount for booking over the web.

National phone number: 1342030

You can get to Darwin by train.
The Ghan runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin, frequency depends on season. It connects with trains from other parts of Australia so train buffs can make it a great journey from most of the country.

Accommodation and things to do in Darwin

Kununurra

Flights

Air North offers the only flights to Kununurra from Darwin. They also fly from Broome. Air North is tied in with the Qantas reservation system and can be booked direct or with Qantas. Their largest aircraft is a 74 seater. They also sometimes use a 30 seater.

Limited baggage allowance. Air North has a baggage allowance of only 13 kg on their small aircraft. (The large one is no problem.) If space is available, they will carry 20 kg without an extra charge but, if the plane is full and you have more than 13 kg, some of your baggage might not go with you unless special arrangements have been made. (To date we haven't had a problem with up to 20 kg.)

Phone: 1800 627474; Fax: (08) 8920 4095
email: reservations@airnorth.com.au

Qantas should book flights to Kununurra with Air North. Qantas and Air North may offer different prices on the same Air North flight. Fares are continually changing so it's worth checking regularly.

National phone number: 131313

Qantas has a flights from Perth to Broome and Darwin. They should be able to book flights to Kununurra with Air North. Fares are continually changing so it's worth checking regularly.

National phone number: 131313

Virgin took over Skywest and offers some flights from Perth.

National phone number: 136789

Bus

Given the limited baggage allowance on Air North, you might want to consider taking a bus to Kununurra from Darwin or Broome. It's about 10 hours from Darwin and 14 hours from Broome.

Greyhound has daily services to Kununurra from Darwin and Perth. As with the airlines, you may get a discount for booking over the web.

National phone number: 1342030

Accommodation and things to do in Kununurra

Alice Springs

Flights

Qantas flies to Alice Springs from all over Australia. Bookings made over their website may get a discount. Fares are continually changing so it's worth checking regularly.

National phone number: 131313

Virgin will begin offering flights from Darwin and Adelaide sometime in 2015. The Adelaide flights will connect with other locations around Australia.

National phone number: 136789

Bus and Rail

Buses take a long time to get to Alice Springs from anywhere. It's about 20 hours from Darwin or Adelaide, a day and a half from Melbourne and two or more days from any other southern capital.

Greyhound offers daily services to Alice Springs from a variety of locations. As with the airlines, you may get a discount for booking over the web.

National phone number: 1342030 (Greyhound)

You can also get to Alice Springs by train.
The Ghan runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs, frequency depends on season. It connects with trains from other parts of Australia so train buffs can make it a great journey from most of the country.

National phone number: 132147

Accommodation and things to do in Alice Springs

Tom Price

Flights

There are no direct flights to Tom Price, however, a direct jet service operated by Qantaslink flies from Perth daily to Paraburdoo, from where a connecting shuttle bus transports you the remaining 80 kilometres to Tom Price. Fares are continually changing so it's worth checking regularly.

National phone number: 131313

Accommodation and things to do in Tom Price

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