About Darwin Airport
Darwin Airport is the Northern Territory's major airport, offering domestic flights to all Australian capital cities except Hobart and Canberra, as well as several other domestic locations such as Broome, Groote Island and Alice Springs. Darwin Airport also offers international flights to Shenzhen, Singapore, Denpasar and Dili.
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What facilities are at Darwin Airport?
Darwin Airport hosts both domestic and international airlines within the one terminal. Airlines that fly in and out of Darwin Airport are Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Tigerair, Silk Air, Air North and Donghai Airlines. From checking in to relaxing before your flight, Darwin Airport is easy to navigate, which makes for a hassle-free airport experience.
Near the entry to Darwin Airport, you’ll find flight information screens. These will let you know where you need to check in for your particular flight. When it comes to check-in times, please confirm with your airline. These will vary depending on which airline you’re flying with and whether you’re flying domestically or internationally.
Your baggage allowance is another detail you’ll need to confirm with your airline before you fly. Each airline will have different requirements regarding baggage weight, size and quantity, depending on the ticket you’ve purchased.
Is there a currency exchange?
Yes, you can change your money at Darwin Airport. Travel Money Oz is located on the Ground Floor in the arrivals hall or on the first floor in the International Departures area. Travel Money Oz at Darwin Airport is open for every arriving, departing and transiting international flight.
What are the other services and facilities?
- Baby change facilities
- Baggage trolleys
- Car Parking
- Disabled Access
- Disabled Parking
- Foreign Exchange
- Lost Property
- Smoking areas
- Tourist Refund Scheme (TRS)
- Water fountains
- Wireless internet hotspot
Transport and terminal transfers
What’s the best way to get to and from Darwin Airport?
Darwin Airport is located about 13 kilometres from the city centre of Darwin. Depending on traffic and time of day, that is around a 15-minute drive. Below you’ll find a guide to travelling to and from Darwin Airport.
Car hire: You can hire your car through Flight Centre and have it all sorted before you arrive, or simply visit the car rental desks at Darwin Airport, located at the Arrivals Hall near baggage collection on the ground floor.
Picking up and dropping off: Darwin Airport has designated pick-up and drop-off areas for passengers. Close to the front of the terminal you’ll find and express lane for quick drop-off, where a 2-minute time limit is enforced. If you need to stay longer than 2 minutes, the Short Stay Car Park offers 15 minutes of free parking. Just take a ticket when you enter and if you leave before 15 minutes is up, your stay is free.
Taxis: Taxis are an easy way to get into Darwin city centre. Fares are metered, and you can expect to pay between $25 and $30 for a taxi into the city. There is also an additional $4 exit toll payable by the passenger. The taxi rank is located directly in front of the Terminal.
Rideshare: Rideshare is another way to get to and from Darwin Airport. The Hi Oscar rideshare company is the approved supplier for Darwin Airport. Simply download the Hi Oscar app.There is a Rideshare Pick-Up area within the Short Stay Car Park.
Shuttle Bus: One easy option is to get the shuttle bus from Darwin Airport to the city. Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service operates from the terminal doorstep, directly outside the baggage carousels, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It transfers passengers to the city and all city accommodation locations. For return journeys back to the airport, bookings are essential. A number of bus and coach services are also available.
Chauffeurs and limousines: A private hire car rank is located at the front of the terminal, and you can negotiate the price with the driver without having a prior booking.
Public Transport: It’s only $4.80 for a one-way bus trip between Canberra Airport and the city. Transport Canberra runs ACTION bus services on this route regularly, 7 days a week. You can pay on the bus, at the time of travel or you can pay with a MyWay card. Details about MyWay cards are on the Transport Canberra website.
Parking: Darwin Airport offers travellers three car parks to choose from. Each operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Short Stay - The Short Stay Car Park at Darwin Airport is the most convenient, located directly in front of the terminal building. To make drop-off and pick-up easy, this car park is free for the first 15 minutes.
Long Stay Plus - A more economical choice, just a short 200 metre walk from the terminal is the Long Stay Plus car park.
Long Stay Saver - This is the best option if you’re leaving your car for an extended stay. It’s a six minute walk from the terminal building, but rates are the lowest of all three airports.
Travel tip: Book your parking at Darwin Airport in advance through the Darwin Airport website.
How do I transfer between terminals?
There’s no need to worry about transferring between terminals at Darwin Airport, because both domestic and international ‘terminals’ are located within the one building.