There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Darwin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Darwin (DRW) ADL - DRW

$141 - $295

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Bus  •  43 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Darwin Gx880

$248 - $418

Train  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Darwin The Ghan

$699 - $1,350

Drive  •  29 h 20 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Darwin 1891.8 miles

$270 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Darwin is to fly which costs $190 - $410 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Darwin is to fly which costs $190 - $410 and takes 5 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Darwin via Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 35 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Darwin is 2618 km. The road distance is 3026.8 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Darwin without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 35 min and costs $340 - $600.

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It takes approximately 5 h 16 min to get from Adelaide to Darwin, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Darwin bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Adelaide station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Darwin is to fly which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $190 - $410. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $340 - $600 and takes 43 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $950 - $1,900 and takes 2 days 5 h.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Darwin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 40 min.

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Adelaide to Darwin bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Darwin station.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Darwin.
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  • Distance: 1636.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 16 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Jetstar, Qantas and two other airlines fly from Adelaide to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs in around 43 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Perth
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Darwin
Ave. Duration
2 days 5 h
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$675
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,241
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,321
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,561
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

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Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Alice Springs to Darwin
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Darwin is 3027 km. It takes approximately 29 h 20 min to drive from Adelaide to Darwin.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Darwin Airport.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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