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

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Fly  •  7 h 29 min

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

$128 - $278

3 alternative options

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

$250 - $422

Train  •  2 days 5 h

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

$713 - $1,376

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 $170 - $380 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Darwin is to fly which takes 7 h 29 min and costs $170 - $380.

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The distance between Adelaide and Darwin is 2618 km. The road distance is 3027 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 29 min to get from Adelaide to Darwin, including transfers.

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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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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
7 h
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 50 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
7 h 5 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
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
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, Tuesday, 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
$688
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,265
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,347
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,591
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Alice Springs to Darwin
Ave. Duration
22 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice 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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