There are 5 ways to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin by plane, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Hamilton Island  •  10 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Hamilton Island (HTI) to Darwin (DRW) HTI - DRW

$353 - $427

Cheapest option

Bus  •  39 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$240 - $428

3 alternative options

Bus to Mackay, fly  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
  2. Fly from Mackay (MKY) to Darwin (DRW) MKY - DRW

$273 - $604

Fly from Proserpine  •  11 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Proserpine (PPP) to Darwin (DRW) PPP - DRW

$306 - $423

Drive  •  29 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Airlie Beach to Darwin 1725.3 miles

$240 - $360

What companies run services between Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Airlie Beach to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Airlie Beach to Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek in around 39 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$240 - $700
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $600
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns, Gove
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $950
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
11 h 5 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$370 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $850
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,000
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 10 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Townsville, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9 h 45 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $600
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $370
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $350
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $330
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
13 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $410
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
14 h 35 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$320 - $370
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
12 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $460
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $490
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
12 h 5 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$340 - $750
Flights from Hamilton Island to Darwin via Sydney, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Flights from Mackay to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $550
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
11 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$370 - $800
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Proserpine to Darwin via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
13 h
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $380
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Airlie Beach to Mackay
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$13 - $19
Flexifare
$21 - $30
Bus from Airlie Beach to Townsville
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $35
Flexifare
$35 - $50
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $200
Flexifare
$160 - $230
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$85 - $150
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$85 - $130
Flexifare
$100 - $150

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Airlie Beach to Darwin?

The distance between Airlie Beach and Darwin is 2093 km. The road distance is 2760 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin?

The cheapest way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin is to drive which costs $320 - $470 and takes 29 h 5 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin?

The quickest way to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin is to fly which takes 10 h 12 min and costs $460 - $600.

Is there a direct bus between Airlie Beach and Darwin?

No, there is no direct bus from Airlie Beach to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Airlie Beach and arriving at Darwin via Townsville and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 39 h 30 min.

How long does it take to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin?

It takes approximately 10 h 12 min to get from Airlie Beach to Darwin, including transfers.