There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Darwin by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Darwin (DRW) BNE - DRW

$118 - $307

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Bus Bus Queensland  •  2 days 4 h

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
  2. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$254 - $410

Train, bus  •  2 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$337 - $610

Bus via Townsville  •  2 days 12 h

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin

$354 - $565

Drive  •  36 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Darwin 2140.3 miles

$300 - $450

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Darwin. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Darwin via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4 h.

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The distance between Brisbane and Darwin is 2848 km. The road distance is 3424.5 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Darwin without a car is to bus which takes 2 days 4 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 48 min to get from Brisbane to Darwin, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Darwin bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Darwin is to fly which takes 5 h 48 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 days 4 h.

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Darwin Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 10 min.

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

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Darwin is 30 min behind Brisbane. It is currently 7:44 PM in Brisbane and 7:14 PM in Darwin.

Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Darwin is 3424 km. It takes approximately 36 h 13 min to drive from Brisbane to Darwin.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Darwin.
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  • Distance: 1779.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 48 min

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

Tigerair Australia, Jetstar and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Darwin hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Darwin via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek in around 2 days 4 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 27 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Townsville
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $360
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$250
B-Quick
$138
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Darwin
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $140
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$80 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $140
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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Tigerair Australia, Airnorth, Jetstar and two other airlines offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Darwin Airport.

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There are 139+ hotels available in Darwin. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs .

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