There are 4 ways to get from Brisbane to Darwin by plane, bus, train 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  •  8 h 1 min

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

$106 - $291

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 2 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

$269 - $432

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

$358 - $639

Drive  •  36 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Darwin 2140.3 miles

$300 - $450

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Darwin is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Darwin is to fly which costs $140 - $400 and takes 8 h 1 min.

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

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It takes approximately 8 h 1 min to get from Brisbane to Darwin, including transfers.

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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 2 h.

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

Jetstar, Qantas 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 2 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $480
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 Friday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $360
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Brisbane to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 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
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$260
B-Quick
$143
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
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 - $120
Flexifare
$100 - $150
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 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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