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

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Fly  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Fly from Darwin (DRW) to Sydney (SYD) DRW - SYD

$137 - $347

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 days 19 h

  1. Take the bus from Darwin to Alice Springs
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Adelaide
  3. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
  4. Take the bus from Albury station to Sydney

$357 - $568

Train  •  3 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Darwin to Adelaide Parklands The Ghan
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific

$965 - $2,130

Drive  •  41 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Darwin to Sydney 2458.8 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Darwin to Sydney is to fly which costs $180 - $470 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Darwin to Sydney is to fly which takes 7 h 16 min and costs $180 - $470.

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The distance between Darwin and Sydney is 3148 km. The road distance is 3934 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Darwin to Sydney, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Darwin to Sydney. However, there are services departing from Darwin and arriving at Sydney via Alice Springs, 85 Franklin St and Albury station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 19 h.

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What companies run services between Darwin, NT, Australia and Sydney, NSW, Australia?

Qantas, Jetstar and two other airlines fly from Darwin to Sydney hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Darwin to Sydney via Alice Springs, Adelaide, 85 Franklin St, Albury, and Albury station in around 2 days 19 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Darwin to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $550
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Darwin to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Darwin to Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Darwin to Sydney via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $230
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Darwin to Adelaide Parklands
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
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$295
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice 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 Adelaide
Ave. Duration
19 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Albury
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Albury station to Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au

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