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

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Fly  •  7 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Darwin (DRW) PER - DRW

$230 - $491

3 alternative options

Train  •  3 days 21 h

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

$1,114 - $2,453

Bus, train  •  4 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
  2. Take the bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
  3. Take the train from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  5. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Darwin

$902 - $1,892

Drive  •  45 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Darwin 2518.8 miles

$350 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from Perth to Darwin is to fly which costs $310 - $700 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Perth to Darwin is to fly which costs $310 - $700 and takes 7 h 44 min.

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The distance between Perth and Darwin is 2653 km. The road distance is 4030.1 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 44 min to get from Perth to Darwin, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Perth, WA, Australia and Darwin, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Airnorth fly from Perth to Darwin 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Darwin via Adelaide Parklands and Darwin in around 3 days 21 h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Darwin via Kununurra
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Perth to Darwin via Broome
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Perth to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $600
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Perth to Darwin via Kununurra
Ave. Duration
4 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,100
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
38 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$440
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Low Gold Single Cabin
$800 - $1,100
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,300
Train from Kalgoorlie to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
28 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$340 - $800
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$341
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $750
Low Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
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
$686
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,261
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,342
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,586
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$359
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$660
Low Gold Single Cabin
$723
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$856
Bus operators
TransWA
Phone
1300 662 205
Email
info@transwa.wa.gov.au
Website
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay East Perth to Transwa Bay Esperance
Ave. Duration
10 h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Bus from Transwa Bay Esperance to Station Access Rd Kalgoorlie
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
transwa.wa.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
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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