There are 4 ways to get from Sydney to Kakadu National Park by plane, bus or train

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

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Fly to Darwin, bus, travel  •  12 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Darwin (DRW) SYD - DRW
  2. Take the bus from Berrimah to Aurora Kakadu Resort
  3. Travel from Aurora Kakadu Resort to Kakadu National Park

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Fly to Maningrida, travel  •  14 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Maningrida (MNG) SYD - MNG
  2. Travel from Maningrida to Kakadu National Park

Fly to Gove, travel  •  16 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Gove (GOV) SYD - GOV
  2. Travel from Gove to Kakadu National Park

Train, bus, travel  •  3 days 5 h

  1. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  3. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Palmerston
  4. Take the bus from Palmerston to Aurora Kakadu Resort
  5. Travel from Aurora Kakadu Resort to Kakadu National Park

Questions & Answers

The distance between Sydney and Kakadu National Park is 3048 km.

The best way to get from Sydney to Kakadu National Park without a car is to train and bus and travel which takes 3 days 5 h and costs .

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It takes approximately 12 h 44 min to get from Sydney to Kakadu National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Sydney Airport to Darwin Airport is the direct flight which takes 4 h 35 min.

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Kakadu National Park is 30 min behind Sydney. It is currently 5:38 AM in Sydney and 5:08 AM in Kakadu National Park.

Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Sydney Airport to Darwin Airport.

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The best way to get from Sydney to Sydney Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $17.

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Map of how to get from Sydney to Kakadu National Park.
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  • Distance: 1904.9 miles
  • Duration: 12 h 44 min

What companies run services between Sydney, NSW, Australia and Kakadu National Park, NT, Australia?

There is no direct connection from Sydney to Kakadu National Park. However, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Darwin, take the walk to Charles Eaton Dr, take the bus to Abala Rd 253, take the walk to Airport Hotel, take the line 5 bus to Vanderlin Dr 283, take the walk to Berrimah, take the bus to Aurora Kakadu Resort, then take the travel to Kakadu National Park. Alternatively, you can take the train to International Airport Station, take the walk to Sydney airport, fly to Maningrida, then take the travel to Kakadu National Park.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 2 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 22 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$390 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Toowoomba, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 30 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
7 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$550 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $750
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Darwin
Ave. Duration
12 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $750
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Sydney to Maningrida via Melbourne, Darwin
Ave. Duration
12 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$300 - $550
Flights from Sydney to Maningrida via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
12 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $490
Flights from Sydney to Maningrida via Darwin
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Flights from Sydney to Maningrida via Adelaide, Darwin
Ave. Duration
17 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $290
Flights from Sydney to Maningrida via Denpasar, Darwin
Ave. Duration
17 h 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $470
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $250
Flights from Sydney to Gove via Darwin
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $750
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Sydney to Darwin
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $420
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Sydney to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $270
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$291
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
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
$355
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$652
Low Gold Single Cabin
$715
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$846
Bus operators
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 Berrimah to Aurora Kakadu Resort
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$16 - $24
Flexifare
$25 - $35
Bus from Alice Springs to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $210
Bus from Palmerston to Aurora Kakadu Resort
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$15 - $45
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$15 - $23
Flexifare
$24 - $35

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