Getting Around

The Darwin bus network covers most of the attractions in the city and many of the routes run seven days a week, although there are reduced operating hours on Sundays and public holidays. Fares are on a zone system. Darwin also has a number of bicycle trails and from the city there are easy rides to picturesque destinations such as Fannie Bay or the Botanical Gardens. Taxis are available and are metered. However, central Darwin is small enough to get around on foot.


Darwin International

The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Darwin's city centre.

Darwin International (DRW)


The airport is situated eight miles (13km) northeast of Darwin's city centre.

Getting to the city

An airport shuttle bus meets all flights, and taxis are available. Public transport to and from the airport is limited, but a public bus operates to bus stops near the airport.


GMT +9.5.

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Hertz, Europcar and Thrifty are represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

Taxis are available from the taxi rank directly in front of the terminal. Taxis are metered and an approximate fare for a trip to the CBD is A$25 to A$30.


The airport terminal has ATMs and foreign exchange, several food and drink options, duty-free shopping, internet kiosks, wifi, shower facilities, and a variety of general shops. Facilities for the disabled are good. The airport is a smoke-free zone, but smoking areas are provided.


Short-term parking is available adjacent to the airport; long-term parking is also available.