Getting around Darwin

Getting around Darwin is relatively easy

The Darwin International Airport is the Northern Territory’s main gateway for visitors and is well-serviced by regular international, domestic and regional flights. The airport is just 13 kilometres from the Darwin CBD and the major airlines operating there are Qantas, Jestar and Virgin Blue. Darwin is closer to Asia than any other Australian capital city and flying times from most South East Asian destinations are generally less than four hours. There are limited public transport options from the Darwin airport, but the Darwin Airport Shuttle is a convenient and reliable transport to and from the airport and all city accommodation. There is a public bus service that links Darwin city with its surrounds, and a ferry connecting the city with suburbs over the harbour. You can also get around town by taxi or shuttle bus. Taxis can be prebooked or hailed on the street.  There are at taxi ranks, particularly at the airport, in the city and major shopping centres. Indicative costs: airport – city $20, northern suburbs to city $25, Palmerston to city $45.