Darwin airport (DRW)

Location details, contact information, airlines, departure and arrival flight status, transportation, facilities and services, parking, special passenger amenities, nearby hotels and answers to passengers' frequently asked questions.


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Darwin International Airport, opened in 1945, is the busiest in the Northern Territory. It operates with domestic destinations and international flights within Oceania and the Far East.

Official Website: darwinairport.com.au
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open 24 hours a day.
Annual passenger traffic: 2.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +61 889 201 811. E-mail: [email protected] There is an information desk opposite the baggage reclaim area, on the ground floor.


The airport is located 13 km (8 miles) northeast from Darwin.

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Public and private transportation

Ride-sharing - Hi, Oscar and Uber pick-up passengers at the short-term car park.

Bus - Darwin City Airport Shuttle Service (Tel +61 889 473 979) runs to most accommodations in the city. Departures correspond with flight schedules and the stop is found in front of the terminal. Journey time to downtown Darwin is 15 minutes. The company has a desk opposite the luggage carousels.
You can also book services from Buslink (Tel +61 889 442 444), Coach Charters Australia (Tel +61 889 881 447), Grand Touring Coaches (Tel 1800 444 149 / +61 889 810 300) and Greyhound Australia (Tel 1800 801 294) to destinations in the Northern Territory and throughout the country. They leave from the coach parking area, on the Eastern end of the terminal and accessed through a covered walkway.

Taxi - Metered cabs available across from the terminal. Companies operating inside the enclosure are Blue Taxi (Tel +61 138 294), Darwin Radio Taxis (Tel +61 131 008), Metro Mini Bus (Tel +61 889 830 577) and City Palmerston Minibuses (Tel +61 889 803 700). The trip to the city centre takes 10-20 minutes.

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Car rental agencies

There are car rental counters in the Arrivals Hall, near the baggage reclaim area, on the ground floor.

Avis (Tel +61 889 366 166 - 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
Budget (Tel +61 889 452 011 - 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
Europcar (Tel +61 889 453 261 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +61 889 450 999 - 6:00 am to 1:30 am)
Redspot/Enterprise (Tel +61 1300 668 810 / 889 453 909 - 5:00 am to 1:30 am)
Thrifty (Tel +61 1300 367 227 / 889 242 480 - 6:30 am to 2:00 am)


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Parking services at Darwin airport (DRW)

The enclosure has three parking lots operating around the clock. Payment can be made inside the car park itself or at one of the stations located on the ground floor of the terminal. In front of the building there is an express lane for passenger drop-off, with a time limit of 2 minutes. More information: Tel +61 1800 814 823. Rates

Short Stay - Situated opposite the main building. The first 15 minutes are free.
Long Stay Plus - 200 meters away from the terminal.
Long Stay Saver - Low-cost lot with courtesy shuttle services.


Facilities for passengers with special needs

Passengers requiring special assistance or wheelchairs are advised to notify their airline or travel agency about their needs at the time of their booking. Designated parking spaces are available on each side of the pedestrian walkways leading to the terminal. There are also escalators, lifts and adapted toilets.

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Latest updates: June 04, 2019