Passenger guide - Darwin airport (DRW) 

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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: More than 2.2 million passengers went through it in 2017.
Tel: +61 889 201 811. 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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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), People Movers NT (Tel +61 889 832 111) and City Palmerston Minibuses (Tel +61 889 803 700). The trip to the city centre takes 10-20 minutes.

More information on the public transport

 

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

Avis (Tel +61 136 333 / 889 450 662 - 5:00 am to 2:00 am)
Budget (Tel +61 132 727 / 889 452 011 - 4:30 am to 2:00 am)
Europcar (Tel +61 131 390 / 889 410 300 - 6:00 am to 2:00 am)
Hertz (Tel +61 133 039 / 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)

 

The airport has ATMs, currency exchange bureaus (9:00 am to 5:30 pm), mailbox, VIP lounges, public telephones and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- On both levels there are coffee shops, bars, restaurants and fast food outlets. Dôme and Giancarlo Café and Bar are open 24 hours a day.
Shopping- There are duty-free stores in the international area, in addition to shops selling regional products, clothing, newsagents, accessories.
Baggage- Luggage trolleys free of charge inside the terminal and the car parks. Lockers inside the short-term parking lot, next to the terminal (Tel +61 1300 369 008). Lost property service at the control centre, next to gate A, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (Tel +61 889 201 805).
Other Services- Baby changing rooms, showers, drinking fountains, prayer room, first aid clinic.

 

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.

 

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.

 

The Novotel Darwin Airport (Tel +61 889 207 800) and the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort (Tel +61 889 203 333) are found 300 meters away from the terminal. Other accommodations in the surroundings include: Quality Hotel Darwin Airport (Tel +61 889 489 400), Feathers Sanctuary (Tel +61 889 852 144), Coconut Grove Apartments (Tel +61 889 850 500), Bromeliad Bed & Breakfast (Tel +61 438 644 640), Hi Way Inn Motel (Tel +61 889 470 979), Winnellie Hotel Motel (Tel +61 889 843 344), The Leprechaun Resort (Tel +61 889 843 400), Quest Parap (Tel +61 889 198 100). Some of them provide complimentary shuttles for the transfer of their guests.

 
 
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Latest updates: April, 24, 2018
 
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