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Information for flights to Brisbane from Darwin

Avg. flight duration 3h 59m
Flights arrive in Brisbane
Flights depart from Darwin
Flight price $270
Distance 2,852 km
Airlines Jetstar, Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia

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Low season:
October
Best time to beat the crowds
2%
expected price decrease
High season:
August
Most popular time to fly
7%
expected price increase
Average price:
$381
(price for this month)
Good deal:
$359
or less return trip within
4 months
of travel is a good deal

When to Book Flights from Darwin to Brisbane

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The cheapest flight from Darwin to Brisbane was found, on average, 33 days before departure.
Book at least 2 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be July, August and September. The cheapest month to fly is October.
Morning departure is around 110% more expensive than an evening flight, on average*.
*Average of the lowest prices shown in KAYAK’s search results for departures within the next 30 days

FAQs for Booking Flights to Brisbane from Darwin

How long does a flight from Darwin to Brisbane take?
An average non-stop flight takes 3h 35m, covering a distance of 2852 km.
How many flights are there between Darwin and Brisbane?
There are 65 (non-stop) flights between Darwin and Brisbane per week, averaging 9 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Darwin to Brisbane?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($270), Tigerair Australia ($360) and Virgin Australia ($435).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Darwin and Brisbane?
American Airlines (1 times daily), Etihad Airways (1 times daily), Qantas Airways (1 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Darwin to Brisbane?
For Darwin to Brisbane, Saturday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Friday is the most expensive. Flying from Brisbane back to Darwin, the best deals are generally found on Saturday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.
Which airports will I be using when flying from Darwin to Brisbane?
When flying out of Darwin you will be using Darwin, often referred to as Darwin Airport. You will be landing at Brisbane, also known as Brisbane Airport.

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Origin
Darwin
$270
only
$270
Destination
Brisbane
$270
only
$270
Sat., 20 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Wed., 24 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Trip: 5 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: New plane.

Cons: Really small plane. They placed my 6’8 husband in a regular row, when there were 2 bulk head and 1 exit row seat available. The “meal” = 3 half sandwiches - mayo & tuna (smelled through the cellophane wrapper) and a bottle of water. No entertainment. LOST MY LUGGAGE! Yuck. Avoid Jet Star.

AVV
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly staff

Cons: N/A

OOL
SYD
Good 7.6

Cons: The flight left late. It just made it to landing in Sydney before an electrical storm shut down the airport. If the flight had left on Tim e it would have made it to Sydney before the shut down. We spent 3 hours in the plane on the Sydney tarmac.

DPS
BNE
Good 6.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable and the plane was nice.

Cons: I bought a bottle of water to take on the plane and had to get rid of it as there was a baggage check for liquids after security and before boarding. Every thing on board cost, even a can of pop but we were not allowed to bring any drinks. Seems like a way of gouging customers. Also no free entertainment option.

AYQ
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: City of Yulara had a city wide communications failure. Other airlines had backup plans to get passengers out with a manual procedure. Jetstar didn't have a manual process and failed to get us on the plane. I missed my connection and they didn't help with my lost ticket. I ended up buying a new international ticket.

Thu., 18 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 40m
Fri., 19 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Trip: 2 days
3.0MediocreShow reviews
Overall 3.0 Mediocre
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Boarding was quick

Cons: The flight had a lot of turbulence

MEL
SYD
OK 4.3

Pros: Watching the hand luggage scale being wheeled out by a cranky employee was delightful

Cons: A woman who clearly couldn’t speak English having her weighed parcel thrown off said scale when the worker got too impatient with her. A cup of sunshine wouldn’t have gone astray

BNE
SYD
Good 7.0

Pros: The price.

Cons: Little room and having the seat in front reclined back as soon as possible, and until the very end of the flight. Reclining economy seats in minimal space budget airlines are just plain rediculous. Have those airline bisses never tried their own cattle class?

ADL
MEL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: I was told (via two notification emails) that the flight was delayed by 5 hours. Went to the airport, and then they told me the flight had gone on time. They also told me my fare had been “forfeited”. Last time I book with this airline.

CNS
BNE
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Staff were nice and kind.

Cons: Nil.

Sun., 14 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 50m
Thu., 18 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Trip: 5 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
NAN
BNE
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Virgin appears to have lost its way in its treatment of business class passengers from Fiji to Brisbane. Gone is the lounge to relax in prior to boarding , long ques and bottlenecks in "priority " lines whilst trying to board and then there is that other affliction that they now suffer from poor quality meals and selection of same Oh well so much for that wonderful experience of flying at the front of the aircraft

BNE
LAX
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Plenty of empty seats on the plane

SYD
MEL
Mediocre 3.3

Pros: Departure was on time (only fifteen minutes late).

Cons: Check-in was a shambles, long lines for bag-drop, despite having booked several months in advance my partner and I could not sit together, the flight and landing was particularly rough, no crew announcements, and our arrival airport was chaotic with no signs indicating which baggage carousel to use for baggage collection. It took us nearly 3 hours to collect luggage and depart the airport.

BNE
SYD
Good 7.3

Cons: My window seat didn’t have a window so was very squashed and felt claustrophobic

LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

Sat., 13 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
8h 55m
Fri., 19 Apr.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Trip: 7 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Sat., 29 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Sun., 14 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Trip: 16 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CNS
MEL
Excellent 9.0

Cons: Entertainment

MEL
DPS
Mediocre 3.6

Cons: Flight delayed over an hour then kept waiting another half hour on runway. Couldn't land straight away in Denpasar and had to circle for another 15mins

SYD
MEL
Excellent 9.3

Pros: The crew were amazing and the seats were super comfy. The Captain was very smooth on take off and touch down, he was also very informative during the flight.

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Seating was tight. Very thin seats.. Little padding

Cons: Their online baggage fees could not be purchased with either my Mastercard or Visa. Had to resort to Paypal for baggage payment. Flight was also over an hour late departing from Cairns. Crew said that was due to an ;onboard medical emergency' on the inbound flight.

MEL
BNE
OK 4.0

Pros: unexpectedly about an hour into the flight an announcement came over the loudspeaker. It was something like this : Attention Attention please pull on your oxygen mask when it drops and place it firmly over your mouth and breathe calmly. I was shocked and everyone that I could see looked shocked. Then nothing. It was the announcement that you never want to hear when on an aeroplane. About 5-10 minutes later another announcement that it was an error and a wrong button had been pushed. It certainly was the wrong button to push.

Fri., 15 Mar.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Mon., 18 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
OOL
SYD
Good 7.6

Cons: The flight left late. It just made it to landing in Sydney before an electrical storm shut down the airport. If the flight had left on Tim e it would have made it to Sydney before the shut down. We spent 3 hours in the plane on the Sydney tarmac.

AYQ
SYD
Good 6.8

Cons: Even charge for water

DRW
BNE
Mediocre 3.3

Cons: Charged $310 for one suitcase under 30 kg because not prepaid. No inflight entertainment system.

NRT
OOL
OK 4.8

Cons: I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in.

DRW
BNE
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Speed and efficiency.

Cons: Quality of food available for purchase on board.

Tue., 12 Mar.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Wed., 13 Mar.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Trip: 2 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
SYD
ZQN
Mediocre 2.6

Pros: New plane.

Cons: Really small plane. They placed my 6’8 husband in a regular row, when there were 2 bulk head and 1 exit row seat available. The “meal” = 3 half sandwiches - mayo & tuna (smelled through the cellophane wrapper) and a bottle of water. No entertainment. LOST MY LUGGAGE! Yuck. Avoid Jet Star.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

DPS
SIN
Good 7.0

Cons: Baggage fees. Website. I tried for days to prebook bags. It kept coming g back with msg. Session expired. Go back. I did this several times finally gave up. Cost me $100 at airport. I had flown Virgin three days before and had baggage included. Wil fly them or Quantas next time.

NRT
OOL
OK 4.8

Cons: I learned that JetStar was the cheapest option for a reason. Check-in at Narita was a nightmare. Without any luggage to check it was over 1.5 hour wait just to check in.

Sun., 17 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 50m
Fri., 22 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
7h 40m
Trip: 6 days
3.0MediocreShow reviews
Overall 3.0 Mediocre
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
MEL
SYD
Mediocre 2.3

Pros: Only one of the staff was friendly.

Cons: Only allowed 7 kilos of baggage, would have been nice to know that, the charge for my 10 kilo bag was $75, same price as my ticket, you find this out at the gate, what a scam. Flight was 1 hour late. Gate check in lady was yelling at customers to take out headphones and listen to her! Will not use them again.

TSV
MEL
OK 4.6

Cons: No issues with the flight itself or crew however the flight was rescheduled after booking from 11.45am departure to 8.35pm (then urther delay of 30m on day).

BNE
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Great

DRW
BNE
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Price. Crew were great.

Cons: Seat space is cramped for a flight anymore than an hour . I think its quiet dangerous on a long flight , given the prospect of deep vain thrombosous.

SYD
BNE
Good 6.6

Cons: Having to put my own luggage tags on only to be told by a fit man “ they’re upside down!’l he should’ve put them On !!

Sat., 16 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 55m
Sun., 17 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Trip: 2 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable

Cons: Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings

BNE
MKY
Excellent 8.0

Pros: I'd already been in the air a total of 18 hours so this flight was only 1.5 hours so the finish line was in sight, could hardly wait for it all to be over

Cons: Already be there

MEL
NTL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Arrived early, departure was on time

Cons:

MEL
BNE
Excellent 8.3

Pros: fast boarding

Cons: better movies

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

Fri., 3 May
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Mon., 6 May
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Trip: 4 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
CHC
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Comfortable seats

Cons: Poor communication of crew memebers when dropping off bags, not consistent with charges of luggage, not helpful in alternative solutions, would allow some passengers with same size/weight of luggage through with no charge, versus charging ridiculous prices for others

SYD
HBA
OK 4.0

Pros: Crew was great. No problem at all.

Cons: Bag did not make the flight and customer service at the airport was amazingly indifferent.

MEL
SYD
Good 6.6

Pros: We enjoyed our low cost flight with Jetstar. Check in was quick and easy. Boarding was also. We didn't purchase any food or entertainment which is why I gave each of those categories 1 star (there's no N/A or doesn't apply-type option).

Cons: Seats on Jetstar are a bit uncomfortable but for a short flight, it doesn't matter as much. Also, the luggage went to the wrong carousel for many folks on our flight.

DPS
BNE
Good 6.3

Pros: Seats were comfortable and the plane was nice.

Cons: I bought a bottle of water to take on the plane and had to get rid of it as there was a baggage check for liquids after security and before boarding. Every thing on board cost, even a can of pop but we were not allowed to bring any drinks. Seems like a way of gouging customers. Also no free entertainment option.

WLG
AKL
OK 5.3

Cons: Lots of extra fees

Wed., 20 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 50m
Sat., 23 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 10m
Trip: 4 days
3.0MediocreShow reviews
Overall 3.0 Mediocre
Based on 1 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.2
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.2
Food
5.8
DRW
BNE
Mediocre 3.0

Pros: Price. Crew were great.

Cons: Seat space is cramped for a flight anymore than an hour . I think its quiet dangerous on a long flight , given the prospect of deep vain thrombosous.

MEL
PER
OK 5.3

Pros: Relatively quiet airport lounge, easy boarding and decent flight

Cons: It needs a free drinks provision- soft drinks only

PPP
SYD
OK 4.6

Pros: Crew was nice

Cons: Pilot wasn't the smoothest

MEL
CNS
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Easy, cheap and great for short-haul flight

Cons: cramped, but was on a new plane which was actually much better than other tiger flights i've taken!

BNE
SYD
OK 4.0

Pros: Not much.

Cons: Boarding exceptionally slow due to intensive screening of each passengers hand luggage. Opportunististic for making an extra $36/bag if a gram over 7. Seat unable to recline. Literally not enough room for legs and needed to sit sideways and I’m not that tall!

Sun., 17 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
7h 30m
Wed., 20 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Trip: 4 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
LAX
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Efficient staff, plane was half empty so could lay across the seats & sleep.

SYD
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Cons: Initial temperature was a little low but it improved

SYD
ZQN
OK 5.3

Cons: Crew asking borderline rude questions, e.g., didn’t you hear...

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Pros: Felt Cheap

Cons: Felt Cheap. Not even an entertainment center and no one on flight could make the app download or work.

SYD
MEL
Good 6.0

Cons: The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears

Sat., 29 Jun.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
3h 35m
Sun., 7 Jul.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 20m
Trip: 9 days
6.6GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.6 Good
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.1
Crew
6.9
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.2
PER
DPS
Good 6.6

Pros: Quick boarding, friendly staff

Cons: No TVs very basic.

CNS
MEL
OK 4.0

Cons: Jetstart didn't serve us a glass of water on flight and the crewes were not kind. They charged $60 for a carry-on-bag. I think the fare is very expensive.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: No frills airline. Everything costs extra

DRW
BNE
Excellent 9.0

Pros: Speed and efficiency.

Cons: Quality of food available for purchase on board.

SYD
AVV
Excellent 8.0

Pros: It’s okay

Fri., 15 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
BNE
Brisbane
17h 30m
Sun., 17 Feb.
BNE
Brisbane
DRW
Darwin
4h 05m
Trip: 3 days
7.8GoodShow reviews
Overall 7.8 Good
Based on 6 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
MEL
ADL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite.

Cons: None

MEL
AKL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Plane was clean, crew were fantastic, food was acceptable

Cons: Seating doesnt allow a lot of leg room for taller people unless you want to pay more for Premium Economy, We travelled early December and the Entertainment still referred to the November listings

OOL
MEL
OK 4.6

Pros: nothing

Cons: vegetarian meal was a small side salad and soggy. this over lunchtime so was a disgrace for business class

CBR
SYD
Excellent 8.8

Pros: Great, love the ATRs

SYD
LAX
Good 6.0

Cons: We arrived 3_ hours early to check in for a 12-22 flight but had to stand in line much longer than necessary because passengers who arrived late for flights that were departing were checked in before we were. We understand that the airline is trying to check in passengers for departing flights so they can leave on time but they need a better system to avoid penalizing passengers who follow the rules. Our flight was delayed 90 minutes, causing us to potentially miss our connection in LA. We were not provided any information in flight or immediately upon getting off the flight to calm our worries about missing the connecting flight. So we stood in customs and immigration lines hoping to make it. Only after we collected our luggage, were we told that we had been rebooked on another flight from LA to DC (our final destination). We could have been given that information in flight or at least when we got off the plane to avoid being stressed in customs and immigration. The airline needs a much better way to handle delays for passengers who are going to miss connecting flights.

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