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Information for flights to Sydney Kingsford Smith from Darwin

Avg. flight duration 4h 25m
Flights arrive in Sydney Kingsford Smith
Flights depart from Darwin
Flight price $330
Distance 3,155 km
Airlines Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tigerair Australia

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Low season:
April
Best time to beat the crowds
3%
expected price decrease
High season:
July
Most popular time to fly
13%
expected price increase
Average price:
$362
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
Good deal:
$313
or less (return)

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Looking for a cheap flight? 25% of our users found flights on this route for $313 or less.
The cheapest flight from Darwin to Sydney Kingsford Smith was found, on average, 90 days before departure.
Book at least 4 weeks before departure in order to get a below-average price.
High season is considered to be June, July and August. The cheapest month to fly is April.
Morning departure is around 8% cheaper 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 Sydney Kingsford Smith from Darwin

How long does a flight from Darwin to Sydney Kingsford Smith take?
An average non-stop flight takes 4h 15m, covering a distance of 3154 km.
How many flights are there between Darwin and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
There are 194 (non-stop) flights between Darwin and Sydney Kingsford Smith per week, averaging 29 per day.
Which airlines provide the cheapest flights from Darwin to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on Jetstar ($330), Virgin Australia ($371) and Tigerair Australia ($443).
Which airlines fly most frequently between Darwin and Sydney Kingsford Smith?
Qantas Airways (3 times daily), Emirates (2 times daily), Delta (2 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
What’s the cheapest day of the week to fly from Darwin to Sydney Kingsford Smith?
For Darwin to Sydney Kingsford Smith, Tuesday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Sydney Kingsford Smith back to Darwin, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Tuesday being the most expensive.

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Airports
Origin
Darwin
$330
only
$330
Destination
Sydney
$330
only
$330
Tue., 15 Jan.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Wed., 30 Jan.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

SYD
ZQN
Good 7.2

Pros: The views when approaching landing was spectacular!!

Cons: The queues were long, the meals were sandwiches

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab.

HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

Wed., 13 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 30m
Wed., 27 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 15 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
DRW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Leave and Arrived on time

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No seatback monitor.

DRW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Leave and Arrived on time

PER
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Flight crew

BNE
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: In flight entertainment die not work for me...

Mon., 3 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 55m
Thu., 13 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
17h 35m
Trip: 11 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 311 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

SYD
MEL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Punctual

Cons: Aircraft not the cleanest

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

CNS
SYD
Good 6.0

Cons: Crew in the air were fine, crew at check in was very unfriendly and tried to say I was over with baggage - 2 bags at 10kg for 2 people - I dont think so.......7kg each

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

Sat., 1 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 15m
Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
17h 05m
Trip: 16 days
Overall 0.0 Poor
Based on 0 reviews
Thu., 7 Feb.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Sat., 9 Feb.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

AVV
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Travel good

Cons: There was a delate

SYD
ZQN
Good 7.2

Pros: The views when approaching landing was spectacular!!

Cons: The queues were long, the meals were sandwiches

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

Sun., 2 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Wed., 19 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 18 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AKL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good seat. Good service.

Cons: Nothing.

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab.

Mon., 3 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 55m
Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
17h 05m
Trip: 14 days
6.2GoodShow reviews
Overall 6.2 Good
Based on 311 reviews
Overall
6.5
Boarding
6.6
Comfort
6.1
Crew
7.2
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.7
BNE
CNS
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Nothing.

Cons: Flight time rescheduled meaning we had very little time for connecting flight. Then they checked our luggage in (weighed 8.5kg and only 7 allowed (charged $108). The booking in of the bags meant one of our party missed connecting flight. She arrived at gate while plane was still there and Capt said he would wait but ground staff over-ruled decision. Not happy.

BNE
MEL
Good 7.0

Pros: Clean and tidy aircraft, pleasant crew, on time

Cons: wouldnt want a longer journey as the seats are narrow and uncomfortable

BNE
CNS
Mediocre 3.6

Pros: Quick flight

Cons: Boring and uncomfortable

OOL
MEL
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Good service by friendly crew . The flight went quickly , & the landing was top notch.

MEL
OOL
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: This companies business model is high friction. I ended up with two tickets for my daughter on the same flights as one of their affiliates had problems with their website so it told me I wasn’t successful booking when i later found out the message was wrong. In the interim i booked the small flights on Tiger. I called both companies 4 times got the usual Asian call center responses and finally someone had the guts to tell me they would do nothing about it. Just insane and that’s what you will be if you ignore my advice. My daughter ended up with two flights she could never use and they would not do a single thing to help apart from go through their call center script to keep their jobs. You have been warned. Kayak should never refer people to gotogate.com. They offer similar customer service and would also do nothing.

Tue., 23 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Sat., 27 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
SYD
ZQN
Good 6.6

Pros: Was a smaller aircraft and a spacious flight

Cons: No complimentary food or snack or drinks!!

HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

SYD
ZQN
Good 7.2

Pros: The views when approaching landing was spectacular!!

Cons: The queues were long, the meals were sandwiches

ZQN
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: I did like the price of airfare. The aircraft was clean.

Cons: No legroom, no complementary snacks or drink. No entertainment.

Wed., 24 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Sat., 27 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
ZQN
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: I did like the price of airfare. The aircraft was clean.

Cons: No legroom, no complementary snacks or drink. No entertainment.

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.6

Pros: Was a smaller aircraft and a spacious flight

Cons: No complimentary food or snack or drinks!!

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

MEL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: Crew didn't come around enough with water

DRW
SYD
OK 4.6

Cons: 600$$$ for luggage

Fri., 26 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Sat., 27 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.6

Pros: Was a smaller aircraft and a spacious flight

Cons: No complimentary food or snack or drinks!!

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

MEL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: Crew didn't come around enough with water

SYD
ZQN
Good 7.2

Pros: The views when approaching landing was spectacular!!

Cons: The queues were long, the meals were sandwiches

Thu., 14 Mar.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Mon., 18 Mar.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 5 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AKL
OOL
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Good seat. Good service.

Cons: Nothing.

OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab.

DRW
SYD
OK 4.6

Cons: 600$$$ for luggage

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

MEL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: Crew didn't come around enough with water

Sat., 22 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
7h 05m
Sat., 29 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 8 days
8.5ExcellentShow reviews
Overall 8.5 Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Boarding
8.1
Comfort
7.9
Crew
8.4
Entertainment
7.3
Food
7.2
BNE
CBR
Excellent 8.0

Cons: In flight entertainment die not work for me...

DRW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Leave and Arrived on time

MEL
SYD
Excellent 9.6

Pros: Melbourne has got self check in and bag drop working well....Sydney, take note and passengers be ready for it. That said the ground crew are there to help, but read the signs and don't get cranky if you hey sent back to do what you're meant to. On board, the cheese and cracker snack pack I got was great, nice to see complimentary snacks and drinks being maintained. Onboatd wifi via the app worked well and was actually able to use inflight entertainment on hand held device online the Sydney to Melbourne leg

Cons: It was a full flight but there was too much cabin luggage. Ppl had oversized bags and too much of it. Get stricter with the measurements would be my suggestion.

ZQN
SYD
Excellent 9.3

Cons: No seatback monitor.

DRW
SYD
Excellent 10.0

Pros: Friendly and helpful Stewards. Virgin Australia 1 free checked luggage is great.

Cons: The queue for the loo was a bit ridiculous. Passengers were lining up in the isle besides our seats instead of waiting in thier seat for a vacancy.

Sun., 2 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 15 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
AVV
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Travel good

Cons: There was a delate

MEL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: Crew didn't come around enough with water

DRW
SYD
OK 4.6

Cons: 600$$$ for luggage

HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

Thu., 25 Apr.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 15m
Sat., 27 Apr.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 35m
Trip: 3 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
DRW
SYD
OK 4.6

Cons: 600$$$ for luggage

MEL
DPS
Good 6.3

Pros: Easy check in

Cons: Crew didn't come around enough with water

SYD
ZQN
Good 7.2

Pros: The views when approaching landing was spectacular!!

Cons: The queues were long, the meals were sandwiches

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

Wed., 21 Nov.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Thu., 22 Nov.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 2 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
OOL
SYD
Mediocre 2.0

Cons: Got charged $120 at the gate as my bags were 7.5kg not 7kg. Blatant money grab.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

ZQN
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: I did like the price of airfare. The aircraft was clean.

Cons: No legroom, no complementary snacks or drink. No entertainment.

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.0

Pros: The crew were amazing.

Cons: The cost to check baggage was very high and hard to complete ahead of time.

AVV
SYD
Mediocre 3.0

Cons: Uncomfortable seats. Flight delayed 3.5 hours

Thu., 13 Dec.
DRW
Darwin
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
4h 20m
Sun., 16 Dec.
SYD
Sydney Kingsford Smith
DRW
Darwin
4h 30m
Trip: 4 days
Overall 5.9 OK
Based on 4 reviews
Overall
6.2
Boarding
6.5
Comfort
6.0
Crew
6.8
Entertainment
5.1
Food
5.1
HNL
MEL
OK 4.3

Pros: The staff were friendly

Cons: Some policies were not made clear before I arrived to check in. No skateboards as a carry-on. I’ve never had a problem before until Jetstar. Also they overcharged me by $50 to process my visa application before I was allowed to check in. The visa cost $20, Jetstar charged me $70 and would not allow me to apply for the visa on my own at the time of check-in.

AKL
CHC
Mediocre 2.0

Pros: Flight was fine

Cons: They find ways to scam you out of more money!

SYD
ZQN
Good 6.6

Pros: Was a smaller aircraft and a spacious flight

Cons: No complimentary food or snack or drinks!!

AVV
SYD
Excellent 8.0

Pros: Travel good

Cons: There was a delate

ZQN
SYD
OK 5.6

Pros: I did like the price of airfare. The aircraft was clean.

Cons: No legroom, no complementary snacks or drink. No entertainment.

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