Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Perth to Darwin
Airnorth, Virgin Australia and Etihad Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Perth to Darwin. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Perth to Darwin.
The average direct flight takes 3h 25m, covering a distance of 2652 km.
There are 51 (direct) flights between Perth and Darwin per week, averaging 7 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Airnorth ($180) and Virgin Australia ($321), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Airnorth ($374) and Multiple Airlines ($375).
Airnorth flies 11 times weekly (Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday), Virgin Australia flies 9 times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday), Etihad Airways flies 8 times weekly (Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday).
From Perth to Darwin, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Darwin back to Perth , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Thursday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Perth you will be using Perth, often referred to as Perth Airport. You will be landing at Darwin, also known as Darwin Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Window seat.... 9A ..... no window......"
Pros: "great crew"
Cons: "flight delayed - but that happens..."
Cons: "Less single use plastic on the flight"
Cons: "Having back up/extra meals for people with dietary requirements as they may not have been able to request them."
Pros: "Good seats in exit row"
Cons: "No back-of-seat screen, overhead screens lacking enough contrast to see much. No matter, I looked out the window instead!"
Pros: "The service was really good"
Cons: "My bag was broken when it came off the plane so I wasn’t happy about that."
Pros: "Overall a good flight"
Cons: "Initial checkin/boarding in Perth was quite long and everyone was fairly irritated by the lack of employees working. Wait time for check in was approx 45 min. Automated systems weren’t working."
Pros: "Online check in"
Cons: "Boarding was slow and disorganised, food was cold and tasteless (chicken noodle) not helped that I had to wait for cutlery to be able to eat it"
Cons: "Great! On time"
Pros: "Despite being fully booked, the 14 hour flight was peaceful and easy. Every seat had a pillow & blanket upon embarkation, the lights were dimmed after dinner and it wasn't difficult to sleep. Staff were very friendly & accommodating."
Cons: "Smallish serves of food (dinner & light breakfast) for a long flight"
Cons: "I tried to change the date and/or the routing for the return flight, but it would have cost more than to buy a new one-way ticket, so I didn't use it at all -- and got no refund."
Pros: "Great service, very attentive with my 2.5yo toddler. Also the baby change rooms in the Business Lounge were some of the best I've ever used."
Pros: "Arrived alive."
Cons: "Sketchy plane. Too many speed changes. Left late."
Cons: "My family of 4 were not seated together even though all four tickets were purchased together in the same booking. After booking through KAYAK for flights, the on-line check-in process was a nightmare with the KAYAK booking number not matching the information required by QANTAS. As my children were all spread over the plane, and two son's look very similar, a hostess almost did not serve one of my son's a meal as she believed my son had already received a meal further forward in the plane. Thankfully, upon checking, the hostess realised that it was a case of mistaken identity."
Cons: "There was no entertainment on board. There was provision for iPads in the backs of the seat, but none provided. There were drop down TVs but the audio was not working. Had I known in advance that this would be the case, I would have been able to prepare my own device and headphones."
Pros: "Love going to Yancey when we are pushed by the tail winds!"
Cons: "Breakfast was dire"
Cons: "Qantas actually had to book me on jet star since they failed. Waiting 12 hrs now"
Pros: "Very smooth, made it alive."
Pros: "Upon confirming my flight I had received a middle seat. When I got to Sydney I was able to talk a host at the gate to see if she can move to an aisle seat. She did and it was at the front of the row with plenty of leg room. I couldn’t have asked for a better flight home."
Cons: "The mess other passengers made. Have some respect for yourself and the stewardess. I could only imagine the home some of these people Live in."
Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."
Pros: "Comfortable seats, good food choices, great service."
Pros: "Friendly and easy"
Cons: "I found the seat really uncomfortable. My back was hurting well before the end of the flight."
Pros: "Speed of flight was excellent. Overheard storage was good."
Cons: "Seats impossible to sleep on as they don’t recline enough to stop head from falling forward. Wings on headrest too small."
Pros: "Service and flight attendants were great"
Cons: "Breakfast the food was over heated and dry."
Cons: "Food and service was appallling. ... an insult to be assed a Lindt choc (1) ... by hand."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "It was all good, start to finish."
Pros: "Crew were pleasant"
Cons: "Bathroom for business class was out of order about 2hrs before landing, were told to use the bathroom in the back of plane!"
Pros: "I always enjoy the flights that have the in-seat entertainment."
Cons: "No complaints."
Cons: "Arrogance of the crew"
Pros: "I knew what to do without having been there before, thanks to electronic info available at my seat, in-flight announcements and signage at the airport."
Pros: "Good food. You"
Pros: "Movie selection was excellent"
Cons: "They missed giving me a chocolate!"
Pros: "i wanted to add a bag to my itinerary but 3rd party didnt get back to me in time and i couldnt afford to upgrade at the airport. a little disapointed, probably wont go 3rd party again ."
Cons: "i wanted to add a bag to my itinerary but 3rd party didnt get back to me in time and i couldnt afford to upgrade at the airport. a little disapointed, probably wont go 3rd party again ."
Pros: "Helpful crew. Seats so close together, very difficult tou get out to use facilities. Meals tasty."
Cons: "See last comment above."
Pros: "Economy cabin red-eye service Perth to Sydney included sandwich and drink soon after departure, quiet cabin with ample at-seat entertainment for those electing not to sleep on the way, and cold bottle of water immediately upon decent in the morning. Being from the US, the cabin and service level far exceeds domestic service offerings from the large US carriers. Value quickly exceeds that of low-cost carriers, especially as a checked bag is included."
Cons: "Toll staff during boarding rude"
Pros: "Seamless flight & good service from the cabin staff"
Cons: "Bus from terminal to plane No inflight entertainment"
Pros: "Qantas Launge"
Pros: "We were late arriving due to roadworks at the entrance to the airport leading us miles out of our way due to poor signage Baggage had closed and the Qantas staff were excellent in ensuring that we caught the flight .Well done !"
Pros: "Nice aircraft and amenities."
Cons: "All 6 of my flights were delayed causing me to miss 2 connections. Had to pay for a hotel and arrived a day late to final destination. Agents, sales desk, all could care less."
Pros: "On Time performance"
Pros: "It was comfortable"
Cons: "I couldn't request a vegan meal online for some reason & once i got to the airport it was too late so i went hungry"
Pros: "Friendly service."
Pros: "Food is good and plenty Great entertainment selection Helpful crew"
Cons: "Seats are like most airlines, close tgether and not much leg room"
Pros: "Friendly, helpful and professional crew which which always makes for a better overall experience."
Cons: "The crew seemed to have to spend much of their time as IT consultants assisting with iPads."
Pros: "Always great crew but the 737-800 is too cramped for east-west flights and hardly any leg room."
Cons: "Larger less cramped jet. Toilets at rear and everytime someone tried to move around a guy standing in aisle next to me talking to another passenger i got hit. After about the 3rd time i almost landed in the back of the seat infront of me. I had words and he moved. Couldnt put seat back as not enough room. Got off jet with neck cramped...got on jet via rear door after walk and wait about 10 minutes on hot tarnac with sun belting into back of the unfortunate rear seaters...hostess apologised but i felt sorry for any older/ sick people. We were cooking on a hot plate like prawns !!!"
Pros: "The flight went well. The crew was accommodating."
Pros: "When it was finally over!"
Cons: "On time, attitude of Virgin ground crew in Sydney (only one) seat were tiny and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Seats were comfy"
Cons: "Food was the worst I have ever been offered on a flight"
Pros: "Crapped seats too close. Seat belts too short."
Cons: "Although i requested Halal food, way in advance when i booked my flights, Non was provided."
Pros: "Landed 30mins early"
Cons: "Better management of people boarding from the front"
Cons: "No entrtainment available"
Cons: "Eye mark not provided."
Pros: "Seats very uncomfortable No leg room"
Cons: "Better seat bottom & seat back to short & Badly configured for taller people Not enough leg room !!!"
Pros: "Crew fantastic Very comfortable"
Pros: "Crew work very hard and are very pleasant."
Pros: "Delhi to Singapore all Gud . Singapore’s to Perth all Gud but after Perth to broome no wheel chair access was provided"
Pros: "Director flight at a good time"
Pros: "Fast flight"
Cons: "Delayed departure due to headwinds for incoming aircraft"
Pros: "Flight crew"
Cons: "Glad to have an isle seat"
Cons: "Meal on board was probably the worst I’ve ever had on any airline, including the very cheap Asian ones. Virgin has set a new low in customer service"
Pros: "Flight was great except the turbulence but that is expected"
Cons: "Hardly any legroom"
Cons: "My ticket was deemed void when I was checking in and I could not get on the flight. I will never book via kayak again."
Pros: "The coke"
Cons: "Not bloody much. I'm passed I'm not with my wife now"
Pros: "Great service and a free hot meal! Couldn't ask for more."
Pros: "Everything was GREAT"
Pros: "Priority boarding is great"
Pros: "Crew very welcoming and helpful"
Cons: "Older seats mean less comfort for such a long flight"
Cons: "Flight cancelled with no announcement.Delayed 5 hours."
Pros: "The crew were friendly"
Cons: "The plane was freezing and no entertainment"
Pros: "The entertainment"
Cons: "In finish line, that media muchine not working"
Pros: "Economy is most often how I connect. Certainty felt a little more upgraded this flight"
Cons: "Efficiency, schedule retained, in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Service was great, aircraft okay"
Cons: "Would have liked a charging point on such a long flight."
Cons: "I could not find anywhere on your website to either cancel the flight or re-schedule for after I'd recovered from a ruptured appendix operation. I won't therefore be using kayak again to book airfares."
Cons: "Food service was terrible. We were given biscuits. They charge for drinks. Give me qantus any day. Nothing to read in my chair."
Pros: "The checking-in in Perth domestic terminal was very fast. The flight was less uncomfortable than usual for the economy class."
Cons: "The lack of food options."
Cons: "rude check in staff poor safety issues no comms when diverted to another airport damaged luggage AGAIN..."
Pros: "The whole service"
Cons: "Vegetarian option and hot food very important especially for elderly people."
Cons: "no entertainment only back lab was available long ques i only fly virgin at least 6 x times a year"
Pros: "On time departure"
Cons: "Beef dish was mainly rice with insufficient meat or gravy to flavour the rice and there were no vegetables. Entertainment selection was of little choice with documentaries that were not only unsuitable for children but in my opinion unsatisfactory for adults."
Pros: "The new App for you mobile device is good. I enjoyed watching the movies to help pass the time."
Cons: "There is never enough room in the seats. I am not a big person, but when a big man is sitting in the seat next to me I do not have my own space."
Cons: "TVE information they sent me to the email about the airport terminal was confusing: there is not terminal D un perth airport."
Pros: "Fantastic service!"
Cons: "Delay was not appreciated with a fidgety 2 year old"
Pros: "Automatic check-in was really easy to use and everything worked very well and looked modern and stylish. Flight was great, very smooth, good service and the airplane was in great condition. Luggage arrived on the belt very quick after landing."
Cons: "WiFi on airplane did not work."
Pros: "Nil complaints"
Pros: "We arrived intact only 3 hours late and we were informed early"
Cons: "Seating far too little leg room. Too close together."
Cons: "I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund."
Cons: "There was no in flight entertainment system and no WiFi. No food onboard. No credit card use. All soft drinks were purchase only. Cheap and nasty airline. Onboard Crew are miserable, ground crew just as miserable. Won't use again."
Pros: "Very courteous steward."
Cons: "Small food servings"
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "All perfect recomendable thanks"
Cons: "Be sure to book your luggage in advance to avoid high fees."
Cons: "Not having someone farting the whole time in the plane."
Pros: "Quick boarding, friendly staff"
Cons: "No TVs very basic."
Pros: "Check in was good...despite not being allocated seat i was charged for."
Cons: "Flight late...I am told as usual. Paid for a seat and was given another. Where is my refund. No one stuffed around me paid. Onboard staff seemed in control but arrogant"
Cons: "Not enough to room in seats for a flight this long"
Pros: "The plane got us to Darwin."
Cons: "$60 per checked bag, even at 30 per bag its still more expensive than other carriers, so if you have a bag to check, skip Jetstar"
Pros: "The first flight (Perth to Melbourne) was delayed 45 minutes and left the bay at 2:20am. Bother flights were on an old A320 plane, so no TV, seat pockets, plug sockets or USB outlets. I was also informed that I had to pick my luggage up at baggage claim in Melbourne and re-Check-in even though I had booked through to Ayers Rock. The re-check-in is a way to get money from clients because I was charged $60AUD for an overweight baggage. Strange, because I was never asked about it in Perth."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "We were surprised when we boarded the plane that we were flying with the new dremliner. The boarding was extremely efficient. They provided us with free movie too on board."
Pros: "No food or entertainment, so we just gave an average rating. Should have an N/A option. Everything else from check-in to deplaning was very good."
Cons: "We were surprised by the baggage charge when we checked in. However, we may have missed that when we purchased our tickets online."
Cons: "My main complaint is what others describe, the luggage charge. However, for me it was 100 dollars per bag or an additional 200 dollars. By that time I could not change flights as was traveling with others. What was going to be a modest flight charge turned out to be a hefty one. The flight otherwise was good to excellent."
Pros: "cheap bare bones flights do the job for short jaunts. But their automated on line customer service is abysmal!"
Cons: "The assisted mobility did not work at all well, Perth it didn’t turn up, no help on or off the plane, Melbourne only took you as far as the eating area, with a lot further to go to the luggage reclaim, no one to help me with my luggage!"
Cons: "Appalling service got a text about 20 hours before departure cancelling the flight. Alternatives totally unsuitable. 1am or 5 am when I had a daytime flight"
Cons: "Bad weather. Also in the air... but the captain now it well what to do. We're very happy tp be landing in storm at Darwin."
Pros: "I wasn’t able to select a seat and was assigned a middle seat, but the service desk agent at ADL moved me to an aisle seat without charge. Food was reasonable value and tasty, if cold (who refrigerates a muffin?!)"
Cons: "Usual Jetstar pain having to call to add extra luggage (qantas booking) and then curiously Jetstar telling me to ring qantas for an updated itinerary"
Cons: "Close seating. 45 minute delay to take off. sitting in cramped airplane on runway."
Pros: "Getting off at the other end (eventually)"
Cons: "Where do we start....didn't realise you have to pay extra for a bag when traveling overseas so spent just on $300 before even getting the boarding pass. One hour late leaving Perth, no apology or explanation provided. They wouldn't take exact money for a Solo, only credit card. Knees planted uncomfortably in the seat in front for the entire trip. Didn't hand out immigration cards claiming they'd run out.."
Pros: "It wasn't cancelled like previous flight. It arrived and departed o time . No inflight entertainment at all."
Cons: "The cramping was incredible. No storage , people's bag from seat behind encroaching on foot space in front. Knees in my back from behind passenger. Seat design exceptionally upright, no head rest wings to support a dosing head. Torture chamber really."
Pros: "Smooth boarding process and friendly crew"
Cons: "Buy luggage online! When we bought our tickets, the price per bag online was $15-25 pending the weight and size of the bags for checked luggage. Most airlines give you one checked bag for free, but whatever. $50 for two bags is not a huge deal. What I didn't know, and they didn't specify, is that was the online only price. When I got to the airport, they quoted me $225 for 2 bags! 225!! Both bags were around 40lbs each. Then they told us that if each bag weighed 6lbs less, the price would be $120. Let's just say our carryons ended up getting packed to the brim... And they still charged us $120. Ridiculous."
Cons: "I had to pay over $200 for my baggage because Kayak didn't tell me that the flight I purchased didn't include at least one checked bag. There was nothing in any of my confirmations and Jetstar's fees are outrageous. Will not fly with this airline or book with Kayak again after this experience."
Pros: "Fairly much on time"
Cons: "My muffin was served to me cold. $5 for a cold muffin. Next time I’ll get a hot chocolate instead."
Cons: "This was the least legroom I've ever had in a plane. The seats were so close together that they hardly reclined at all. This was very disappointing since we were on a red-eye that left at midnight. Most uncomfortable I've ever been on a plane. I was also surprised to see trash in most of the seat pockets around where I was seated."
Cons: "Plane left an hour late"
Pros: "Everything except bag claim process"
Cons: "Baggage claim very slow"
Pros: "Swift check in and boarding and exit."
Cons: "Terrible seating. I'm 6ft 1 and I felt cramped and couldn't get comfortable. I was constantly kicking the person in front of me in the back and under the seat."
Pros: "Excellent boarding process."
Cons: "No drinks or snacks"
Pros: "Good price/value for money."
Cons: "Paperwork issues caused a 1 hour delay leaving Perth, could have been handled better."
Cons: "Seat. Slow boarding"
Pros: "That the flight is over"
Cons: "Terrible service, luggage scam,discourteous service unhelpful boarding personnel,check in personnel arrived twenty minutes late"
Pros: "Nothing was wrong with my flight."
Cons: "No entertainment units, and it was a long flight."
Cons: "Return journey of our flight was moved so disrupted our onward flights. Getting in touch with customer services was impossible. Only way is to 'live chat' then they tell you their hands are tied and to speak to the 'refunds team' who don't have a number and will 'be in touch with you'. They won't be. Then outbound flight was cancelled at the last minute. Waiting for a refund........and waiting. If it's a choice between jet star or swimming to your next destination, swim."
Pros: "it was only a short flight"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "Baggage policy needs to change. 7 kg limit on carryon combined bag and hand bag. I carried a very small suitcase, 10 kg, this cost an extra 100 dollars return!. Chose another airline. Aircraft was filthy, they could do so much better."
Cons: "They canceled my flight last minute, for no reason, and didn't reimburse me the cost of the last minute flight I was then forced to book on another airline. I will never book with Jetstar again."
Pros: "It was the smallest seat to seat depth I've ever experienced on a plane. No big deal to me, but that was the only thing that could be negative. Great price. I don't check bags, typically."
Cons: "They sent an email 3 hrs before take off saying that our flight was cancelled and the next available flight was 24 hrs later. (Our flight was at 7 am) Possibly the worse customer service I've seen in a while, the people on the phone told us to get compensation at the airport and then 4 people at the airport said they don't deal with that go back on the phone. Also spent $200 on checked in luggage."
Pros: "Had to pay $160 dollars for baggage. Did not specify that baggage was not included. Staff at the airport told us that how jetstar makes their money. I feel like if somebody stole money from me. Will try to fight to take that payment of my credit card. It is not written anything that your baggage is not included."
Pros: "Flight was delayed and board said new time was 40 mins later when plane arrives. Gate then changed very close to boarding time."
Pros: "I like the fact that when you book a flight you then have to pay for a seat .... What do you expect us to stand ! then you have to pay for baggage and all the other hidden costs .... after you have payed !"
Cons: "Dont have a credit card and they say we will be only taking credit card for beverages . On the flight over they said the reason was because we came from Bali and had no change but why the flight from Adelaide so again couldn't buy anything... Great service !"
Pros: "I liked the courteous service. Smooth flight."
Pros: "Comfortable seats,timeliness"
Cons: "Very upset about the over $400.00 charge for our two carry on luggage that were both only a little over 20 k. That was more than what we paid for the flight. I feel that Jet Star gouged us! We've never paid that much for chacked luggage! Never offered water, oh you could pay $4.00 for a cup of cola."
Pros: "The process from baggage check-in to boarding was seamless!"
Cons: "Baggage fees were not included in the original cost."
Cons: "My seat was uncomfortable as the Padding wasn't attached to the seat"
Cons: "The woman at the check-in desk was rude and seemed to delight in the fact that she could charge me a LOT of money for my checked bag. (I thought I had reserved a baggage allowance online but apparently hadn't. Instead of at least trying to seem like she was sorry to have to charge me such an exorbitant fee, she was smirking the whole time, as though she was getting some sort of commission on it.) Everything else was more or less standard for a budget airline. My experience with the woman at the check-in desk, and the ridiculous size of the fee--more than I paid for my ticket--have ensured that I will never fly Jetstar again."
Cons: "Change the boardkng Gate last minute. Impossible to Check in our luggages with the iPhone app. Extra cosy 160$ ridiculous!!!! Few flight personnel for checkin, long waiting Time ."
Cons: "Seats have no lumbar support. Uncomfortable"
Pros: "Quick travel."
Cons: "Plane was very uncomfortable and hot."
Airlines flying from Perth to Darwin have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Perth to Darwin
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Perth to Darwin
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Perth to Darwin
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Perth to Darwin
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Perth to Darwin