Transiting through Darwin
The benefits of a Darwin transfer flight
Darwin is Australia’s low fare gateway for travel to Asia and beyond. Whether it’s a same day connection or a stopover, there are a range of destinations available, including Bali, Singapore and Vietnam. Travellers can mix and match their online bookings for immediate connections or stopovers in Darwin.
There is a wide range of accommodation available in and around Darwin ranging from budget hotels and backpacker lodges to five-star hotels. Bookings can be made in advance, or by visiting the Tourism Top End information counter located on the ground floor of the terminal. For more information, see Where to Stay
What to do
Day tours to Litchfield or Kakadu, tours of Darwin city and a range of other activities can be found to suit your time in Darwin.
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Departing from Darwin
Due to security requirements, you can not take any pre-purchased duty-free liquids past the immigration point. Duty-free purchases of liquor and fragrances can be made at JR Duty Free.
Arriving in Darwin
Once you have landed, you can purchase duty-free prior to customs/immigration processing. You can collect your pre-ordered duty-free, or simply make your last minute purchases
Booking your flights online can save you hundreds of dollars in airfares. However, please be mindful that low cost airlines are point-to-point airlines, and therefore responsibility for making your connecting service rests with you.
In general, you should allow at least 2 hours between connecting flights. Check-in for international flights generally closes 60 minutes before departure time, with domestic check-in closing strictly 30-45 minutes prior to departure. Please check with the airline you are travelling with to confirm these details. You may wish to consider travel insurance for missed connections in the unlikely event that your flight schedule is disrupted.