Transiting through Darwin
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. Accommodation is available at Darwin Airport, or TravelNT has comprehensive information on accommodation throughout Darwin and its surrounds.
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.
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.
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 with your airline to confirm international and domestic check in times.
You may wish to consider travel insurance for missed connections in the unlikely event that your flight schedule is disrupted.