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Please be advised

Masks are no longer required in NT airport terminals.


Transport Options

Park at the airport

If you’re picking up or dropping off passengers, the first 15 minutes in the Short Stay Car Park is FREE!

If you’re travelling we have 3 car parks to suit all budgets, you can make big savings on drive-up parking fees when you book your parking online.

View car park options and pricing ›


Taxis are available from the taxi rank which is located directly in front of the Terminal. Please refer to the Terminal map.

Taxi pricing is charged by meter; expect to pay around $25.00 to $30.00 for a trip between Darwin International Airport and the Darwin CBD district.

A $4.00 exit toll payable by the passenger applies on exit from the ranking lane at the airport. 

Taxi company contact details

Blue Taxi Company
T: +61 138 294

Darwin Radio Taxis
T: +61 131 008

Metro Mini Bus Service
T: +61 8 8983 0577

City Palmerston Minibuses 
T: +61 8 8980 3700

Car Rental

Pre-book your vehicle or book on arrival at Darwin International Airport.

The car rental counters are located at the Arrivals Hall near baggage collection on the ground floor.

Bookings: 13 63 33
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8945 0662

Bookings: 13 27 27
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8945 2011

Bookings: 13 13 90
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8941 0300

Bookings: 13 30 39
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8945 0999

Bookings: 1300 03 58 07
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8945 3909

Bookings: 1300 36 72 27
Darwin Airport Desk: 61 8 8924 2480

Shuttle Bus


Operated by Blue Taxi Company, the Darwin CBD shuttle bus is currently operating 7 days a week, 11am to 7pm and 12am to 3am.
Providing a convenient and reliable service to and from Darwin Airport and all city accommodation locations.
Operating from the terminal door step you can purchase your ticket from the shuttle booth at the baggage carousels.

Pricing to the City is $10 per person, $30 for a Family of 4 with Children 3 & Under travelling free.

For further information please phone 08 8980 3755 or emailing


AccorHotels Darwin Airport Shuttle Bus

If you’re staying at the Mercure Darwin Airport Resort or the Novotel Darwin Airport Hotel, a free shuttle bus is available for transfers between the terminal and your accommodation.

Just use the phone handset located near the baggage carousels on the ground floor to request a pick up.

This shuttle also provides free transfers from the terminal to the Long Stay Saver Car Park.

Buses / Charter


Buslink is the Northern Territory's largest privately owned bus company. We currently operate over 160 vehicles throughout the Northern Territory of Australia.

We have depots in Darwin (Berrimah), Humpty Doo (Darwin's Rural Area) and Alice Springs.

T: 61 8 8944 2444



We are a Darwin owned bus and coach charter company servicing Australia's transport requirements and have been in operation since 2002. 

Along with our fleet of quality coaches and coasters, we are here to assist you with your travel requirements. 

Whether they be for a conference, a sporting team or a long term contract to our various industries, we pride ourselves in providing you with a first class service.

T: 61 8 8988 1447

T 24hr: 61 8 8988 2524

M: 0417 892 830

F: 61 8 8988 2574



Grand Touring Coaches

Based in Darwin, Grand Touring is the leading supplier of quality luxury passenger transport in the region. 

If you have a group large or small and are visiting the Northern Territory, we are your One Stop Shop for all your transportation and associated activities.

T: 1800 444 149 or 61 8 8981 0300



Greyhound Australia Pty Ltd

At Greyhound Charters, we can arrange coach transportation anywhere in Australia. 

With more than 100 years experience in the coach industry, Greyhound Australia has the resources and expertise to cater for all your ground transport needs.

Our operations base in Darwin service the Northern Territory, and its surrounds, with a dedicated team of professional drivers and a fleet of five star coaches.

With just one call, we can assist in making your event operate to perfection.

Wherever. Whenever. We'll Drive....

T: 1800 801 294 



Metro Coach Services

Darwin family owned and operated coach service, giving the Top End a Lift since 1992.

24, 39, 48, 53 & 61 seater coaches.

24hrs 7 days a week.

Airport Transfers, Tours or we can tailor your transport to suit your requirements.

T: 08 89830577



Public Bus

The public bus stop is located on Charles Eaton Drive, it is approximately an 8 minute walk from the terminal.

For information on routes and timetables please view the Northern Territory Government's Catch a bus to Darwin Airport page

Private Hire Cars & Limousines

A private hire car rank is located at the front of the Terminal.

Private Hire vehicles are available for hire (without prior booking) with the price negotiated between the driver and passenger.

A $4.00 exit toll payable by the passenger applies on exit from the ranking lane.


Rideshare pick-ups are now available at Darwin International Airport. You can request a ride from your preferred rideshare service and get picked up from the Rideshare Pick-up area in Short Stay Car Park. Simply send the request once you have your baggage, and your driver will meet you at the Rideshare Pick-up area.

A $4.00 exit toll payable by the passenger will be added to your fare.

Fares to the airport vary depending on the selected vehicle option, travel time, and total distance. 

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