How to travel from Albany to Darwin, Australia

The distance between Albany and Darwin is around 3,051km (1,896 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 5m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Albany to Darwin by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly from Albany (ALH) to Darwin (DRW).

  • Duration5h 5m
  • Flight time4h 45m
  • Typical cost
Operated by

Regional Express

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Take the bus to Armadale Stn Transwa Armadale then Roebuck Plains and then to Darwin.

  • Duration2 days 18h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
Operated by

Multiple bus operators



Drive to Darwin.

  • Duration1 day 20h
  • Distance4,386km (2,726 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Albany and Darwin

There are several options for getting from Albany to Darwin by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then fly which costs around A$490 ($330) and will take around 10hrs. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$650 ($435).

The distance between Albany and Darwin is around 3,051km (1,896 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,828km (1,757 miles)

It takes around 5h 5m to get from Albany and Darwin by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 20h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Albany to Darwin is to fly which takes around 5h 5m and will set you back approx A$650 ($435).

The cheapest way to travel between Albany and Darwin, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then fly which will typically cost around A$490 ($330) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Albany and Darwin. We recommend that you fly from Albany (ALH) to Darwin (DRW). instead which will take 5h 5m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Albany and Darwin. It typically takes around 2 days 18h and departs twice a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Albany to Darwin. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Armadale Stn Transwa Armadale, Perth Stn Platform 5 and Roebuck Plains. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 18h.

TransWA, Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Albany and Darwin. Buses run twice a week and take around 2 days 18h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Albany and Darwin. Flights depart from Albany (ALH) and arrive at Darwin (DRW) - via Perth (PER). The flight takes around 4h 45m.

There is no direct flight from Albany to Darwin. There is however a flight that goes via Perth (PER). This services will take at least 5h 5m (not including layover time).

The flight from Albany to Darwin typically takes around 4h 45m. Flights depart from Albany (ALH) and and arrive into Darwin (DRW).

The closest major airport to Darwin is Darwin International Airport (DRW) (DRW) which is approximately 7km (4 miles) from Darwin. Maningrida Airport (MNG) (MNG) and Kununurra Airport (KNX) (KNX) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Albany and Darwin. The distance is around 4,386km (2,726 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 20h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albany to Darwin is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 5m and will usually cost around A$650 ($435).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Albany and Darwin

Transport options from Albany to Darwin
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 5m
on demand3,051km (1,896 miles)
Bus and Plane10hrs
once daily3,085km (1,917 miles)
2 days 18h
twice a week5,022km (3,121 miles)
1 day 20h
on demand4,386km (2,726 miles)

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Airports near Darwin

The following major airports near Darwin offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

Darwin International Airport (DRW)
International Airport
7km (4 miles) from Darwin
Maningrida Airport (MNG)
Domestic Airport
371km (231 miles) from Darwin
Kununurra Airport (KNX)
Domestic Airport
435km (270 miles) from Darwin