The cheapest times to fly from DRW to SYD are

  • January 1st to April 1st
  • May 7th to May 27th
  • October 8th to April 1st (except the weeks of December 17th and December 24th)

based on data collected exclusively by Champion Traveler across tens of millions of flights. Among all the dates above, the very cheapest time to fly from DRW to SYD is mid January. Prices can be as high as $448 for Sunday flights during early July, or as low as $221 for Friday flights around mid January.


When to Fly to Sydney

Flying from Darwin (DRW) to Sydney (SYD) will usually cost between $242 to $429 per person if booking more than four weeks in advance. On average the very cheapest time to fly is mid January with an average ticket price of $245. Due to high demand the most expensive time to fly is early July, with an average price of $438. Planning your trip to low-cost times can easily save you $193 on economy flights and even more on first-class flights. Generally, any price below $274 can be considered a good price for a round-trip DRW to SYD flight.

See below for a graph of average weekly prices for the DRW to SYD route. All prices are for round-trip tickets in USD.

DRW to SYD Flight Prices

Compared to other flights, the DRW to SYD flight is much cheaper than the average and costs much less than the average flight leaving from Darwin. The average price per mile (for a direct flight) is $0.09, which is far below average.


Flight Prices by Day of the Week

Friday is usually the cheapest day to depart and return on this flight. Sundays are the most expensive days to fly out or take a return trip. Selecting flights on the least expensive days could save you up to $30 (10%) on this flight.

Departing prices are for round-trip flights returning on the day of departure. For example, a flight departing on Friday and returning a week later will cost an average of $280. Return trip prices are from the SYD to DRW flight, and often highlight the quality of our data in showing the same trend.

Departing Prices by Day

Departure Day Prices

Return Trip Prices by Day

Return Day Prices


Nonstop Flights and Layovers

Travelers looking to fly from DRW to SYD can generally find a 0-layover flight. Because there is a direct flight option the real-world direct flight time of 4 hour 31 minutes may be realistic.


Flight Questions Answered

Still have questions about flying from DRW to SYD? We’ve got answers.

Which airlines fly this route?

You can find 10 major airlines flying this route most often: Air New Zealand, AIRNORTH, China Eastern, Emirates, Jetstar, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia, and potentially more during busy seasons.

How far away is it from Sydney International Airport to Darwin International Airport?

The distance between the two airports is roughly 1960 miles or 3154 kilometers.

How long does it take to fly from DRW to SYD?

The real-world flight time for a nonstop DRW to SYD flight is about 4 hour 31 minutes.

How many flights go between Darwin and Sydney?

It depends on the day of the week and the date, but a typical day might have around 90 available flights from DRW to SYD.


Airport Location Info


Departing Airport

Origination codeDRW
Origination airport nameDarwin International Airport

Return Airport

Destination codeSYD
Destination airport nameSydney International Airport


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