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The distance between Cairns and Darwin is 1676 km. The most popular airlines for this route are Jetstar Airways, Virgin Australia Airlines, Qantas, Airnorth, and Alliance Airlines. Cairns and Darwin have 62 direct flights per week.

Weekly direct flights

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Direct flights910516-517
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Jetstar Airways on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Airnorth on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.

Check-in for a flight from Cairns to Darwin

NameCarrier codeIATA CodePassport needed during bookingOnline check-in available
Jetstar AirwaysJSTJQNo0
Closes 1 hours before flight
Virgin Australia AirlinesVOZVAYesNo
QantasQFAQFYesNo
AirnorthANOTLYesNo
Alliance AirlinesUTYQQNoNo

Frequently asked questions

How long does it take to travel from Cairns to Darwin?
A one-way nonstop (direct) flight between Cairns and Darwin takes around 3.0 hours.
What is the flight distance between Cairns and Darwin?
The flight distance between Cairns and Darwin is 1676 km.
What airlines offer nonstop (direct) flights between Cairns and Darwin?
Several carriers operate flights between Cairns and Darwin. Airlines offering nonstop (direct) flights include Jetstar Airways, Airnorth.
What are the most popular routes to and from Cairns?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Cairns and Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Bangkok, Denpasar, Townsville, Seoul, Sunshine Coast Region, Manila, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur, Gold Coast, Singapore, Adelaide, Perth, London, Chiang Mai, Cebu, Busan.
What are the most popular routes to and from Darwin?
Travelers frequently search for route combinations, such as Darwin and Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Manila, Bangkok, Denpasar, Adelaide, Cebu, London, Singapore, New Delhi, Townsville, Kuala Lumpur, Alice Springs, Kununurra, City of Newcastle, Angeles, Gold Coast, Hanoi.
What airports are near Cairns?
The main airport in Cairns is Cairns. It is also served by Cairns.
What airports are near Darwin?
The main airport in Darwin is Darwin International. It is also served by Darwin International.
Is it possible to combine flights, buses, and trains in one itinerary when traveling between Cairns and Darwin?
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