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Travel to Northern Territory

Flying to Northern Territory

The Northern Territory can be reached by direct flights to Darwin from Bali, Indonesia with Jetstar (an Australian low-cost airline), Singapore with Singapore Airlines and Jetstar, and Shenzhen, China with Donghai Airlines.

There are several domestic airlines, including Airnorth, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia, that fly to Darwin from many destinations in Australia including Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.

Airport Guides

Alice Springs Airport

Code

ASP

Location

The airport is 15km (9 miles) from the city centre (journey time - 25 minutes).

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Ayers Rock Airport

Code

AYQ

Location

The airport is 7km (4 miles) from the Uluru (Ayers Rock) resort.

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Katherine Airport

Code

KTR

Location

The airport is 11km (7 miles) from Katherine.

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Darwin International Airport

Code

DRW

Location

Darwin International Airport is located 13km (8 miles) from the city centre.

Telephone

(08) 8920 1811

Address

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Flight times

From Melbourne - 4 hours 15 minutes; from Sydney - 4 hours 35 minutes; from Singapore - 4 hours 35 minutes; from Bali - 2 hours 35 minutes.

From Europe and the USA, flights with a speedy stopover in Singapore tend to be quicker than those with a stopover in the Middle East or Far East.

Departure tax

None.

Travelling to Northern Territory by Rail

The main rail service to the Territory is by the Ghan from Adelaide, which travels to Darwin via Alice Springs. Apart from that, there is no internal network.

Driving to Northern Territory

There are three national highways in the Northern Territory (Stuart Highway, Victoria Highway and Barkly Highway) and nine arterial roads (Arnhem, Buntine, Carpentaria, Central Arnhem, Kakadu, Lasseter, Plenty, Tablelands and Tanami), along with a number of secondary roads. In addition, there are countless off-road tracks that snake across its vast landscape.

Getting to Northern Territory by boat

Main port Darwin (website: www.nt.gov.au/dpa) is the Northern Territory's only large port.