Distance between Adelaide and Darwin
The distance from Adelaide to Darwin is 3,029 kilometers by road including 22 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 33 hours and 55 minutes and goes through Port Augusta, Alice Springs, Waterloo Corner, Virginia, Dublin, Port Wakefield and Snowtown.
Shortest distance by air  2,618 km ✈️ 
Car route length  3,029 km 🚗 
Driving time  33 h 55 min 
Fuel amount  242.3 L 
Fuel cost  407.1 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Adelaide  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A6 M2 25 km, 18 min


Waterloo Corner  25 km  18 min  1.4 L  
M2 9 km, 05 min


Virginia  34 km  24 min  2.5 L  
A1 25 km, 16 min


Dublin  60 km  40 min  4.3 L  
A1 40 km, 27 min


Port Wakefield  100 km  1 h 07 min  6.3 L  
A1 46 km, 31 min


Snowtown  146 km  1 h 39 min  10.6 L  
A1 32 km, 21 min


Redhill  178 km  2 h 00 min  13.4 L  
A1 128 km, 1 h 25 min


Port Augusta  306 km  3 h 26 min  24.2 L  
A1 A87 1,227 km, 13 h 40 min


Alice Springs  1,533 km  17 h 07 min  122.6 L  
87 1,496 km, 16 h 47 min


Darwin  3,029 km  33 h 54 min  242.2 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Adelaide to Darwin?
Fuel cost: 407.1 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 3,029 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.68 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Adelaide to Darwin?
Driving time: 33 h 55 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 14 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 7 min
 2,927 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 32 h 31 min
 49 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 37 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 3 min
 27 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 26 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 7 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Adelaide to Darwin by land?
The distance between Adelaide and Darwin is 3,029 km by road including 22 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Darwin respectively.
How far is Adelaide to Darwin by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Adelaide and Darwin is 2,618 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Adelaide and Darwin respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Adelaide from Darwin by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 16 min to cover the distance of 2,618 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 11 h 54 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Adelaide to Darwin?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 10 h 54 min to cover the distance of 2,618 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 12 h 28 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Adelaide and Darwin?
The halfway point between Adelaide and Darwin is Mpwetyerre. It is located about 17 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Mpwetyerre to Adelaide is 1,531 km and driving will take about 17 h 5 min. The road between Mpwetyerre and Darwin has length 1,498 km and will take approximately 16 h 49 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Adelaide in relation to Darwin?
Adelaide is located 2,618 km southeast of Darwin.
Adelaide has geographic coordinates: latitude 34.92743, longitude 138.5999.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Which highway goes from Adelaide to Darwin?
The route from Adelaide to Darwin follows 87, A87, 1, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M2: 21 km
 A15: 17 km
 A7: 1 km
 A2: 1 km
 R1: 1 km