Distance between Brisbane and Darwin
The distance from Brisbane to Darwin is 3,424 kilometers by road including 67 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 38 hours and 28 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, Blacksoil, Mount Marrow, Marburg, Gatton, Cranley and Oakey.
Shortest distance by air  2,848 km ✈️ 
Car route length  3,424 km 🚗 
Driving time  38 h 28 min 
Fuel amount  273.9 L 
Fuel cost  438.2 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Brisbane  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
M3 M2 45 km, 30 min


Blacksoil  45 km  30 min  3.4 L  
A2 7 km, 04 min


Mount Marrow  53 km  35 min  4.1 L  
A2 3 km, 02 min


Marburg  56 km  37 min  4.4 L  
A2 33 km, 22 min


Gatton  90 km  1 h 00 min  6.9 L  
A2 40 km, 26 min


Cranley  130 km  1 h 26 min  10.2 L  
A2 25 km, 16 min


Oakey  155 km  1 h 42 min  12.1 L  
A2 54 km, 36 min


Dalby  209 km  2 h 19 min  16.4 L  
A2 1,612 km, 18 h 12 min


Mount Isa  1,821 km  20 h 31 min  144.7 L  
A2 1 1,603 km, 17 h 56 min


Darwin  3,424 km  38 h 28 min  273.8 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Brisbane to Darwin?
Fuel cost: 438.2 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 3,424 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.6 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Brisbane to Darwin?
Driving time: 38 h 28 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 44 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 26 min
 3,221 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 35 h 47 min
 99 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 13 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 43 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 43 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 9 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Brisbane to Darwin by land?
The distance between Brisbane and Darwin is 3,424 km by road including 67 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Brisbane and Darwin respectively.
How far is Brisbane to Darwin by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Brisbane and Darwin is 2,848 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 Brisbane and Darwin respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Brisbane from Darwin by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 33 min to cover the distance of 2,848 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 12 h 56 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 Brisbane to Darwin?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 11 h 52 min to cover the distance of 2,848 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 13 h 33 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 Brisbane and Darwin?
The halfway point between Brisbane and Darwin is Cloncurry. It is located about 5 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Cloncurry to Brisbane is 1,707 km and driving will take about 19 h 13 min. The road between Cloncurry and Darwin has length 1,716 km and will take approximately 19 h 15 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Brisbane in relation to Darwin?
Brisbane is located 2,848 km southeast of Darwin.
Brisbane has geographic coordinates: latitude 27.46897, longitude 153.0235.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Which highway goes from Brisbane to Darwin?
The route from Brisbane to Darwin follows A2, 1, 66, 87, 83.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M2: 20 km
 A15: 17 km
 M5: 13 km
 62: 6 km
 82: 5 km
 M7: 4 km
 32: 3 km
 M3: 1 km
 A5: 1 km