Distance between Darwin and Palmerston
The distance from Darwin to Palmerston is 4,050 kilometers by road including 148 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 45 hours and 16 minutes and goes through Alice Springs, Port Augusta, Mildura and Wagga Wagga.
Shortest distance by air  3,127 km ✈️ 
Car route length  4,050 km 🚗 
Driving time  45 h 16 min 
Fuel amount  324 L 
Fuel cost  547.6 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Darwin  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Woolner  3 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A15 24 km, 16 min


Howard Springs  27 km  19 min  2.1 L  
1 8 km, 05 min


Humpty Doo  36 km  24 min  2.6 L  
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min


Pine Creek  221 km  2 h 29 min  16.9 L  
1 87 1,275 km, 14 h 18 min


Alice Springs  1,495 km  16 h 47 min  119.5 L  
87 A87 1,227 km, 13 h 41 min


Port Augusta  2,723 km  30 h 28 min  217.6 L  
A1 B64 533 km, 6 h 03 min


Mildura  3,256 km  36 h 32 min  259.9 L  
A20 558 km, 6 h 19 min


Wagga Wagga  3,815 km  42 h 51 min  305.0 L  
A20 M31 236 km, 2 h 25 min


Palmerston  4,050 km  45 h 16 min  323.9 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Darwin to Palmerston?
Fuel cost: 547.6 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 4,050 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.69 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Darwin to Palmerston?
Driving time: 45 h 16 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 143 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 17 min
 3,736 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 41 h 30 min
 101 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 15 min
 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 5 min
 53 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 52 min
 10 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 12 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 25 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Darwin to Palmerston by land?
The distance between Darwin and Palmerston is 4,050 km by road including 148 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Darwin and Palmerston respectively.
How far is Darwin to Palmerston by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Darwin and Palmerston is 3,127 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 Darwin and Palmerston respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Darwin from Palmerston by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 54 min to cover the distance of 3,127 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 14 h 12 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 Darwin to Palmerston?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 13 h 1 min to cover the distance of 3,127 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 14 h 53 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 Darwin and Palmerston?
The halfway point between Darwin and Palmerston is Marla. It is located about 62 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Marla to Darwin is 1,963 km and driving will take about 22 h. The road between Marla and Palmerston has length 2,087 km and will take approximately 23 h 15 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Darwin in relation to Palmerston?
Darwin is located 3,127 km northwest of Palmerston.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Palmerston has geographic coordinates: latitude 35.19446, longitude 149.1194.
Which highway goes from Darwin to Palmerston?
The route from Darwin to Palmerston follows 87, A87, A20, 1, B64, M31, A1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A25: 47 km
 B82: 24 km
 B79: 19 km
 A15: 17 km
 A32: 7 km
 B80: 4 km
 A41: 3 km