Distance between Darwin and Sydney
The distance from Darwin to Sydney is 3,932 kilometers by road including 176 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 44 hours and 10 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, Woolner, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, Pine Creek, Katherine and Elliott.
Shortest distance by air  3,149 km ✈️ 
Car route length  3,932 km 🚗 
Driving time  44 h 10 min 
Fuel amount  314.6 L 
Fuel cost  553.7 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 94 km, 1 h 03 min


Katherine  315 km  3 h 32 min  24.9 L  
1 421 km, 4 h 43 min


Elliott  736 km  8 h 16 min  58.5 L  
87 66 867 km, 9 h 40 min


Mount Isa  1,603 km  17 h 56 min  127.3 L  
A2 83 114 km, 1 h 17 min


Cloncurry  1,717 km  19 h 14 min  136.8 L  
A2 2,219 km, 24 h 57 min


North Sydney  3,936 km  44 h 12 min  314.6 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Darwin to Sydney?
Fuel cost: 553.7 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 3,932 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.76 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Darwin to Sydney?
Driving time: 44 h 10 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 148 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 20 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 3 min
 3,560 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 39 h 33 min
 123 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 31 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 51 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 51 min
 34 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 41 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Darwin to Sydney by land?
The distance between Darwin and Sydney is 3,932 km by road including 176 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Darwin and Sydney respectively.
How far is Darwin to Sydney by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Darwin and Sydney is 3,149 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 Sydney respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Darwin from Sydney by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 56 min to cover the distance of 3,149 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 14 h 18 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 Sydney?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 13 h 7 min to cover the distance of 3,149 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 14 h 59 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 Sydney?
The halfway point between Darwin and Sydney is Kynuna. It is located about 62 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Kynuna to Darwin is 1,904 km and driving will take about 21 h 20 min. The road between Kynuna and Sydney has length 2,028 km and will take approximately 22 h 50 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Darwin in relation to Sydney?
Darwin is located 3,149 km northwest of Sydney.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude 33.85482, longitude 151.21645.
Which highway goes from Darwin to Sydney?
The route from Darwin to Sydney follows A2, 1, 66, 87, B51, A15, M1, 83, 46, A39.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 M15: 40 km
 25: 14 km
 M2: 7 km
 A55: 7 km
 62: 6 km
 A1: 5 km
 49: 5 km
 A3: 4 km
 B56: 2 km