Distance between Katherine and Darwin
The distance from Katherine to Darwin is 315 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 3 hours and 32 minutes and goes through Pine Creek, Humpty Doo, Howard Springs, Yarrawonga and Woolner.
Shortest distance by air  271 km ✈️ 
Car route length  315 km 🚗 
Driving time  3 h 32 min 
Fuel amount  25.2 L 
Fuel cost  42.4 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Katherine  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
1 95 km, 1 h 03 min


Pine Creek  95 km  1 h 03 min  6.8 L  
1 108 km, 1 h 12 min


Adelaide River  203 km  2 h 16 min  16.1 L  
1 66 km, 44 min


Livingstone  269 km  3 h 00 min  21.2 L  
1 5 km, 03 min


Noonamah  274 km  3 h 04 min  21.8 L  
1 6 km, 03 min


Humpty Doo  280 km  3 h 08 min  22.2 L  
1 9 km, 06 min


Howard Springs  289 km  3 h 14 min  23.0 L  
1 7 km, 04 min


Yarrawonga  296 km  3 h 18 min  23.7 L  
1 A15 17 km, 11 min


Woolner  313 km  3 h 30 min  24.9 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Darwin  315 km  3 h 32 min  25.1 L 
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Katherine to Darwin?
Fuel cost: 42.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 315 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 Katherine to Darwin?
Driving time: 3 h 32 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 300 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 3 h 20 min
 11 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 8 min
 3 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 3 min
 1 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Katherine to Darwin by land?
The distance between Katherine and Darwin is 315 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Katherine and Darwin respectively.
How far is Katherine to Darwin by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Katherine and Darwin is 271 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 Katherine and Darwin respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Katherine from Darwin by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 20 min to cover the distance of 271 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 1 h 13 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 Katherine to Darwin?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 1 h 7 min to cover the distance of 271 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 1 h 17 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 Katherine and Darwin?
The halfway point between Katherine and Darwin is Adelaide River. It is located about 45 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Adelaide River to Katherine is 203 km and driving will take about 2 h 16 min. The road between Adelaide River and Darwin has length 112 km and will take approximately 1 h 16 min.
Where is Katherine in relation to Darwin?
Katherine is located 271 km southeast of Darwin.
Katherine has geographic coordinates: latitude 14.46566, longitude 132.26311.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Which highway goes from Katherine to Darwin?
The route from Katherine to Darwin follows 1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A15: 17 km