Distance between Sydney and Darwin
The distance from Sydney to Darwin is 3,932 kilometers by road including 171 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 44 hours and 12 minutes and goes through Mount Isa, The Rocks, Millers Point, Dawes Point, Milsons Point, North Sydney and Cammeray.
|Shortest distance by air||3,150 km ✈️|
|Car route length||3,932 km 🚗|
|Driving time||44 h 12 min|
|Fuel amount||314.6 L|
|Fuel cost||591.4 AUD|
|Sydney||0 km||00 min||0.0 L|
2 km, 02 min
|Millers Point||2 km||02 min||0.1 L|
A4 1 km, 00 min
|Milsons Point||3 km||03 min||0.3 L|
M1 1 km, 00 min
|North Sydney||5 km||04 min||0.3 L|
M1 1 km, 01 min
|Cammeray||6 km||05 min||0.4 L|
M1 1 km, 00 min
|Crows Nest||7 km||05 min||0.5 L|
M1 1 km, 00 min
|Naremburn||7 km||06 min||0.5 L|
M1 2 km, 01 min
|Artarmon||9 km||07 min||0.7 L|
M1 A2 2,321 km, 26 h 08 min
|Mount Isa||2,330 km||26 h 16 min||185.4 L|
A2 1 1,603 km, 17 h 56 min
|Darwin||3,932 km||44 h 12 min||314.5 L|
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Sydney to Darwin?
Fuel cost: 591.4 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 3,932 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.88 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Sydney to Darwin?
Driving time: 44 h 12 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
- 149 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 21 min
- 11 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 6 min
- 3,553 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 39 h 28 min
- 118 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 1 h 28 min
- 7 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 6 min
- 60 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 59 min
- 34 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 40 min
- 1 km with a maximum speed 40 km/h = 1 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Sydney to Darwin by land?
The distance between Sydney and Darwin is 3,932 km by road including 171 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Darwin respectively.
How far is Sydney to Darwin by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Sydney and Darwin is 3,150 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Sydney and Darwin respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Sydney from Darwin by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 3 h 56 min to cover the distance of 3,150 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 14 h 19 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 Sydney to Darwin?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 13 h 7 min to cover the distance of 3,150 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 15 h 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 Sydney and Darwin?
The halfway point between Sydney and Darwin is Kynuna. It is located about 63 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Sydney in relation to Darwin?
Sydney is located 3,150 km south-east of Darwin.
Sydney has geographic coordinates: latitude -33.86796, longitude 151.21005.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude -12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Which highway goes from Sydney to Darwin?
The route from Sydney to Darwin follows A2, 1, 66, 87, B51, A15, M1, 83, 46, A39.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
- M15: 39 km
- A1: 14 km
- 25: 13 km
- A55: 7 km
- 62: 6 km
- 49: 5 km
- B56: 2 km
- A38: 1 km