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Car Rental at Darwin Airport

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Darwin Airport, Darwin, Australia
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500+ Trusted Providers:

Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$35.54 per day
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Compact
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross or similar
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$39.52 per day
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Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$40.04 per day
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Standard
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$44.41 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Full-size
Hino 300 Series or similar
Hino 300 Series
  • 3x
  • x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$63.34 / per day
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Premium
Mitsubishi Pajero or similar
Mitsubishi Pajero
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$106.34 / per day
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Minivan
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 12x
  • 4x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$101.80 / per day
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Compact
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Bargain Car Rentals
$36.13 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:00 on 2021-03-01. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
AUD
Country code
61
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.7
Darwin Airport Car Rental

Airport Car Rental

Serving as the capital of the Northern Territories, Darwin is an increasingly popular travel destination. Despite its relatively small size and remoteness, it packs a surprising amount of heritage sites, cultural diversity, and things to do. Located in the most tropical part of the country, Darwin also offers access to Northern Australia’s lush rainforests, chiefly the vast and stunning Kakadu National Park.

Top international routes

  • Brisbane
  • Sydney
  • Melbourne
  • Perth
  • Singapore
  • Alice Springs

Main airlines

Airnorth, Fly Tiwi, Jetstar, Qantas, and Virgin Australia

Terminals

The airport is made up of a single terminal with four aerobridges. The terminal was significantly modernized and expanded in 2015.

Location

Darwin Airport is about 10 km (6.2 miles) northeast of the city. The trip between the airport and the city takes about 15 minutes primarily along Bagot Road and Motorway A15.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $51 per day
  • Medium cars - from $50 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $102 per day
  • SUVs - from $74 per day

Services and facilities

One of the smallest international airports in Australia, Darwin nonetheless offers some eateries and duty-free stores, free WiFi, and outlets for charging mobile devices. The airport is open 24/7, and it’s possible to sleep in it if you have a long layover, but there are also some hotels next-door.

Nearest gas station

Around ten different gas stations are within a five-kilometer radius of the airport, several of which are open 24/7.

Airport info

Rating
6.5
  • Getting to the airport 7.0
  • Departure and check-in 7.4
  • Terminal facilities 5.9
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 5.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 4.4

Darwin Airport (DRW)

  • IATA: DRW
  • ICAO: YPDN
  • Name: Darwin Airport (DRW)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Aircraft movements (per year): 26,259
  • Passengers (per year): 1,925,039
  • Distance from City: 6.8 miles / 11 km NE of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day
  • Phone: +61 8 8920 1811
  • Email: information.drw@ntairports.com.au

Top 20 Locations near Darwin Airport

  1. 281.7 km / 175.0 miles away
  2. 434.9 km / 270.2 miles away
  3. 874.7 km / 543.5 miles away
  4. Car Rental at Broome Airport from $38.19 per day
    1106.4 km / 687.5 miles away
  5. 1302.4 km / 809.2 miles away
  6. 1415.0 km / 879.2 miles away
  7. 1571.0 km / 976.2 miles away
  8. Car Rental at Cairns Airport from $51.04 per day
    1677.6 km / 1042.4 miles away
  9. Car Rental at Newman Airport from $37.40 per day
    1685.8 km / 1047.5 miles away
  10. 1755.8 km / 1091.0 miles away
  11. 1825.3 km / 1134.2 miles away
  12. 1862.2 km / 1157.1 miles away
  13. 2080.9 km / 1293.0 miles away
  14. 2086.7 km / 1296.6 miles away
  15. Car Rental at Mackay Airport from $47.78 per day
    2176.5 km / 1352.4 miles away
  16. 2207.1 km / 1371.4 miles away
  17. 2254.2 km / 1400.7 miles away
  18. 2402.0 km / 1492.5 miles away
  19. 2429.2 km / 1509.5 miles away
  20. Car Rental at Roma Airport from $59.26 per day
    2441.1 km / 1516.9 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Darwin Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Darwin Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Darwin Airport
$27.41
January
$16.93
February
$91.29
March
$45.95
April
$34.67
May
$49.58
June
$49.34
July
$47.97
August
$33.17
September
$34.52
October
$70.25
November
$70.25
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Darwin Airport is February when prices for an Economy class start from $16.93. You can see that this is 64% cheaper than the yearly average and 81% cheaper than renting a car in March (when rental prices start at $91.29 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most popular rental length at Darwin Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 10 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average Rental Length
10
January
9
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
4
September
3
October
6
November
7
December

Which is the busiest car rental month at Darwin Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Darwin Airport in May, while the fewest number of travelers rent in November.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
74%
January
94%
February
126%
March
142%
April
183%
May
90%
June
97%
July
78%
August
179%
September
78%
October
28%
November
30%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Accent 5 2 Medium cars
Thrifty Toyota Yaris 4 1 Small cars
Bargain Car Rentals Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Bargain Car Rentals Nissan X-Trail 4 2 SUVs
Thrifty Toyota Corolla 4 2 Medium cars
Bargain Car Rentals Hyundai Kona 4 3 SUVs
Bargain Car Rentals Holden Commodore 4 2 Large cars
Thrifty Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross 5 2 Station wagons
Alamo Mitsubishi ASX 4 2 SUVs
Alamo Kia Cerato 4 2 Large cars

Top 8 Suppliers at Darwin Airport in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+61889453909
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$62 - $87
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+61889453909
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$40 - $61
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+610889453261
Airport Terminal, Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin City NT 0800
Working hours
Mon:06:30-22:30
Tue:06:30-22:30
Wed:06:30-22:30
Thu:06:30-22:30
Fri:06:30-22:30
Sat:06:30-22:30
Sun:06:30-22:30
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+610889453261
Airport Terminal, Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin City NT 0800
Working hours
Mon:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:01-02:00; 06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0889366166
Terminal Building
$61 - $113
Working hours
Mon:08:30-20:30
Tue:08:30-20:30
Wed:08:30-20:30
Thu:08:30-20:30
Fri:08:30-20:30
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
889453909
In Terminal
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0889452011
Terminal Building Darwin Airport
$58 - $73
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Alamo
Excellent 8
+61889453909
1 Henry Wrigley Dr, Darwin International Airport NT 0820
$41 - $57
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