Darwin to Jabiru Bus

Darwin to Jabiru

Darwin to Jabiru Bus


See the natural wonders of the Northern Territory when you travel from Darwin to Jabiru, in the heart of Kakadu, on a Greyhound bus!

Your journey begins in tropical Darwin. The Northern Territory’s capital city is your gateway to the nearby Litchfield National Park, where you can swim in sparkling water holes under cascading waterfalls set amidst monsoon rainforest. Litchfield is also the place to see the amazing Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds, and learn more about how these tiny creatures are able to build such impressive structures.

Almost four hours away from Darwin on a Greyhound bus lies Jabiru, the main township in the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park, and the perfect base from which to explore this one-of-a-kind nature reserve (along the way to Jabiru, the bus will also stop at the Aurora Kakadu Resort and Aurora Kakadu Lodge).

Covering nearly 20,000 square kilometres (7,722 square miles), this biodiverse nature reserve is home to more than 2,000 plant species, around one-third of all Australian bird species and roughly one-fifth of all Australian mammals, with terrain ranging from sandstone escarpments to wetlands and rivers.

Not just a haven for wildlife, Kakadu is also of great cultural significance to Australia. Two of Australia’s most important Aboriginal rock art sites, Ubirr and Nourlangie, can be found here, serving as windows to a rich cultural tradition that dates back thousands of years. From the Nourlangie site, you can climb to the nearby Gunwarddehwardde Lookout for amazing views of Kakadu’s rugged escarpments.

Kakadu’s two major waterfalls, the 200m (656ft) tall Jim Jim Falls and 158m (518ft) tall Twin Falls, are must-see attractions for visitors, especially when they’re in full flow during the wet season between November and April. Gunlom Plunge Pool – a crystal-clear plunge pool on Waterfall Creek – offers sweeping views of the National Park, and has been hailed as one of Australia’s best-kept secrets.

If you’re on the lookout for crocodiles, head to Yellow Water, a landlocked billabong that plays host to crocs, buffaloes, wild horses and more. You can see the animals from aboard a Yellow Water Cruise, or while strolling along the boardwalks on the water’s edge.

Aboard the bus from Darwin to Jabiru, you’ll enjoy all the great features of a modern Greyhound bus. You can relax and recharge in your reclining leather seat, and stretch out to take advantage of the generous legroom on offer. You’ll be able to stay connected with free WiFi and an in-seat USB charger, and take in the views of the NT wilderness through panoramic windows.

If you’ve got a preference for a window or aisle seat, there’s no need to queue – you can secure your favourite spot when you book your ticket from Darwin to Jabiru. You can also keep track of your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker, and unlock even more benefits and offers by joining our Greyhound Rewards program.

The bus from Darwin to Jabiru runs three times a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday), and is the most convenient, comfortable and affordable way to travel between these two NT destinations.

Book your bus ticket from Darwin to Jabiru now!


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1 (Mon, Wed & Fri)

Daily Return Services

8:30 PM

Departure Times

3h 45m

Avg Trip Duration

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Find Available Trips


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Bark Hut
Aurora Kakadu Resort
Aurora Kakadu Lodge
Jabiru Shopping Centre


*Not all stops are available
on every service


Where do buses depart from in Darwin and Jabiru?

In Darwin, buses to Jabiru depart from Darwin Bus Interchange, Bay A, Harry Chan Avenue. In Jabiru, buses to Darwin depart from Jabiru Shopping Centre.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses between Darwin to Jabiru come with free WiFi, air-conditioning, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Darwin to Jabiru?

The bus trip from Darwin to Jabiru takes approximately 3h 45m and departs three times a week (on Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

How much is a bus ticket from Darwin to Jabiru?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Premium – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our compare fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Darwin to Jabiru trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

**For more information see our FAQ page.