Darwin to Katherine Bus

Darwin to Katherine

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Darwin to Katherine Bus

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Whether you’re a local or a visitor looking for a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, there’s no denying the bus trip from Darwin to Katherine is a beautiful stretch of the Australian outback.

Located at the top end of Australia, Darwin – the capital of the Northern Territory – is the gateway to the nearby Litchfield and Kakadu National Parks, as well as Crocosaurus Cove, home of the infamous Cage of Death.

When you arrive in Katherine, you can take a boat ride down the Katherine River and see the stunning Nitmiluk Gorge, or embark on a challenging bushwalk over rocky trails at the idyllic Edith Falls.

On the bus trip from Darwin to Katherine, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a vast, virtually untouched landscape filled with lush forests, gorges, waterfalls and swimming holes, as well as a rich cultural heritage.

You’ll spend the four hour bus trip from Darwin to Katherine relaxing in air-conditioned comfort in your reclining leather seat with an in-seat USB charger and panoramic windows. Our daily bus services will deliver you right into the heart of each town, ensuring that this is the most convenient and comfortable way to travel from Darwin to Katherine.

Have a preference for aisle or window seats? There’s no need to queue – you can now reserve your favourite spot on the bus when you book your travel from Darwin to Katherine! You can also keep up to date on your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker.

As if that wasn’t enough, you can unlock extra benefits and exclusive offers by joining the new Greyhound Rewards program. When you create a My Greyhound account, every Greyhound ticket you purchase will earn you G-Dollars, which you can redeem on your very next trip, or save in your G-Wallet for another adventure!

Book your next bus trip from Darwin to Katherine today and experience modern travel at its best!

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Where do buses depart from in Darwin and Katherine?

In Darwin, buses to Katherine depart from Darwin Bus Interchange, Bay A, Harry Chan Avenue. In Katherine, buses to Darwin depart from BP Travel North, 6 Katherine Terrace.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses from Darwin to Katherine come with air-conditioning, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.

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

The bus trip from Darwin to Katherine takes approximately 4 hours. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Darwin to Katherine?

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 Katherine 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.

What if my trip is disrupted by COVID?

In the event Greyhound is required to cancel your service due to COVID-related restrictions or border closures, you can rest easy knowing that Greyhound's COVID refund policy will allow you to choose between a refund, credit, or reschedule of your booked travel.

All passengers must adhere to local state and territory government requirements due to COVID-19. See our Service Updates for latest information, and find out how to Travel Safe with Greyhound.