Darwin to Kununurra
Please be advised that all passengers prior to entering the Western Australia shires of Broome, Derby-West Kimberley, Wyndham-East Kimberley, and Halls Creek within the Kimberley region will be required to have sought exemption prior to travel. Anyone who crosses into these regions (other than those in the exempt category) will be required to depart the service at the checkpoint and find their way back to their origin at their own expense. Exemptions cannot be sought at checkpoints and require a minimum 3 days processing prior to travel.
DARWIN TO KUNUNURRA BUS
See the places where the outback meets the tropics when you travel from Darwin to Kununurra on a luxurious Greyhound bus!
Your trip through the Top End will begin in Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory. Popular attractions here include Crocosaurus Cove, where you can get face-to-face with saltwater crocodiles in the notorious Cage of Death, and the George Brown Botanic Gardens, where you can stroll through tropical gardens, coastal dunes and mangroves.
Darwin is also the gateway to the Litchfield National Park, where you’ll marvel at the amazing Magnetic and Cathedral termite mounds and learn how such tiny creatures were able to build such magnificent structures, and swim in sparkling pools under cascading waterfalls in lush pockets of monsoonal rainforests.
On the bus from Darwin to Kununurra, you’ll soon stop at Palmerston, the second largest city in the Territory. After trekking through a beautiful stretch of the Australian outback, with a number of rest stops along the way, you’ll reach Katherine, an oasis of waterholes and lush forests. It’s the home of the world-famous Nitmiluk Gorge (aka Katherine Gorge), a deep gorge carved through ancient sandstone, as well as the gruelling Jatbula Trail and the pandanus-fringed plunge pool at Leliyn (aka Edith Falls).
Finally, you’ll arrive in Kununurra, the relatively young town located among the scenic hills and ranges of the far north-east Kimberley Region. Established in 1961 as a service centre for the Ord River Irrigation Scheme, the town’s population has swelled from 400 people to over 7,500, with a thriving tourism industry centred on the Ord River and the man-made Lake Argyle, a historic feat of engineering prowess that is now home to over 30,000 freshwater crocodiles, 26 species of native fish and a third of Australia’s bird species.
The landscape surrounding Kununurra is filled with waterfalls, swimming holes, gorges and ranges, as well as a ‘Celebrity Tree Park’ populated with trees planted by famous people. Director Baz Luhrmann, for example, planted a tree here after filming the majority of ‘Australia’ in the area.
Aboard the bus from Darwin to Kununurra, you can relax and enjoy all the great features of a modern Greyhound coach, including reclining leather seats, free WiFi connectivity, in-seat USB chargers and panoramic windows!
You can now reserve your favourite spot on the bus with our seat selection feature, so the days of queuing up early to grab a window seat are in the past. You can also follow your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker, and unlock even more benefits, offers and rewards by signing up for our Greyhound Rewards program.
A Greyhound coach is the most comfortable, convenient and affordable way to travel from Darwin to Kununurra. Book your bus ticket now!
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where do buses depart from in Darwin and Kununurra?
In Darwin, buses to Kununurra depart from Darwin Bus Interchange, Bay A, Harry Chan Avenue. In Kununurra, buses to Darwin depart from the Ord River Roadhouse on Messmate Way.
What amenities can I expect on the bus?
All our buses between Darwin to Kununurra come with free WiFi, air-conditioning, USB chargers, reclining seats, and a restroom.
How long does it take to get from Darwin to Kununurra?
The bus trip from Darwin to Kununurra takes approximately 9h 20m. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.
How much is a bus ticket from Darwin to Kununurra?
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 Kununurra 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.