Journey: Darwin Airport to Rapid Creek

Darwin airport is the Northern Territory’s busiest airport and the only airport to serve Darwin, located in the northern suburb of Eaton. Rapid Creek is situated just 4kms south of Darwin airport making it a brief 5-minute commute by car. There are plenty of transport options for passengers looking to travel to and from Darwin airport. These include taxi’s, shuttles and public transportation. One of the most common options is the public bus service operated by the Northern Territory Government. This service, whilst it is an economical choice, will add an extensive amount of time to your trip. The fastest route will take up to 41 minutes to arrive at the airport and covers a distance of sixteen kilometres with multiple stops.

Booking a Hughes airport transfer will save you the time and hassle of a public transport journey and will see you arriving at your destination with comfort, ease and efficiency. Hughes offers direct, door to door pick up for your convenience and are available day or night to transport you. From premium sedans, people movers and minibuses as well as executive coaches that seat up to fifty people, Hughes has a selection of vehicle options to choose from and can cater to your individual or group needs, whilst offering the highest standard of service.

Our Fleet

Whether you are looking for a luxury limousine or premium sedan experience or want to move a large group easily and in comfort, Hughes can help. We have vehicle options for 1 – 61 passengers and an extensive fleet to accommodate all your transport needs.

Not sure what vehicle’s suit your needs? Contact our friendly team on 1300 615 165 or res@hughes.com.au to discuss your requirements.

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Executive Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our executive sedans are well-appointed for your comfort.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium Sedans

Perfect for 1-3 passengers with minimal luggage, our premium sedans include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

2 Suitcases

2 Small Bags

Premium SUVs

Perfect for 1- 3 passengers with up to 5 suitcases, our premium SUVs include the latest prestige models with top of the line features.

3 Passengers

5 Suitcases

3 Small Bags

People Movers

Perfect for up to 6 passengers with standard luggage, our people movers are luxurious and roomy, with ergonomic design for your comfort.

6 Passengers

6 Suitcases

41 Small Bags

Luxury Minibuses

Perfect for up 9 - 14 passengers with a trailer option for additional luggage, our Mercedes Sprinter minibuses are a luxurious option for groups.

9 - 14 Passengers

Small Coach

Perfect for up 21 - 54 passengers with standard luggage with a trailer option for additional luggage, our air-conditioned, luxury coaches are a great option for larger groups.

21 - 54 Passengers

Rapid Creek to Darwin Airport: Travel Times and Getting Around

The Rapid Creek to Darwin airport journey is a brief one, taking on average 5-10 minutes for arrival. Having booked a Hughes transfer, you can expect to be picked up directly from your door or chosen location by one of our executive chauffeurs. Every journey with Hughes ensures an experience of comfort and convenience with a complimentary bottle of water and air conditioning, ensuring your transfers in the Northern territory’s tropical climate are comfortable and relaxed. A short ride in our premium vehicle will see you arriving at the main terminal entrance in no time.

Peak Hour Travel Time:

  • Airport to Rapid Creek – between 7-10 minutes
  • Rapid Creek to Airport – between 5 – 10 minutes

Off-Peak Travel Time:

  • Airport to Rapid Creek – between 5 – 8 minutes
  • Rapid Creek to Airport – between 5 – 7 minutes

Darwin Airport – Useful information

Passengers for both international and domestic departure share the same terminal at Darwin airport making drop off a breeze. Your Hughes transfer will drop you directly at the main entrance doors and for those travelling by car, there are 3 car park options available. The short-stay car park directly in front of the main building offers guests up to 15 minutes of free parking. The long-stay car park is a quick 200-meter walk from the entrance and the long-stay saver car park is a 450-meter walk along an undercover path.

Once inside, Darwin airport offers free high-speed WIFI service throughout the terminal as well as excellent amenities and a reasonable selection of retail shops, food and dining options. Your booking with Hughes means having the convenience of being met inside the terminal by our private chauffeur to collect you for your transfer. The meeting point for domestic passengers is at the bottom of the escalator prior to baggage collection. If we are unable to locate you, our chauffeur will then move to the baggage collection area and await your arrival. International passengers, once having cleared customs and immigration, will find our chauffeur waiting at the doors inside the main terminal building. Darwin airport has well-marked pick up and drop off areas including an express lane for quick drop offs and a designated rideshare zone, located in the short stay car park.

Rapid creek 

At Hughes, we pride ourselves on offering door to door service with efficiency. We can collect you from any location in Rapid creek. Let us know the location you desire, and we will be there to collect you. Home to the oldest market in Darwin, running every Sunday, Rapid creek is a small residential suburb around 10.4kms from the city centre. Neighboured by its charming sister suburbs of Nightcliff and Coconut Grove it is a short distance from picturesque beaches, city amenities and Darwin Airport.