Explore our bus routes to Borroloola (Dry Season) and check all the information's for your next trip. Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

Katherine to Borroloola
Departs every Monday and Thursday
Palmerston bus exchangeDepart8:00
KatherineCheck in at BP Carpark11:30
MatarankaMataranka Roadhouse13:15
Larrimah(On Demand)14:15
Daly WatersHiway Inn15:15
Cape CrawfordHeartbreak Hotel19:15
BorroloolaMalandari Shop20:30

After May 13th, the schedule moves to dry season timing. Connections from the Palmerston to Katherine service (departing at 0800h and arriving in Katherine at 1200h) are possible.

Borroloola to Katherine
Departs every Tuesday and Friday
BorroloolaCheckin at Malandari Shop7:30
Cape CrawfordHeartbreak Hotel09:15
Daly WatersHiway Inn12:45
Larrimah(On demand only)14:15
MatarankaMataranka Shell15:00
KatherineBP Carpark16:30
Arrive Darwin (Palmerston)Bus Exchange20:30

Please be ready at your location 30 minutes prior to departure for check in. Ticket prices are one fare and are based on lowest possible rates. Children 3 years and under are free of charge. Please refer to Terms and Conditions below for more information.

BorroloolaCape CrawfordHi Way InnLarrimahMatarankaKatherine
Cape Crawford$80$100$100$130$150
Hi Way Inn$120$100$60$80$100


Bodhi Bus interchange in Katherine


Borroloola, Northern Territory: A Journey into Aboriginal Culture and Natural Wonders

Borroloola is a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is located on the McArthur River, about 50 km upstream from the Gulf of Carpentaria. At the 2011 census, Borroloola had a population of 926.

This remote town offers a unique blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and an opportunity to immerse yourself in the traditions of the Aboriginal people who call this land home. The Yanyuwa, Mara, and Garawa people have lived in this region for countless generations, and their traditions are deeply rooted in the land.

View of Borroloola from the sky

Getting from Darwin to Borroloola

For travelers seeking to explore Borroloola, the journey from Darwin is an adventure in itself. The drive to Borroloola from Darwin takes approximately eleven hours, making it a road trip filled with picturesque views and a sense of wonder as the landscape transforms.

As you venture from Darwin to Borroloola, you’ll cross vast expanses of the Northern Territory, including savannah woodlands and river crossings.

Terms and Conditions


  • All fares are inclusive of GST.
  • All fares are subject to change without prior notice.
  • One infant under 3 years can travel free of charge providing they are accompanied by a full fare paying adult.
  • All children between the ages of 0 – 14years are to be accompanied by an adult.
    Children over the age of 15 years will be regarded as an adult.
  • Centrepay bookings – if requested, must present a valid Pension Concession card or Income Statement issued by Centrelink upon check in.
  • Purchase orders are accepted upon application from private businesses, organisations and Government departments. An invoice will be issued after travel is finalised, final payment is due 14 days from date of invoice.

Booking Fees

  • Katherine Coaches do not charge a booking fee at the present time.

Cancellation policy

  • Full fare charges will apply to individuals, private businesses, organisations, and Government Departments where a seat has been prepaid or a seat reserved, unless notice of cancellation is provided to Katherine Coaches 24 hours prior to time of departure, on any of our regular route services.
  • Where a service is cancelled by Katherine Coaches due to unforeseen operational circumstances such as flooding, the client will be notified as soon as possible and an alternative service offered at no extra charge to the client. Katherine Coaches will not be responsible for any costs incurred by passengers as a result of cancellation.

Terms of Travel

  • Departure and arrival times are approximate and dependent on road conditions and number of pickups and drop offs required for the service.
  • Smoking, drugs and or the consumption of alcohol is not permitted on any of ours or our contractors vehicles.
  • Violence, disorderly conduct and aggression will not be tolerated on ours or our contractor’s vehicles, or dispatch areas.
  • Katherine Coaches and its contractors reserves the right to refuse travel, or remove from ours or our contractor’s vehicles, any Passenger that we or our staff believe (acting reasonably) is intoxicated by drugs and/or alcohol and who may, or may not, pose a potential threat to themselves, others or property.

Luggage Policy

  • Per passenger one bag minimum and two bags maximum. NO large items E.G. TV’s, large push bike’s, electric cars and ETC – and all these item’s need to be in original packaging.
  • If these items need to travel, there will be freight charges applied at the passenger’s expense. Katherine Coaches staff will take all the care but no responsibility of these items.

Special Needs and Assistance

Our drivers are permitted to provide basic assistance to passengers i.e. a steadying arm, helping hand. Passengers who wish to travel on Katherine Coaches must be able to understand and act upon directions given to them by the driver, passengers should not require any additional assistance beyond that normally offered to all passengers.
If a passenger requires assistance to:

  • Transfer to/from the vehicle or into/out of seats
  • Attend toiletry facilities
  • Administration of medicines and/or medical procedures

the passenger does not meet the conditions to travel independently.
Passengers who do not meet the conditions to travel independently will require a Carer to accompany them.
*Please note if a passenger attempts travel who does not meet the independent travel conditions, Katherine Coaches reserves the right to refuse travel. Prepaid fares will remain open dated for alternative travel arrangements to be made.