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

Katherine to Darwin
Seven days a week
Check inBP Carpark16:00
Pine CreekPublic Toilets (on demand)17:30
Adelaide RiverAdelaide River19:30
Darwin (Palmerston)Bus Exchange20:30
Darwin to Katherine
Seven days a week
Darwin (Palmerston)Check in07:30
Darwin (Palmerston)Depart08:00
Adelaide RiverAdelaide River09:15
Pine Creek(on demand)10:45
KatherineBP Carpark12:00

Dry Season scheduling allows connections through to most community services.

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.

PalmerstonAdelaide RiverPine CreekKatherine
Adelaide River$50$60$70
Pine Creek$70$60$50


Bodhi Bus interchange in Katherine


This service commences at the Palmerston Bus Exchange for the southbound trips to Katherine and beyond. It also terminates at the Palmerston Bus Exchange for northbound trips from communities linking through Katherine. If you need to travel further in the Darwin area or CBD please check here for public bus timetable

Darwin, Northern Territory: Australia’s Tropical Gateway to Adventure

Darwin is the capital of Australia’s Northern Territory and a former frontier outpost. It’s also a gateway to massive Kakadu National Park. Its popular waterfront area has several beaches and green areas like Bicentennial Park.

Darwin: Australia’s Tropical Jewel in the Northern Territory:

Darwin, situated in the Northern Territory, is a city that encapsulates the spirit of the Top End. With its stunning coastline, lush parks, and a thriving multicultural community, Darwin is a city that offers a unique blend of outdoor adventures and cultural experiences.

View on Darwin from the sky

Getting to Darwin from Katherine:

For travelers seeking to explore Darwin, the journey from Katherine is a scenic adventure. The drive from Katherine to Darwin covers approximately 320 kilometers, taking you through the diverse landscapes of the Northern Territory.

As you venture from Katherine to Darwin, you’ll witness the changing scenery, from the lush Katherine region to the tropical landscapes of the Top End. The journey provides glimpses of the unique Australian wilderness, with opportunities to stop and appreciate the natural beauty along the way.

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.