There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Alice Springs (ASP) ADL - ASP

$238 - $1,148

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Bus  •  20h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580

$190 - $320

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Train  •  26h 30m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs The Ghan

$480 - $1,000

Drive  •  15h 21m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Alice Springs 1531.2 km

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to bus which costs $190 - $320 and takes 20h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $230 - $1,200 and takes 3h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Adelaide and arriving at Alice Springs. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 20h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Alice Springs. Services depart once a week, and operate Sunday. The journey takes approximately 26h 30m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Alice Springs is 1329 km. The road distance is 1531.2 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 20h 30m and costs $190 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3h 48m to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Adelaide station.

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Adelaide to Alice Springs train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 3h 48m and costs $230 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $190 - $320 and takes 20h 30m, you could also train, which costs $480 - $1,000 and takes 26h 30m.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 1329.4 km
  • Duration: 3h 48m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Alice Springs, NT, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs twice daily. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs once daily. Tickets cost $190 - $320 and the journey takes 20h 30m.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $800
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
26h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$487
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$895
Low Gold Single Cabin
$981
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,162
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia is the country’s only long-distance bus operator running services in all states and territories. Greyhound Australia has been operating for 110 years and is the leading bus company in Australia. The extensive network now covers most of the Australian mainland, although service is limited in Western Australia with just a single route to Broome. Buses are equipped for long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers, reclining seats and an onboard bathroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$190 - $320
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Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$190 - $240
Premium
$240 - $320
Advantage
$250 - $300

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Alice Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 10m.

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Adelaide to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Alice Springs is 1h behind Adelaide. It is currently 6:18 PM in Adelaide and 5:18 PM in Alice Springs.

Adelaide to Alice Springs train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Alice Springs is 1531 km. It takes approximately 15h 21m to drive from Adelaide to Alice Springs.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Alice Springs Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $150 AUD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18 min and costs $4.

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