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

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Fly  •  3 h 49 min

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

$185 - $510

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Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580

$130 - $220

2 alternative options

Train  •  25 h 30 min

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

$350 - $750

Drive  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Alice Springs 957 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 15 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $250 - $700 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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

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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 25 h 30 min.

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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 20 h 30 min and costs $170 - $290.

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It takes approximately 3 h 49 min 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 3 h 49 min and costs $250 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $290 and takes 20 h 30 min, you could also train, which costs $480 - $1,000 and takes 25 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 830.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 49 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Adelaide to Alice Springs 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs once daily. Tickets cost $130 - $220 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$359
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$659
Low Gold Single Cabin
$723
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$856
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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

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

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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 15 h 21 min 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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The nearest airport to Alice Springs is Alice Springs (ASP) Airport which is 11.7 km away. Other nearby airports include .

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There are 25+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $51 USD 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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