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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly  •  3 h 49 min

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

$185 - $510

Cheapest option

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

$360 - $750

Drive  •  15 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Alice Springs 957 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The distance between Adelaide and Alice Springs is 1329 km. The road distance is 1531 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 3 h 49 min and costs $240 - $700.

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.

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to get from Adelaide to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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
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
$360 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$366
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$673
Low Gold Single Cabin
$738
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$874
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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