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

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Fly  •  3 h 44 min

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

$184 - $509

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Bus  •  20 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580

$120 - $210

2 alternative options

Train  •  25 h 30 min

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

$340 - $700

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 $190 - $280 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 - $750 and takes 3 h 44 min.

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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 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 44 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 44 min and costs $250 - $750. 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 44 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 $120 - $210 and the journey takes 20 h 30 min.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
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
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$346
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$636
Low Gold Single Cabin
$697
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$825
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 and services more than 5 million passengers every year. Buses are equipped for the long journeys, with free WiFi, air-conditioning, full disability access, USB chargers in every seat and an on-board restroom.

Contact Details
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Alice Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 5 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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There are 25+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $49 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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