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There are 11 ways to get from Adelaide to Karumba by plane, car, bus, train or night train

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Fly Adelaide to Normanton  •  9h 22m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Normanton (NTN) ADL - NTN

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Fly Adelaide to Kowanyama, drive  •  14h 22m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Kowanyama (KWM) ADL - KWM
  2. Drive from Kowanyama to Karumba

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Fly Adelaide to Cloncurry, drive  •  20h 37m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Cloncurry (CNJ) ADL - CNJ
  2. Drive from Cloncurry to Karumba

Fly Adelaide to Mount Isa, drive  •  14h 47m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Mount Isa (ISA) ADL - ISA
  2. Drive from Mount Isa to Karumba

Bus to Whyalla, fly to Normanton  •  27h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Whyalla
  2. Fly from Whyalla (WYA) to Normanton (NTN) WYA - NTN

Fly Adelaide to Emerald, drive  •  18h 2m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Emerald (EDR) ADL - EDR
  2. Drive from Emerald to Karumba

Train, bus  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Central Station
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  4. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Bus, night train  •  3 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Wangaratta
  2. Take the night train from Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Central Station 622
  3. Take the bus from Sydney to Brisbane
  4. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
  5. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Great Southern Rail Line, train, bus  •  3 days 22h

  1. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Adelaide to Brisbane
  2. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Cairns Central Station
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Great Southern Rail Line, bus  •  4 days 3h

  1. Take the Great Southern Rail Line from Adelaide to Brisbane
  2. Take the bus from Brisbane to Cairns
  3. Take the bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba

Drive  •  32h 50m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Karumba 3270.2 km
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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Karumba is to bus and night train which costs $500 - $900 and takes 3 days 13h.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Karumba is to fly which costs $400 - $1,500 and takes 9h 22m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Karumba is 1952 km. The road distance is 3270.2 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Karumba without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 days 9h and costs $750 - $2,900.

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It takes approximately 9h 22m to get from Adelaide to Karumba, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Normanton Airport. The quickest flight takes 11h 45m and has one stopover.

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Karumba is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 2:44 AM in Adelaide and 3:14 AM in Karumba.

Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Karumba is 3270 km. It takes approximately 32h 50m to drive from Adelaide to Karumba.

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Jetstar and Regional Express offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Normanton Airport.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 21 min and costs $4.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Karumba.
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  • Distance: 1952 km
  • Duration: 9h 22m

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Karumba, QLD, Australia?

Jetstar and Regional Express fly from Adelaide to Karumba 3 times a week.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
13h 52m
When
Monday and Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
14h 52m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$490 - $1,600
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Townsville
Ave. Duration
23h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,600
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
20h 5m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,900
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Townsville, Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Monday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,700
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 37m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 15m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
10h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $2,200
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Alice Springs, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$800 - $2,700
Regional Express
Website
rex.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Normanton via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,400
Flights from Whyalla to Normanton via Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 2m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$750 - $2,400
Flights from Whyalla to Normanton via Adelaide, Cairns
Ave. Duration
23h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
Flights from Whyalla to Normanton via Adelaide, Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 32m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $2,000
Flights from Whyalla to Normanton via Adelaide, Perth, Cairns
Ave. Duration
20h 15m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$900 - $3,000
Flights from Whyalla to Normanton via Adelaide, Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
19h 35m
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,900
FlexFlight ApS
Website
flexflight.dk
Flights from Adelaide to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Skytrans
Website
skytrans.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Kowanyama via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Cairns, Kowanyama
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Melbourne, Cairns
Ave. Duration
8h 40m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Brisbane, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,400
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Sydney, Cairns
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$600 - $2,000
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
When
Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,500
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,600
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9h 45m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$470 - $1,600
Hinterland Aviation
Website
hinterlandaviation.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Kowanyama via Cairns, Emerald
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Emerald via Cairns
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Train operators
Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357 (Outside AU +61 8 8213 4401)
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyond.com
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Central Station
Ave. Duration
28h 29m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $2,200
Book at
Journey Beyond
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
GOLD TWIN
$850 - $1,300
GOLD SINGLE
$700 - $1,300
PLATINUM
$1,700 - $2,200
NSW TrainLink
Phone
13 22 32
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14h 12m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
NSW TrainLink Train
Economy
$95 - $140
First Class
$130 - $200
Queensland Rail Travel
NSW TrainLink XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
transportnsw.info
Night train from Wangaratta Station, Platform 1 to Central Station
Ave. Duration
8h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $220
Website
XPT
Economy
$60 - $80
First
$85 - $120
Sleeper
$190 - $220
Journey Beyond - Great Southern
Phone
1800 703 357 (Outside AU +61 8 8213 4401)
Email
sales.enquiries@journeybeyond.com
Website
journeybeyondrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 days 8h
Frequency
Once a week
Book at
Great Southern
Bus operators
Trans North Bus & Coach
Phone
+61 7 3036 2070
Website
transnorthbus.com.au
Bus from Cairns Central Station to Karumba
Ave. Duration
11h 30m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Schedules at
transnorthbus.com.au
Book at
tnbc.com.au
V/Line

V/Line provides passenger rail and coach services to regional destinations across Victoria, Australia. Services go to/from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on coach travel and long-distance train services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have tray tables and larger reclining seats with more leg room.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Wangaratta
Ave. Duration
13h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Website
https://www.vline.com.au/
Off Peak
$90 - $130
Premier Motor Service
Phone
+61 2 4423 5233 (call 13 34 10 within Australia)
Email
reservations@premierms.com.au
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
18h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$85 - $120
Website
Premier Motor Service
Bus from Brisbane to Cairns Central Station
Ave. Duration
29h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$140 - $220
Website
Premier Motor Service
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 Brisbane to Cairns
Ave. Duration
29h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$270 - $550
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early Bird
$270 - $400
Advantage
$330 - $480
Premium
$350 - $550

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