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Recommended option

Fly to Katherine  •  7 h 33 min

  1. ADL - KTR

$252 - $372

Cheapest option

Fly to Darwin, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. ADL - DRW

$156 - $331

3 alternative options

Bus  •  37 h 55 min

  1. Gx580
  2. Gx880

$233 - $396

Train  •  44 h 52 min

  1. The Ghan

$639 - $1,247

Drive  •  25 h 55 min

  1. 1694.3 miles

$240 - $350

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

Qantas, Airnorth and Jetstar fly from Adelaide to Katherine 6 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Katherine via Alice Springs in around 37 h 55 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Perth
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Adelaide to Katherine via Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Katherine via Darwin
Ave. Duration
10 h 40 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$220 - $330
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
When
Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Katherine
Ave. Duration
44 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$628
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$1,154
Low Gold Single Cabin
$1,233
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,457
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Palmerston to Katherine
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$25 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Alice Springs to Katherine
Ave. Duration
16 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$100 - $180
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$100 - $150
Flexifare
$120 - $170

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Adelaide and Katherine is 2362 km. The road distance is 2711 km.

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Katherine is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $450 and takes 11 h 55 min.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Katherine is to fly which takes 7 h 33 min and costs $330 - $500.

No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Katherine. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Katherine via Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 55 min.

It takes approximately 7 h 33 min to get from Adelaide to Katherine, including transfers.