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There are 6 ways to get from Adelaide to Katherine by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Darwin, bus  •  11h 52m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Darwin (DRW) ADL - DRW
  2. Take the bus from Palmerston to Katherine

$151 - $328

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Fly to Katherine  •  8h 13m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Katherine (KTR) ADL - KTR

$291 - $787

Fly to Kununurra, bus  •  17h 54m

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Kununurra (KNX) ADL - KNX
  2. Take the bus from Kununurra to Katherine

$551 - $1,289

Bus  •  38h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Katherine Gx880

$220 - $374

Train, bus  •  43h 15m

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs The Ghan
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Katherine Gx880

$440 - $867

Drive  •  25h 55m

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Katherine 1694.3 miles

$240 - $350

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Katherine is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $470 and takes 11h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Katherine is to fly which costs $410 - $1,200 and takes 8h 13m.

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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 38h 55m.

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The distance between Adelaide and Katherine is 2362 km. The road distance is 2710.9 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Katherine without a car is to bus which takes 38h 55m and costs $310 - $550.

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It takes approximately 11h 52m to get from Adelaide to Katherine, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Katherine bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Adelaide station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Katherine is to fly which takes 8h 13m and costs $410 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $310 - $550 and takes 38h 55m.

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The quickest flight from Adelaide Airport to Darwin Airport is the direct flight which takes 3h 40m.

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

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Katherine.
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  • Distance: 1476.3 miles
  • Duration: 11h 52m

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

Qantas and Airnorth fly from Adelaide to Katherine 3 times a week. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Katherine via Alice Springs in around 38h 55m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
When
Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Kununurra via Perth
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,200
Flights from Adelaide to Kununurra via Melbourne, Perth
Ave. Duration
11h 5m
When
Tuesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Ayers Rock
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Sydney
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Perth
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Adelaide to Kununurra via Perth, Broome
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
When
Monday and Saturday
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Flights from Adelaide to Kununurra via Brisbane, Broome
Ave. Duration
11h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$700 - $1,500
Jetstar
Website
jetstar.com
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
7h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Tigerair Australia
Website
tigerair.com.au
Flights from Adelaide to Darwin via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7h 40m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $360
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Adelaide to Katherine via Alice Springs, Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $750
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
25h 30m
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 Palmerston to Katherine
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $50
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$23 - $35
Flexifare
$30 - $50
Bus from Kununurra to Katherine
Ave. Duration
7h 6m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Alice Springs to Katherine
Ave. Duration
16h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160

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Katherine is 1h behind Adelaide. It is currently 7:40 AM in Adelaide and 6:40 AM in Katherine.

Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Katherine is 2711 km. It takes approximately 25h 55m to drive from Adelaide to Katherine.

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Tigerair Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Darwin Airport.

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There are 10+ hotels available in Katherine. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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