There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa 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  •  7 h 16 min

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

$409 - $483

Cheapest option

Bus  •  36 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs Gx580
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa Gx849

$225 - $401

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  42 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs The Ghan
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa Gx849

$456 - $915

Drive  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Mount Isa 1686.8 miles

$240 - $350

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa is to drive which costs $320 - $480 and takes 25 h 57 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa is to fly which costs $550 - $700 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Mount Isa is 1582 km. The road distance is 2698.9 km.

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It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Mount Isa. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Mount Isa via Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 36 h 10 min.

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

Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Australia fly from Adelaide to Mount Isa every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Alice Springs in around 36 h 10 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 30 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
11 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Estimated price
$390 - $460
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
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$359
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$659
Low Gold Single Cabin
$723
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$855
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
Bus from Alice Springs to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
14 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $170

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