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

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Fly to Mount Isa  •  7 h 26 min

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

$388 - $922

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Bus  •  37 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa

$216 - $375

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Fly to Cloncurry, bus  •  10 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Cloncurry (CNJ) ADL - CNJ
  2. Take the bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa

$261 - $372

Train, bus  •  44 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa

$439 - $871

Train  •  3 days 8 h

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31
  3. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  4. Take the train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station

$614 - $1,193

Drive  •  25 h 57 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Mount Isa 1686.8 miles

$240 - $350

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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 and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 37 h 40 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Mount Isa station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Mount Isa station via Central Station, Brisbane Roma Street and Townsville station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 8 h.

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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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The best way to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 40 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 7 h 26 min to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa, including transfers.

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

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Adelaide to Mount Isa train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Adelaide Parklands station.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa is to fly which takes 7 h 26 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 h 40 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 3 days 8 h.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Mount Isa Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 55 min and has one stopover.

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

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Mount Isa.
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  • Distance: 988.6 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 26 min

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Adelaide to Mount Isa every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Alice Springs and Tennant Creek in around 37 h 40 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Melbourne, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 40 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
9 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
12 h 15 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Canberra, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
12 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$450 - $1,100
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Brisbane, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 45 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Cairns, Townsville
Ave. Duration
10 h 10 min
When
Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$240 - $330
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Sydney, Townsville
Ave. Duration
11 h 15 min
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$270 - $330
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Mount Isa via Brisbane, Cloncurry
Ave. Duration
7 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$370 - $900
Flights from Adelaide to Cloncurry via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $700
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$347
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$637
Low Gold Single Cabin
$699
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$827
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
Ave. Duration
25 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$280 - $700
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$285
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $130
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $130
1st Class
$120 - $180
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqld.com.au
Bus from Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Cloncurry to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$9 - $14
Flexifare
$17 - $24
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95

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Mount Isa is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 6:46 PM in Adelaide and 6:16 PM in Mount Isa.

Adelaide to Mount Isa train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, arrive at Mount Isa station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Mount Isa is 2699 km. It takes approximately 25 h 57 min to drive from Adelaide to Mount Isa.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Mount Isa Airport.

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There are 24+ hotels available in Mount Isa. Prices start at $64 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 .

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