There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Tamworth by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Tamworth (TMW) ADL - TMW

$197 - $512

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Bus  •  22 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
  2. Take the bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1 590
  3. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361

$174 - $210

2 alternative options

Train  •  32 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Central Station to Tamworth Station 223

$324 - $712

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Tamworth 927.7 miles

$130 - $200

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Tamworth station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Tamworth Station, Coach Stop via Broken Hill Coach Stop and Dubbo Station, Bay 1. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Adelaide to Tamworth station. However, there are services departing from Adelaide Parklands and arriving at Tamworth Station via Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 32 h 22 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Tamworth is 1225 km. The road distance is 1484.3 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Tamworth without a car is to bus which takes 22 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Adelaide to Tamworth, including transfers.

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Adelaide to Tamworth bus services, operated by Buses R Us, depart from Adelaide station.

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Adelaide to Tamworth 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 Tamworth is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 22 h 36 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 32 h 22 min.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Tamworth Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 45 min and has one stopover.

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Adelaide to Tamworth bus services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Tamworth Station, Coach Stop.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Tamworth.
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  • Distance: 765.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Adelaide, SA, Australia and Tamworth, NSW, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Adelaide to Tamworth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Tamworth via Broken Hill, Broken Hill Coach Stop, and Dubbo Station, Bay 1 in around 22 h 36 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $480
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Melbourne, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 10 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$220 - $550
Train operators
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 - $650
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Tamworth Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
1st Class
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Buses R Us
Phone
(08) 8285 6900
Email
enquiries@busesrus.com.au
Website
lee925.wixsite.com
Bus from Adelaide to Broken Hill
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$100
Schedules at
lee925.wixsite.com
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Broken Hill Coach Stop to Dubbo Station, Bay 1
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $75
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Bay 1 to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Tamworth is 30 min ahead of Adelaide. It is currently 3:06 PM in Adelaide and 3:36 PM in Tamworth.

Adelaide to Tamworth train services, operated by Transport NSW, arrive at Tamworth Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Tamworth is 1484 km. It takes approximately 16 h 41 min to drive from Adelaide to Tamworth.

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Virgin Australia and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Tamworth Airport.

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There are 51+ hotels available in Tamworth. Prices start at $69 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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