There are 4 ways to get from Adelaide to Tamworth 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  •  5 h 19 min

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

$148 - $333

Cheapest option

Bus  •  29 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
  2. Take the bus from Wodonga to Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St
  3. Take the bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay 724
  4. Take the bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay 791
  5. Take the bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop 361

$127 - $182

2 alternative options

Train  •  34 h 52 min

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

$334 - $740

Drive  •  16 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Tamworth 927.7 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Tamworth is to bus which costs $170 - $250 and takes 29 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Tamworth is to fly which costs $200 - $460 and takes 5 h 19 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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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Adelaide to Tamworth, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Tamworth station. However, there are services departing from 85 Franklin St and arriving at Tamworth Station, Coach Stop via Wodonga, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 29 h 28 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 34 h 52 min.

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

Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar fly from Adelaide to Tamworth hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Tamworth via Wodonga, Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St, Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St, Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay, and Dubbo Station, Coach Bay in around 29 h 28 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 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Canberra, Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$200 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Avalon, Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 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 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Adelaide to Tamworth via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 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
27 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$294
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
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 - $65
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $65
1st Class
$60 - $90
Bus operators
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from 85 Franklin St to Wodonga
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Wodonga to Tourist Information Centre/249 Sheridan St
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Gundagai Coach Stop, Sheridan St to Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Cootamundra Station, Coach Bay to Dubbo Station, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Bus from Dubbo Station, Coach Bay to Tamworth Station, Coach Stop
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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