There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Tennant Creek  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Tennant Creek (TCA) ADL - TCA

$232 - $702

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Bus  •  28 h 5 min

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

$169 - $285

3 alternative options

Fly to Alice Springs, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Alice Springs (ASP) ADL - ASP
  2. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

$224 - $584

Train, bus  •  34 h 49 min

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

$398 - $795

Drive  •  19 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Adelaide to Tennant Creek 1273.6 miles

$180 - $270

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The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to drive which costs $240 - $360 and takes 19 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to fly which costs $310 - $1,000 and takes 5 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Adelaide to Tennant Creek. However, there are services departing from Adelaide and arriving at Tennant Creek via Alice Springs. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 28 h 5 min.

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The distance between Adelaide and Tennant Creek is 1753 km. The road distance is 2037.8 km.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek without a car is to bus which takes 28 h 5 min and costs $230 - $390.

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It takes approximately 5 h 14 min to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $310 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $390 and takes 28 h 5 min.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Tennant Creek Airport. The quickest flight takes 9 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Tennant Creek is 2038 km. It takes approximately 19 h 49 min to drive from Adelaide to Tennant Creek.

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Airnorth and Qantas offer flights from Adelaide Airport to Tennant Creek Airport.

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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek.
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  • Distance: 1095.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 14 min

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

Qantas and Airnorth fly from Adelaide to Tennant Creek 3 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Alice Springs in around 28 h 5 min.

Airlines
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Melbourne, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 5 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Sydney, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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
$356
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$654
Low Gold Single Cabin
$717
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$849
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 Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$55 - $75
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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