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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  •  5h 54m

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

$232 - $702

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Bus  •  29h 5m

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

$165 - $279

3 alternative options

Fly to Alice Springs, bus  •  11h 18m

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

$228 - $588

Train, bus  •  33h 25m

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

$385 - $772

Drive  •  19h 49m

  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 $250 - $370 and takes 19h 49m.

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The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to fly which costs $320 - $1,000 and takes 5h 54m.

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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 29h 5m.

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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 29h 5m and costs $230 - $400.

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It takes approximately 5h 54m 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 5h 54m and costs $320 - $1,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $230 - $400 and takes 29h 5m.

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There is no direct flight from Adelaide Airport to Tennant Creek Airport. The quickest flight takes 10h 30m 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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Map of how to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek.
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  • Distance: 1095.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 54m

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

Qantas and Airnorth fly from Adelaide to Tennant Creek twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Alice Springs in around 29h 5m.

Airlines
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Ayers Rock, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$250 - $750
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Melbourne, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8h 27m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $800
Flights from Adelaide to Tennant Creek via Sydney, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8h 55m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $800
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Ayers Rock
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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
25h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$346
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$636
Low Gold Single Cabin
$697
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$825
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
6h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

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Tennant Creek is 1h behind Adelaide. It is currently 10:58 PM in Adelaide and 9:58 PM in Tennant Creek.

Yes, the driving distance between Adelaide to Tennant Creek is 2038 km. It takes approximately 19h 49m 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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There are one+ hotels available in Tennant Creek. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Adelaide to Adelaide Airport is to bus which takes 18m and costs $4.

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