There are 5 ways to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek 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 to Tennant Creek  •  5 h 14 min

  1. ADL - TCA

$232 - $702

Cheapest option

Bus  •  28 h 5 min

  1. Gx580
  2. Gx880 / ...

$173 - $296

3 alternative options

Fly to Alice Springs, bus  •  11 h 23 min

  1. ADL - ASP

$224 - $589

Train, bus  •  34 h 49 min

  1. The Ghan
  2. Gx880 / ...

$409 - $821

Drive  •  19 h 49 min

  1. 1273.6 miles

$180 - $270

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
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,200
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
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
$360 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$366
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$673
Low Gold Single Cabin
$738
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$874
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $65
Flexifare
$55 - $80
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Adelaide and Tennant Creek is 1753 km. The road distance is 2038 km.

The cheapest way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to drive which costs $240 - $350 and takes 19 h 49 min.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Tennant Creek is to fly which takes 5 h 14 min and costs $300 - $950.

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.

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