There are 6 ways to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane 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  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Brisbane (BNE) ASP - BNE

$283 - $742

Cheapest option

Bus Bus Queensland  •  45 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  2. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa
  3. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Brisbane

$212 - $349

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Bus, train  •  46 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  2. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
  3. Take the train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street

$292 - $554

Bus via Townsville  •  2 days 3 h

  1. Take the bus from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek
  2. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
  3. Take the bus from Townsville to Aspley Gympie Road

$315 - $499

Train  •  2 days 21 h

  1. Take the train from Alice Springs to Adelaide Parklands
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Sydney
  3. Take the train from Central Station to Brisbane 31

$721 - $1,548

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Alice Springs to Brisbane 1870.1 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane is to bus which costs $290 - $490 and takes 45 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane is to fly which costs $390 - $1,100 and takes 3 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alice Springs to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Alice Springs and arriving at Brisbane via Tennant Creek and Mount Isa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 25 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Alice Springs to Brisbane. However, there are services departing from Alice Springs and arriving at Brisbane via Adelaide Parklands and Central Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 21 h.

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The distance between Alice Springs and Brisbane is 1963 km. The road distance is 2992.1 km.

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The best way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane without a car is to bus which takes 45 h 25 min and costs $290 - $490.

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It takes approximately 3 h 36 min to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane, including transfers.

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Alice Springs to Brisbane bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Alice Springs station.

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Alice Springs to Brisbane train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, depart from Alice Springs station.

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The best way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane is to fly which takes 3 h 36 min and costs $390 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $490 and takes 45 h 25 min, you could also train, which costs $1,000 - $2,200 and takes 2 days 21 h.

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Map of how to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane.
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  • Distance: 1226.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 36 min

What companies run services between Alice Springs, NT, Australia and Brisbane, QLD, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Alice Springs to Brisbane 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alice Springs to Brisbane via Tennant Creek and Mount Isa in around 45 h 25 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane via Cairns
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Monday and Tuesday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Flights from Alice Springs to Brisbane via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 20 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,600
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Townsville to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
17 h 56 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$252
B-Quick
$139
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Alice Springs to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$351
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$646
Low Gold Single Cabin
$708
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$838
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
$280 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$288
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Central Station to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
14 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
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
$50 - $75
Bus from Tennant Creek to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Tennant Creek to Townsville
Ave. Duration
19 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Mount Isa to Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Townsville to Aspley Gympie Road
Ave. Duration
22 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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