There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  5 h

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

$282 - $742

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Bus Bus Queensland  •  44 h 35 min

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

$216 - $348

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Train, bus  •  45 h 35 min

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

$309 - $549

Bus via Townsville  •  2 days 4 h

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

$324 - $500

Train  •  2 days 17 h

  1. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs

$733 - $1,583

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Alice Springs 1870.3 miles

$260 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs is to bus which costs $290 - $480 and takes 44 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $380 - $1,100 and takes 5 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Alice Springs via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Brisbane to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Alice Springs via Sydney and Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 17 h.

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The distance between Brisbane and Alice Springs is 1963 km. The road distance is 2992.4 km.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 44 h 35 min and costs $290 - $480.

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It takes approximately 5 h to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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Brisbane to Alice Springs train services, operated by Transport NSW, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $380 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $290 - $480 and takes 44 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $1,000 - $2,200 and takes 2 days 17 h.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 1226.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h

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

Virgin Australia, Qantas and Jetstar fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek in around 44 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Sydney
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 25 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Ayers Rock
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
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 Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
Ave. Duration
17 h 23 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$254
B-Quick
$140
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$90 - $140
1st Class
$120 - $190
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$290
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
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
$354
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$713
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$844
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
28 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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.

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Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once 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 Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 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 Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Premier Motor Service
Website
premierms.com.au
Bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $200
Schedules at
premierms.com.au

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The quickest flight from Brisbane Airport to Alice Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 3 h 20 min.

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Brisbane to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Alice Springs is 30 min behind Brisbane. It is currently 11:10 PM in Brisbane and 10:40 PM in Alice Springs.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Alice Springs is 2992 km. It takes approximately 31 h 43 min to drive from Brisbane to Alice Springs.

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Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Alice Springs Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $50 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Brisbane Airport is to train which takes 20 min and costs $14 - $20.

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