There are 5 ways to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs 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  •  5 h

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

$283 - $743

Cheapest option

Bus  •  41 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa Bq201/Bq202
  2. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Alice Springs Gx489

$224 - $373

3 alternative options

Train, bus  •  44 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville Spirit of Queensland
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Alice Springs Gx489

$313 - $550

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

$745 - $1,586

Drive  •  31 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Alice Springs 1870.3 miles

$260 - $390

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs is to bus which costs $300 - $500 and takes 41 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 5 h and costs $380 - $1,000.

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The distance between Brisbane and Alice Springs is 1963 km. The road distance is 2992 km.

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

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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. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 41 h 30 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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What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Alice Springs, NT, Australia?

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Brisbane to Alice Springs 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Mount Isa in around 41 h 30 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
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
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$261
B-Quick
$144
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
$95 - $140
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$95 - $140
1st Class
$130 - $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
$298
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
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
$363
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$668
Low Gold Single Cabin
$732
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$867
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
26 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Mount Isa to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
13 h 55 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $190
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$120 - $170
Bus from Townsville to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
26 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$170 - $290
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$170 - $250
Flexifare
$200 - $290

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