There are 6 ways to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly to Tennant Creek  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Brisbane (BNE) to Tennant Creek (TCA) BNE - TCA

$220 - $315

Cheapest option

Bus  •  35 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Brisbane to Mount Isa Bq201/Bq202
  2. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek Gx489

$184 - $282

4 alternative options

Fly to Alice Springs, bus  •  12 h 34 min

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

$322 - $822

Train, bus  •  38 h 30 min

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

$273 - $490

Train, bus via Mount Isa  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  2. Take the train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
  3. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Barkly Homestead
  4. Take the bus from Barkly Homestead to Tennant Creek

$315 - $540

Drive  •  27 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Tennant Creek 1552.9 miles

$220 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek is to bus which costs $240 - $380 and takes 35 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek is to fly which costs $290 - $430 and takes 9 h 15 min.

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The distance between Brisbane and Tennant Creek is 2104 km. The road distance is 2484.6 km.

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It takes approximately 9 h 15 min to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Brisbane to Tennant Creek. However, there are services departing from Brisbane and arriving at Tennant Creek via Mount Isa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35 h 15 min.

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What companies run services between Brisbane, QLD, Australia and Tennant Creek, NT, Australia?

Qantas, Airnorth and three other airlines fly from Brisbane to Tennant Creek every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Mount Isa in around 35 h 15 min.

Airlines
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Sydney, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
7 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Adelaide, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 50 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Melbourne, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$310 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Ayers Rock, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Darwin, Katherine
Ave. Duration
14 h 5 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $300
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
$140 - $260
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
A-Choice
$260
B-Quick
$143
Train from Townsville station to Mount Isa station
Ave. Duration
20 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$120 - $170
Schedules at
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
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 Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $100
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$55 - $80
Flexifare
$70 - $100
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Mount Isa to Barkly Homestead
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$35 - $55
Flexifare
$50 - $70
Bus from Barkly Homestead to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$17 - $26
Flexifare
$26 - $40
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

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