There are 7 ways to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly to Tennant Creek  •  9 h 50 min

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

$220 - $314

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Bus Bus Queensland  •  37 h 30 min

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

$173 - $270

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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

$321 - $815

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

$257 - $469

Train, bus via Julia Creek  •  44 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Brisbane Roma Street to Townsville
  2. Take the train from Townsville station to Juila Creek station
  3. Take the bus from Julia Creek to Tennant Creek

$282 - $489

Bus via Townsville  •  45 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Aspley Gympie Road to Townsville
  2. Take the bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek Gx489

$274 - $425

Drive  •  27 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Brisbane to Tennant Creek 1552.9 miles

$220 - $320

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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 37 h 30 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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The best way to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek without a car is to bus which takes 37 h 30 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 9 h 50 min to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek, including transfers.

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Brisbane to Tennant Creek bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Brisbane station.

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The best way to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek is to fly which takes 9 h 50 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 37 h 30 min.

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There is no direct flight from Brisbane Airport to Tennant Creek Airport. The quickest flight takes 14 h 25 min and has two stopovers.

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Brisbane to Tennant Creek bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Tennant Creek station.

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Tennant Creek is 30 min behind Brisbane. It is currently 7:04 PM in Brisbane and 6:34 PM in Tennant Creek.

Yes, the driving distance between Brisbane to Tennant Creek is 2485 km. It takes approximately 27 h 13 min to drive from Brisbane to Tennant Creek.

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Map of how to get from Brisbane to Tennant Creek.
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  • Distance: 1315.3 miles
  • Duration: 9 h 50 min

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

Qantas, Airnorth and two 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 37 h 30 min.

Airlines
Airnorth
Website
flyairnorth.com
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Adelaide, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $700
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Sydney, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
8 h 25 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$280 - $750
Flights from Brisbane to Tennant Creek via Melbourne, Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
9 h 25 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 25 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $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 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,200
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday
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 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
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $250
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Queensland Rail Travel
A-Choice
$249
B-Quick
$137
Train from Townsville station to Juila Creek station
Ave. Duration
13 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$75 - $110
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Queensland Rail Travel
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
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$40 - $60
Flexifare
$50 - $75
Bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8 h 10 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$50 - $95
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$50 - $80
Flexifare
$65 - $95
Bus from Townsville to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
19 h 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
Bus from Julia Creek to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
11 h 50 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$70 - $130
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$70 - $110
Flexifare
$90 - $130
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
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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Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Airnorth and Qantas offer flights from Brisbane Airport to Tennant Creek Airport.

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There are one+ hotels available in Tennant Creek. Prices start at $100 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 .

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