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There are 5 ways to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) 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.

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Fly  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Canberra (CBR) to Alice Springs (ASP) CBR - ASP

$386 - $934

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Bus  •  43 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Canberra to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs

$202 - $346

3 alternative options

Bus, train  •  2 days 0 h

  1. Take the bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Yass Junction, Coach Bay 781
  2. Take the train from Yass Junction to Southern Cross 621 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  4. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs

$441 - $958

Train  •  2 days 10 h

  1. Take the train from Canberra Station to Central Station 634 / ...
  2. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  3. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs

$652 - $1,398

Drive  •  26 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs 1593.7 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is to bus which costs $280 - $490 and takes 43 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $500 - $1,400 and takes 5 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Canberra Airport and arriving at Alice Springs via Canberra, Albury and Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 43 h 42 min.

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The distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Alice Springs is 1960 km. The road distance is 2549.8 km.

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The best way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 43 h 42 min and costs $280 - $490.

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It takes approximately 5 h 15 min to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Canberra station.

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The best way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 5 h 15 min and costs $500 - $1,400. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $280 - $490 and takes 43 h 42 min, you could also train, which costs $900 - $2,000 and takes 2 days 10 h.

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There is no direct flight from Canberra Airport to Alice Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 5 h 50 min and has one stopover.

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Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Map of how to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 1225.2 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 15 min

What companies run services between Canberra Airport (CBR), Australia and Alice Springs, NT, Australia?

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs via London Cct Legislative Assembly, Canberra, Albury station, Albury, 85 Franklin St, and Adelaide in around 43 h 42 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 50 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
10 h 35 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 40 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 45 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Train operators
XPT
Phone
132 232
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Yass Junction to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $140
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$40 - $60
First
$60 - $80
Sleeper
$120 - $140
PTV Overland
Email
1800 800 007
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
Ave. Duration
10 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $110
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$57
Rail Saver
$84 - $90
Red Service
$95 - $110
Red Premium
$130 - $145
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$346
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$636
Low Gold Single Cabin
$697
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$825
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Canberra Station to Central Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$29 - $45
1st Class
$40 - $60
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 45 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$280 - $650
Book at
Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$284
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$480 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $650
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $800
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 Canberra to Albury station
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $55
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$27 - $40
Flexifare
$35 - $55
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210
V-Line

V/Line is the largest provider of passenger rail and coach services in regional Victoria, Australia. Train and coach services cater to destinations across regional areas from Southern Cross Station in the heart of Melbourne city. Myki is used for travel to and from V/Line stations located between Melbourne and Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour, while paper tickets must be used on long distance services to Bairnsdale, Albury, Shepparton, Echuca, Swan Hill, Ararat, Maryborough and Warrnambool. First Class carriages have meal trays, larger reclining seats with more leg room, and approximately 52 seats in each carriage, compared to 88 in Economy Class.

Contact Details
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Bus from Canberra Civic Coach Stop, West Row to Yass Junction, Coach Bay
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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More Questions & Answers

Alice Springs is 1 h 30 min behind Canberra Airport (CBR). It is currently 4:17 PM in Canberra Airport (CBR) and 2:47 PM in Alice Springs.

Yes, the driving distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is 2550 km. It takes approximately 26 h 38 min to drive from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs.

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Qantas and Virgin Australia offer flights from Canberra Airport to Alice Springs Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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