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.

Recommended option

Fly  •  5 h 55 min

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

$388 - $936

Cheapest option

Bus  •  42 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave to Albury
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs

$220 - $359

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 623 / ...
  3. Take the train from Southern Cross to Adelaide
  4. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs

$491 - $1,089

Train  •  2 days 9 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

$723 - $1,604

Drive  •  26 h 38 min

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

$220 - $330

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 City Bus Stn Arrivals, Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave, Albury, 85 Franklin St, and Adelaide in around 42 h 7 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
7 h 20 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
7 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney, Darwin
Ave. Duration
9 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$600 - $1,400
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$400 - $1,000
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Melbourne, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9 h
When
Friday
Estimated price
$360 - $950
Flights from Canberra to Alice Springs via Sydney, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Train operators
XPT
Website
ptv.vic.gov.au
Train from Yass Junction to Southern Cross
Ave. Duration
7 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
transportnsw.info
Economy
$45 - $65
First
$65 - $90
Sleeper
$130 - $160
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
$60 - $120
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Ready Rail
$62
Rail Saver
$90 - $100
Red Service
$105 - $120
Red Premium
$145 - $160
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
$380 - $800
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$380
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$699
Low Gold Single Cabin
$766
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$907
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
$30 - $50
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info
Economy
$30 - $50
1st Class
$40 - $65
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
$310 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$312
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Low Gold Single Cabin
$550 - $750
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Bus operators
V-Line
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
$24 - $35
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $230
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $200
Flexifare
$160 - $230
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
$6 - $9
Schedules at
tp.transportnsw.info

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs?

The distance between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Alice Springs is 1960 km. The road distance is 2550 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs?

The cheapest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $290 - $430 and takes 26 h 38 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs?

The quickest way to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 5 h 55 min and costs $490 - $1,200.

Is there a direct bus between Canberra Airport (CBR) and Alice Springs?

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 Jolimont Centre/Northbourne Ave, Albury and Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 42 h 7 min.

How long does it take to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs?

It takes approximately 5 h 55 min to get from Canberra Airport (CBR) to Alice Springs, including transfers.