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There are 4 ways to get from Charleville to Alice Springs by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  31h 47m

  1. Take the bus from Charleville to Mount Isa
  2. Take the bus from Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
  3. Take the bus from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs

$265 - $593

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Train  •  3 days 12h

  1. Take the train from Charleville to Brisbane Roma Street
  2. Take the train from Brisbane to Central Station 32
  3. Take the train from Sydney to Adelaide Parklands
  4. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs

$1,121 - $2,320

Drive  •  23h 40m

  1. Drive from Charleville to Alice Springs 1457 miles

$290 - $430

Fly  •  22h 20m

  1. Fly from Charleville (CTL) to Alice Springs (ASP) CTL - ASP

$479 - $569

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The cheapest way to get from Charleville to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $290 - $430 and takes 23h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from Charleville to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $470 - $600 and takes 22h 20m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charleville to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Charleville and arriving at Alice Springs via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 31h 47m.

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No, there is no direct train from Charleville to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Charleville and arriving at Alice Springs via Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 12h.

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The distance between Charleville and Alice Springs is 1280 km. The road distance is 2331.2 km.

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The best way to get from Charleville to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 31h 47m and costs $260 - $600.

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It takes approximately 31h 47m to get from Charleville to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Charleville to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Bus Queensland, depart from Charleville station.

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Charleville to Alice Springs train services, operated by Queensland Rail Travel, depart from Charleville station.

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The best way to get from Charleville to Alice Springs is to bus which takes 31h 47m and costs $260 - $600. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $1,100 - $2,400 and takes 3 days 12h, you could also fly, which costs $470 - $600 and takes 22h 20m.

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Map of how to get from Charleville to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 800.1 miles
  • Duration: 31h 47m

What companies run services between Charleville, QLD, Australia and Alice Springs, NT, Australia?

You can take a bus from Charleville to Alice Springs via Mount Isa and Tennant Creek in around 31h 47m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane Roma Street, Brisbane, Central Station, Sydney, and Adelaide Parklands in around 3 days 12h.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Perth
Ave. Duration
23h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$650 - $1,300
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
26h 20m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Melbourne
Ave. Duration
25h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$480 - $1,200
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Darwin
Ave. Duration
22h 20m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $550
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Sydney
Ave. Duration
25h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Brisbane, Adelaide
Ave. Duration
26h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$460 - $1,100
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Roma, Brisbane
Ave. Duration
28h 40m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,100
Flights from Charleville to Alice Springs via Toowoomba, Sydney
Ave. Duration
22h 5m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,100
Train operators
Queensland Rail Travel
Phone
1300 131 722
Email
reservations@qr.com.au
Website
queenslandrailtravel.com.au
Train from Charleville to Brisbane Roma Street
Ave. Duration
17h 10m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Book at
Queensland Rail Travel
Transport NSW
Phone
131 500
Website
transportnsw.info
Train from Brisbane to Central Station
Ave. Duration
14h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Schedules at
Transport NSW
Economy
$120 - $190
1st Class
$170 - $260
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
24h 45m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$390 - $950
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$400
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$650 - $900
Low Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$850 - $1,100
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
25h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$480 - $1,000
Book at
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$487
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$895
Low Gold Single Cabin
$981
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$1,162
Bus operators
Bus Queensland
Phone
1300 287 537
Website
busqldoutback.com.au
Bus from Charleville to Mount Isa
Ave. Duration
15h 32m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $170
Schedules at
busqldoutback.com.au
Book at
busqldoutback.com.au
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 Mount Isa to Tennant Creek
Ave. Duration
8h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$85 - $240
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$85 - $110
Advantage
$110 - $170
Premium
$120 - $240
Bus from Tennant Creek to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Early bird
$65 - $85
Advantage
$85 - $130
Premium
$95 - $190

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There is no direct flight from Charleville Airport to Alice Springs Airport. The quickest flight takes 22h 20m and has one stopover.

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Charleville to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Alice Springs is 30m behind Charleville. It is currently 2:42 AM in Charleville and 2:12 AM in Alice Springs.

Charleville to Alice Springs train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, arrive at Alice Springs station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charleville to Alice Springs is 2331 km. It takes approximately 23h 40m to drive from Charleville to Alice Springs.

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Jetstar, Regional Express and Qantas offer flights from Charleville Airport to Alice Springs Airport.

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There are 27+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $76 AUD per night.

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