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

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Fly  •  5h 3m

  1. Fly from Darwin (DRW) to Alice Springs (ASP) DRW - ASP

$252 - $788

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Bus  •  21h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Darwin to Alice Springs Gx882

$120 - $200

2 alternative options

Train  •  23h 27m

  1. Take the train from Darwin to Alice Springs The Ghan

$334 - $679

Drive  •  14h 2m

  1. Drive from Darwin to Alice Springs 935.6 miles

$130 - $200

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The cheapest way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $180 - $280 and takes 14h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $350 - $1,200 and takes 5h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Darwin and arriving at Alice Springs. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 21h 35m.

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The distance between Darwin and Alice Springs is 1290 km. The road distance is 1496.9 km.

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The best way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 21h 35m and costs $170 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 3m to get from Darwin to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Darwin to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Darwin station.

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The best way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 5h 3m and costs $350 - $1,200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $290 and takes 21h 35m, you could also train, which costs $470 - $1,000 and takes 23h 27m.

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The quickest flight from Darwin Airport to Alice Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h.

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

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Map of how to get from Darwin to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 806.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 3m

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Darwin to Alice Springs twice daily. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Darwin to Alice Springs once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 21h 35m.

Airlines
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
23h 10m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$310 - $650
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$316
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$581
Low Gold Single Cabin
$640
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$758
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 Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$140 - $200

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Yes, the driving distance between Darwin to Alice Springs is 1497 km. It takes approximately 14h 2m to drive from Darwin to Alice Springs.

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

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There are 28+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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