There are 4 ways to get from Darwin 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  •  4 h 57 min

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

$248 - $783

Cheapest option

Bus  •  21 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Darwin to Alice Springs Gx882

$120 - $210

2 alternative options

Train  •  23 h 47 min

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

$345 - $730

Drive  •  14 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Darwin to Alice Springs 935.6 miles

$130 - $200

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 14 h 2 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $330 - $1,100 and takes 4 h 57 min.

More details

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

More details

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

Get driving directions

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

More details

It takes approximately 4 h 57 min to get from Darwin to Alice Springs, including transfers.

More details

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

More details

The best way to get from Darwin to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 4 h 57 min and costs $330 - $1,100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $170 - $290 and takes 21 h 35 min, you could also train, which costs $460 - $1,000 and takes 23 h 47 min.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Darwin to Alice Springs.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 806.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 57 min

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

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly from Darwin to Alice Springs 3 times a day. Alternatively, Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Darwin to Alice Springs once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $210 and the journey takes 21 h 35 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $850
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
23 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$320 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$327
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$602
Low Gold Single Cabin
$663
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$786
Bus operators
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
21 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $180
Flexifare
$150 - $210

Want to know more about travelling around Australia

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.