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

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Fly  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Perth (PER) to Alice Springs (ASP) PER - ASP

$306 - $732

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Train  •  45 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands Indian Pacific
  2. Take the train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs The Ghan

$765 - $1,689

Bus  •  3 days 2 h

  1. Take the bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
  2. Take the bus from Roebuck Plains to Katherine
  3. Take the bus from Katherine to Alice Springs

$448 - $706

Drive  •  38 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Perth to Alice Springs 2255 miles

$320 - $470

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No, there is no direct bus from Perth to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 and arriving at Alice Springs via Roebuck Plains and Katherine. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Perth to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Perth and arriving at Alice Springs via Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 h 20 min.

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The distance between Perth and Alice Springs is 1992 km. The road distance is 3607.9 km.

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The best way to get from Perth to Alice Springs without a car is to train which takes 45 h 20 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min to get from Perth to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Perth to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd, depart from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 station.

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Perth to Alice Springs train services, operated by Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, depart from Perth station.

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The best way to get from Perth to Alice Springs is to fly which takes 4 h 43 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 45 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 3 days 2 h.

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The quickest flight from Perth Airport to Alice Springs Airport is the direct flight which takes 2 h 40 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Perth to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 1245 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 43 min

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

Qantas flies from Perth to Alice Springs once daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Perth to Alice Springs via Adelaide Parklands in around 45 h 20 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Perth to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
Train operators
Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Perth to Adelaide Parklands
Ave. Duration
18 h 50 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$420 - $1,000
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Great Southern Rail
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$426
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$700 - $950
Low Gold Single Cabin
$750 - $1,000
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$900 - $1,200
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
Twice a week
Estimated price
$340 - $700
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Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$347
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$637
Low Gold Single Cabin
$698
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$827
Bus operators
Integrity Coach Lines (Aust) Pty Ltd
Phone
08 9274 7464
Email
info@integritycoachlines.com.au
Website
integritycoachlines.com.au
Bus from Wellington St Forrest Place R10 / Y14 to Roebuck Plains Roadhouse Caravan Park, Broome Highway, Australia
Ave. Duration
34 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$220 - $320
Schedules at
integritycoachlines.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 Roebuck Plains to Katherine
Ave. Duration
22 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220
Bus from Katherine to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
16 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$95 - $140
Flexifare
$110 - $160

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Alice Springs is 1 h 30 min ahead of Perth. It is currently 6:56 PM in Perth and 8:26 PM in Alice Springs.

Perth 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 Perth to Alice Springs is 3608 km. It takes approximately 38 h 27 min to drive from Perth to Alice Springs.

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Qantas offers flights from Perth Airport to Alice Springs Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Perth to Perth Airport is to line 40 bus which takes 31 min and costs .

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