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

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Line 440 bus, line 9 bus, fly  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the line 440 bus from Stuart Hwy & Virginia Rd to Palmerston
  2. Take the line 9 bus from Palmerston to Casuarina Interchange
  3. Fly from Darwin (DRW) to Alice Springs (ASP) DRW - ASP

$247 - $782

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Bus  •  22 h

  1. Take the bus from Palmerston to Alice Springs Gx882

$122 - $202

2 alternative options

Train  •  23 h 30 min

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

$340 - $686

Drive  •  13 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs 918.8 miles

$130 - $190

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The cheapest way to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs is to drive which costs $180 - $270 and takes 13 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs is to line 440 bus and line 9 bus and fly which costs $340 - $1,100 and takes 5 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Stuart Hwy & Virginia Rd and arriving at Alice Springs via Palmerston. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 22 h.

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The distance between Stuart Hwy and Alice Springs is 1279 km. The road distance is 1470 km.

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The best way to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs without a car is to bus which takes 22 h and costs $170 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5 h 34 min to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs bus services, operated by Greyhound Australia, depart from Palmerston station.

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The best way to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs is to bus which takes 22 h and costs $170 - $290. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $470 - $1,000 and takes 23 h 30 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs.
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  • Distance: 799.6 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 34 min

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

Greyhound Australia operates a bus from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs once daily. Tickets cost $120 - $200 and the journey takes 20 h 45 min. Alternatively, Great Southern Rail - The Ghan operates a train from Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs once a week. Tickets cost $310 - $650 and the journey takes 23 h 10 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
Phone
1800 703 357
Email
sales.enquiries@gsr.com.au
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Darwin to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
23 h 10 min
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
Northern Territory Government
Phone
(08) 8999 5511
Website
nt.gov.au
Bus from Stuart Hwy & Virginia Rd to Palmerston
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
nt.gov.au
Bus from Palmerston to Casuarina Interchange
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$0
Schedules at
nt.gov.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 Palmerston to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $200
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Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$120 - $170
Flexifare
$140 - $200

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Yes, the driving distance between Stuart Hwy to Alice Springs is 1470 km. It takes approximately 13 h 40 min to drive from Stuart Hwy 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 26+ hotels available in Alice Springs. Prices start at $49 USD per night.

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