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

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Recommended option

Fly  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Sydney (SYD) to Alice Springs (ASP) SYD - ASP

$245 - $640

Cheapest option

Bus  •  44 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Sydney to Albury station
  2. Take the bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
  3. Take the bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs

$231 - $358

2 alternative options

Train  •  2 days 2 h

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

$644 - $1,424

Drive  •  28 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Sydney to Alice Springs 1722.4 miles

$240 - $360

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The cheapest way to get from Sydney to Alice Springs is to bus which costs $310 - $490 and takes 44 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Sydney to Alice Springs is to fly which costs $330 - $900 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The distance between Sydney and Alice Springs is 2027 km. The road distance is 2755.8 km.

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It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to get from Sydney to Alice Springs, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Sydney to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Alice Springs via Albury and Adelaide. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 44 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Sydney to Alice Springs. However, there are services departing from Sydney and arriving at Alice Springs via Adelaide Parklands. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 2 h.

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

Qantas and Virgin Australia fly from Sydney to Alice Springs every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Sydney to Alice Springs via Albury station, Albury, 85 Franklin St, and Adelaide in around 44 h 45 min.

Airlines
Qantas
Website
qantas.com
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs via Melbourne
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 15 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Virgin Australia
Website
virginaustralia.com
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs via Brisbane
Ave. Duration
6 h 5 min
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs via Adelaide
Ave. Duration
6 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Train operators
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
24 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$290 - $700
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$294
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$490 - $650
Low Gold Single Cabin
$500 - $700
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$600 - $850
Great Southern Rail - The Ghan
Website
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Train from Adelaide Parklands to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
25 h 30 min
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$350 - $750
Schedules at
greatsouthernrail.com.au
Everyday Daynighter Seat
$359
Advanced Gold Single Cabin
$659
Low Gold Single Cabin
$723
Everyday Gold Single Cabin
$855
Bus operators
Firefly Express
Phone
1300 730 740
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
Bus from Sydney to Albury station
Ave. Duration
8 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $50
Website
fireflyexpress.com.au
V-Line
Phone
1800 800 007
Website
vline.com.au
Bus from Albury to 85 Franklin St
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
ptv.vic.gov.au
Greyhound Australia
Phone
1300 473946
Website
greyhound.com.au
Bus from Adelaide to Alice Springs
Ave. Duration
20 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$130 - $220
Schedules at
Greyhound.com.au
Book at
Greyhound.com.au
Saver
$130 - $190
Flexifare
$150 - $220

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