How to travel from Adelaide to Broken Hill, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Broken Hill is around 438km (272 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 1h 40m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Adelaide to Broken Hill by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Broken Hill (BHQ).

  • Duration1h 40m
  • Flight time1h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$275($185)
Operated by

Regional Express

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Bus

Take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop.

  • Duration6h 30m
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$52($35)
Operated by

NSW TrainLink

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Drive

Drive to Broken Hill.

  • Duration5h 30m
  • Distance517km (321 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Broken Hill

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Broken Hill by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$52 ($35) and will take around 6h 30m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 1h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$275 ($185).

The distance between Adelaide and Broken Hill is around 438km (272 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 422km (263 miles)

It takes around 1h 40m to get from Adelaide and Broken Hill by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 5h 30m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Broken Hill is to fly which takes around 1h 40m and will set you back approx A$275 ($185).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Broken Hill, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$52 ($35) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Adelaide and Broken Hill. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Broken Hill (BHQ). instead which will take 1h 40m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Broken Hill. It typically takes around 6h 30m and departs 4 times a week.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Adelaide and Broken Hill with no changeovers required. The bus runs 4 times a week and takes 6h 30m.

NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Adelaide and Broken Hill. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 6h 30m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Adelaide and Broken Hill. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and arrive at Broken Hill (BHQ). The flight takes around 1h 15m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Adelaide and Broken Hill with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 1h 15m.

Regional Express fly between Adelaide and Broken Hill. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Broken Hill (BHQ). These flights usually take around 1h 15m.

The flight from Adelaide to Broken Hill typically takes around 1h 15m. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Broken Hill (BHQ).

The closest major airport to Broken Hill is Broken Hill Airport (BHQ) (BHQ) which is approximately 4km (3 miles) from Broken Hill. Mildura Airport (MQL) (MQL) and Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Broken Hill. The distance is around 517km (321 miles) by road and it will take around 5h 30m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Broken Hill is to fly which takes, on average, 1h 40m and will usually cost around A$275 ($185).

How do I get from Adelaide to Broken Hill

Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Broken Hill

Transport options from Adelaide to Broken Hill
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
1h 40m
A$275($185)
every 20 mins438km (272 miles)
Bus
6h 30m
A$52($35)
4 times a week517km (321 miles)
Drive
5h 30m
A$100($66)
on demand517km (321 miles)

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Airports near Broken Hill

The following major airports near Broken Hill offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

BHQ
Broken Hill Airport (BHQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
4km (3 miles) from Broken Hill
MQL
Mildura Airport (MQL)
Domestic Airport
Distance
259km (161 miles) from Broken Hill
ADL
Adelaide Airport (ADL)
International Airport
Distance
427km (265 miles) from Broken Hill