How to travel from Adelaide to Tamworth, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Tamworth is around 1,476km (917 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 25m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Adelaide to Tamworth by plane, bus, train 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 Tamworth (TMW).

  • Duration3h 25m
  • Flight time2h 55m
  • Typical cost
    A$610($410)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

Take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop then Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and then to Tamworth Station Coach Stop.

  • Duration19h 55m
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$160($110)
Operated by

NSW TrainLink

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Train

Take the train to Sydney Central Station and then to Tamworth Station.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$435($290)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Tamworth.

  • Duration16h 35m
  • Distance1,476km (917 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Tamworth

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Tamworth by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$160 ($110) and will take around 19h 55m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$610 ($410).

The distance between Adelaide and Tamworth is around 1,476km (917 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,225km (761 miles)

It takes around 3h 25m to get from Adelaide and Tamworth by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 35m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Tamworth is to fly which takes around 3h 25m and will set you back approx A$610 ($410).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Tamworth, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$160 ($110) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Tamworth. It typically takes around 1 day 10h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Adelaide to Tamworth. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Sydney Central Station. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 10h.

Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific and NSW TrainLink run train services between Adelaide and Tamworth. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 10h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Adelaide and Tamworth. It typically takes around 19h 55m and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Adelaide to Tamworth. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Broken Hill Town Coach Stop and Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 19h 55m.

NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Adelaide and Tamworth. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 19h 55m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Adelaide and Tamworth. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and arrive at Tamworth (TMW) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 2h 55m.

There is no direct flight from Adelaide to Tamworth. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 3h 25m (not including layover time).

The flight from Adelaide to Tamworth typically takes around 2h 55m. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Tamworth (TMW).

The closest major airport to Tamworth is Tamworth Airport (TMW) (TMW) which is approximately 8km (5 miles) from Tamworth. Armidale Airport (ARM) (ARM) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) 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 Tamworth. The distance is around 1,476km (917 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 35m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Tamworth is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 25m and will usually cost around A$610 ($410).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Tamworth

Transport options from Adelaide to Tamworth
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 25m
A$610($410)
every 20 mins1,497km (930 miles)
Bus
19h 55m
A$160($110)
4 times a week1,614km (1,003 miles)
Train
1 day 10h
A$435($290)
once a week2,139km (1,329 miles)
Drive
16h 35m
A$280($190)
on demand1,476km (917 miles)

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Airports near Tamworth

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

TMW
Tamworth Airport (TMW)
Domestic Airport
Distance
8km (5 miles) from Tamworth
ARM
Armidale Airport (ARM)
Domestic Airport
Distance
90km (56 miles) from Tamworth
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
317km (197 miles) from Tamworth