How to travel from Albury to Alice Springs, Australia

The distance between Albury and Alice Springs is around 2,335km (1,451 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 40m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Albury to Alice Springs 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 Albury (ABX) to Alice Springs (ASP).

  • Duration4h 40m
  • Flight time4h 20m
  • Typical cost
    A$720($485)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

Take the bus to Franklin Street and then to Alice Springs.

  • Duration1 day 10h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$395($265)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train

Take the train to Southern Cross then Adelaide and then to Alice Springs.

  • Duration1 day 16h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    A$645($435)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Alice Springs.

  • Duration24h 10m
  • Distance2,335km (1,451 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Albury and Alice Springs

There are several options for getting from Albury to Alice Springs by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$395 ($265) and will take around 1 day 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$720 ($485).

The distance between Albury and Alice Springs is around 2,335km (1,451 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,860km (1,156 miles)

It takes around 4h 40m to get from Albury and Alice Springs by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 24h 10m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Albury to Alice Springs is to fly which takes around 4h 40m and will set you back approx A$720 ($485).

The cheapest way to travel between Albury and Alice Springs, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$395 ($265) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Albury and Alice Springs. It typically takes around 1 day 16h and departs twice a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Albury to Alice Springs. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Southern Cross and Adelaide. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 16h.

XPT, PTV Overland and Great Southern Rail - The Ghan run train services between Albury and Alice Springs. Trains depart twice a week and will take around 1 day 16h, 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 Albury and Alice Springs. It typically takes around 1 day 10h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Albury to Alice Springs. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Franklin Street. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 1 day 10h.

V-Line and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Albury and Alice Springs. Buses run once daily and take around 1 day 10h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Albury and Alice Springs. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and arrive at Alice Springs (ASP) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 4h 20m.

There is no direct flight from Albury to Alice Springs. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 4h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Albury to Alice Springs typically takes around 4h 20m. Flights depart from Albury (ABX) and and arrive into Alice Springs (ASP).

The closest major airport to Alice Springs is Alice Springs Airport (ASP) (ASP) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs. Connellan Airport (AYQ) (AYQ) and Mount Isa Airport (ISA) (ISA) 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 Albury and Alice Springs. The distance is around 2,335km (1,451 miles) by road and it will take around 24h 10m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Albury to Alice Springs is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 40m and will usually cost around A$720 ($485).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Albury and Alice Springs

Transport options from Albury to Alice Springs
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 40m
A$720($485)
on demand2,490km (1,547 miles)
Bus
1 day 10h
A$395($265)
once daily2,464km (1,531 miles)
Train
1 day 16h
A$645($435)
twice a week2,668km (1,658 miles)
Drive
24h 10m
A$310($210)
on demand2,335km (1,451 miles)

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Airports near Alice Springs

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

ASP
Alice Springs Airport (ASP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs
AYQ
Connellan Airport (AYQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
338km (210 miles) from Alice Springs
ISA
Mount Isa Airport (ISA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
669km (415 miles) from Alice Springs