How to travel from Alice Springs to Adelaide, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Adelaide is around 1,339km (832 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 2h 40m.

4 routes found

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

  • Duration2h 40m
  • Flight time2hrs
  • Typical cost
    A$260($175)
Operated by

Virgin Australia

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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide.

  • Duration19h 55m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$270($180)
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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands.

  • Duration23h 15m
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$515($345)
Operated by

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan

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Drive

Drive to Adelaide.

  • Duration15h 15m
  • Distance1,534km (953 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Adelaide by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to fly which costs around A$260 ($175) and will take around 2h 40m.

The distance between Alice Springs and Adelaide is around 1,339km (832 miles).

It takes around 2h 40m to get from Alice Springs and Adelaide by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 15h 15m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Adelaide is to fly which takes around 2h 40m and will set you back approx A$260 ($175).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Adelaide, if you exclude driving, is to fly which will typically cost around A$260 ($175) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Adelaide. It typically takes around 23h 15m and departs once a week.

Yes there is a direct train service that runs between Alice Springs and Adelaide with no changeovers required. The train runs once a week and takes 23h 15m.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan run train services between Alice Springs and Adelaide. Trains depart once a week and will take around 23h 15m, 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 Alice Springs and Adelaide. It typically takes around 19h 55m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Alice Springs and Adelaide with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 19h 55m.

Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Adelaide. Buses run once daily and take around 19h 55m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Adelaide. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Adelaide (ADL). The flight takes around 2hrs.

Yes there is a direct flight between Alice Springs and Adelaide with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2hrs.

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly between Alice Springs and Adelaide. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Adelaide (ADL). These flights usually take around 2hrs.

The flight from Alice Springs to Adelaide typically takes around 2hrs. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Adelaide (ADL).

The closest major airport to Adelaide is Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) which is approximately 6km (4 miles) from Adelaide. Whyalla Airport (WYA) (WYA) and Port Lincoln Airport (PLO) (PLO) 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 Alice Springs and Adelaide. The distance is around 1,534km (953 miles) by road and it will take around 15h 15m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Adelaide is to fly which takes, on average, 2h 40m and will usually cost around A$260 ($175).

How do I get from Alice Springs to Adelaide

Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Adelaide

Transport options from Alice Springs to Adelaide
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
2h 40m
A$260($175)
every 20 mins1,339km (832 miles)
Bus
19h 55m
A$270($180)
once daily1,537km (955 miles)
Train
23h 15m
A$515($345)
once a week1,556km (967 miles)
Drive
15h 15m
A$205($135)
on demand1,534km (953 miles)

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Airports near Adelaide

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

ADL
Adelaide Airport (ADL)
International Airport
Distance
6km (4 miles) from Adelaide
WYA
Whyalla Airport (WYA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
231km (144 miles) from Adelaide
PLO
Port Lincoln Airport (PLO)
Domestic Airport
Distance
252km (156 miles) from Adelaide