How to travel from Alice Springs to Brisbane, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Brisbane is around 1,994km (1,239 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 3h 30m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane 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 Brisbane (BNE).

  • Duration3h 30m
  • Flight time2h 50m
  • Typical cost
    A$705($475)
Operated by

Virgin Australia

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5 x bus
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Bus

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

  • Duration2 days 1h
  • Departstwice a week
  • Typical cost
    A$600($400)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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4 x train
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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands, Mount Victoria then Strathfield Station and then to Brisbane.

  • Duration2 days 13h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,045($705)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

1 similiar route

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car
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Drive

Drive to Brisbane.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Distance2,993km (1,859 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Brisbane

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Brisbane by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train which costs around A$520 ($350) and will take around 3 days 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 3h 30m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$705 ($475).

The distance between Alice Springs and Brisbane is around 1,994km (1,239 miles).

It takes around 3h 30m to get from Alice Springs and Brisbane by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 6h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane is to fly which takes around 3h 30m and will set you back approx A$705 ($475).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Brisbane, if you exclude driving, is to take the train which will typically cost around A$520 ($350) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Brisbane. It typically takes around 2 days 13h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Alice Springs to Brisbane. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Adelaide Parklands, Mount Victoria and Strathfield Station. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 13h.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan, Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific, Transport NSW, NSW TrainLink and Great Southern run train services between Alice Springs and Brisbane. Trains depart once a week and will take around 2 days 13h, 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 Brisbane. It typically takes around 2 days 1h and departs twice a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Brisbane. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Broken Hill Town Coach Stop, Dubbo Station Coach Bay 1 and Tamworth Station Coach Stop. These services run twice a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 1h.

Greyhound Australia, NSW TrainLink and Crisps Coaches run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Brisbane. Buses run twice a week and take around 2 days 1h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Brisbane. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Brisbane (BNE). The flight takes around 2h 50m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Alice Springs and Brisbane with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 2h 50m.

Virgin Australia and Qantas fly between Alice Springs and Brisbane. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Brisbane (BNE). These flights usually take around 2h 50m.

The flight from Alice Springs to Brisbane typically takes around 2h 50m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Brisbane (BNE).

The closest major airport to Brisbane is Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) which is approximately 11km (7 miles) from Brisbane. Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) and Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) 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 Brisbane. The distance is around 2,993km (1,859 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 6h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Brisbane is to fly which takes, on average, 3h 30m and will usually cost around A$705 ($475).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Brisbane

Transport options from Alice Springs to Brisbane
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
3h 30m
A$705($475)
every 20 mins1,994km (1,239 miles)
Bus
2 days 1h
A$600($400)
twice a week3,730km (2,318 miles)
Train + 1 similar
2 days 13h
A$1,045($705)
once a week4,205km (2,613 miles)
Train via Adelaide Parklands3 days 8h
A$520($350)
once a week4,178km (2,596 miles)
Drive
1 day 6h
A$395($265)
on demand2,993km (1,859 miles)

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Airports near Brisbane

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

BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
11km (7 miles) from Brisbane
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
91km (57 miles) from Brisbane
MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
96km (60 miles) from Brisbane