How to travel from Alice Springs to Broken Hill, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Broken Hill is around 1,638km (1,018 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 35m.

6 routes found

We've found 6 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Broken Hill by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Broken HillAlice Springs if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Broken Hill (BHQ).

  • Duration5h 35m
  • Flight time5h 15m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,100($740)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide and then to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop.

  • Duration1 day 1h
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$290($195)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then take the bus to Broken Hill Town Coach Stop.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$510($345)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Broken Hill.

  • Duration16h 20m
  • Distance1,638km (1,018 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Broken Hill

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Broken Hill by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$290 ($195) and will take around 1 day 1h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 35m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,100 ($740).

The distance between Alice Springs and Broken Hill is around 1,638km (1,018 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,182km (734 miles)

It takes around 5h 35m to get from Alice Springs and Broken Hill by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 16h 20m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Broken Hill is to fly which takes around 5h 35m and will set you back approx A$1,100 ($740).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Broken Hill, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$290 ($195) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Broken Hill. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Broken Hill (BHQ). instead which will take 5h 35m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Broken Hill. It typically takes around 1 day 1h and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Broken Hill. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 1h.

Greyhound Australia and NSW TrainLink run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Broken Hill. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 1 day 1h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Broken Hill. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Broken Hill (BHQ) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 5h 15m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Broken Hill. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 5h 35m (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Broken Hill typically takes around 5h 15m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) 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 Alice Springs and Broken Hill. The distance is around 1,638km (1,018 miles) by road and it will take around 16h 20m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Broken Hill is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 35m and will usually cost around A$1,100 ($740).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Broken Hill

Transport options from Alice Springs to Broken Hill
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 2 similar
5h 35m
A$1,100($740)
on demand2,969km (1,845 miles)
Plane and Bus6h 55m
A$890($600)
4 times a week2,628km (1,633 miles)
Fly to Adelaide (ADL), Bus9h 15m
A$585($395)
4 times a week1,857km (1,154 miles)
Bus
1 day 1h
A$290($195)
4 times a week2,054km (1,276 miles)
Train and Bus
1 day 6h
A$510($345)
once a week2,076km (1,290 miles)
Drive
16h 20m
A$310($210)
on demand1,638km (1,018 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