How to travel from Alice Springs to Bunbury, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Bunbury is around 3,740km (2,324 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 8h 15m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Bunbury 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 to Busselton (BQB), Bus

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Busselton (BQB) then take the bus to Bunbury.

  • Duration8h 15m
  • Flight time6h 50m
  • Typical cost
    A$985($665)
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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then Perth and then to Bunbury Stn Transwa Rail Bunbury.

  • Duration3 days 8h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,025($690)
Operated by

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Perth then take the bus to Bunbury.

  • Duration3 days 5h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$840($565)
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Drive

Drive to Bunbury.

  • Duration1 day 13h
  • Distance3,740km (2,324 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Bunbury

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Bunbury by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$840 ($565) and will take around 3 days 5h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 8h 15m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$985 ($665).

The distance between Alice Springs and Bunbury is around 3,740km (2,324 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,075km (1,289 miles)

It takes around 9h 10m to get from Alice Springs and Bunbury by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 13h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Bunbury is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 8h 15m and will set you back approx A$985 ($665).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Bunbury, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$840 ($565) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Bunbury. It typically takes around 3 days 8h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Alice Springs to Bunbury. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Adelaide Parklands and Perth. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 3 days 8h.

Journey Beyond - The Ghan, Journey Beyond - Indian Pacific and Transwa run train services between Alice Springs and Bunbury. Trains depart once a week and will take around 3 days 8h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Alice Springs and Bunbury. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Busselton (BQB) then take the bus to Bunbury. instead which will take 8h 15m.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Alice Springs to Bunbury. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Perth (PER) then take the bus to Bunbury. instead which will take 9h 10m.

The closest major airport to Bunbury is Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) which is approximately 46km (28 miles) from Bunbury. Perth Airport (PER) (PER) and Albany Airport (ALH) (ALH) 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 Bunbury. The distance is around 3,740km (2,324 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 13h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Bunbury is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 9h 10m and will usually cost around A$970 ($650).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Bunbury

Transport options from Alice Springs to Bunbury
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly to Busselton (BQB), Bus + 1 similar
8h 15m
A$985($665)
every 20 mins4,642km (2,884 miles)
Plane and Bus9h 10m
A$970($650)
every 20 mins4,756km (2,955 miles)
Train
3 days 8h
A$1,025($690)
once a week4,393km (2,730 miles)
Bus and Train
3 days 5h
A$840($565)
once a week4,397km (2,732 miles)
Drive
1 day 13h
A$705($475)
on demand3,740km (2,324 miles)

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Airports near Bunbury

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

BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
46km (28 miles) from Bunbury
PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
158km (98 miles) from Bunbury
ALH
Albany Airport (ALH)
Domestic Airport
Distance
269km (167 miles) from Bunbury