How to travel from Alice Springs to Geelong, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Geelong is around 2,235km (1,389 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5hrs.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Geelong 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 Avalon (AVV).

  • Duration5hrs
  • Flight time4h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$605($405)
Operated by

Qantas

+ 1 others
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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide then Ballarat and then to Geelong.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$345($230)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

1 similiar route

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Train

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands and then to North Shore.

  • Duration1 day 8h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$605($405)
Operated by

Multiple train operators

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Drive

Drive to Geelong.

  • Duration23h 15m
  • Distance2,235km (1,389 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Geelong

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Geelong by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$345 ($230) and will take around 1 day 5h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$605 ($405).

The distance between Alice Springs and Geelong is around 2,235km (1,389 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,889km (1,174 miles)

It takes around 5hrs to get from Alice Springs and Geelong by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 23h 15m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Geelong is to fly which takes around 5hrs and will set you back approx A$605 ($405).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Geelong, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$345 ($230) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Alice Springs and Geelong. It typically takes around 1 day 8h and departs once a week.

There are no direct train services that runs from Alice Springs to Geelong. However, you can instead can take several connecting trains with a changeover in Adelaide Parklands and North Shore. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 8h.

Great Southern Rail - The Ghan and PTV Overland run train services between Alice Springs and Geelong. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 8h, 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 Geelong. It typically takes around 1 day 5h and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Geelong. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide and Ballarat. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 5h.

Greyhound Australia, Firefly Express and V-Line run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Geelong. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 1 day 5h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Geelong. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Avalon (AVV) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 4h 30m.

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

The flight from Alice Springs to Geelong typically takes around 4h 30m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Avalon (AVV).

The closest major airport to Geelong is Avalon Airport (AVV) (AVV) which is approximately 17km (10 miles) from Geelong. Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL) (MEL) and King Island Airport (KNS) (KNS) 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 Geelong. The distance is around 2,235km (1,389 miles) by road and it will take around 23h 15m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Geelong is to fly which takes, on average, 5hrs and will usually cost around A$605 ($405).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Geelong

Transport options from Alice Springs to Geelong
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5hrs
A$605($405)
on demand2,810km (1,746 miles)
Bus + 1 similar
1 day 5h
A$345($230)
4 times a week2,246km (1,396 miles)
Bus via Adelaide1 day 10h
A$385($260)
5 times a week2,412km (1,499 miles)
Train
1 day 8h
A$605($405)
once a week2,302km (1,431 miles)
Drive
23h 15m
A$295($200)
on demand2,235km (1,389 miles)

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Airports near Geelong

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

AVV
Avalon Airport (AVV)
International Airport
Distance
17km (10 miles) from Geelong
MEL
Melbourne Tullamarine Airport (MEL)
International Airport
Distance
68km (42 miles) from Geelong
KNS
King Island Airport (KNS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
197km (122 miles) from Geelong