How to travel from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay is around 2,229km (1,385 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4hrs.

9 routes found

We've found 9 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay by plane, train, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Hervey BayAlice Springs if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Hervey Bay (HVB).

  • Duration4hrs
  • Flight time3h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,060($715)
Operated by

Qantas

4 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide, Albury, Sydney then Brisbane and then to Maryborough.

  • Duration2 days 17h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$585($390)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Adelaide then take the train to Brisbane then take the bus to Maryborough.

  • Duration3 days 10h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$275($185)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Hervey Bay.

  • Duration1 day 6h
  • Distance2,874km (1,786 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$275 ($185) and will take around 3 days 10h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 4hrs, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,060 ($715).

The distance between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay is around 2,229km (1,385 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,926km (1,197 miles)

It takes around 4hrs to get from Alice Springs and Hervey Bay 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 Hervey Bay is to fly which takes around 4hrs and will set you back approx A$1,060 ($715).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$275 ($185) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Hervey Bay (HVB). instead which will take 4hrs.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Hervey Bay. It typically takes around 2 days 17h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury, Sydney, Brisbane and Maryborough. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 17h.

Greyhound Australia, V/Line, Firefly Express and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Hervey Bay. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 17h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Hervey Bay. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Hervey Bay (HVB) - via Brisbane (BNE). The flight takes around 3h 30m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay. There is however a flight that goes via Brisbane (BNE). This services will take at least 4hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay typically takes around 3h 30m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Hervey Bay (HVB).

The closest major airport to Hervey Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) which is approximately 4km (2 miles) from Hervey Bay. Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) and Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) 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 Hervey Bay. The distance is around 2,874km (1,786 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 Hervey Bay is to fly which takes, on average, 4hrs and will usually cost around A$1,060 ($715).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Hervey Bay

Transport options from Alice Springs to Hervey Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 4 similar
4hrs
A$1,060($715)
on demand2,229km (1,385 miles)
Plane and Train6hrs
A$1,045($705)
once daily2,401km (1,492 miles)
Fly to Gladstone (GLT), Train7h 20m
A$1,125($755)
once daily2,687km (1,670 miles)
Fly to Brisbane (BNE), train7h 20m
A$695($465)
every 20 mins2,276km (1,414 miles)
Fly to Maroochydore (MCY), Train8h 15m
A$980($660)
every 20 mins3,090km (1,920 miles)
Bus
2 days 17h
A$585($390)
once daily4,528km (2,814 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
3 days 10h
A$275($185)
once a week4,560km (2,833 miles)
Train and Bus3 days 13h
A$550($370)
once a week4,549km (2,827 miles)
Drive
1 day 6h
A$545($365)
on demand2,874km (1,786 miles)

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Airports near Hervey Bay

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

HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
4km (2 miles) from Hervey Bay
MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
147km (91 miles) from Hervey Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
235km (146 miles) from Hervey Bay