How to travel from Alice Springs to Noosa, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Noosa is around 2,136km (1,327 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly, then take the train and then take the bus which takes around 5h 60m.

9 routes found

We've found 9 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Noosa 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 NoosaAlice Springs if you're planning a return trip.

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plane
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Fly

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Maroochydore (MCY).

  • Duration6hrs
  • Flight time4h 35m
  • Typical cost
    A$655($440)
Operated by

Qantas

+ 2 others

3 similiar routes

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5 x bus
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Bus

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

  • Duration2 days 13h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$645($435)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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4 x train
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bus
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Train and Bus

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands, Central Station then Brisbane and then to Nambour station platform 1 then take the bus to Gympie Tce at Quota Park.

  • Duration2 days 20h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,080($730)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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car
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Drive

Drive to Noosaville.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Distance3,028km (1,881 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Noosa

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Noosa by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$285 ($190) and will take around 3 days 7h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly, then take the train and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 60m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$725 ($485).

The distance between Alice Springs and Noosa is around 2,136km (1,327 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,940km (1,205 miles)

It takes around 5h 60m to get from Alice Springs and Noosa by plane, train and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 7h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Noosa is to fly, then take the train and then take the bus which takes around 5h 60m and will set you back approx A$725 ($485).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Noosa, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$285 ($190) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Noosa. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Brisbane (BNE) then take the train to Nambour station platform 1 then take the bus to Gympie Tce at Quota Park. instead which will take 5h 60m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Noosa. It typically takes around 2 days 13h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Noosa. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury, Sydney, Brisbane and Noosa Junction. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 13h.

Greyhound Australia, V-Line, Firefly Express and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Noosa. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 13h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Noosa. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Maroochydore (MCY) - via Sydney (SYD). The flight takes around 4h 35m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Noosa. There is however a flight that goes via Sydney (SYD). This services will take at least 6hrs (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Noosa typically takes around 4h 35m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Maroochydore (MCY).

The closest major airport to Noosa is Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) which is approximately 36km (22 miles) from Noosa. Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) 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 Noosa. The distance is around 3,028km (1,881 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 7h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Noosa is to fly, then take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5h 60m and will usually cost around A$725 ($485).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Noosa

Transport options from Alice Springs to Noosa
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 3 similar
6hrs
A$655($440)
hourly2,915km (1,811 miles)
Plane and Train6h 55m
A$565($380)
4 times a day2,410km (1,497 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus5h 60m
A$725($485)
hourly2,136km (1,327 miles)
Fly to Gold Coast (OOL), train and bus9h 20m
A$465($315)
hourly2,978km (1,851 miles)
Bus
2 days 13h
A$645($435)
once daily4,273km (2,655 miles)
Train and Bus + 2 similar
2 days 20h
A$1,080($730)
once a week4,384km (2,724 miles)
Bus and Train3 days 7h
A$285($190)
once a week4,308km (2,677 miles)
Train to Adelaide Parklands, bus3 days 11h
A$535($360)
once a week4,332km (2,692 miles)
Drive
1 day 7h
A$400($270)
on demand3,028km (1,881 miles)

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Airports near Noosa

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

MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
36km (22 miles) from Noosa
HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
111km (69 miles) from Noosa
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
122km (76 miles) from Noosa