How to travel from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads is around 2,141km (1,330 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 60m.

7 routes found

We've found 7 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads by plane, train, bus 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 Maroochydore (MCY).

  • Duration5h 60m
  • Flight time4h 45m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,015($685)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

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

  • Duration2 days 9h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$545($365)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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bus
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Train and Bus

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then Sydney Central Station and then to Brisbane then take the bus to Noosa Junction.

  • Duration2 days 20h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$985($665)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Drive

Drive to Noosa Heads.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Distance3,069km (1,907 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads by plane, train, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$255 ($170) and will take around 3 days 6h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 60m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,015 ($685).

The distance between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads is around 2,141km (1,330 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,956km (1,216 miles)

It takes around 5h 60m to get from Alice Springs and Noosa Heads by plane. 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 Heads is to fly which takes around 5h 60m and will set you back approx A$1,015 ($685).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$255 ($170) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Maroochydore (MCY). instead which will take 5h 60m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Noosa Heads. It typically takes around 2 days 9h and departs once a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury, Liverpool, Strathfield Station Albert Rd Stand E and Brisbane. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 9h.

Greyhound Australia, V/Line, Firefly Express, NSW TrainLink and Premier Motor Service run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Noosa Heads. Buses run once a week and take around 2 days 9h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Alice Springs and Noosa Heads. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and arrive at Maroochydore (MCY) - via Melbourne (MEL). The flight takes around 4h 45m.

There is no direct flight from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads. There is however a flight that goes via Melbourne (MEL). This services will take at least 5h 60m (not including layover time).

The flight from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads typically takes around 4h 45m. Flights depart from Alice Springs (ASP) and and arrive into Maroochydore (MCY).

The closest major airport to Noosa Heads is Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY) (MCY) which is approximately 23km (14 miles) from Noosa Heads. Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) and Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) 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 Heads. The distance is around 3,069km (1,907 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 Heads is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 60m and will usually cost around A$1,015 ($685).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Noosa Heads

Transport options from Alice Springs to Noosa Heads
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly + 1 similar
5h 60m
A$1,015($685)
hourly3,368km (2,093 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus5h 60m
A$700($470)
hourly2,141km (1,330 miles)
Bus
2 days 9h
A$545($365)
once a week4,088km (2,540 miles)
Train and Bus + 2 similar
2 days 20h
A$985($665)
once a week4,366km (2,713 miles)
Bus and Train3 days 6h
A$255($170)
once a week4,314km (2,680 miles)
Train to Adelaide Parklands, bus3 days 11h
A$485($325)
once a week4,336km (2,695 miles)
Drive
1 day 7h
A$580($390)
on demand3,069km (1,907 miles)

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Airports near Noosa Heads

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

MCY
Sunshine Coast Airport (MCY)
Domestic Airport
Distance
23km (14 miles) from Noosa Heads
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
112km (69 miles) from Noosa Heads
HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
122km (76 miles) from Noosa Heads