How to travel from Alice Springs to Port Augusta, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Port Augusta is around 1,226km (762 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4h 5m.

4 routes found

We've found 4 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Port Augusta by plane, bus and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Port AugustaAlice Springs if you're planning a return trip.

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Plane and Bus

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Whyalla (WYA) then take the bus to Port Augusta.

  • Duration4h 5m
  • Flight time2h 50m
  • Typical cost
    A$890($600)
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Bus

Take the bus to Port Augusta.

  • Duration14h 20m
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$195($130)
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Drive

Drive to Port Augusta.

  • Duration12hrs
  • Distance1,226km (762 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Port Augusta

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Port Augusta by plane, bus and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$195 ($130) and will take around 14h 20m. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 4h 5m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$890 ($600).

The distance between Alice Springs and Port Augusta is around 1,226km (762 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,049km (652 miles)

It takes around 4h 5m to get from Alice Springs and Port Augusta by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 12hrs to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Port Augusta is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 4h 5m and will set you back approx A$890 ($600).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Port Augusta, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$195 ($130) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Port Augusta. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Whyalla (WYA) then take the bus to Port Augusta. instead which will take 4h 5m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Port Augusta. It typically takes around 14h 20m and departs once daily.

Yes there is a direct bus service that runs between Alice Springs and Port Augusta with no changeovers required. The bus runs once daily and takes 14h 20m.

Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Port Augusta. Buses run once daily and take around 14h 20m on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

It doesn't look like you can fly directly from Alice Springs to Port Augusta. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Whyalla (WYA) then take the bus to Port Augusta. instead which will take 4h 5m.

The closest major airport to Port Augusta is Whyalla Airport (WYA) (WYA) which is approximately 66km (41 miles) from Port Augusta. Olympic Dam Airport (OLP) (OLP) and Adelaide Airport (ADL) (ADL) 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 Port Augusta. The distance is around 1,226km (762 miles) by road and it will take around 12hrs in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Port Augusta is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 4h 5m and will usually cost around A$890 ($600).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Port Augusta

Transport options from Alice Springs to Port Augusta
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 1 similar
4h 5m
A$890($600)
twice daily1,644km (1,022 miles)
Fly to Adelaide (ADL), Bus6h 55m
A$600($405)
twice daily1,666km (1,035 miles)
Bus
14h 20m
A$195($130)
once daily1,229km (764 miles)
Drive
12hrs
A$230($155)
on demand1,226km (762 miles)

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Airports near Port Augusta

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

WYA
Whyalla Airport (WYA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
66km (41 miles) from Port Augusta
OLP
Olympic Dam Airport (OLP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
238km (148 miles) from Port Augusta
ADL
Adelaide Airport (ADL)
International Airport
Distance
281km (175 miles) from Port Augusta