How to travel from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay is around 2,277km (1,415 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 25m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay 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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Plane and Bus

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Newcastle (NTL) then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd.

  • Duration5h 25m
  • Flight time4h 10m
  • Typical cost
    A$715($480)
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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide, Albury, Parramatta then Newcastle Interchange Stand C and then to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd.

  • Duration1 day 20h
  • Departs4 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$435($295)
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Train and Bus

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then Sydney Central Station and then to Hamilton Station then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd.

  • Duration2 days 7h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$860($580)
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Drive

Drive to Shoal Bay.

  • Duration1 day 5h
  • Distance2,813km (1,748 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus which costs around A$435 ($295) and will take around 1 day 20h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$715 ($480).

The distance between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay is around 2,277km (1,415 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,050km (1,274 miles)

It takes around 5h 25m to get from Alice Springs and Shoal Bay by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 5h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 25m and will set you back approx A$715 ($480).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus which will typically cost around A$435 ($295) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Newcastle (NTL) then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd. instead which will take 5h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Shoal Bay. It typically takes around 1 day 20h and departs 4 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury, Parramatta, Hornsby Station Stand F and Newcastle Interchange Stand C. These services run 4 times a week and will take a minimum of 1 day 20h.

Greyhound Australia, V/Line, Firefly Express, Transport for NSW and Port Stephens Coaches run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Shoal Bay. Buses run 4 times a week and take around 1 day 20h 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 Shoal Bay. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Newcastle (NTL) then take the bus to Tomaree Rd Before Verona Rd. instead which will take 5h 25m.

The closest major airport to Shoal Bay is Newcastle Airport (NTL) (NTL) which is approximately 33km (20 miles) from Shoal Bay. Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ) (PQQ) and Sydney Airport (SYD) (SYD) 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 Shoal Bay. The distance is around 2,813km (1,748 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 5h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 5h 25m and will usually cost around A$715 ($480).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Shoal Bay

Transport options from Alice Springs to Shoal Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 1 similar
5h 25m
A$715($480)
hourly2,640km (1,640 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus7h 30m
A$730($490)
hourly2,277km (1,415 miles)
Bus
1 day 20h
A$435($295)
4 times a week3,231km (2,007 miles)
Train and Bus
2 days 7h
A$860($580)
once a week3,475km (2,159 miles)
Drive
1 day 5h
A$530($355)
on demand2,813km (1,748 miles)

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Airports near Shoal Bay

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

NTL
Newcastle Airport (NTL)
Domestic Airport
Distance
33km (20 miles) from Shoal Bay
PQQ
Port Macquarie Airport (PQQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
158km (98 miles) from Shoal Bay
SYD
Sydney Airport (SYD)
International Airport
Distance
163km (101 miles) from Shoal Bay