How to travel from Alice Springs to Tin Can Bay, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay is around 2,221km (1,380 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 20m.

10 routes found

We've found 10 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Tin Can Bay by plane, train, bus, taxi 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 to Hervey Bay (HVB), Bus

Fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Hervey Bay (HVB) then take the bus to Wallu.

  • Duration5h 20m
  • Flight time3h 30m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,100($740)
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Multiple operators

4 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide, Albury, Sydney, Brisbane then Gympie and then to Dolphin Ave at Dolphin Shopping Centre HnR.

  • Duration2 days 16h
  • Departs5 times a week
  • Typical cost
    A$570($385)
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Train and Taxi

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands, Sydney Central Station then Brisbane and then to Gympie North then take a taxi to Tin Can Bay.

  • Duration2 days 21h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$1,205($810)
Operated by

Multiple operators

2 similiar routes

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Drive

Drive to Tin Can Bay.

  • Duration1 day 7h
  • Distance3,021km (1,877 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Tin Can Bay by plane, train, bus, taxi and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$265 ($180) and will take around 3 days 8h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 5h 20m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,100 ($740).

The distance between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay is around 2,221km (1,380 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 1,938km (1,204 miles)

It takes around 7h 35m to get from Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay 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 Tin Can Bay is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 5h 20m and will set you back approx A$1,100 ($740).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$265 ($180) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Hervey Bay (HVB) then take the bus to Wallu. instead which will take 5h 20m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay. It typically takes around 2 days 16h and departs 5 times a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Tin Can Bay. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury, Sydney, Brisbane, Gympie and Monkland Street at Sovereign Cinema. These services run 5 times a week and will take a minimum of 2 days 16h.

Greyhound Australia, V/Line, Firefly Express, Premier Motor Service and Polleys Coaches run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay. Buses run 5 times a week and take around 2 days 16h 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 Tin Can Bay. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Brisbane (BNE) then take the train to Gympie North station platform 1 then take the bus to Dolphin Ave at Dolphin Shopping Centre HnR. instead which will take 7h 35m.

The closest major airport to Tin Can Bay is Hervey Bay Airport (HVB) (HVB) which is approximately 63km (39 miles) from Tin Can Bay. Brisbane Airport (BNE) (BNE) and Gold Coast Airport (OOL) (OOL) 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 Tin Can Bay. The distance is around 3,021km (1,877 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 Tin Can Bay is to fly, then take the train and then take the bus which takes, on average, 7h 35m and will usually cost around A$665 ($450).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Tin Can Bay

Transport options from Alice Springs to Tin Can Bay
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly to Hervey Bay (HVB), Bus + 4 similar
5h 20m
A$1,100($740)
once daily2,330km (1,448 miles)
Plane and Bus8h 20m
A$965($650)
5 times a week3,033km (1,885 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus7h 35m
A$665($450)
5 times a week2,221km (1,380 miles)
Fly to Bundaberg (BDB), train and bus7h 55m
A$1,050($710)
5 times a week2,506km (1,557 miles)
Plane, Bus and Train9h 45m
A$1,090($730)
5 times a week3,269km (2,031 miles)
Bus
2 days 16h
A$570($385)
5 times a week4,391km (2,728 miles)
Train and Taxi + 2 similar
2 days 21h
A$1,205($810)
once a week4,453km (2,767 miles)
Bus and Train3 days 8h
A$265($180)
once a week4,386km (2,725 miles)
Train and Bus3 days 13h
A$495($330)
once a week4,439km (2,758 miles)
Drive
1 day 7h
A$570($385)
on demand3,021km (1,877 miles)

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Airports near Tin Can Bay

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

HVB
Hervey Bay Airport (HVB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
63km (39 miles) from Tin Can Bay
BNE
Brisbane Airport (BNE)
International Airport
Distance
170km (106 miles) from Tin Can Bay
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
260km (162 miles) from Tin Can Bay