How to travel from Alice Springs to Yamba, Australia

The distance between Alice Springs and Yamba is around 2,353km (1,462 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 6h 25m.

9 routes found

We've found 9 different ways to get from Alice Springs to Yamba 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 Ballina (BNK) then take the bus to Yamba YHA.

  • Duration6h 25m
  • Flight time4hrs
  • Typical cost
    A$890($600)
Operated by

Multiple operators

4 similiar routes

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Bus

Take the bus to Adelaide, Albury then Sydney and then to Yamba YHA.

  • Duration2 days 3h
  • Departsonce daily
  • Typical cost
    A$555($375)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Train and Bus

Take the train to Adelaide Parklands then Sydney Central Station and then to Grafton Station then take the bus to Yamba Coach Stop Claude St.

  • Duration2 days 15h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$915($615)
Operated by

Multiple operators

1 similiar route

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Drive

Drive to Yamba.

  • Duration1 day 8h
  • Distance3,074km (1,910 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Alice Springs and Yamba

There are several options for getting from Alice Springs to Yamba by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the train and then take the bus which costs around A$515 ($345) and will take around 3 days 13h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and then take the bus and arrive in approximately 6h 25m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$890 ($600).

The distance between Alice Springs and Yamba is around 2,353km (1,462 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 2,037km (1,265 miles)

It takes around 6h 25m to get from Alice Springs and Yamba by plane and bus. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 8h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Alice Springs to Yamba is to fly and then take the bus which takes around 6h 25m and will set you back approx A$890 ($600).

The cheapest way to travel between Alice Springs and Yamba, if you exclude driving, is to take the train and then take the bus which will typically cost around A$515 ($345) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Alice Springs and Yamba. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Ballina (BNK) then take the bus to Yamba YHA. instead which will take 6h 25m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Alice Springs and Yamba. It typically takes around 2 days 3h and departs once daily.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Alice Springs to Yamba. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Adelaide, Albury and Sydney. These services run once daily and will take a minimum of 2 days 3h.

Greyhound Australia, V/Line and Firefly Express run regular bus services between Alice Springs and Yamba. Buses run once daily and take around 2 days 3h 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 Yamba. We recommend that you fly from Alice Springs (ASP) to Ballina (BNK) then take the bus to Yamba YHA. instead which will take 6h 25m.

The closest major airport to Yamba is Ballina Byron Airport (BNK) (BNK) which is approximately 70km (43 miles) from Yamba. Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS) (CFS) 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 Yamba. The distance is around 3,074km (1,910 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 8h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Alice Springs to Yamba is to fly and then take the bus which takes, on average, 6h 25m and will usually cost around A$890 ($600).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Alice Springs and Yamba

Transport options from Alice Springs to Yamba
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Plane and Bus + 4 similar
6h 25m
A$890($600)
once daily2,747km (1,707 miles)
Fly to Coffs Harbour (CFS), Bus6h 30m
A$890($600)
once daily2,626km (1,632 miles)
Fly to Gold Coast (OOL), bus7h 55m
A$1,065($715)
once daily3,137km (1,949 miles)
Plane, Train and Bus8h 15m
A$680($460)
twice daily2,353km (1,462 miles)
Plane, Bus and Train9hrs
A$890($600)
every 20 mins2,660km (1,653 miles)
Bus
2 days 3h
A$555($375)
once daily3,795km (2,358 miles)
Train and Bus + 1 similar
2 days 15h
A$915($615)
once a week4,001km (2,486 miles)
Train to Adelaide Parklands, bus3 days 13h
A$515($345)
once a week4,484km (2,786 miles)
Drive
1 day 8h
A$580($390)
on demand3,074km (1,910 miles)

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Airports near Yamba

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

BNK
Ballina Byron Airport (BNK)
Domestic Airport
Distance
70km (43 miles) from Yamba
CFS
Coffs Harbour Airport (CFS)
Domestic Airport
Distance
101km (63 miles) from Yamba
OOL
Gold Coast Airport (OOL)
International Airport
Distance
142km (89 miles) from Yamba