How to travel from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs, Australia

The distance between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs is around 1,162km (722 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 5h 40m.

5 routes found

We've found 5 different ways to get from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs by plane, bus, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

👋 Also check out Alice SpringsMount Isa Airport (ISA) if you're planning a return trip.

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Fly

Fly from Mount Isa (ISA) to Alice Springs (ASP).

  • Duration5h 40m
  • Flight time5h 25m
  • Typical cost
    A$1,380($930)
Operated by

Qantas

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Bus

Take the bus to Brisbane, Strathfield Station Everton Rd Stand D, Albury station then 85 Franklin St and then to Alice Springs.

  • Duration3 days 14h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$710($475)
Operated by

Multiple bus operators

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Bus and Train

Take the bus to Brisbane then take the train to Adelaide then take the bus to Alice Springs.

  • Duration4 days 23h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$445($300)
Operated by

Multiple operators

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Drive

Drive to Alice Springs.

  • Duration10h 35m
  • Distance1,162km (722 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs

There are several options for getting from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs by plane, bus, train and car. The cheapest option is to take the bus and then take the train which costs around A$445 ($300) and will take around 4 days 23h. If you need to get there more quickly, you can fly and arrive in approximately 5h 40m, though it is a bit more costly at approximately A$1,380 ($930).

The distance between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs is around 1,162km (722 miles). In a direct line (as the crow flies), the distance is 669km (415 miles)

It takes around 5h 40m to get from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 10h 35m to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs is to fly which takes around 5h 40m and will set you back approx A$1,380 ($930).

The cheapest way to travel between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs, if you exclude driving, is to take the bus and then take the train which will typically cost around A$445 ($300) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

There is no train service that runs between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs. We recommend that you fly from Mount Isa (ISA) to Alice Springs (ASP). instead which will take 5h 40m.

Bus travel

Yes there is a bus that runs regularly from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs. It typically takes around 3 days 14h and departs once a week.

There are no direct bus services that runs from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs. However, you can instead can take several connecting buses with changeovers in Mount Isa, Brisbane, Strathfield Station Everton Rd Stand D, Parramatta Station Stand B3, Albury station and 85 Franklin St. These services run once a week and will take a minimum of 3 days 14h.

Bus Queensland, NSW TrainLink, Firefly Express, V/Line and Greyhound Australia run regular bus services between Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs. Buses run once a week and take around 3 days 14h on average but will vary depending on you book with.

Flights and Airlines

The easiest way to get to Alice Springs from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) is to fly which will take 5h 40m and cost around A$1,380 ($930).

Yes you can fly from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs. Flights depart from Mount Isa (ISA) and arrive at Alice Springs (ASP) - via Brisbane (BNE). The flight takes around 5h 25m.

There is no direct flight from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs. There is however a flight that goes via Brisbane (BNE). This services will take at least 5h 40m (not including layover time).

The flight from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs typically takes around 5h 25m. Flights depart from Mount Isa (ISA) and and arrive into Alice Springs (ASP).

The closest major airport to Alice Springs is Alice Springs Airport (ASP) (ASP) which is approximately 12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs. Connellan Airport (AYQ) (AYQ) and Mount Isa Airport (ISA) (ISA) 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 Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs. The distance is around 1,162km (722 miles) by road and it will take around 10h 35m in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs is to fly which takes, on average, 5h 40m and will usually cost around A$1,380 ($930).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Mount Isa Airport (ISA) and Alice Springs

Transport options from Mount Isa Airport (ISA) to Alice Springs
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
5h 40m
A$1,380($930)
on demand3,551km (2,206 miles)
Bus
3 days 14h
A$710($475)
once a week5,893km (3,662 miles)
Bus and Train + 1 similar
4 days 23h
A$445($300)
once a week6,089km (3,783 miles)
Bus to Brisbane, train5 days 4h
A$665($450)
once a week6,112km (3,798 miles)
Drive
10h 35m
A$220($150)
on demand1,162km (722 miles)

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Airports near Alice Springs

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

ASP
Alice Springs Airport (ASP)
Domestic Airport
Distance
12km (7 miles) from Alice Springs
AYQ
Connellan Airport (AYQ)
Domestic Airport
Distance
338km (210 miles) from Alice Springs
ISA
Mount Isa Airport (ISA)
Domestic Airport
Distance
669km (415 miles) from Alice Springs