Travel Options

You can travel to Alice Springs by the following means;

Travelling by coach allows you to see the country without having to do the driving. Regular services in airconditioned comfort will see you arrive safely in Alice Springs.

Greyhound Australia
Daily - For bookings phone 1300 473 946 or (08) 8952 7888 or

Qantas operates daily flights from major capital centres.

The airport is approximately 15 kilometres from the CBD. You may wish to pre-book your transport to your accommodation.

The GhanTrain
The Ghan. Itís an odd name for a train but in Australian history it is a living legend. The legend has soared to new heights with the extension of The Ghan journey to Darwin. When The Ghan first departed Adelaide for Alice Springs, it was always intended that it would one day travel through to Darwin. More than 70 years on, in 2004, that dream has become reality.

Boarding The Ghan in Adelaide or Darwin, experience one of the most fascinating great train journeys of the world.

The GhanThe Platinum Service is a new luxury level of train travel, like no other Australian train accommodation. Platinum Cabins will be approximately twice the size of our standard Gold Twin Cabins with each room offering deluxe accommodation including double beds, spacious ensuite and extended room service. They will have all the modern comforts, in a classic style, with a distinctly Australian character.

Platinum Service has been designed to meet the needs of the discerning traveller looking for that next level of comfort that will truly be the ultimate way to travel in style through the heart of Australia.

The GhanFor bookings, or for fare and timetable information contact your travel agent, or visit You may wish to pre-book your transport to your accommodation.

The highways can be travelled with ease in your family car or 4WD, towing either a caravan or camper trailer. If traveling by 4WD consider visiting The Alice via the Outback Way or the Binns Track.

The Stuart (Explorer) Hwy, hwy 87 (distances from Alice Springs)
Adelaide 1544kms
Barrow Creek 223kms
Borroloola 1244kms
Cadney Homestead 531kms
Coober Pedy 678kms
Daly Waters 908kms
DTravel by Roadarwin 1492kms
Elliott 756kms
Erldunda 200kms
Glendambo 932kms
Jabiru 1466kms
Katherine 1378kms
Kulgera 273kms
Kununurra 1541kms
Marla 451kms
Mataranka 1061kms
NT/SA Border 291kms
Port Augusta 1217kms
Renner Springs 664kms
Roper Bar 1237kms
Tennant Creek 506kms
Three Ways 530kms
Ti Tree 194kms
Wauchope 393kms
Wycliffe Well 376kms
Yulara (Ayers Rock Resort) 450kms

The Barkly/Flinders (Overlanders) Hwy, hwys 66/78 (distances from Alice Springs)
Barkly Homestead 715kms
Camooweal 982kms
Mount Isa 1140kms
Townsville 2038kms

The Landsborough (Matilda) Hwy/ Warrego Hwy, hwys 64/54 (distances from Alice Springs)
Longreach 1662kms
Brisbane 2951kms

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The wettest year on record was 1974 with 782.5mm.

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