Travel into the Red Centre


By Air

Daily flights to Alice Springs and Uluru operate from every major city. Qantas and Virgin Australia fly in and out of Alice Springs, for information on carriers please visit the Alice Springs Airport website.

Tennant Creek Airport caters for limited passenger services and charter flights.

By Coach

Greyhound Australia allows you to take in the best Australia has to offer, with a wide variety of ticketing options allowing you to travel at your own pace, hopping on and off as many times as your ticket allows. Greyhound Australia coaches provide everything the modern traveller desires including USB chargers, free Wi-Fi connectivity and reclining leather seats.

By Rail


The Ghan, one of the most legendary train journeys spirits you across one of the world’s most ancient landscapes in absolute luxury. Regular services operate from Adelaide to Darwin with stops at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine. The stopover in Alice Springs is approximately four hours with local tourism providers offering whistle-stop tours.

A one kilometre interpretative walking trail links the Ghan Railway Station to the town centre, or local taxis can provide transfers.

By Road

If you are driving to Central Australia access is via sealed roads or a range of four-wheel drive tracks. Sealed highways provide access into the region, the Stuart Highway from Adelaide and Darwin, the Barkly Highway from Queensland and the Lasseter Highway from Uluru.

Access to the Red Centre may also be made by way of the partially unsealed Plenty Highway from Queensland or the Tanami Road from Western Australia. Contact the Visitor Information Centre or check on government road reports for up to date conditions prior to travel.

DIY Tourguide audio travel guides (available as a CD, MP3, iPhone or iPad app) provide informative tours along popular driving routes meaning you will be able to learn about the history and flora and fauna in the region from the comfort of your vehicle.

Airport to Hotel Transfer

Alice Wanderer Airport Transfers operates the shuttle bus service between the airport and town centre, picking up and dropping off passengers from accommodation houses.

Taxi services operate from the Alice Springs Airport, with ranks also being located within the CBD area.