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Cheap Alice Springs flights to book in 2021

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Surrounded by the vast red desert of the Red Centre and within easy reach of both the city and the MacDonnell Ranges, Alice Springs Airport has regularly scheduled flights to connect you to this remote city from most major hubs across Australia.

If you're looking for a flight into Alice Springs to get to Uluru (Ayers Rock), you may also want to check out flights to Ayers Rock Airport. It's just 9km (a 12-minute drive) from Yulara, where you'll find all of the area's accommodation options, and, if you're travelling on a budget, is serviced by Jetstar.

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How much are flights to Alice Springs?

On average, flights to Alice Springs cost about $600-$800 return from across Australia. Being right in the middle of the country, flights to Alice Springs don't change drastically depending on which city you're flying from. The exception to this is Adelaide, where fares do tend to be cheaper, costing about $450-$500 return on average.

No budget airlines currently fly into Alice Springs Airport, which does increase the cost.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Alice Springs?

From most cities in Australia, January and February tend to be the cheapest months to fly to Alice Springs. This is during the low season, when temperatures are at their highest, usually tipping past 40℃.

If you're travelling from Perth or Darwin, you're in luck. Fares tend to be at their lowest during May, which we think is one of the best times to visit this part of the country. Temperatures are lower and it's outside of school holiday periods.

How far in advance should I book my flight to Alice Springs?

According to Skyscanner data, it's generally best to book flights to Alice Springs at least 5-7 weeks in advance of your trip.

As prices of flights to the city are high, we also recommend keeping your eyes peeled for any Virgin or Qantas sales that offer discounted fares Australia-wide. We've seen fares going for as low as $159 each way, which is below the average fare.

Frequently asked questions about flights to Alice Springs

How long does it take to fly to Alice Springs?

Sitting right in the middle of the country, you can reach Alice Springs from most of Australia's major cities via a direct flight in 3.5 hours or less.

  • Adelaide: 2 hours
  • Darwin: 2 hours
  • Perth: 2.5 hours
  • Melbourne: 3 hours
  • Sydney: 3.5 hours
  • Brisbane: 3.5 hours

If you're travelling from other cities like the Gold Coast or Canberra, you'll need to connect in one of the above cities to get to Alice Springs.

Which airlines fly to Alice Springs from Australia?

Only full-service carriers currently fly to Alice Springs, meaning checked baggage will be included with any fare that you book. You can fly to Alice Springs with the following carriers:

  • Air North: Darwin, Katherine, Tennant Creek
  • Qantas and QantasLink: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth, Sydney, Uluru (Ayers Rock)
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Darwin, Brisbane

Where is the airport in Alice Springs?

Alice Springs Airport (ASP) is 14.5km south of the city centre and it takes about 16 minutes to travel there by car.

If you're heading to Kings Canyon, the drive west from Alice Springs will take you about 3.5 hours for the 332km journey.

If you're travelling to Alice Springs to get to Uluru (Ayers Rock), you're better off flying directly to Ayers Rock Airport, which is less than a 15-minutes drive to accommodation in the area. Otherwise, you're looking at a 447km journey, which takes about 4 hours and 45 minutes by road.

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