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Flights to Uluru and the Red Centre for 2020

Here's what you need to know about flying in and out of the Red Centre and Uluru.

Ayers Rock Airport, situated near Yulara, and Alice Springs Airport are the commercial airports in Red Centre and Uluru. Direct flights to the Red Centre are available from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. This guide will give you all the information you need about ground transport options and airlines that fly into and out of Ayers Rock (Connellan Airport). If you're looking to explore more of the Red Centre, you may also want to consider flights to Alice Springs Airport.

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How much are flights to the Red Centre and Uluru?

From Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, you can expect to pay less than $600 for return flights to the Red Centre including Connellan Airport near Ayers Rock and Alice Springs Airport. Those flying from Perth can expect to pay less than $1,200 for return flights and from Adelaide, you can easily find return flights from less than $85.

How much are flights to Ayers Rock?

How much are flights to Alice Springs?

When is the cheapest time to fly to the Red Centre and Uluru?

The cheapest time of year to fly to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs is in the summer months between December and February. You can expect extreme temperatures between 40 and 45 degrees during these months but outdoor activities including sunrise hikes and open-air dining experiences are plentiful.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Ayers Rock (Uluru)?

When is the cheapest time to fly to Alice Springs?

How far in advance should I book my flights to the Red Centre and Uluru?

If you know the specific dates you want to travel, it's best to book 4-7 weeks in advance.

How far in advance should I book my flights to Ayers Rock?

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

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How long does it take to fly to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs?

If you're flying to Ayers Rock (Uluru) from:
  • Adelaide: 1 hour, 55 minutes direct
  • Alice Springs: 55 minutes direct
  • Brisbane: 2 hours, 55 minutes direct
  • Cairns: 4 hours, 15 minutes with a stopover
  • Darwin: 2 hours direct
  • Melbourne: 2 hours, 30 minutes direct
  • Perth: 8 hours, 35 minutes with a stopover
  • Sydney: 3 hours, 20 minutes direct

If you're flying to Alice Springs from:
  • Adelaide: 2 hours, 15 minutes direct
  • Ayers Rock: 55 minutes direct
  • Brisbane: 3 hours, 5 minutes direct
  • Cairns: 4 hours, 15 minutes with a stopover
  • Darwin: 2 hours direct
  • Melbourne: 3 hours direct
  • Perth: 2 hours, 40 minutes direct
  • Sydney: 3 hours direct

Which airlines fly to Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Alice Springs?

Travellers can fly direct to Ayers Rock and Alice Springs from Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney. Indirect flights are available from Cairns, Canberra and Hobart.

Which airlines service flights to Ayers Rock?
  • Jetstar: Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Qantas: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney
Which airlines service flights to Alice Springs?
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney
  • Qantas: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney

Where is the airport in Ayers Rock and Alice Springs?

Ayers Rock Airport and Alice Springs Airport are the only commercial airports in the Red Centre. If you're planning to visit Uluru-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Ayers Rock Airport is the closest at just 8km from Yulara (where most accommodation is offered) and 25km from Uluru itself. Alice Springs Airport is just under 500km away from the national park. For those heading to Kings Canyon, again, Ayers Rock Airport is closer at just over 300km away while Alice Springs Airport is about 465km from the canyon.

For those heading to Alice Springs, an airport shuttle bus is available and offers door-to-door transfers to the city from Alice Springs. To reach Yulara from Ayers Rock Airport, you can take the free shuttle from the airport which connects to all Uluru hotels and camping grounds. Alternatively, you can take a taxi. Car hire is available from the airport terminals with options including Avis, Budget, Europcar and Hertz from Alice Springs Airport and Avis and Hertz from Ayers Rock Airport.

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