Cheap Flights to Alice Springs

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Cheap Flights to Alice Springs

When is the best time to fly to Alice Springs?

Peak season

Australia’s outback town comes alive during April to September when most travellers book cheap flights to Alice Springs. This is a cooler period when temps range between 20C and 27C. The top attraction is Uluru - Kata Tjuta National Park, 450km to the south west and a popular reason for people to arrive on flights to Alice Springs. But Alice Springs itself holds numerous attractions for visitors including: Aboriginal art, pioneer history, outback tours and wildlife parks. Festivals to note that may increase the price of flight tickets include: the Camel Cup in July, the Henley-on-Todd Regatta in August and the Alice Desert Festival in September.

Off Season

October to March is low season where uncomfortably hot temperatures keep away the majority of visitors, so you might find cheap flight deals to Alice Springs.

When is the best time to book a flight to Alice Springs?

Autumn is the best time to book a flight to Alice Springs if you want to visit Uluru or walk the Larapinta Trail, so keep an eye out for cheap flight deals for April and May. November is the cheapest month of the year to book flight tickets before the weather starts hotting up. The most expensive months are August and September, so book a couple of months in advance if you’re planning to visit then. Even if it’s hot during the day, the extreme desert temperatures means it can get chilly at night, so bring a long sleeved top or lightweight jacket. Hats and sunscreen are essential.

How long is the flight to Alice Springs?

Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs – 3 hrs 25 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Alice Springs - 3 hrs
Flights from Brisbane to Alice Springs – 3 hrs 20 mins
Flights from Adelaide to Alice Springs – 2 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Perth to Alice Springs – 2 hrs 40 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Alice Springs?

Alice Springs is the gateway to Australia’s Red Centre and a direct flight destination for multiple airlines including: Virgin Australia, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Qantas. Alice Springs Airport services approximately 130 domestic flights every week, so be sure to shop around to find the cheapest flights to Alice Springs on offer.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Alice Springs Airport (ASP) is 15 km from the town centre, with a journey time of around 15 minutes. There is an Airport Shuttle you can catch to and from the airport and this operates 365 days a year for all scheduled flights and also does pick ups and drop offs to local hotels and hostels. A single adult fare costs $16 one way, while groups of four or more are discounted to $11 per ticket. Taxis and rentals cars are also available at the airport.

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How much do things cost in Alice Springs?

Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.46
1 km taxi journey
$ 1.99
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 1.99
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 107.66
Cheap meal
$ 19.94
3 course meal for 2
$ 89.71
Large bottle of water
$ 1.01
How much does a beer cost in Alice Springs?
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 8
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 4
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 8
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 4

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