Surrounded by beautiful mountain ranges and the red Simpson Desert, Alice Springs is an excellent base for exploring the North Territories and the culture of Aboriginal Australia. The city is at equal distance from both capitals Darwin and Adelaide, at the heart of Australia’s Red Centre.
Alice Springs offers unique activities and many places worth visiting. Among the top experiences are the art galleries featuring Aboriginal art, helicopter drive over the West MacDonnell Ranges, catching the sunrise or sunset over the rock at Uluru and Kata Tjuta. Among the other unmissable attractions are the 223 km Larapinta Trail, as well as, the Kinds Canyon with its 600 species of plants and animals.
How to get around in Alice Springs
You can reach most parts of the city on foot, but, for exploring the surrounding area, you will need to arrange some form of transportation. Public buses, also known as Asbus, depart from Hartley Street at the Yeperenye shopping centre. The bus service operates from Mondays to Saturdays, with buses leaving every hour and a half. For tourists, an alternative option is the Alice Wanderer which is a hop-on/off bus tour that departs every 70 minutes opposite Gregory Tce.
Alice Spring taxis are convenient for fast and hassle-free transport. You can take one at the Gregory Terrace, Visitors Centre. For a bit of freedom car rental is available. You can rent a car in Alice Springs online or at the airport.
Airport transfer options
Alice Springs Airport (ASP) is 15 km away from Alice Springs, and it only serves domestic flights. Qantas is the only airline that operates from ASP. You can fly to Alice Springs from all big cities in Australia, except Canberra. Flights from Sydney to Alice Springs take approximately 3 hours, while the journey from Melbourne to Alice Springs is 3 hours and 30 minutes.
Alice Springs airport shuttles run from the airport to the city centre. You can book your ticket at the shuttle desk, just outside the baggage claim area. Many backpacker hostels offer free shuttle service, as well. Alice Springs airport taxis are available at the taxi rank just outside the terminal.
Arrange a private transfer
If you are hesitant about using public transport, book a private Alice Springs airport transfer with us. Enjoy the benefits of a private airport transfer in a comfortable vehicle. The driver will wait for you at the airport and take you directly to your accommodation at the time that is most suitable for you. The private Alice Spring airport taxi service is all-inclusive without any hidden charges.
The rate for the private airport taxi from Alice Springs Airport to Alice Springs city centre starts from AUD 96 for two passengers.
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