Alice Springs travel guide

Alice Springs Tourism | Alice Springs Guide

You're Going to Love Alice Springs

With a population of 25.186, Alice Springs is a must-see destination in Northern Territory, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Alice Springs deserves at least 2 full days for you to see its main sights.

Where to Eat in Alice Springs

If you’re looking for affordable options, Tali (93 Barrett Drive) and Bella Alice (Todd Mall) are great picks.

When to visit Alice Springs

Alice Springs in February
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel
Alice Springs in February
Estimated hotel price
$124
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Alice Springs in January, when the average temperature is 28 °C, and the highest can go up to 36 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 3 °C, with an average temperature of 11 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 40 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Alice Springs, with an average rainfall of 0 mm.

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How to Get to Alice Springs

Plane

When flying to Alice Springs, you’ll arrive at Alice Springs (ASP), which is located 12 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from Australia to Alice Springs include Emirates, Qantas Airways and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Alice Springs departs from Adelaide and takes around 2h 10m.

Train

The train station in Alice Springs is called Alice Springs, and is located 1.0 km from the city centre.

Plane

When flying to Alice Springs, you’ll arrive at Alice Springs (ASP), which is located 12 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from Australia to Alice Springs include Emirates, Qantas Airways and Qatar Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Alice Springs departs from Adelaide and takes around 2h 10m.

Train

The train station in Alice Springs is called Alice Springs, and is located 1.0 km from the city centre.

Airports near Alice Springs

Airlines serving Alice Springs

Emirates
Excellent (2,102 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,941 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,361 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (928 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (846 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (559 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (556 reviews)
American Airlines
Good (5,631 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (318 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (270 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Alice Springs

Most booked hotels in Alice Springs

Desert Palms Alice Springs
3 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
$161+
Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
4 stars
Good (7.8, Good reviews)
$209+
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Alice Springs
4 stars
Good (7.7, Good reviews)
$213+
Mercure Alice Springs Resort
4 stars
Good (7.5, Good reviews)
$187+
Stay at Alice Springs Hotel
3 stars
Good (7.2, Good reviews)
$129+
Diplomat Hotel Alice Springs
3 stars
Good (6.7, Good reviews)
$123+

Hiring a car in Alice Springs

Hiring a car in Alice Springs costs $132 per day, on average, or $265 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Alice Springs.

Expect to pay $1.68 per litre in Alice Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.16 and $26.88. The most frequently booked car type in Alice Springs is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Alice Springs costs $132 per day, on average, or $265 if you want to hire it for 2 days.

It’s generally cheaper to hire your vehicle outside the airport: locations in the city are around 5% cheaper than airport locations in Alice Springs.

Expect to pay $1.68 per litre in Alice Springs (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $20.16 and $26.88. The most frequently booked car type in Alice Springs is Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Mitsubishi Mirage or similar) is, on average, 72% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.