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. We recommend you stay at least 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Alice Springs has to offer.

When to visit Alice Springs

Alice Springs in March
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Alice Springs in March
Estimated hotel price
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


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, Air New Zealand and Qantas Airways. The shortest domestic flight to Alice Springs departs from Adelaide and takes around 2h 05m.


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

American Airlines
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Etihad Airways
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Singapore Airlines
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Qantas Airways
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Cathay Pacific
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Air New Zealand
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Virgin Australia
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Hiring a car in Alice Springs

Hiring a car in Alice Springs costs $148 per day, on average, or $885 if you want to hire it for 6 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 $1.81 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 $21.64 and $28.85. The most frequently booked car type in Alice Springs is Standard (Subaru Forester or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Ford Focus or similar) is, on average, 81% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.