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Low season

May Best time to beat the crowds (4% less expensive on average)

High season

September Most popular time to fly (10% more expensive on average)

Average price round-trip

$797 (avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Good deal round-trip

$287 or less

Good deal one-way

$166 or less

Top tips for finding cheap flights to Alice Springs

  • Looking for cheap airfare to Alice Springs? 25% of our users found tickets to Alice Springs for the following prices or less: From Darwin $259 one-way - $444 round-trip, from Hobart $435 one-way - $508 round-trip, from Newcastle $1,039 round-trip
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  • High season is considered to be August, September and October. The cheapest month to fly to Alice Springs is May.
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  • If you are planning a visit to Alice Springs Airport (ASP), there are lounges where you can stay irrespective of the class you’re flying. Even with an economy class ticket, you can gain access to the Qantas Lounge or Virgin Australia Lounge.
  • Alice Springs Airport (ASP) has convenient transport services that can take you to any destination in the town. If you want to travel to the famous East and West MacDonnell Ranges, this airport is your closest transit point. From here, you can book a shuttle bus, taxi, or a rental car to your destination.
  • Whether you want a souvenir for friends back home or a gift for somebody, make a pit stop at the Australian Way shop in Alice Springs Airport, where you can find a lot of gifts, souvenirs, and local items.
  • For those taking a car after arriving at Alice Springs, there are two car parking areas, short-term parking closer to the terminal building and long-term parking about 200 m away from the terminal.
  • If you are travelling with an infant, there are facilities like separate baby change rooms in the airport for your convenience during the stopovers.
  • If you are travelling with a lot of luggage and want to savely store it, you can do it in the baggage storage lockers at Alice Springs Airport. You will find them at the oversize baggage room and a fee will be charged.

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Top 3 airlines flying to Alice Springs

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7.9
Qantas Airways
Overall score based on 4,861 reviews
8.1
Boarding
7.7
Comfort
8.4
Crew
7.9
Entertainment
7.6
Food
Airline reviews

Pros: "Food"
Cons: "Entertainment screen is too small, and touch panel reaction is so late."

Pros: "It was a routine flight and everything was OK but not fantastic"
Cons: "Some of the food served was quite bad .... other options were pretty good"

Pros: "Service, food entertainment and catching up the lost time"

Pros: "Crew were nice and entertainment was ok."
Cons: "Flight was 1hr 40 minutes late and had to catch a bus to the end of the airport to even board. As well as shared terminal gates..."

Cons: "Unfortunately the flight could not be shorter. Otherwise a perfect flight, and well worth the price."

Pros: "New screens new seats and very modern"
Cons: "Flight delay could’ve been shorter."

Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"

Pros: "Great experience - love travelling Qantas on International flights"

Pros: "crew was very nice"
Cons: "entertainment system malfunction needed a long time to reboot"

Pros: "Confort"
Cons: "Meal for children first"

Cons: "Very good airlines"

Pros: "Consistently good"
Cons: "2,hr delay - weather"

Pros: "Tge flight and landing were uneventful"
Cons: "One hour delay taking off. Departure gate change. Cramped seating. When plane totally loaded, further wait for ground crew to load baggage. No refreshments until way late due to delay. Water should have been offered during the delay due to loading."

Cons: "Delays due to storms slowed our departure and made the boarding process a little confusing"

Pros: "It is always a good flight with Qantas,great staff are friendly and helpful for me and all passengers.like watching the movies,meals are good quality.You are updated with what is going on as you fly."
Cons: "A twenty minute delay on landing and was raining in Bangkok but that is ok."

Pros: "The view"
Cons: "Poor food and no choice, only given tofu noodles! The general appearance of the plane was dated and worn, needs a refit. It felt more like a cheap budget airline not ‘the spirit of australia’ as branded. The touch screen was so bad that you forced the persons head in front to move when you pressed the screen."

Pros: "Flight departed slightly late but arrived on time. Great movies to choose from. They gave you little kits that had a sleep mask, toothbrush and toothpaste, and ear plugs. The food and drinks available were good. There was a USB and outlet for charging."
Cons: "My husband’s screen didn’t work for watching movies and his seat did not recline, but mine did."

Pros: "It was my first A380 flight, and overall I was disappointed relative to the Dreamliner. Yet it stands out as a positive the way that Qantas has configured business class on the upper deck. It's quite peaceful. The staff was pleasant, but could have been more attentive. It felt like some cared and others did not."
Cons: "I have flown millions of miles with Qantas, but it's been more than 10 years since my last flights. My expectations were high and i the end I only felt "OK" about the experience. The seats are not competitive with other business classes in the sky. I realize that is about to change. I flew Air Canada into Australia, and while my seat was unfortunately broken, the capabilities and overall comfort of their seats is far superior to Qantas. The business class lounge in Sydney had very poor food options in my opinion, and I was quite peckish after having skipped lunch to travel to the airport for a 4pm flight. The food options on the flight were much better, though overall options / taste were just OK."

Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."

Pros: "Crew fantastic, food was delicious, boarding efficient - but they use a 737 on this leisure route which is a bit arduous for what is a 6+ hour flight."
Cons: "Use of 737 and lacklustre entertainment system compared to A330"

Cons: "Never went, why would you not know that?"

Cons: "Very old plane, entertainment pathetic. Seats bad Time to retire plane.."

Pros: "Crews in flight are friendly Meals are decent Movie collection in flight are plenty"
Cons: "Can't check in via mobile app nor kiosk in airport Still using 747. The plane could be made in 70s? 80s?"

Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"

Pros: "The staff were great but the wait time on calling quantas is ridiculous, check in on an old machine is slow etc"
Cons: "requested an aisle seat online and was not given one. I requested vegetarian meals but was automatically served up dead animals as food so had to keep requesting vegetarian food everytime food was offered. Rather that checking in with an actual human I was directed to a slow and time consuming check in machine."

Pros: "Excellet service. I liked where I seat that was very much appreciated. Its nice to have delightful meal and having bottle of water in seat pocket was a nice thought. Boarding was excelent. It was called section by section. Cabin crew were very friendly and attentive. I always like to fly with Qantas"
Cons: "What I don’t like is always late in boarding... But having said never be late in arrival. Always arrived in time .."

Pros: "Enough room.. 3 seats for myselfe"

Pros: "Great service, flight was not packed and had an exit row to myself."
Cons: "Delayed by a half hour. Better than the 2 hours the last time I took this flight 3 weeks ago."

Pros: "Roomy, boarding was efficient, clean"
Cons: "some crew member favoring, service attitude"

Pros: "Overall a comfortable way to travel."
Cons: "For flying business the food was awful; the person sitting next to me actually sent his meal back it was so bad. They had a relatively pedestrian menu, but were unable to deliver. The steak was overcooked and grey throughout, prawn starter was tasteless and bland, and panna cotta was overly sweet and weirdly goopy. The dinner options were so uninspiring that I skipped. I understand that it's airline food - but don't offer it if you can't at least make it slightly acceptable.... The staff was a bit all over the place and slow - it seems like having the flight at capacity was too much for them to handle. The sets in business are really starting to show their age and need a really need a steam clean."

Pros: "Great crew, meals were good."
Cons: "Flight delayed three hours."

Pros: "Crew were pleasant and engaging"
Cons: "Boarding was slow"

Pros: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’"

Pros: "I didn't eat dinner as I was too tired, but the breakfast was good and dinner looked pretty good. For airline food, that is. The staff were very polite and friendly."
Cons: "I previously flew Tokyo to Sydney premium economy on Japan Air and that created expectations. This was significantly worse. The seats were not as comfortable or as spacious. On JL, you have a bit of a barrier between you and the person in the next seat. On Qantas, you very much do not. While this is probably more just bad luck than anything else, the boarding experience was nightmarish with swarms of people blocking every passage."

Pros: "Flew over the Antarctic! Had an empty seat next to me Looking out of the window Good entertainment system"
Cons: "Not offered a drink until I asked on both meal services. 2hr late departing due to airport congestion due to to Qantas over Sydney centric focus. Food was good but maybe a bit sparse Evidence of of cost cutting. Long flight (14hrs)"

Pros: "Fantastic service"
Cons: "Boarding gate was like queuing for a sporting event"

Pros: "Seat so small , lack of back support and cushioning"
Cons: "Seat is so uncomfortable. For the 6 hr trip need a back adjustment for such a cramped environment. Need review my future travel on Qantas"

Pros: "I loved the first meal and the choices all seemed amazing. Staff were friendly during boarding. Seats were really comfortable and good movie and song choices."
Cons: "The second meal, a small noodle box was dry, overcooked, and bland even with the dressing. The crew was not very friendly during the flight (I understand maybe they had a cranky passenger before and it was a long flight but smiling isnt that hard!). Inflight service was inconsistent as one side came down to serve 15minutes after the first side. The headphones looked quite dirty so I used my own. Boarding was quite slow and then takeoff was late but it was nice that the captain explained it."

Pros: "Excellent service. Comfortable seats in economy with good leg room"
Cons: "Poor screen & audio quality on movie system."

Pros: "In flight entertainment had a good selection"
Cons: "Delayed and missed connecting flight. As a result had to pay for a new one. Placed in the last row of economy so I could sit with my partner. Lied to by the check in counter. Disappointed by qantas yet again!"

Pros: "Nothing. The very best parts were still mediocre"
Cons: "This flight was so uncomfortable. The seats were small, hard and crammed together. Qantas should be ashamed of making people deal with that on a 13+ hour flight. They kept waking us all up and in general staff could provide little"

Pros: "Took off and landed safely"
Cons: "Entertainment is old compared to other airlines. Screen is low resolution."

Cons: "Lack of ipads for inflight entertainment"

Pros: "Crew on board were nice and helpful."
Cons: "No boarding announcements at Sydney airport. Food selections ran out."

Pros: "The service was very friendly, proactive and helpful. Got to fly in an A380 and I got a whole row to myself. the cabin crew were extremely attentive."
Cons: "The menu said we would get a weiss bar (amazingly delicious mango ice cream) on the menu and we didn't get one!"

Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Angle lie seats. Controls for seating and entertainment fidgety"

Cons: "No any explanation to delayed about 2 hours that resulted in missing the connected flight for more than 10 hours."

Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"

Pros: "The food and service were excellent!"

Cons: "The delay was out of there hands and other passengers did not listen to instructions So not there fault really"

Pros: "Pretty much all my needs/wants were seen to! Likewise, on the trans-ocean flight leg."
Cons: "Some fashion model wishing me happy flying? I really don't know. :)"

Pros: "Included check-in baggage"
Cons: "Food options on the menu are very limited"

Pros: "The seat was awesome and crew members were magnificent"

Pros: "At the check-in counter, Alieta was extremely helpful and went out of her way to assist me with a mistake on my travel visa. The flight attendant crew was superb, attentive, and friendly."

Pros: "Crew was friendly!"
Cons: "Seats not too comfortable but okay. Crew checking the boarding pass if you are already on board is a nuisance!"

Pros: "Virgin Australia is the best! From the boarding crew to in flight service, everything was above and beyond."
Cons: "Everything was perfect."

Pros: "Boarding and disembarking were very smooth, and our bags were ready for collection very quickly."
Cons: "I'm disappointed that Virgin doesn't include more food on their flights anymore, especially as this flight was over lunch time."

Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"

Pros: "Despite the delay, bording was quick and efficient, crew were welcoming"

Pros: "No delays!"
Cons: "I noticed some travellers confused by gate changes, I suspect this is due to a lack of attention on their behalf but clearly the messages hadn't gotten through."

Pros: "Seats recline far, great for sleeping. Crew members very helpful and cheery. Food was surprisingly good."
Cons: "There was no option through Kayak to choose a meal option, but the standard meals were ok so wasnt the end of the world."

Pros: "Boarding and flight time"
Cons: "Lounges were dirty"

Pros: "Super quick boarding"
Cons: "Lounge in melb was dirty, food average. Lounge in Adelaide was over packed - couldn't get a seat"

Pros: "Crew great. Very grateful for the cuppa"
Cons: "Headrest low for a tall person. Shoulders sort of rested on it. Notconfy"

Pros: "The seat was ok. The cabin crew good"
Cons: "The food options both free and purchased."

Pros: "Happy crew"
Cons: "Melbourne weather lol"

Pros: "Crew great seat not so much and entertainment center buggered up"

Pros: "All the crew were exceptional and the Captain was upbeat which was refreshing."
Cons: "All the staff were all extremely professional, just the plane was a little tired looking and grubby. When you sit for quite a while you cannot help but notice the dirt."

Cons: "Food and more space"

Pros: "Easy checkin"
Cons: "Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving."

Cons: "Leaving the day before. Not having just one but three delays and three changes of flights."

Cons: "The computers continue to be problematic. It took 25 minutes at the checkin desk to get the system to take my document numbers. Also the in flight movie system has issues with touch sensing, often being slow to respond and misreading the location of the touch."

Cons: "There is no entertainment on VirginAustralia on a flight that is 7h long"

Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Crew attitude/explanation of why not able to move into empty row (exit row). Not a nice attitude."

Pros: "Very rude. Not professional. Slow service"
Cons: "Should have more knowledge and give effecient service"

Cons: "More softer seats More entertainment with closed caption"

Cons: "Entertainment system wasn’t working"

Pros: "Crew was good."
Cons: "Seating ok for say a flight from Syd. to Melb. But not adequate for a short haul international flight. Lack of food is disappointing."

Pros: "Food was super tasty and we were well looked after with refreshments"
Cons: "Lost one of our bags on the connecting flight. One of our bags were left at Sydney Airport and didn't get to us until 4 days later. Lucky we had travel insurance."

Cons: "The air pressure in the plane not good causing significant pain I’m my ears"

Cons: "boarding, takeoff and landing all late, and forgot to serve my row with snack..."

Pros: "Took off a bit late but good communication around it. Comfortable easy and accommodating"

Pros: "Crew was great as usual"
Cons: "2 young women begind me loud all they way, kicking the back of the seat and thumping on tray table, screaming bloody murder children"

Cons: "Crew was rude and discriminatory with Passports, for 18 hours stay layover I had to sit in chairs,. Not hotel or Lounge provided. Which is against international laws."

Pros: "Efficient and comfortable"

Cons: "Glad to have an isle seat"

Pros: "Little interruption from pilot"
Cons: "Simon and His team were wooden and lazy."

Pros: "Flight was great except the turbulence but that is expected"
Cons: "Hardly any legroom"

Pros: "Larger plane."
Cons: "Stewards missed serving me twice. I pressed call button and was ignored. Kids meal and vegetarian preferences were ignored. Abu Dhabi made all Sydney passengers go through security including full cabin luggage checks twice. Abu Dhabi made me check in the duty free that I bought in Dublin. It was a connecting flight so why on earth was that something I had to do. I could not check in online, choose seats or update preferences. They sat my daughter separately and I was fobbed off in each airport and until Abu Dhabi where the cabin manager took so long I had to ask another passenger to swap. My son was sick as he walked off the ramp and I had to stand and direct people around the vomit for over 10 minutes while staff dragged their feet getting help. I will never fly Virgin with Etihad again."

Pros: "Good movies. Food was good. Flight was good."
Cons: "Not much leg room."

Pros: "Code share with Singapore Airlines made this a fantastic flight from start to finish. Other airlines have much to learn from SIngapore Airlines"

Pros: "Love economy X on VA!! MCY is awesome to fly out of. Small and easy"
Cons: "Nothing"

Pros: "People were nice, and hoarding and disembarking was efficient."
Cons: "My bag got lost, and they didn't deliver it until very late. Also, the taxi driver somehow had the wrong address, so I had to give the correct one to him over the phone after he called me, confused about where he was."

Cons: "Long delay before take off."

Pros: "It wasn’t outstanding but no major problems Whereas the boarding process for the flight from Melbourne to LAX was poor 3 and half hour delay on tarmac no air flow Only to have a person disembark as well further delay ( dont blame her) The staff were ok but their hollow reassurances about support that would be given on the ground in LAX because of the delays were just that Told virgin staff would be on hand to assist TOTALLY UNTRUE yes they we’re there but didNOTHING to assist with ongoing flight delays"
Cons: "See above"

Pros: "Departed on time. Arrived 20 minutes early."
Cons: "Leg room - very cramped"

Pros: "We arrived safely and on time"
Cons: "This was the only airline you had to pay for a soft drink."

Pros: "Miss Rankin was on board with me. She traveled to the back of the plane to an empty seat next to me from seat 9F."
Cons: "Couldn't check-in from the kayak app..."

Pros: "Warm and friendly crew"

Cons: "In this time of Covid-19 the few passengers on the plane were all sat in the same area. There was plenty of room to put at least one seat between passengers"

Pros: "Check-in staff excellent, helped me get through a tight schedule."

Cons: "Refused to refund my purchase when I wasn't able to use my ticket"

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