Local transport


There are no trains between the airport and Alice Springs.

Car and bus

Alice Springs Airport is situated 15 kilometers south of the city. The airport is easily accessible by rental car via the Stuart Highway.

The Airport Shuttle Bus maintains the connections between the airport and various hotels in the city. This bus also runs to the train station (for the famous Ghan train to Darwin).

Car rental Alice Springs Airport

There are five car rental companies present at Alice Springs Airport: Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty. You can find the car rental counters near the baggage claim area. You can also book a rental car in advance by using the services provided by EasyTerra; they compare the rates of several providers in a single quote.


There are taxis outside the terminal. You can also book a taxi by telephone via Alice Springs Taxis (Tel. +61(0)8 8952 1877).

Airport Parking

The short-term parking lot is located directly opposite the terminal entrance. You pay at least $4.00 to park for one hour. The long-term parking lot lies east of the terminal. Here you pay $14.00 for one day, $41.00 for four days and $75.00 for eight days. During high season this parking lot can be full; you will then be referred to a parking lot further away.