Distance between Alice Springs and Darwin
The distance from Alice Springs to Darwin is 1,496 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 47 minutes and goes through Tennant Creek, Elliott, Katherine, Pine Creek, Humpty Doo, Howard Springs and Yarrawonga.
Shortest distance by air  1,290 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,496 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 47 min 
Fuel amount  119.7 L 
Fuel cost  210.6 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Alice Springs  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
87 508 km, 5 h 41 min


Tennant Creek  508 km  5 h 41 min  40.5 L  
87 253 km, 2 h 50 min


Elliott  761 km  8 h 32 min  60.5 L  
87 1 421 km, 4 h 43 min


Katherine  1,182 km  13 h 15 min  94.2 L  
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min


Pine Creek  1,276 km  14 h 19 min  101.3 L  
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min


Humpty Doo  1,461 km  16 h 23 min  116.6 L  
1 9 km, 06 min


Howard Springs  1,470 km  16 h 29 min  117.4 L  
1 7 km, 04 min


Yarrawonga  1,477 km  16 h 34 min  118.1 L  
1 A15 17 km, 11 min


Woolner  1,493 km  16 h 45 min  119.4 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Darwin  1,496 km  16 h 47 min  119.6 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Alice Springs to Darwin?
Fuel cost: 210.6 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,496 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.76 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Alice Springs to Darwin?
Driving time: 16 h 47 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 1,443 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 16 h 2 min
 31 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 23 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 15 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 14 min
 4 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 4 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Alice Springs to Darwin by land?
The distance between Alice Springs and Darwin is 1,496 km by road.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Alice Springs and Darwin respectively.
How far is Alice Springs to Darwin by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Alice Springs and Darwin is 1,290 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Alice Springs and Darwin respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Alice Springs from Darwin by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 36 min to cover the distance of 1,290 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 5 h 51 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Alice Springs to Darwin?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 5 h 22 min to cover the distance of 1,290 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 6 h 8 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Alice Springs and Darwin?
The halfway point between Alice Springs and Darwin is Elliott. It is located about 13 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Elliott to Alice Springs is 761 km and driving will take about 8 h 32 min. The road between Elliott and Darwin has length 735 km and will take approximately 8 h 15 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Alice Springs in relation to Darwin?
Alice Springs is located 1,290 km southeast of Darwin.
Alice Springs has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.69839, longitude 133.88129.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Which highway goes from Alice Springs to Darwin?
The route from Alice Springs to Darwin follows 87, 1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A15: 17 km