Distance between Darwin and Alice Springs
The distance from Darwin to Alice Springs is 1,496 kilometers by road. Road takes approximately 16 hours and 48 minutes and goes through Woolner, Howard Springs, Humpty Doo, Pine Creek, Katherine, Elliott and Tennant Creek.
Shortest distance by air  1,290 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,496 km 🚗 
Driving time  16 h 48 min 
Fuel amount  119.7 L 
Fuel cost  211.9 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Darwin  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
A15 3 km, 02 min


Woolner  3 km  02 min  0.1 L  
A15 19 km, 12 min


Palmerston Indigenous Village  22 km  15 min  1.6 L  
1 5 km, 03 min


Howard Springs  27 km  19 min  2.1 L  
1 8 km, 05 min


Humpty Doo  36 km  24 min  2.6 L  
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min


Pine Creek  221 km  2 h 29 min  16.9 L  
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min


Katherine  315 km  3 h 32 min  24.9 L  
1 421 km, 4 h 43 min


Elliott  736 km  8 h 16 min  58.5 L  
87 253 km, 2 h 50 min


Tennant Creek  989 km  11 h 06 min  79.0 L  
87 508 km, 5 h 41 min


Alice Springs  1,496 km  16 h 48 min  119.5 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Darwin to Alice Springs?
Fuel cost: 211.9 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,496 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.77 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Darwin to Alice Springs?
Driving time: 16 h 48 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 1,445 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 16 h 3 min
 27 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 20 min
 2 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 1 min
 17 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 17 min
 5 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 5 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Darwin to Alice Springs by land?
The distance between Darwin and Alice Springs 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 Darwin and Alice Springs respectively.
How far is Darwin to Alice Springs by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Darwin and Alice Springs 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 Darwin and Alice Springs respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Darwin from Alice Springs 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 Darwin to Alice Springs?
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 Darwin and Alice Springs?
The halfway point between Darwin and Alice Springs is Elliott. It is located about 12 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Elliott to Darwin is 736 km and driving will take about 8 h 16 min. The road between Elliott and Alice Springs has length 760 km and will take approximately 8 h 32 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Darwin in relation to Alice Springs?
Darwin is located 1,290 km northwest of Alice Springs.
Darwin has geographic coordinates: latitude 12.46044, longitude 130.84105.
Alice Springs has geographic coordinates: latitude 23.69839, longitude 133.88129.
Which highway goes from Darwin to Alice Springs?
The route from Darwin to Alice Springs follows 87, 1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 A15: 17 km