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 204.7 AUD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Darwin 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A15 3 km, 02 min
Woolner 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
A15 19 km, 12 min
Palmerston Indigenous Village 22 km 0:15 15 min 1.6 L
1 5 km, 03 min
Howard Springs 27 km 0:19 19 min 2.1 L
1 8 km, 05 min
Humpty Doo 36 km 0:24 24 min 2.6 L
1 185 km, 2 h 04 min
Pine Creek 221 km 2:29 2 h 29 min 16.9 L
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min
Katherine 315 km 3:32 3 h 32 min 24.9 L
1 421 km, 4 h 43 min
Elliott 736 km 8:16 8 h 16 min 58.5 L
87 253 km, 2 h 50 min
Tennant Creek 989 km 11:06 11 h 06 min 79.0 L
87 508 km, 5 h 41 min
Alice Springs 1,496 km 16:48 16 h 48 min 119.5 L
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Darwin 0 km 0:00 00 min 0.0 L
A15 3 km, 02 min
Woolner 3 km 0:02 02 min 0.1 L
A15 19 km, 12 min
Palmerston Indigenous Village 22 km 0:15 15 min 1.6 L
1 5 km, 03 min
Howard Springs 27 km 0:19 19 min 2.1 L
1 8 km, 05 min
Humpty Doo 36 km 0:24 24 min 2.6 L
1 6 km, 03 min
Noonamah 42 km 0:28 28 min 3.2 L
1 5 km, 03 min
Livingstone 47 km 0:32 32 min 3.4 L
1 66 km, 44 min
Adelaide River 113 km 1:16 1 h 16 min 8.9 L
1 108 km, 1 h 12 min
Pine Creek 221 km 2:29 2 h 29 min 16.9 L
1 94 km, 1 h 03 min
Katherine 315 km 3:32 3 h 32 min 24.9 L
1 108 km, 1 h 12 min
Mataranka 422 km 4:45 4 h 45 min 33.7 L
1 75 km, 50 min
Larrimah 497 km 5:35 5 h 35 min 39.7 L
1 87 239 km, 2 h 40 min
Elliott 736 km 8:16 8 h 16 min 58.5 L
87 253 km, 2 h 50 min
Tennant Creek 989 km 11:06 11 h 06 min 79.0 L
87 252 km, 2 h 49 min
Wilora 1,241 km 13:55 13 h 55 min 98.4 L
87 62 km, 41 min
Ti Tree 1,303 km 14:37 14 h 37 min 104.1 L
87 10 km, 07 min
Pmara Jutunta 1,313 km 14:44 14 h 44 min 104.5 L
87 184 km, 2 h 04 min
Alice Springs 1,496 km 16:48 16 h 48 min 119.5 L

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Darwin to Alice Springs?

Fuel cost: 204.7 AUD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,496 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.71 AUD / L)

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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 great-circle 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 OH-6 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:

  • Tennant Creek is in 989 km from Darwin and 508 km from Alice Springs

Where is Darwin in relation to Alice Springs?

Darwin is located 1,290 km north-west 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
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