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Alice Springs has a number of options of getting around. As well as the tour operators, there is a transfer bus service to and from the airport and selected other local attractions, local government service buses, taxi service, private hire car and a number of car hire providers.

Some of the tour operators may also offer pick up and drop-off from their tours to your accommodation in Alice Springs (just ask them).

For those wanting a bit of exercise, you can also hire bicycles from a number of operators, which provides a great way of getting about and seeing Alice Springs at your own leisure.

There are a number of major car rental services, including the locally owned Central Car Rentals.

Alice Springs Air Travel

Transport • National • NT
Alice Springs Airport • Northern Territory Airports
Airport Development Group (ADG) is the ultimate parent of the group that owns Darwin International Airport, Alice Springs Airport and Tennant Creek Airport.
Flights and air travel deals between:
Tiger Airways
• Ph: +61 3 9335 3033 (Australia) • See website for more contact details
Tiger Airways is Asia Pacific's true low fare airline. It now operates flights through Darwin, Alice Springs and Melbourne.
• Qantas Reservations: 13 13 13 • Email (Follow the Need Help? link)
Qantas provides services for both domestic and international routes.
Regional Pacific Airlines
• Ph: 07 4037 9200 • Toll: 1300 797 667 (Reservations) • Email (see website)
Flights to Cairns, Bamaga, Mt Isa and Alice Springs.
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Alice Springs Hire Car and Taxis

At time of writing, taxis services from the airport into the town centre is approximately $40 plus. The visitor centre may also help with estimated costs of getting around by taxis. See also Car Hire.
Alice Springs Taxis
• 1/13 Whittaker St, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870 • Ph: 131 008 • Ph: 08 8952 1877 • Email
Local taxis service - town tours, airport transfers, Ghan transfers, out of town trips.
• ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870 • Ph: 13 22 27 • Email
Town tours, airport and rail transfers, night out collection, packaged tours.
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Alice Springs Bus Service

Alice Springs local bus service and public transport network. There are three buses that service on a regular timetable the town routes. Check their website for timetable information.
Buslink Alice Springs • Buslink
• Alice Springs Ph: 08 8952 5611
• Alice Springs Airport Shuttle Ph: 08 8953 0310 • Email (Alice Springs Airport Shuttle)
Alice Springs Airport Shuttle meets and greets all flights into Alice Springs, and takes bookings for your trip to the airport. We offer a door to door service and have a shop in Gregory Tce in Alice Springs CBD which takes all bookings and coordinates pick ups and transfers.

You can either book your transfer in advance, or arrive at the airport and pay our driver cash. There will always be a seat on the shuttle available. Prior to departing Alice Springs all you need to do is phone our shop on (08) 8953 0310 to book your pick up at your accommodation.

Alice Springs Airport Shuttle also service the Ghan Railway station.

We also run a charter operation where you can charter a vehicle with a driver - whether it be for an airport transfer for a large group, moving a large group of people from one point to another such as for a convention, or a 4 hour or full day charter for sightseeing.
For coach hire and tours check out our Alice Springs Tours.
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Alice Springs Car Hire

Many of the well known car hire companies have a national presence, operating from most major towns and cities in the Northern Territory and throughout Australia. Check out our listing of national car hire.

For those wanting to hire a vehicle for off road touring, many of the Alice based car rental services offer large 4 wheel drives that you can take off road (the smaller 4WD such as the RAV cannot be taken off road). The locally owned Central Car Rentals have 4WD that can be taken off road to see some of the many spectacular sights not accessible by bitumen road.
Budget Rent A Car Australia
• Shop 6, Capricornia Centre, Gregory Terrace, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
• Ph: 08 8952 8899 • Email

Budget has a wide range of th
e latest model vehicles, cars, 4WD’s, minibuses and commercial vehicles as well as one of Australia’s largest fleet of trucks and commercial vehicles. Budget also offers the convenience of over 240 locations Australia wide. We offer not just great rates but a variety of additional services to provide you with added value each time you rent from Budget.

You can also earn Qantas Frequent Flyer or FlyBuys points on your rental.

Budget offers it's best rates online, so for a quick quote enter your details in the Budget booking form and make your reservation today.
Central Car Rentals
• 76 Hartley St, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870 • Ph: 08 8952 0098 • Email
Central Car Rentals is the only locally owned car hire company in Central Australia. We offer economy, intermediate and large 2wd as well as large 4wd vehicles.
• Terminal Building, ALICE SPRINGS AIRPORT NT 0870
• Ph: 08 8953 3799 (local) • Freecall: 1800 811 541 (Interstate)
• Ph: 08 8955 5994 • Ph: 08 8953 3799 (Alice Springs Airport) • Email
Rent our latest model vehicles and 4WD's.
• 76 Hartley St, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
• Ph: 08 8952 2644 • Ph: 1300 132 105 (Reservations) • Email
Offering a selection of latest model vehicles to suit any occasion.
Thrifty Car Rental
• Cnr Stott Terrace & Hartley St, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
• Ph: 08 8952 9999 • Freecall: 1800 891 125 (Reservations-within Aust) • Email
We know what vehicle suits our unique Territory conditions.
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Alice Springs 4WD and Campervan

For those wanting to hire a vehicle for off road touring, many of the car rental services in Alice Springs offer large 4 wheel drives that you can take off road (the smaller 4WD such as the RAV cannot be taken off road). The locally owned Central Car Rentals have 4WD that can be taken off road to see some of the many spectacular sights not accessible by bitumen road.
Alice Camp 'N' Drive
• 48 Gap Rd, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870 • Ph: 08 8952 0099 • Email
Self-drive company based in Alice Springs, that is fully equipped with everything you will need to experience Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (The Olgas) and Kings Canyon. Cheap travel for the independent traveler. All vehicles have unlimited kms.
Apollo Motorhome Holidays
• 40 Stuart Hwy, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
• Freecall: 1800 7777 779 • Fax: 07 3265 9201 • Email
Motorhome rental, campervan hire, RV rental and car hire.
Britz Campervans/4WD & Car Rentals
• Cnr Stuart Hwy & Power St, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0870
• Ph: 08 8952 8814 • Fax: 08 8952 4378
Britz offer a full range of fully equipped 2WD & 4WD campervans with a level of options and services to make every adventure complete
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Alice Springs Rail

Rail Transport • National • NT
The Ghan Train - LogoThe GhanTrainways
• Ph: 13 21 47
The Legendary Ghan is one of the great train journeys of the world. Tthe route Adelaide — Alice Springs — Darwin, covers a distance of 2,979 km through spectacular Australian landscape ranging from fertile countryside surrounding Adelaide to the rusty hues of the Red Centre, onto the tropical splendour of the Top End. Options range from upright seats, single cabin and twin share sleeper cabins.
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Alice Springs Transfers

For transfers, check out Bus Service and Hire Car and Taxis
Desert Tours and TransferAnanguWaai!
• Ph: 08 8952 4667 • Fax: 08 8952 4668 • Email
Indigenous owned and operated company and one of Alice Springs leading tour operators, providing transport for tourists in the Alice Springs region for over seven years. We can show you the beauty of the real Australian Outback with our excellent range of tours in Central Australia. Visit the Western and Eastern MacDonnell Ranges and the Award Winning Alice Springs Desert Park. If you are looking for something just that little bit different, let us tailor a tour to suit your needs. Small groups touring is our specialty with our team of experienced driver/guide.
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Alice Springs Cycling

There is approximately 25 km of paved cycle tracks that runs throughout the town. With the relatively flat terrain, un-congested roads and beautiful weather, cycling is a pleasure offering a way to get around town, commuting and exercise. Check out the Town Council website for map, clubs and cycling facilities.
Alice Springs Mountain Bike Club
• PO Box 4404, ALICE SPRINGS NT 0871 • Ph: 08 8953 1964 • Ph: 08 8953 2168
The club have three social rides per week, and other adventures. There are mountain bike camping trips, orienteering events, and other fun stuff. Their big event for the year is the 12 hour endurance race, check their website for details.
Remote Outback CycleRemote Outback Cycle 
• PO Box 1179, West Leederville, WA 6901
• Ph: +61 8 9279 6969 • Fax: +61 8 9248 4866 • Email
ROC Tours combine mountain biking with four wheel driving in order to cater for those adventurers who crave more than just a ‘bus tour’. Check out some of the awesome rides that include MacDonnell Ranges, Katherine, Kakadu, Litchfield, Gibb River Road, Oodnadatta Track and the Nullarbor
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