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Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific FLIGHT, BUS or TRAIN?!?!

1. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

hello people!

my friend and i r going to sydney in the beginning of september. we want to go to alice springs (+uluru) and darwin before the wet season, so basically in september and early/mid october, and then start heading back down south the east cost... So,what i'm askin, is that should we take a flight straight from sydney to alice springs (haven't found any cheap ones though), or go by bus to melbourne and adelaide and take a plane from adelaide to alice springs (i've found some cheap adelaide-alice springs flights, but travelling by bus in victoria is going to cost a lot of money as well, and it's much slower). the train tickets i've found are pretty expensive... but then again, i've heard, that it would be a mistake to go by bus all the way from adelaide to darwin..

so, i would appreciate if any one, who has experiences or just has some opinion would give us some advice!!:)

thanks in advance

love saara

2. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

I don't remember seeing a cheap way to get to and from alice springs when I was in oz. maybe look at flights from melb to alice springs. lots of flights leave from there.

I took greyhound from syd to melb for like $50 then did a great ocean road / grampians tour to adelaide and immediately drove out of adelaide with someone I met at a hostel. It was a mistake for me to go to adelaide.

3. Posted by saarafin (Budding Member 11 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

thank you cool paul for your advice:D that's what i've head as well,that adelaide is probably not the place you want to spend that much time in..

4. Posted by cheap az (Budding Member 91 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

tiger airlines is always a good cheap option from adelaide to alice you can get flights from $28 to $150 or the train around $160 or a 2 day tour with groovy grape $215 including accom and food.
hope thats some help :) ps or you can do groovy grape 6 day 5 night tour including all food accom from adelaide to alice including uluru for $645 and then add on there track tour alice to darwin :)
happy travels