Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Bus

Alice Springs to Tennant Creek

Alice Springs to Tennant Creek Bus

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See the Devil’s Marbles up close when you travel from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek on a convenient and comfortable Greyhound bus!

Departing from Alice Springs, the home of the MacDonnell Ranges and Alice Springs Desert Park and the gateway to Uluru, this route will take you up the Stuart Highway to Tennant Creek, the hub of the sprawling Barkly Tableland.

Steeped in the ancient traditions and beliefs of the Aboriginal people that have called the region home for over 40,000 years, Tennant Creek is home to the Nyinkka Nyunyu Cultural Centre, with exhibitions showcasing Indigenous history, art and culture.

The main attraction in the region, however, is Karlu Karlu, aka the Devils Marbles Conservation Reserve. One of the most visited places in the Northern Territory, it’s where you’ll find the gigantic boulders that glow red in the light of the morning and evening sun, and have become one of the most widely recognised symbols of the Australian outback. (When planning your trip, it’s worth keeping in mind that the Marbles are actually much closer to the second-last stop on this route, Wauchope, than they are to Tennant Creek.)

On your bus trip from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek, you’ll also pass through one of the Northern Territory’s most weird and wonderful pit stops – Wycliffe Well, the supposed ‘UFO capital of Australia’. UFO sightings have been a part of the area’s folklore since World War II, and you can see a bizarre assortment of UFO paraphernalia on display here.

As you make the 6.5-hour journey from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek, you’ll enjoy all the comforts that come standard on a modern Greyhound bus, including reclining leather seats with plenty of legroom; in-seat USB chargers; and panoramic windows.

You can reserve the window or aisle seat of your choice when you book your bus trip from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek, and you can follow your journey’s progress with our real-time coach tracker. To unlock even more benefits, offers and deals, you can join our Greyhound Rewards program.

There’s no better way to travel from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek than on a Greyhound bus. Book your ticket now!


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Where do buses depart from in Alice Springs and Tennant Creek?

In Alice Springs, buses to Darwin depart from Bus Zone, Leichhardt Tce, Outside Library, Alice Springs NT. In Tennant Creek, buses depart from the BP Service Station, 216 Patterson Street.

What amenities can I expect on the bus?

All our buses between Alice Springs & Tennant Creek come with USB chargers, air-conditioning, reclining seats and a restroom.

How long does it take to get from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek?

The bus trip from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek takes approximately 6h 35m. For the most up-to-date timetable please visit the Timetables page.

How much is a bus ticket from Alice Springs to Tennant Creek?

All our bus fares come in three tiers – Early Bird, Advantage and Flexible – with prices varying based on how far in advance you are making a booking. You can find the most up-to-date price for your trip by searching available trips online or by calling our customer service team on 1300 473 946. For more information on different types of available fares visit our Compare Fares page.

Where can I buy a ticket?

The easiest and cheapest way to buy a bus ticket for your Alice Springs to Tennant Creek trip is to book directly on our website. Your ticket is then saved in your My Greyhound account where you can manage your booking, and simply show an electronic copy of your ticket on your phone to the bus driver when you board.

You can also book your trips on the phone by contacting our friendly customer service on 1300 473 946, at our ticket outlets/travel agencies, or directly with the bus driver*.

*Please note that all bookings made through our call centre, travel centres and tickets purchased directly from drivers will incur a booking fee of $5.

**For more information see our FAQ page.