Despite the vast distances, travelling to the Northern Territory by bus (coach) is easy and affordable. Major coach and tour companies run coach services between transport hubs in the Northern Territory and destinations in Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland. Major routes include Darwin–Broome, Adelaide – Alice Springs, and Townsville – Alice Springs/Darwin (via Tennant Creek). Connecting services provide access to towns across the Northern Territory and to other interstate destinations.
Services on major routes run during the day and night, with regular stops for refreshments and amenities. So pack a book, charge your iPod, and watch the scenery unfold as you roll into the Territory in affordable, air-conditioned comfort.
For information about tickets, schedules and fares, visit local visitor information centres and transport hubs. If you're planning a lot of bus travel in Australia, hop-on, hop-off bus passes can be an economical option. Visit the Greyhound website for details.
Darwin coach terminal
Darwin's main coach terminal is the Transit Centre in Mitchell Street. All interstate coaches, many local coaches and tours depart and arrive here, as well as shuttles to the airport, the train station and to cruise-ship terminals. A Greyhound a passenger service office is located at the Centre, with ticketing and booking facilities.
- Darwin Transit Centre, 69 Mitchell Street, Darwin
- Greyhound (Phone: 1300 473 946)
- Visitor information centres
- Getting around by bus