Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Alice Springs Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit. Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.
To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us about their time at Alice Springs Airport.
What to Expect
Alice Springs Airport has a single terminal servicing 10 gates. Other than a couple of shops and two small eateries, there are few services a the airport, though there is free WiFi. Showers are available in the airside departures area. Economy class passengers may be able to pay to use one of the private airport lounges. See Airport Lounges in the airport guide below.
Where to Sleep
The airport closes at night, so there is no overnight sleeping allowed. For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.
In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.
Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships
Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details about the lounge itself and to also find out how you can gain lounge access with just an economy class ticket!
- Qantas Club – Location: Airside, beside Gate 9. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership. [ more lounge info ]
- Virgin Australia Lounge – Location: Airside, adjacent to Gates 2, 3 and 4. Lounge Access: Pay at the Door with proof of Virgin Australia Airlines ticket • Virgin Australia Membership. [ more lounge info ]
Sleeping inside Alice Springs Airport is not possible. There are hotels near the airport:
- Alice in the Territory – (dorms available) Located less than 8 miles from the airport. » Check Rates
- Aurora Alice Springs – Located about 9 miles from the airport. » Check Rates
- Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters – Located about 9 miles from the airport. » Check Rates
To see more options there is a list of hotels near Alice Springs Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.
Free WiFi is available at Alice Springs Airport.
More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport
ATMs / Cash Machines – Need cash? ATMs are available. Fees may apply, so be sure to check your bank’s fee schedule and your daily withdrawal limit if you are travelling internationally. You may also want to notify your bank of your travel plans. Locations: Landside and Airside.
Baby Care Facilities – Location: Airside, accessible to departing and arriving passengers.
Baggage Trolleys – Trolleys are available free of charge. You can find them in the car parks, baggage collection area and throughout the terminal.
Disabled Services – Wheelchairs available on request, and the full airport accommodates people with reduced mobility.
Drinking Water – Thirsty? Drinking water fountains with chilled water are available free of charge.
Duty Free & Shopping – A newsstand and souvenir shop are available. Location: Departure Hall.
Food & Drink – At the time of this update, there are no 24-hour dining options. Food concessions throughout the airport operate on varying schedules. Locations:
- Landside: Steve’s Kitchen
- Airside: Cafe Terra Rosa
Information Desk – Location: Baggage Claim area, landside, eastern side of the terminal, near the vending machines, tables and baggage carousel.
Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left luggage service is offered at the Oversize Baggage Room. Location: Opposite the Airport Management Centre, next to the First Aid Room. The storage fee is $10 per day.
Medical Services – A First Aid room is available. Location: Opposite the Management Centre. Hours: unknown.
Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.
Post Office – A post box is available Airside, near the restaurant entrance.
Rest Zones – Unavailable.
Showers – Location: Airside, accessible to departing and arriving passengers.
Smoking Area – Smoking is permitted in the airside restaurant’s outdoor patio area. Designated smoking areas can also be found at the front of the terminal.
Travel Agencies – Information unavailable.
According to the airport website, the airport opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled aircraft arrives, and closes 20 minutes after last scheduled aircraft departs.
As of February 2018, Alice Springs airport is served by the following airlines: AirNorth • Chartair • Qantas • Virgin Australia.
Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport
The Alice Wanderer shuttle bus connects the airport and city center regularly. The adult rate as of this January 2019 update is AU$16.50. Prices are reduced if there are multiple riders. Tickets can be purchased at the airport or online at the Alice Wanderer website.
Car rental companies located at the airport are: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.
Metered taxis can be found outside of the arrivals area. The approximate fare for a ride from the airport to Alice Springs is $30.00.
Last updated: 2019-01-20
This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning. All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice. The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or write a review.