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Alice Springs Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or 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.

ASP Airport Overview

alice springs airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Alice Springs Airport.

What to Expect

Alice Springs Airport (code: ASP) has a single terminal servicing ten gates. Other than a couple of shops and two small eateries, there are few services at 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 guide below.

Sleeping in Alice Springs Airport

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 guide below or read traveller airport reviews for more tips.

To help us keep this guide up-to-date, you can add or update information or write a review to submit airport tips and photos. You can also visit the airport’s website for current information. For more airport information, scroll down to explore more in our Alice Springs Airport Guide.

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.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

airport loungeAirport Lounges

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.

Related Pages: Alice Springs Airport Lounges

airport hotelsAirport Hotels

Sleeping in Alice Springs Airport overnight is not possible. Visit Tripadvisor to see a list of hotels in Alice Springs, search deals and read traveller reviews.

wifiAirport WiFi/Internet

Free WiFi is available at Alice Springs Airport.

more airport infoMore 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 are available on request, and the entire 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 terminal operate on varying schedules. Locations:

  • Landside: none
  • Airside: Discovered Cafe

Information Desk – Location: Baggage Claim area, landside, eastern side of the terminal, near the vending machines, tables and baggage carousel.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – At one point, left luggage was offered at the Oversize Baggage Room. We could not confirm this in our 2023 update. Location: Opposite the Airport Management Centre, next to the First Aid Room. The storage fee was $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 had no information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Post Office – A post box is available on the airside, near the restaurant entrance.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Location: Airside, accessible to departing and arriving passengers.

SIM Cards – A reader has asked us to include where to buy SIM Cards. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

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.

airport hoursAirport Hours

According to the airport website, the airport opens 90 minutes before the first scheduled aircraft arrives, and closes 20 minutes after the last scheduled aircraft departs.


Alice Springs airport is served by the following airlines: Alliance • AirNorth • Qantas • Virgin Australia.

transportationAirport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

The Alice Springs shuttle bus connects ASP airport and city center regularly. The adult rate as of this update is AU$19.00. Tickets can be purchased at the terminal or online at the Emu Run website.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies located at the terminal are: Avis • Budget • Enterprise • Europcar • Hertz • Sixt • Thrifty.

Hotel Shuttles

See also Airport Hotels above.


Metered taxis can be found outside of the arrivals area. The approximate fare for a ride from the airport to Alice Springs is $45.00.

Last updated: 2024-01-31

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, is 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 websites. 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.