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Alice Springs Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Alice Springs Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the name of a hotel near the airport in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

Airport Overview

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.

For more information about the services and facilities available, scroll down to continue exploring our Alice Springs Airport Guide. Send us your airport tips to help us keep this information up to date.

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Alice Springs Airport Information

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.

Airport 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.
  • Virgin Australia Lounge - Location: Airside, adjacent to Gates 2, 3 and 4. Lounge Access: Virgin Australia Membership.

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Airport Hotels

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.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Alice Springs Airport.

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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.
  • Car Rentals - Yes, see our Airport Transportation section below.
  • 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 in the airport.
  • Food & Drink - The airport has a full-service restaurant and bar called Café Terra Rosa. Location: Airside.
  • Information Desk – Location: Baggage Claim area, landside, eastern side of the terminal, near the vending machines, tables and baggage carrousel.
  • Luggage Storage & Lockers – Left luggage service is offered at the Oversize Baggage Room. Location: Opposite the Airport Management Centre and next to the First Aid Room. Storage fees start at $5 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, write a review or email us at guides@sleepinginairports.com.
  • Post Office – Location: Airside, near the restaurant entrance.
  • Rest Zones - Not available.
  • Showers – Location: Airside, accessible to departing and arriving passengers.
  • Smoking Area – Smoking is allowed airside only in the restaurant’s outdoor patio area.

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Airport Hours

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.

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As of February 2018, Alice Springs airport is served by the following airlines: AirNorth • Chartair • Qantas • Virgin Australia.

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Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Airport Shuttle

The Alice Wanderer shuttle bus connects the airport and city center regularly. Rates as of this November 2017 update: AU$16.50 single ride or AU$30.00 return ride. Prices are reduced if there are multiple riders and tickets can be purchased at the airport or online at the Alice Wanderer website.

Car Rentals

Car rental companies located at the airport are: Avis • Budget • Europcar • Hertz • Thrifty.


Taxis can be found outside of the arrivals area.

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Last Updated: 27 October 2017

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning and is subject to change at any time. 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/change any items mentioned in the guide, please contact us .