How to Reach Uluru - The Easiest Way to Reach Uluru


  • By Air: Visitors can fly to the Ayers Rock Airport at Yulara. Jetstar and Virgin Blue operate direct flights to Ayers Rock from Sydney while Quantas operates a flight from Sydney via Alice Springs to Ayers Rock. The flight time from Sydney to Ayers Rock Airport is three hours in duration.
  • By Road: One can either hire a car in Alice Springs or opt for one of the several tour companies operating buses to Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park. The distance from Alice Springs is approximately 450 kms and takes about 4-5 hours to cover.


  • By Car: Cars can easily be rented at Ayers Rock Airport or in Yulara. The roads are well maintained and 4WD vehicles are not necessary.
  • By Bus: There are several tour busses that operate in the area. The Uluru Express is also convenient for those wanting to explore on their own, it runs buses every hour from Yulara and offers unlimited access to the park for a fee which includes the permit for visiting the park and is valid for three days.

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How to Reach Uluru from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Yulara to Uluru 9.01 km 9 mins
Mawson lakes to Uluru 1122.37 km 18 hours 42 mins
Glengowrie to Uluru 1123.11 km 18 hours 43 mins
Adelaide to Uluru 1126.06 km 18 hours 46 mins
Melbourne to Uluru 1854.66 km 30 hours 54 mins
Thornbury to Uluru 1856.46 km 30 hours 56 mins
Richmond to Uluru 1858.55 km 30 hours 58 mins
Nunawading to Uluru 1875.57 km 31 hours 15 mins
Launceston to Uluru 2233.77 km 37 hours 13 mins
Macquarie fields to Uluru 2326.79 km 38 hours 46 mins