Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs One-Way Shuttle image
Travel from Uluru (Ayers Rock) to Alice Springs in a deluxe coach with a professional driver who shares informative commentary about the sights you pass during the 6-hour journey. Avoid the worry and expense of flying or renting a car and leave the driving to the professionals with this one-way transfer that provides door-to-door service in a comfortable air-conditioned coach.

Bonus: have the chance to spot wildlife and view more of central Australia’s magnificent landscape, including Mount Conner (Attila) and the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Your luxury coach picks you up at your Ayers Rock hotel early in the afternoon. Meet your driver and get comfortable in the air-conditioned coach, which provides spacious seats and ample luggage storage.

Travel east from Yulara via Curtin Springs, an enormous family-owned cattle station that has been in operation for more than 60 years. Look into the distance to see the bulky form of Mount Conner (Attila) as your coach continues east to Erldunda. Stretch your legs during a rest stop at Mount Ebenezer Road House. You can also browse artworks made by local artists from the Imanpa (Aboriginal) community and purchase tea or other refreshments.

Then connect to the famous Stuart Highway, the principal north-south route through central Australia, and ride along a 124-mile (200-km) section of this key road to reach Alice Springs. View the impressive West MacDonnell Ranges, another example of this area's intriguing geological evolution. This 500-million-year-old mass of twisted quartzite stands as one of Central Australia's most dominant land forms, and is riddled with deep gorges and chasms.

Listen to informative and entertaining commentary provided by your driver as you travel through striking Outback landscapes. Learn about the geological history of the region, Australian desert flora and fauna, and some of the traditional customs and beliefs of the Aboriginal people who have inhabited this area for more than 20,000 years.

View groves of desert oaks, many of which are many hundreds of years old. These resilient trees survive in the harsh climate by sinking tap roots deep into the earth and remaining dormant until water is found.

You may be able to watch an onboard video about Australian wildlife. You can also keep an eye out for critters in the desert as you travel.

Please note: You may transfer coaches at the Kings Canyon junction before continuing to Alice Springs.

Marcus_B 2021-08-11

AAT Kings cancelled the shuttle the day before (despite it being booked through Viator for 3 months) and AAT Kings confirmed the booking at the Yulara desk 3 days before. So left high and dry - a terrible experience! Used Emu Run - fantastic company, as they were so helpful and provided a great service at a cheaper price.

Lorraine_C 2021-07-28

Great commentary from the drivers. Despite the very late and often uncertain return trip to Alice, everything went well and I enjoyed the trip.

Ruth 2021-07-27

It was 2 hours late and they wanted to drop me (a young female) at an unsafe location in Alice springs even though I had assured I would be dropped to a Tavern by staff before I left. Very shoddy service.

17jennag 2021-06-15

Gerry drove us from Alice Springs to Yulara, and Pete drove us back a few days later. Both friendly and professional, and safe drivers. They manage your luggage for you. The coach was comfortable with handy USB ports, and a supply of drinking water that the drivers happily accessed so you could top up your water bottle. Regular comfort stops at road houses that had far better facilities than I was expecting: clean flushing toilets with hot & cold water & soap, barista coffee, and interesting displays to look at. Both Gerry and Pete told us interesting stories about the history of the land and the people who have made it home. It's a pleasant and comfortable way to travel.

Spiro_T 2021-05-29

A great way to get from Ullaru to Alice Springs with a bonus of views and education Good coaches and fun driver.

Bev_K 2020-03-03

Our driver, Barry, with AAT Kings, was a great driver and he gave us lots of information as we drove.

Sandy T 2019-09-27

All we wanted was a shuttle from Yulara to our accommodation in Alice Springs. We were put on a bus which ended up going to Kings Canyon so everyone else was pumped for a multi-day trip with accompanying commentary. We then had to change buses in the middle of nowhere onto a bus coming from Kings Canyon with accompanying commentary. On both buses we felt a bit like our inclusion was a bit of an inconvenience to the other tours. When we got to Alice Springs the driver didn't know where our accommodation was and we had to direct him to it.

nguvu 2019-07-13

There was no delay, the coach pulled up at our hotel in Yulara exactly when it was supposed to. The coaches were clean and airconditioned. We had to change at the junction where the King's Canyon road meets the Lasseter highway and our second driver was just as friendly and informative as the first. You get a great view over the landscape from up in the coach and you don't have to worry about the driving! Our coach stopped for a toilet break at the Mount Conner viewpoint, then again for a refreshment break at the Erldunda roadhouse. The coach dropped us off at our hotel in Alice Springs, so this really is a door to door service.

Tagfcuk 2019-04-11

I must admit when we booked the coach trip from Alice Springs to Uluru it was a means to an end. In fact sitting on a coach for a few hours was certainly not high on my bucket list. However I was more than pleasantly surprised about how enjoyable it was. This was almost entirely down to our driver / guide Pete. His commentary from Alice Springs through pretty much the whole journey was fascinating. A mix of geography, geology, history, legends, myths, social history, modern history and a few other little gems kept the journey flying by. We had three stops. Two truck stops (let’s call them ‘authentic’ for us UK visitors more used to a Costa or Starbucks) and a scenic stop broke up the journey perfectly. The coach is comfortable enough both seating and environmental. The views are endless and give you an idea how vast and baron this area of Australia is.

Andrew_Y 2019-04-06

Both the drivers were friendly and efficient with excellent commentary throughout. I thought the tiki ing and coordination of the various connections was very well done. The stops were interesting places

Inclusions

  • One-way transfer from Ayers Rock to Alice Springs
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Driver/guide
  • Commentary

Features

Terms & Conditions

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • All passengers with limited mobility will require a companion to assist with boarding and alighting from the touring vehicle. Vehicles are collapsible wheelchair accessible, however the driver is unable to assist passengers boarding and disembarking due to insurance regulations
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase (20kg) and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • Please note: This one-way transfer does NOT pick up from the Airport
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Please bring your own washable face mask and gloves. Should an unexpected situation arise, additional face masks, rubber gloves, antiviral sprays/wipes are available for guest distribution. Group sizes will be continuously reviewed to align with government recommended protocols.