Road travel from Darwin to Perth. Australia.
by D.S. Sekhon
(Carlsbad, Calif. USA.)
I am reaching Darwin from Adelaide by "The Ghan". I want to know if there is a bus service from Darwin to Adelaide. I chose this mode because I want to see the country side. Are there stops where I can break the journey if I wish to? How many miles to Perth, how long if the trip is not broken? Thanks.
Re: Road travel from Darwin to Perth. Australia.
I assume you mean bus service from Darwin to Perth, as in the headline?
Yes there is. If you go to http://www.greyhound.com.au/
you can find out about prices, duration and the stops on the way.
The driving distance
between Darwin and Perth is about 2600 to 2700 miles, depending on the route.
Driving time on Greyhound is from 8.15 am on day 1 till 5.20 pm on day 3, three days and two nights, about 57 hours.
You can stop wherever there is a stop. Broome
would offer itself and is very much worth a stop.
However, this is a normal interstate bus service, not a tourism trip. There are no organised tours as on the Ghan.
If you are after more of a tourism experience, there are many operators that offer coach tours
and I am sure you can find a suitable one from Darwin to Perth.
(To pre-empt that question, I am a traveller and not a travel agent. I can share my experiences with other self drivers and campers, but I do not give advice or take bookings for tours, accommodation etc.)