Car Hire Alice Springs Airport
Alice Springs Airport is located 14 kilometres so the south of Alice Springs, at a fifteen minute drive from the town centre. It is a regional and domestic airport, with a traffic flow of around 14,600 flights on an annual basis.
The major airline operator is Qantas, which serves domestic flights in Australia, and links Alice Springs to most of the major cities in the country. Five major rental companies operate in Alice Springs airport. It is possible to book in advance or simply request a vehicle upon arriving at the airport. It is however advised that you consider all price options as well as terms and conditions beforehand to make a wise decision considering the cost involved. Buslink operates a shuttle service for transfers between the airport and your destination resort or hotel as well as vice versa, which is another alternative to renting a car. A 24-hour car park is available for visitors on short-term stay or for long-term stays as well.
It is possible to obtain a list of parking prices on the airport website. A one-way taxi to or from Alice Springs town costs a minimum of A$28. Ample toilet facilities are available throughout the terminal building, as are shower facilities. These cater to disabled passengers as well, and wheelchairs can be hired from airline providers. Baby changing facilities are available for those traveling with children. Also, ample public telephones have been set up throughout the airport, which require a phone card or coins to operate. Internet proficient computer booths can be found outside bar bistro and a post box is also located nearby.
Enquiries about lost property can be made by ringing +61 (8) 8951 1211. There are a few cafes and restaurants as well as bars where passengers can relax before their flight. There are also a series of shops such as newsagents, duty frees, jewelry shops, and aboriginal artifacts outlets. Luggage can be left in the outward baggage area for a fee. Although smoking is prohibited in the terminal building, a designated area has been set up for smokers and can be accessed through the restaurant.