Flights Ayers Rock: options, tips, comparison & great offers

Ayers Rock Airport (also: Connellan Airport) was founded by the Australian entrepreneur Edward Connellan in the 1950s. With the increasing number of tourists in the 1970s, all tourist facilities in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park were consolidated in the town of Yulara. The airport, about five kilometers away, became increasingly established as flights to Ayers Rock became more popular. Yulara offers accommodation, tourist infrastructure, and tours to Ayers Rock and the neighboring Olgas.

Ayers Rock Airport makes it possible to visit Australia's landmark without having to make a six-hour drive from Alice Springs, or about 2.000 kilometers from Darwin. With its connections to Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns, visitors to the east coast can also quickly reach the red mountains in the center of the continent.

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Flights from& to Ayers Rock

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Flight routes& Codeshare


Three airlines share the connection of the airport from Ayers Rock. Qantas flies from Sydney, Alice Springs and Cairns to the red center of Australia and the low-cost subsidiary of the state airline Jetstar serves Melbourne in codeshare with the parent company. The Qantas and Jetstar flights to Ayers Rock Airport are also codeshared with the Arab Emirates Airlines. For all international bookings, immigration and customs formalities are completed at the airport of entry to the Australian continent in each case.

Virgin Australia connects Sydney with Connellan Airport. Codeshare flights are also available with Air Berlin, Air New Zealand, Etihad Airways and Singapore Airlines. Customs clearance has already taken place here as well. As the agreements between the airlines can change, it is advisable to check the timetable for the flight in question.

Ayers Rock

Seasonally and always changing there are individual flight offers to Darwin and other destinations, especially to the states Western Australia and Northern Territory. In addition to scheduled flights, Ayers Rock Airport offers a variety of scenic flights by airplanes and helicopters, which for many visitors is an absolute highlight of their outback trip.

Terminal facilities

The small single-story terminal is air-conditioned and opening hours vary according to flight movements. All arrivals and departures of regular Jetstar, Qantas and Virgin Australia flights are in the time slot between 9 a.m. and about 3 p.m. The Qantas customer service desk is open from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Barrier-free toilets and baby changing facilities are available. There are several pay phones in the terminal and internet is available in the arrivals hall. Food and beverages are available at some outlets.

Airport tasfer& Car rental

Several private bus companies offer a shuttle to Yulara and tours directly to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Providers are available at each flight arrival to provide transfers for a fee. Cabs are not available.

The two car rental companies Avis and Hertz have customer counters in the terminal, which are manned during flight departures and arrivals. Note: Hiring locally is significantly more expensive than booking in advance.

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