With its vast size and immense distances between cities, getting around Australia can be a significant undertaking — but it doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive, as transit options abound. Plus, it’s one of the very best places on the planet for an extended adventure, whether that’s an epic east coast road trip or an Outback train odyssey.
You can get anywhere in Australia relatively easily, if not quickly. Because of the vast distances across thinly populated expanses, a smart trip around the country could easily involve planes, trains, buses and cars, with each mode used when it makes the most sense.
Cover distances quickly
Skip large unpopulated areas
Easily explore far-flung parts of Australia
You miss experiencing everything you fly over
You’ll need to arrange local transport at your destination