Transport

AIRPORT TRANSFERS

Adelaide Airport is located just 7km from the CBD and is easily accessible by taxi, Uber, hire car or bus. Please refer to the Adelaide Airport website for more information. https://www.adelaideairport.com.au/parking-transport/transport-options/

BY AIR FROM WITHIN AUSTRALIA

Adelaide is easily accessible from all Australian airports by all major domestic airlines. Flight times from:

  • Melbourne is less than one hour
  • Sydney is just one hour and 10 minutes
  • Brisbane is just one hour and forty five minutes

View the airlines access page for routes, airlines and more information.

BY AIR FROM OVERSEAS

Adelaide is serviced by the world’s best international airlines including Qatar AirwaysSingapore AirlinesMalaysia AirlinesChina Southern AirlinesEmiratesCathay PacificAir New ZealandJetstar International and Fiji Airways.

BY RAIL

Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions (formerly Great Southern Rail) offers three interstate travel options to Adelaide: The Overland from Melbourne; The Ghan between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin and The Indian Pacific which runs between Perth, Adelaide and Sydney.

BY BUS

Travel by coach from Melbourne to Adelaide with Firefly Express.

BY SHIP

International and domestic cruises berth in South Australia on a range of vessels, from smaller boutique ships to mega-liners. There are two berths; one at Port Adelaide-Outer Harbor and the other on the Eyre Peninsula at Port Lincoln. There are also two anchorages, one at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island and the other at Robe on the Limestone Coast.

INTERNAL FLIGHTS

Once you arrive in Adelaide, getting around is easy. Within South Australia, Regional Express, and QANTASLink offer flights to regional centres.

COACHES

The main coach terminal in Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Bus Station. All coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal. Look at Greyhound Australia, LinkSA or Premier Stateliner.

FERRIES

Less than two hours drive from Adelaide, the SeaLink ferry takes you across to Kangaroo Island. There are three departures each day and extra services during peak times. Refreshments are available on-board.  Crossing the Murray River is easy with free vehicle ferries. Each operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise advertised.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT WITH ADELAIDE METRO

Choose from trains, trams and buses with Adelaide Metro.

The Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass includes unlimited travel for three consecutive days as well as a visitor pack with maps and travel guides.

Explore with the free City Connector Loop Bus which runs frequently until about 6pm each day and Fridays until 9pm seven days a week. Popular stops include the South Australia Museum, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Rundle Street (East End), Adelaide Central Market, Hindley Street precinct, UniSA and Adelaide University. There is also a free connector loop to North Adelaide.

A tram ride through the city’s centre is free and will take you between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre at Hindmarsh (free tram zone).

Stay on the Glenelg-bound tram (fee applies) and you’ll be at Adelaide’s premier beach in about 30 minutes. The tram stops along Jetty Road (travel along Jetty Road is free) and terminates at the beachside Moseley Square.

To and from Adelaide Airport is easy with the JetExpress or JetBus services.

TAXI & UBER

Get around the city easily with a taxi or Uber. You can be dropped off to and from the Adelaide Airport with both services.

PRIVATE TOUR GUIDES AND CHAUFFEUR

Enjoy a customised experience with one of Adelaide’s many private tour guideschauffeurs or other transport options.Take the stress out of travel and indulge in the personalised service and learn from the extensive knowledge of locals.

RIDE A BIKE

There are more than 500 bikes available from Adelaide Free Bikes. You can pick one up from 20 city locations. Find out more.

ECOCADDY

Within the city streets, you’ll find this eco-friendly, short-trip public transport an option when it’s a bit too far to walk. You can also discover Adelaide on a tour with EcoCaddy, visiting markets, green spaces, laneways and museums.

HIRE CARS

There are numerous hire car companies that can help get you on the road. See the full list here.

DISABILITY SERVICES AND ACCESSIBILITY

Disability services in South Australia are provided by the government and by approved non-government and private agencies. Schools and health services often have dedicated staff who can provide general help to people with disability and their families and carers. Find out more.

Find out more about disability parking, taxi services and public transport, vision impaired travel, concessions and more on the Department of the Premier and Cabinet website.

CLIMATE

South Australia has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers and mild winters. Generally speaking, it is hotter to the north in the Flinders Ranges, and cooler further south, on Kangaroo Island.

Spring (September to November) is awash with colour and the purple jacaranda trees are a popular attraction during this time. Trees are a lush green and flowers bloom in the city parks. The average daily temperature in spring is a pleasant 22°C.

For further information, we recommend you check the Bureau of Meteorology website before travelling.

PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Every effort is made to ensure people with special needs are catered for. Should you require any specific assistance, please include a notation on your registration form to enable us to make your stay in Adelaide a pleasant experience.