Getting Here and AroundGetting to and from the airport
There is a $AUD2 levy on all taxi fares to and from the airport. The average taxi fare from the city centre to the airport is $AUD15. Skylink Shuttle operates between the airport, city and Adelaide Parklands Terminal at Keswick. Cost is $AU10.00 one way. JetBus provides transport between the airport, Adelaide city and some suburbs.
Air travel from outside Australia
Qantas Airways, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Virgin Australia fly to Adelaide from various countries. British Airways offers international access to Adelaide through code-shared services with Qantas Airways.
Virgin Australia provides a great flexible service called Virgin Australia Airpass. If you’re visiting Australia from overseas with an international carrier, who books through the Virgin Australia website, you’ll be eligible for great priced flights around Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Check their website for the latest information.
Air travel within Australia
Several international airlines travel to South Australia. Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer frequent daily services to Adelaide Airport from Australia's capital cities.
Domestic flight times (direct) are:
Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes
Sydney - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Canberra - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Brisbane - Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes
Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes
Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes
Alice Springs - Adelaide: 2 hours
Within South Australia, Regional Express, QANTASLink and Sharp Airlines offer daily services to some regional centres including Kingscote (Kangaroo Island), Port Lincoln (Eyre Peninsula) Mount Gambier (Limestone Coast) and Coober Pedy (Flinders Ranges). .
The main coach terminal in Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street. All coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal.
You can travel to the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, Mount Gambier and Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide.
Some regional centres in South Australia manage their own town bus services. You can also find coach route information on the BusSA website.
Adelaide Metro is the city's transport system. It services the greater metropolitan area with trains, buses and trams. Visit the Adelaide Metro website for details of routes and fares. A Metro Ticket can help you travel on most transport systems. You can find information about the Metro Ticket, available in several languages, on the Adelaide Metro website's ticket section.
The famed Glenelg tramline extends from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, via the city centre and all the way through to beachside Glenelg. Travel free within the city centre (anywhere between North Terrace and the South Terrace stop). Outside of this zone, you'll need to purchase a ticket. You can find all route and timetable information on the Adelaide Metro website.
The interstate trains The Overland, The Ghan and the Indian Pacific arrive and depart from The Adelaide Parklands Rail Terminal, located on Richmond Road, Keswick three kilometres from the city centre. All three trains are operated by Great Southern Rail.
You can travel around the Adelaide city centre for FREE when you hop on board the tram between North Terrace and South Terrace, or the 99C bus. You will find route information on the Adelaide Metro website.
The Adelaide Connector
This bus service is a convenient link between the major facilities within North Adelaide and Adelaide city centre. Facilities such as universities, schools, community services and shopping precincts are now linked and accessible via the Adelaide Connector free bus service.
The service operates seven days a week (except public holidays). Mondays to Thursdays it operates from 8am to 6pm, on Fridays from 8am to 9.30pm, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. For more information, see the Adelaide City Council website.
There are numerous hire car companies that can help get you on the road. Budget Rent a Car, Europcar, Access Rent-a-Car, Avis, Excel network Rent a Car, Hertz, Smile Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental are just some of the companies in and around Adelaide.
All taxis in Adelaide accept major credit cards and Cabcharge. There are several companies that offer an alternative to taxis, providing luxury vehicles and uniformed drivers for transfers and touring. In the evenings in the city, you can find major taxi ranks on North Terrace near SkyCity casino and also at the corner of Hindley and Morphett Streets. These are manned by taxi concierges Friday and Saturday nights from 11.00pm to 4.00am.
City taxi ranks
> North Terrace, near the Adelaide Casino
> Corner of Hindley Street and Morphett Street
> Pulteney Street, at the end of Rundle Mall
> Rundle Street, near the Exeter Hotel
> Hilton Hotel, on Victoria Square
Ride around the city centre on a bike supplied by the Adelaide City Council. Free bike hire is now available 7 days a week from 9am - 5pm. For more information and details of locations visit the Bicycle SA website.