How to get to & get around Adelaide

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How to get to and from Adelaide by airline


Adelaide 's major airport

Adelaide Airport is the major airport for international and domestic air travel and is located only 7 kilometres from the city centre. The airport has one terminal, which combines domestic and international flights. (Refer to location map below).

To get to and from the airport there are several options

  • Bus - There is a public bus service from Adelaide Airport to the city through to the north/eastern suburbs, with connections to rail and other bus routes. Phone (08) 8210 1000 or visit the Adelaide Metro website.

  • Taxi - There are plenty of taxis available at the airport. It will cost you roughly about $25 to 30 for a taxi ride to the city centre (depending on traffic).

Which airlines operate to and from Adelaide International Airport


International Airlines

There are several international airlines that fly to Adelaide from various countries around the world. Refer to our Getting to Australia section for more information.

Domestic Airlines

  • Qantas (Phone 13 13 13) operate to Adelaide from all major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

  • Virgin Australia (Phone 13 67 89) operate to Adelaide from all major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

  • Jetstar (Phone 13 15 38) operate to Adelaide from most major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

Regional Airlines

  • Regional Express (Phone 13 17 13) operates to several regional destinations in South Australia and Victoria from Adelaide.

Bus ServicesHow to get to and from Adelaide by bus/coach services

Interstate and intrastate bus services arrive at the Central Bus Station, which is located at 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide (refer location map below).

The main bus companies that provides bus service from Melbourne to other parts of the country include:

  • Greyhound (phone 1300 473 946) is Australia's largest bus company and they provide regular scheduled bus services right throughout the country (with the exception of Tasmania). They do offer various travel passes for people wanting to do flexible travel around Australia.
  • Firefly Express (phone 1300 730 740 ) provide regular scheduled bus services between Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide.

  • Premier Stateliner (phone 08 8415 5555) provide regular scheduled bus services throughout parts of South Australia.

  • V/Line (136 196) provide regular scheduled bus and train services throughout Victoria and into parts of South Australia.

Train ServicesHow to get and from Adelaide by train

Interstate and intrastate train services arrive at the Australian National Rail Passenger Terminal in Keswick (refer to location map below).

  • Great Southern Rail (phone 13 21 47) operates the Indian Pacific (between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth), The Ghan (between Adelaide, Alice Springs and Darwin), The Overland (between Melbourne and Adelaide) and The Southern Spirit (Between Adelaide, Melbourne and Brisbane). They do offer special backpacker fares on the Indian Pacific, The Ghan and The Overland services.

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Transport mapTrain and bus stations and airport locations

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How to get around Adelaide

Public TransportPublic transport



Adelaide has a reasonably extensive rail network that covers various parts of the city.


Buses provide the most extensive network. Government buses cover most of Adelaide with local operators covering the outer suburbs.


There is a regular tram service between Adelaide CBD and Glenelg.


Refer to the Adelaide Metro website for more information about timetables and services.

Fares & tickets

Fares are relatively inexpensive on all public transport services. You can purchase multi-trip, single-trip and day-trip tickets for use within the Adelaide metropolitan area.

More information

For more information about Adelaide's public transport, visit the Adelaide Metro website or phone 1300 311 108


There are many taxi companies in Adelaide. It is not a very cheap method of transport, but is sometimes the most convenient.

There is a central number to call all taxi companies in Adelaide. This is 131 008.

Alternatively, you could hale one off the street or obtain one from a dedicated taxi stands at various locations throughout the city.

CyclingCycling / bike hire

Adelaide is a good city to cycle around, as much of it is fairly flat. There are also many dedicated bike paths making it easy and safe to get around the city. For more information and bike path maps go to the Government of South Australia website.

Bike hire/rentals

To hire a bike check out:

  • Glenelg Bike Hire - Phone (08) 8376 1934

  • BikeaBout - Phone 0413 525 733

  • Bike SA - Phone (08) 8168 9999


It is compulsory to wear a bike helmet when you ride a bike in Australia. You can be hit with a fine if you are caught not wearing it.