Getting to Adelaide

Located less than 20 minutes from Adelaide airport, Adelaide is an easy city to get to, and to get around. While we’d love you to lose yourself in Adelaide, Colonel Light’s city plan of a square mile grid of wide streets, surrounded by Park Lands and dotted with lush grass squares, makes it a really easy city to navigate. Whether on foot, scooter, bicycle, taxi, Uber or public transport, you will find Adelaide's city centre easy to get into and a delight to explore.

Ready to experience Adelaide? Here’s how you can get here – by plane, car, train or bus.

Flying to Adelaide

Adelaide Airport is serviced by a wide network of international airlines, giving you easy access to Adelaide from all corners of the globe. Domestic airlines Qantas, QantasLink, Virgin Australia, and Jetstar and all offer flights from Australian capital cities. You can also fly from the key regional cities of Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln and Kingscote (Kangaroo Island).

Check the Adelaide Airport website for all arrival information.

There are numerous ways to get to the city from the airport. Take a taxi or ride-share (Uber) for around $20 to $25 AUD. Airport levies apply and are included in the fare. Public transport services JetExpress and JetBus offer cheap bus transport to the city. Refer to the Adelaide Metro website for timetables and costs. For a door to door service to major city hotels, Northern Flyer offers a shuttle service. Just jump on board at the airport (after you’ve paid of course!)

Travelling by train to Adelaide

Weekly interstate train services The Ghan (from Darwin and Alice Springs), the Indian Pacific (from Perth or Sydney) and The Overland (from Melbourne) are operated by Great Southern Rail.  You can choose your class of travel. The Adelaide Parklands terminal is located on the edge of the city, just a five minute drive.

Driving to Adelaide

Coach services arrive daily at the Central Bus Station, from interstate capital cities and regional South Australian towns. The station is located in the heart of the city in Franklin Street, near the Adelaide Central Market. The Adelaide Central Bus Station operates from 6:00 am to 9:30 pm, seven days a week for buses servicing regional areas and interstate destinations.

All major car hire companies have offices at the Adelaide Airport or in the city centre. Campervan hire companies are located just out of the city centre.

If you are driving your own car from interstate or regional South Australia, you’ll find an abundance of car-parking centres such as UPark scattered throughout the city centre. Fees vary, so check before you leave. On-street parking is also available, but conditions vary greatly.