From Melbourne drive to Adelaide in just under eight hours or take the scenic route along the Great Ocean Road into South Australia. From Sydney, a trip is about 14 hours’ drive time.
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
BY AIR FROM OVERSEAS
Adelaide is serviced by the world’s best international airlines including Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Air New Zealand, Jetstar International and Fiji Airways.
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.
Travel by coach from Melbourne to Adelaide with Firefly Express.
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.
Once you arrive in Adelaide, getting around is easy. Within South Australia, Regional Express, and QANTASLink offer flights to regional centres.
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 and 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 service 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.
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 beach.
To and from Adelaide Airport is easy with the JetExpress or JetBus services.
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.
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.
TAXI & UBER
Get around the city easily with a tax or Uber. You can be dropped off to and from the Adelaide Airport with both services.
RIDE A BIKE
There are more than 500 bikes available from Adelaide Free Bikes. You can pick one up from 20 city locations.
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.
There are numerous hire car companies that can help get you on the road. See the full list here.
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