Getting Around

Adelaide has a small city centre so it is easy to get around on foot, or by bicycle, using the many cycling paths. A novel service is the Adelaide City Bikes scheme, which allows visitors and residents to hire a bike within the city centre for free, so long as they leave valid ID as a deposit for the duration of the bike hire. Those wishing to explore further afield can make good use of the Adelaide Connector free bus service, which provides a safe and convenient link between north and south Adelaide through the central city area. The 19-seater free buses are fitted with disability access and run seven days a week. There are also other free bus and tram services in the CBD aimed at carrying visitors between the main sights. The city is also served by the TransAdelaide rail system that extends across the metropolitan area via a number of rail lines. Most visitors enjoy a trip on the 1929 historic vintage tram, which departs from Victoria Square at regular intervals, carrying passengers to Glenelg in about 30 minutes. Numerous taxi companies operate in the city and cabs can be hired at stands, hailed in the street, or booked by telephone.


Adelaide Airport

The airport is situated four miles (6km) west of Adelaide.

Adelaide Airport (ADL)


The airport is situated four miles (6km) west of Adelaide.

Getting to the city

A public bus service called JetBus collects passengers from the bus stop on the left side of the plaza as they exit the terminal. A number of door-to-door shuttle buses are also available at this bus stop.


GMT +9.5 (GMT +10.5 from first Sunday in October to first Sunday in April).

Car rental

Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are among the car hire companies represented at the airport.

Airport Taxis

A taxi rank is located left of the plaza as travellers exit of the terminal. Concierges help passengers by allocating taxis. The taxis are metered and the trip to downtown Adelaide takes about 20 minutes.


Adelaide is among the most modern of Australia's airports, providing passengers with a wide range of duty-free shopping opportunities, as well as ATMs and currency exchange, free WiFi, luggage storage, first aid facilities, a children's play area, a prayer room, and numerous bars and restaurants.


A multi-level short-term car park offers undercover parking linked to the terminal. Economical long-term parking can be found a short distance from the terminal and is linked to the airport by free buses.