10-20 January 2019

Getting to the stages

Not sure how to get to the stages, or just prefer not to drive? Take advantage of our spectator bus transfers or consider hiring a bike.

Bus Transfers

Relax in air-conditioned comfort and take in the panoramic views of South Australia as you travel from Adelaide to the start and finish of each regional stage. 

Buses must be pre-booked. No bookings are taken on the day.

Take the hassle out of your travel to and from each regional stage by securing your place on the Santos Tour Down Under bus transfers.


  • $65 per person, per stage
  • $360 per person for every stage

Book your place on the spectator bus transfers now!


All buses depart and return to a location to be confirmed in the Adelaide CBD. It is NOT possible to book a drop-off at one location and pick-up at another. 

Please check in 10 minutes prior to departure time. Please bring your receipt / email confirmation with your booking number with you on the day.

All passengers must be on the coach and ready to depart by the scheduled departure time. Late arrivals may not be able to be accommodated.

Stage 1 – Tuesday 15 January 2019  
Stops include: North Adelaide and Port Adelaide

Stage 2 – Wednesday 16 January 2019
Stops include: Norwood and Angaston

Stage 3 - Thursday 17 January 2019
Stops include: Lobethal and Uraidla

Stage 4 – Friday 18 January 2019
Stops include: Unley and Campbelltown

Stage 5 – Saturday 19 January 2019 (Challenge Tour)
Stops include: Glenelg and Strathalbyn

Stage 6 – Sunday 20 January 2019
Stops include: McLaren Vale, and High Street, Willunga OR Willunga Hill*

*Please nominate at time of booking your preference for drop-off location. The stage passes through High Street, Willunga five times and has more facilities (cafes etc). Stage 6 finishes at Willunga Hill, where there is a short walk with a slight incline from the bus to the track.

Book your place on the spectator bus transfers now!

Sales close at 5.00pm (ACST) Wednesday 9 January 2019 

For all booking enquiries, please call (08) 8463 4701, or email us at bookings@sa.gov.au

By Bike

Are you planning to ride your bike to stages or around Adelaide while you are here for the Santos Tour Down Under?

Try the Cycle Instead Journey Planner.

The Cycle Instead Journey Planner generates cycling routes using Adelaide's Bikedirect network of main roads, bike lanes, local streets, off-road paths and some unsealed paths. 

You can enter the details of both your current location and expected destination and the Journey Planner will generate a cycling route.

This interactive tool allows you to choose a variety of options that take into consideration your fitness and confidence level, expected road conditions and speed of travel. The Cycle Instead Journey Planner will be continually updated as more cycling facilities are added to the Bikedirect network.

Bike Hire
There’s no better way to see South Australia than by bike. No matter which stage you’re heading to, there’s plenty to see along the way. Whether it’s coastal views, vineyards or storybook towns you won’t regret pedaling to your chosen viewing spot along the route. If you need a set of wheels to get there (or just to get around the city!), why not hire a bike for your journey. Options in the Adelaide City Centre include:

Adelaide FREE Bikes
Adelaide FREE Bikes is a bike hire scheme which enables visitors to Adelaide to hire a bicycle for free. The program is run by Bike SA and sponsored by the Adelaide City Council. 

There are more than 500 bikes available for hire in the Adelaide Free Bike fleet. You can hire one for free from over 20 city locations. Hiring is easy, all you need to do is show some identification (driver’s licence, passport or student card) and fill out a form, then a bike, helmet and lock are yours for the day.

Bike hire spots include the Adelaide City Council office at 25 Pirie Street, the Adelaide Zoo on Frome Road or the Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace as well as outlets in suburban North Adelaide, West Beach and Henley Beach.

For more information on location opening times call Bike SA on 08 8168 9999 or visit the Bike SA website.

Velo-Porte offers a bicycle hire service that can deliver your hired road bike to your accommodation in Metropolitan Adelaide.

For more information on this service, visit Velo-Porte’s website

Bicycle Express
Bicycle Express offer road and mountain bike hire in the Adelaide city centre.

For more information on this service, visit the Bicycle Express website.

If you would like to have your bike serviced ahead of the rides, visit our safety page to find trusted mechanics in the Adelaide city centre. 

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