10-20 January 2019

Getting around

It's easy to get around Adelaide. Buses, taxis, trains and trams operate all over the city, seven days per week.

Australia’s most livable city is easy to reach and even easier to get around. Just seven kilometres from the city centre, a taxi ride from Adelaide Airport takes about 10 minutes at most times. There are also regular shuttle buses.

Seeing the city sights by foot is always a holiday highlight. The flat streets make Adelaide an easy walking city. The visitor friendly street layout means the only decision to make is which route to take. Download a city map to take with you on your travels.

Public transport

Adelaide is well-serviced by trains, trams and buses. If you’re in town for a holiday, convention or business, a good option is the Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass. The pass includes unlimited travel for three consecutive days as well as a visitor pack with maps and travel guides. If you’re staying longer, no problems - the Visitor Pass can be recharged with normal Metrocard fares to help you get to where you want to go. For more information, visit Adelaide Metro.

Free City Connector Bus

Take advantage of the free City Connector bus servicing the city and North Adelaide, and linking major tourist attractions, key destinations and facilities. Bus routes 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide and the city, while routes 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not served by the tram.


The famed Glenelg tramline extends from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, via the city centre and all the way through to beachside Glenelg. Travel free within the city centre (anywhere between North Terrace and the South Terrace stop). Outside of this zone, you'll need to purchase a ticket. You can find all route and timetable information on the Adelaide Metro website.


All taxis in Adelaide accept major credit cards and Cabcharge. There are several companies that offer an alternative to taxis, providing luxury vehicles and uniformed drivers for transfers and touring.

Explore on Foot or by Bike

With its wide, flat streets and grid-like layout, Adelaide is a great city to walk around and explore. It is also a great city to explore by bike with a network of dedicated bike lanes and shared use paths.

Adelaide has a network of dedicated bike lanes and paths, and you don't even have to bring your own bike.

There are more than 500 bikes available for hire in the Adelaide City Bikes fleet. You can hire one for free from over 20 city locations. To hire a bike, 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 a full list of bike hire locations and more information, visit BikeSA.

Undercover Car parking

There are several car parking companies offering convenient undercover parking in the Adelaide city centre.

With nearly 20 casual parking locations in the Adelaide central business district, Wilson Parking has you covered.
For more information visit their website or for great discounted rates book your parking online at www.bookabay.com.au

For convenient parking in the city, UPark has over 5,000 parking spaces across 9 great city locations.

Guarantee your parking space and book ahead of the crowd. Visit upark.com.au

Undercover Bike parking

With several bike parking options ranging from free undercover racks, lockers and bike cages across 5 UPark locations, there’s bound to be an undercover bike parking space for you.

For information on locations, lockers and cage fees visit upark.com.au/bike-parking

For more information on getting around Adelaide while you are here, visit southaustralia.com.

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