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.
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, offering a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations. Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not serviced by the tram. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends. For timetables, route details and real-time information visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au/freecitybus
The famed Glenelg tramline extends from the Royal Adelaide Hospital in the city’s West End all the way through to beachside suburb of Glenelg. The second tram route connects the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, to the Botanic Gardens and East End. Travel free within the city centre (anywhere between the Entertainment Centre, 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 200 bikes available for hire in the Adelaide City Bikes fleet. You can hire one for free from over 18 locations around the city. 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 City of Adelaide 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.