Getting Around

Adelaide city

Once you arrive in South Australia, getting around is easy. There are plenty of ways to see Adelaide and wider South Australia.

Cycling on the River Torrens, South Australia Cycling along the River Torrens, Adelaide

South Australia is a big state and we love to get out and about, so travel options are numerous. City travel is by car, train, bicycle, bus and tram. Country travel is by car, coach and train. See as much of the state as you can while you are here.

Air travel around South Australia

Within South Australia, Regional ExpressQANTASLink and Sharp Airlines offer daily services to some regional centres.

Coach travel

The main coach terminal in Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street. All coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal.

A number of coach companies have connections within South Australia. Look at Greyhound AustraliaPremier Stateliner or Firefly Express for available services.

You can travel to the Adelaide Hills, Barossa, Eyre Peninsula, Fleurieu Peninsula, Kangaroo Island, Murray River, Mount Gambier and Yorke Peninsula from Adelaide.

Some regional centres in South Australia manage their own town bus services. You can also find coach route information on the Bus SA website.

Public transport

Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass

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 the Adelaide Metro website.


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.

Free travel

You can travel around the Adelaide city centre for FREE when you hop on board the tram between North Terrace and South Terrace, or the 99C bus. You'll find route information on the Adelaide Metro website.

The Adelaide Connector

This bus service is a convenient link between the major facilities within North Adelaide and Adelaide city centre. Facilities such as universities, schools, community services and shopping precincts are now linked and accessible via the Adelaide Connector free bus service.

The service operates seven days a week (except public holidays). Mondays to Thursdays it operates from 8am to 6pm, on Fridays from 8am to 9.30pm, on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm. For more information, see the Adelaide City Council website.

Tindo - the world's first solar-powered electric bus

The world's first solar-powered electric bus is a new addition to the Adelaide Connector Bus service. The bus is carbon neutral. The air-conditioned solar electric bus can carry up to 42 passengers. Tindo travels through the Adelaide city centre and North Adelaide. For more information, see the Adelaide City Council website.

Hire car

There are numerous hire car companies that can help get you on the road. Budget Rent a Car, Europcar, Access Rent-a-Car, Avis, Excel network Rent a Car, Redspot, Smile Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental are just some of the companies in and around Adelaide.


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.

City taxi ranks

> North Terrace, near the Adelaide Casino
> Corner of Hindley Street and Morphett Street
> Pulteney Street, at the end of Rundle Mall
> Rundle Street, near the Exeter Hotel
> Hilton Hotel, on Victoria Square

Back to top