Getting here is easy
Adelaide is South Australia’s capital city. It is easily accessed by air from all Australian capital cities and international destinations. Adelaide Airport is only 8 kilometres from the centre of the city, a 15 minute drive.
Adelaide Airport, South Australia
Adelaide Airport (ADL) services regional, domestic and international travellers. The state of the art facility is the newest and most efficient aviation terminal in Australia, incorporating the latest in design and technology.
Getting to and from the airport
There is a $AUD2 levy on all taxi fares to and from the airport. The average taxi fare from the city centre to the airport is $AUD15. JetBus provides transport between the airport, Adelaide city and some suburbs.
The 92 seat double decker JetExpress bus provides an efficient service hourly between 5am and 10am and again 4pm and 9pm weekdays. The service picks up and drops off passengers on Grote Street and proceeds via Pultney Street and North Terrace to cater for the major hotels in the city centre. Refer to Adelaide Metro website for timetable.
International air travel to Adelaide
Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Malaysia Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, AirAsia X, Virgin Australia and Jetstar International fly to Adelaide from various countries. Qantas offers international access to Adelaide through code-shared services with Emirates.
Virgin Australia provides a great flexible service called Virgin Australia Airpass. If you’re visiting Australia from overseas with an international carrier, who books through the Virgin Australia Airpass website, you’ll be eligible for great priced flights around Australia, Asia and the South Pacific. Check their website for the latest information.
Air travel within Australia
Several international airlines travel to South Australia. Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia and Jetstar offer frequent daily services to Adelaide Airport from Australia's capital cities.
Domestic flight times (direct) are:
Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes
Sydney - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Canberra - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
Brisbane - Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes
Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes
Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes
Alice Springs - Adelaide: 2 hours
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