Getting Around

Adelaide has an integrated local transport system which includes metropolitan buses and trains as well as the tram. The latter operates between the city centre and Glenelg. Then there is the O-Bahn busway which runs on concrete tracks between the city centre and the Tea Tree Plaza shopping centre.

The airport is 8km (5mi) west of the city and is serviced by an airport bus. Adelaide is a relatively cyclist-friendly city with good cycling tracks and bicycle lanes on many city streets.

The Adelaide Metro has details of times for public transport in Adelaide.


Getting around South Australia


All major car rental companies have depots in Adelaide and there are also a number of smaller, independent South Australian companies.

Car rental firms require a current driver’s license and a deposit or credit card imprint. Generally, the minimum age requirement is 25 years, however some local companies have a minimum age requirement of 21.


Budget Rent a Car more info


Thrifty more info

      Hertz more info           Avis Rent a Car more info


There a bus services to many South Australian regional areas. Further information can be found at the BusSA website.


Ferry services connect Kangaroo Island to the mainlaind. Further information can be found at the Sealink website.


The Ghan is the ultimate journey through the heart of the continent. Adelaide, gateway to the Outback is the departure point for the Ghan. Adelaide – Alice Springs – Darwin

The Overland provides a comfortable, relaxing way to travel between the two cities. Adelaide – Melbourne

The Indian Pacific gives you two oceans on one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. But most of your cruising will be across the vast continent of Australia. From the spectacular Blue Mountains to the treeless plains of The Nullarbor desert, where the train travels the world’s longest straight stretch of railway track (478 kilometres), see unique landscapes unfold and spot a fascinating array of wildlife from the comfort of the lounge or your cabin. Sydney – Adelaide – Perth

click here for further information about rail travel in South Australia