Public transport in South Australia is affordable and easy to use. Travel around the city by bus, tram, train or bike.
The city of Adelaide is laid out in a grid, enclosed on all sides by lush parklands. To the east are the Adelaide Hills, and to the west lies the beach: a 19-mile-long, unbroken stretch of white sand and gentle waves.
When you arrive, pick up an Adelaide Metro Visitor Pass. The Pass will give you unlimited travel on trains, buses and trams for three consecutive days for just $AUD25. If you’re staying longer, simply recharge your card. Alternatively, you can purchase individual or day-trip travel passes.
The Glenelg tramline is free to ride from the northern terminal at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, through to the southern end of the CBD on South Terrace. To continue traveling on the tram past this point to Glenelg, you will need to validate your pass.
The 99A (anti-clockwise) and 99C (clockwise) buses are free services that run through the city center seven days a week.
For timetables and more information, visit the Adelaide Metro website.
Adelaide Free Bikes
You can also borrow a bike free of charge from a number of locations around the city. All you need is valid photo identification and you can easily explore the city, parks, rivers and surrounds with pedal power. It is a legal requirement in South Australia to wear a helmet when you ride, and you will be provided with one when you pick up your bike.
Car Hire and Cabs
There are car rental companies aplenty in Adelaide, including major global brands such as Budget, Hertz, Avis, Europcar and Thrifty. You can pick up your hire car at the airport, or at any number of locations in and around the city.
All cabs in Adelaide accept major credit cards and Cabcharge. You can also download the app for UberBlack, an app-based cab service which uses only accredited drivers.