Getting around Adelaide is easy with buses, trams, trains, pedicabs, free bikes and Uber. Explore South Australia with coaches, planes and ferries. Learn more.
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 Glenelg tram extends from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, via the city centre, all the way through to Glenelg beach. Two zones offer free travel – the city centre zone (anywhere between the South Terrace stop and the Entertainment Centre stop) and the Jetty Road, Glenelg zone (from the Brighton Road stop to the Moseley Square 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.
Take the tram to Glenelg beach, including Jetty Road which is packed with cafes, restaurants and shops.
You can travel around the Adelaide city centre for FREE on the tram between the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and South Terrace, or take the 99C bus which is the City clockwise loop and makes stops at Rundle Mall, the South Australian Museum and Adelaide Central Market.
The Adelaide Connector
The free City Connector Bus
is a convenient link between the major facilities within North Adelaide and Adelaide
city centre including universities, schools, community services and shopping precincts. The bus service operates seven days a week (except public holidays).
Grab some wheels
There are more than 500 bikes available for hire from Adelaide Free Bikes and you can pick one up from 20 20 city locations. 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, a helmet and lock are yours for the day.
Within the city streets, you'll find this eco-friendly pedicab, which is a great short-trip public transport option when it's a bit too far to walk. Find out more.
City taxi ranks
There are a number of supervised taxi ranks that provide a safe place to wait for a taxi after a night out. On Friday and Saturday nights between 11pm and 4.30am these ranks are staffed with a concierge and a security officer. They are located at:
- North Terrace, entrance to the Adelaide Casino,
- Corner of Hindley Street and Morphett Street,
- Pulteney Street, near entrance to Rundle Mall,
- King William Street near entrance to Rundle Mall,
- Colley Terrace, Glenelg (near Moseley Square).
Get around the city easily in an Uber. You can also be taken to the airport in an Uber.
Discover regional south australia
Air travel within South Australia is easy with Regional Express
offering daily services to regional centres.
There are numerous hire car companies that can help get you on the road. See the full list
Find out more about driving in South Australia
(several languages available).
The main coach terminal in Adelaide
is the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street
. All coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal. Look at Greyhound Australia
, Premier Stateliner
or Firefly Express
for available services.
You can travel to the Adelaide Hills
, Eyre Peninsula
, Fleurieu Peninsula
, Kangaroo Island
, Murray River
, Mount Gambier
and Yorke Peninsula
from Adelaide. See Adelaide Metro
for more information.
Less than two hours drive from Adelaide, the SeaLink ferry takes you across the water to Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island. There are three departures each day and extra services during peak times. Refreshments are available on-board.
Crossing the Murray River is easy with free vehicle ferries at Lyrup, Waikerie, Cadell and Morgan. Each operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, unless otherwise advertised.