Getting Around South Australia

Once you arrive in South Australia, getting around is easy. With short driving distances and very little traffic, it makes sense to base yourself in Adelaide and discover the regions on day tours. Or pick up a rental car and explore at your own pace.

Getting to and from Adelaide airport

The average taxi ride from Adelaide airport to the city takes about 15 minutes and costs about AUD$25. Skylink Shuttle operates between the airport, city and the Adelaide Parklands Terminal at Keswick. JetBus also provides transport between the airport, Adelaide City and some suburbs.

Adelaide City

With fee buses and trams around the city centre you can hop on and off at the main attractions including historic North Terrace, Rundle Mall shopping precinct and Victoria Square. You’ll find route information on the Adelaide Metro website.

Free bike hire is available daily from 9am – 5pm, courtesy of Adelaide City Council and BikeSA. For more information visit the BicycleSA website.


All taxis in Adelaide accept major credit cards and Cabcharge. Several companies provide luxury vehicles and uniformed drivers for transfers and touring.

Rental Cars

Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore at your own pace. Companies in and around Adelaide include Budget Rent a Car, Europcar, Access Rent-a-Car, Avis, Excel Network, Rent a Car, Hertz, Smile Rent a Car and Thrifty Car Rental.

Air travel around South Australia

Within South Australia, Regional Express , QANTASLink and Sharp Airlines offer daily services from Adelaide to regional centres.

Coach travel around South Australia

The main coach terminal in Adelaide is the Adelaide Central Bus Station on Franklin Street – all coaches depart from and arrive here.A number of coach companies have connections within South Australia. Check Greyhound Australia , Premier Stateliner or Firefly Express for services.

Some regional centres in South Australia manage their own town bus services. Coach route information is available on the Bus SA website.

Public Transport

Adelaide Metro services the greater metropolitan area with trains, buses and trams. Metroticket day passes let you hop on and off as you explore the city. Visit the Adelaide Metro website for details of routes and fares.


Parking in Adelaide city is relatively easy. See the Adelaide City Council website to find car park locations. Look for U-Park, EziPark, Wilson Parking and major department stores such as Harris Scarfe, David Jones and Myer.