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Getting to and around Adelaide

Arrival by plane

Adelaide airport is eight kilometres from the city centre and driving time is around 15 minutes. The modern terminal handles regional, domestic and international flights. For more information, consult the airport website at www.adelaideairport.com.au

Arrival by car

Hire cars are available at the airport and city locations. Car rental is an affordable option, but hirers must be able to produce a valid driver’s license. International visitors are reminded that they must drive on the left-hand side of the road and speed limits are strictly enforced.


Adelaide has a plentiful supply of taxis which are available at taxi stands or you can book by phone or online. Cash and credit cards are both accepted. Supervised taxi ranks, staffed with a concierge and security officer, are available on Friday and Saturday nights between 11pm to 4:30am at the North Terrace entrance to the Adelaide Casino; the corner of Pulteney Street and Rundle Mall; King William Street entrance to Rundle Mall; the south eastern corner of Morphett and Hindley streets and at Glenelg on Colley Terrace (near Moseley Square). For more information, visit the Public Transport and Travel Section at www.sa.gov.au

Adelaide Independent Taxis: (Phone) 13 22 11

Suburban Taxis: 13 10 08

Yellow Cabs: 13 22 27

Public transport

Adelaide Metro includes trains, busses and a single tram which runs between Glenelg and the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Commuters can ride for free between the South Terrace tram stop in the CBD to the Entertainment Centre and also between Brighton Road tram stop and Moseley Square in Glenelg. Visitors can also take advantage of the free City Connector bus service which links key city attractions. For maps and timetables, visit the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre on the corner of King William and Currie streets. The centre also sells Metrocards with senior and concession cards available.

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