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Updated, Aug 2023


Adelaide is a charming city in South Australia with historic architecture, arts and culture, delicious food and wine, and beautiful beaches. Visitors can explore museums, galleries, and iconic landmarks, or indulge in local food and wine. Nearby natural attractions include the Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, and the Fleurieu Peninsula.

Best time to visit is during the mild autumn and spring months of March to May or September to November, when temperatures are comfortable and outdoor activities are enjoyable. The city also hosts many cultural events and festivals during these seasons.

Getting In & Around

Getting in

Adelaide International Airport – 6 km west of city centre. web:
Bus: JetExpress(J1X): A$3.70/A$5.60(peak hours) on every 30 minutes Monday to Friday. JetBus(J1, J1X, J2, J7 & J8 ): A$3.70/A$5.60(peak hours), travel time is approx 30 mins, public transport ticket applies. Shuttle Bus: Door to Door A$10Taxi: A$16-20 to city center (additional charges may apply) additional A$3 from airport.

Adelaide Railway StationAddress: 125 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia. Trains to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and other areas. Public facilities are available here. 

Adelaide Central Bus Station – Hours: 6:00 am to 9:30 pm everyday. Address: 85 Franklin St Adelaide SA 5000, Australia.
Luggage lockers: for 3 to 72 hours, from $6 to $50 depending on size. Services: payphone, free wifi, shower, charging station. 

Getting Around

Public Transport – web: Buses, Trains and trams are the public transport options in Adelaide. Peak hours: Before 9.01 am and after 3 pm on Monday to Friday and all day Saturday. Interpeak hours: 9.01 am to 3 pm on Monday to Friday and all day Sunday also on public holidays. Paper MetroTicket are available onboard a bus, tram and on Fare Vending Machines at major interchanges and popular locations. MetroCARD cost is free, A$5 starting balance.
Tickets: Single Metro ticket(2hrs) peak: A$5.80 interpeak: A$3.90, with MetroCARD peak: A$3.95 interpeak: A$2.20, DayTrip: A$11/5.50(reduced) valid till 4:30 am, metroCARD: 14 day pass: A$63.20/ 31.60(reduced) 28 day pass: A$105 / 52.50(reduced)

Visitors can take 3-Day Visitor Pass A$25.50 for unlimited travel in buses, trains and trams in the city metro network. you can buy it from Adelaide Metro InfoCentre at the Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace, Adelaide.
Cruise ship metroCARD is also available for A$10, which allows you to travel in buses, trains and trams in the network for one full day. you can get it from Outer Harbor railway station or Adelaide Metro InfoCentre at the Adelaide Railway Station. You need to have your cruise ship pass with you to buy or travel with this card. 

Students pay A$2.90 during peak or A$1.40 off-peak time for single ticket. with metroCARD its A$1.35 peak and A$1.05 off-peak. Daily ticket is A$5.50, 14day pass for A$15.80, 28 day pass for A$26

NOTE: you can also load 14 day pass and 28 day pass to your metroCARD

you can opt for reduced card if you have Australian Pensioner Concession Card , Veteran Gold Card, Transport Concession Card, Full time post-secondary student ID Card only. you can also travel free if you have a Mobility Pass, Vision impairment Travel Pass, Plus One FREE COMPANION or Companion card (free travel is only for the companion), South Australian Seniors Card (during off-peak times only. concession fare applicable during peak times), Incapacitated Ex-service Personnel Travel Concession Card 

See & Do

In Adelaide, Australia, there are plenty of attractions and activities to enjoy. Start by visiting the iconic Adelaide Oval, a renowned sports stadium where you can catch a cricket or Australian Rules Football match.

Explore the Adelaide Botanic Garden, a tranquil oasis featuring beautiful gardens, glasshouses, and a fascinating Bicentennial Conservatory. Don’t miss the vibrant Central Market, a bustling hub offering fresh produce, gourmet treats, and multicultural flavors.

Immerse yourself in culture at the Art Gallery of South Australia, showcasing an extensive collection of Australian and international artworks. Take a stroll along the Glenelg Beach promenade, lined with shops, cafes, and golden sand.

For a dose of history, visit the Adelaide Gaol, a former prison turned museum where you can learn about its intriguing past. Discover the lively Adelaide Zoo, home to a diverse range of animals, including pandas and Australian native species.

To experience the city’s cultural scene, catch a show at the Adelaide Festival Centre or explore the South Australian Museum, housing natural history exhibits and Aboriginal artifacts.

Finally, venture to the nearby Adelaide Hills, known for its picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and wineries, offering cellar door tastings and scenic drives.



Shop & Dine

Adelaide offers a vibrant shopping and dining experience. Rundle Mall is a popular shopping destination with a mix of local boutiques, and international brands.

You can also explore the Adelaide Central Market, a lively hub of fresh produce and gourmet delights,

When it comes to dining, the city boasts a diverse culinary experience, from trendy cafes to fine dining restaurants,

Don’t miss trying local specialties like Adelaide Hills wine and fresh seafood during your visit.

Nearby Places

Around Adelaide, there are wonderful nearby getaway options. Head to the stunning Adelaide Hills, known for its scenic landscapes, charming towns, and wineries as well,

You can also visit the beautiful coastal town of Glenelg, It is perfect for beach walks and relaxation. Explore the wonderful Barossa Valley, famous for its world-class vineyards and wine tastings,

And lastly, venture to Kangaroo Island, a nature lover’s paradise, it has stunning beaches, you can see wildlife encounters, and breathtaking natural beauty for mesmerizing experience.