Transportation in Adelaide


International students studying full time in South Australia are entitled to a concession fare for travel on tram, train and bus services. Single and daily tickets are available, as well as the rechargeable electronic Metrocard.

Here are some Transportation Tips:

Tip 1

Google Maps is your best friend to get around Adelaide until you are use to all routes and buses. The app gives you all information about how to get to your destination via buses or by driving.

Tip 2

Adelaide metro has a feature called “Real Time Arrivals” which you can find in their website which will give you the estimated time arrivals of buses in real time whether it is late or early.

How do you get around Adelaide?

Car: Adelaide is easy to get around by car with excellent roads and some peak hour congestion. You can rent a car from one of the many hire car companies located at the airport or along the coastline.

Taxi: A twenty minute cab ride from the Airport Taxi Rank costs about $35 depending on the time of day.

Bus: For more information call Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Bike: Adelaide roads are mostly flat and easy to get around on a bike. Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire from the city centre and the Mike Turtur Bikeway goes all the way from the city to Glenelg beach. For more information visit Bike SA www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidefreebikes or call them on 08 8168 9999.

Tram: The famous “Bay Tram” runs regularly from the heart of Adelaide’s CBD right into Glenelg beach and takes 45 minutes. For more information call Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Free Public Public Transportation

Adelaide Metro provides a free tram service from the AdelaideEntertainment Centre to South Terrace. The service runs every 10 minutes and continues to Glenelg, but the correct fare must be paid. See the tram timetable for further information

Visit https://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/Tickets/Concession-Cards#student  for more information