Getting to Glenelg|Adelaide
Adelaide boasts Australia’s newest international airport and is serviced by six international and four domestic carriers, with domestic and international flights operating regular daily services. Adelaide Airport is approximately 20 minutes by taxi to the Stamford Grand Hotel, Glenelg.
Approximate flying times are:
Melbourne to Adelaide – 1 hour and 20 minutes
Sydney to Adelaide – 1 hour and 55 minutes
London to Adelaide – 19 hours and 40 minutes
Singapore to Adelaide – 6 hours and 50 minutes
Los Angeles to Adelaide – 15 hours and 35 minutes
Auckland to Adelaide – 4 hours and 15 minutes
Please visit the Adelaide Airport website for further details on available flights and travel information.
Adelaide is the central hub on the Australian National Rail system and National Highway One, linking Western Australia with Eastern Australia. Keswick Railway Terminal is approximately three kilometres from Adelaide’s city centre, and is serviced by the Overland to Melbourne four times per week, the Indian Pacific between Perth and Sydney twice a week and the Ghan, which runs from Adelaide to Alice Springs and Darwin. See Rail Australia for more information.
South Australia has a good network of public roads and highways to navigate if you are driving to Adelaide. National highways leading to Adelaide include the Sturt Highway (A20), Dukes Highway (A8), and Eyre Highway (A1).
Luxury coach services provide a pleasant connection from Adelaide to regional centres. Several coach carriers service the Adelaide Central Bus Station (located on Franklin Street) from other Australian capital cities and regional areas. Carriers include Greyhound, Premier Stateliner and Vline.
Transport Around Glenelg|Adelaide
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE
Special busses known as the JetBus service - pick up and drop off from the left hand side of the plaza as you leave the terrminal. Click here to view a map.
JetBus services travel to and from the city, Glenelg and the north-eastern suburbs. All JetBuses are Metroticket services. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers. Please visit the Adelaide Metro website. Look for the J1 and J2 route information.
Take advantage of Adelaide Metro’s new Visitor Pass: Unlimited Travel on all Metro busses, trains & trams over 3 consecutive days for only $25! Includes maps and a special travel guide.
Adelaide’s historic tram line runs between Adelaide’s Entertainment & Central Business District, and Mosely Square, Glenelg. Trams have wheelchair access, however bikes are not allowed on board. From start to finish – the trip from Glenelg to the CBD takes approximately 30 minutes. The tram is free to ride on Jetty road and also within the CBD. A convenient free city loop bus service is also offered for travel within the CBD.
The O’Bahn is a special guided busway that operates on both the road and rail between the city and the northern suburb of Tea Tree Gully – not only innovative, but a tourist attraction as well.
For more information on public transport services and to view current timetables, please visit the Adelaide Metro website.
Quality taxi cabs are available throughout the state and can be booked or hailed by the roadside. Pease note that a $2 service fee applies to all fares commencing from the Adelaide Airport. A taxi fare from Adelaide Airport to Glenelg is approximately $20.00. The distance between Adelaide Airport and Glenelg is 8.95 Km. Travel time from Adelaide Airport and Glenelg is around 12 Minutes. For complete taxi service information, please visit the Taxi Council SA website.
CAR RENTAL & CHAUFFEURED VEHICLES
International rental car companies have branches in Adelaide, most with offices at the airport, city and suburban areas. Please click here to compare rates.
Please visit Bike SA to view further information on bicycle hire and special riding tracks. A free bike hire service is offered within the CBD and a few surrounding suburbs. Adelaide has allocated bike lanes for bike riders, but caution still needs to be taken when riding within them.