As the capital city of South Australia, Adelaide is one of the most exciting and interesting tourism destinations in the country. Adelaide boasts beautiful beaches, a friendly local population, exciting nightlife and a close proximity to many local vineyards and wineries. It should come as no surprise, then, that Adelaide is visited by thousands each year. Let this article serve as the guide to getting to and from Adelaide as well as how to get around the beautiful city.
Plane Travel: One of the most popular ways to arrive and depart from Adelaide is by plane. The city is equipped with a modern international airport just a 5 minute drive from the city center, making it easily accessible to anyone. International visitors will appreciate that the airport has several flights to and from major Asian cities, many of which leave daily or even more frequently in peak seasons. Travelers can enjoy direct flights from cities like Hong Kong, Singapore, Auckland and Kuala Lumpur. Domestic flights are also frequent, heading to many or the larger Australian cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.
Public Transport to Adelaide: For those who are heading to Adelaide from other cities in Australia, public transport is often an option. However, the bus and train services are often infrequent and can actually be quite expensive. However, while they are long journeys they can often offer the perfect chance to see the landscape of the surrounding areas. Look to the Great Southern Railway for train schedules both arriving to and leaving from Adelaide.
Car Travel: In such a large country, car travel is often the fastest and most efficient way to get from destination to destination. However, car journeys can be days in length so be prepared for some longer journeys. The trip from Melbourne to Adelaide is a reasonable 8 hours by car, but from Sydney the drive is roughly 18 hours, and from Brisbane expect to spend about 25 hours behind the wheel.
Travel Around Adelaide: While getting to and from Adelaide might require some planning, travel within the city is very simple. Driving by car is not necessary, but certainly easy enough to do and ample parking is available. Otherwise visitors will be comfortable walking in the city center, or taking a bus, train, bicycle, taxi or even a tram.