Cheap Adelaide flights and deals for August 2021

Compare fares, airlines and travel dates to get the best value for your money on your next Adelaide flight.

We’re reader-supported and may be paid when you visit links to partner sites. We don’t compare all products in the market, but we’re working on it!

Knowing which airlines to fly with, what months to travel in and how far in advance to book your fares are key to getting the best Adelaide flight deals. We break down all of the above and more to get you the most bang for your buck.


Today's Adelaide flight deals

SkyscannerSkyscanner

Flights within Australia from $26 each way

Ends

SkyscannerSkyscanner

Jetstar flights from $41 each way

Ends

Virgin AustraliaVirgin Australia

Australia-wide flights from $79 each way

Ends

Cheap FlightsCheap Flights

Australia-wide flights from $59 return

Ends


TL;DR: Adelaide flights

Adelaide's airport:
Adelaide Airport (ADL)

Get the best price:
May to August

Frequently asked questions about flights to Adelaide

How much does it cost to fly to Adelaide?

During a flight sale, which happens almost weekly, you can get flights to Adelaide for as low as $100-$150 return from cities such as Melbourne or Sydney, with a budget airline such as Jetstar. Expect to pay about $100 more with a full-service carrier like Virgin Australia or Qantas.

If you're flying from further afield, you should be able to get sale fares for around $175-$250 return from Brisbane or Perth with a budget airline.

Outside of sales and during peak travel periods like public and school holidays, flight prices will be higher. Check out our flight deals page for the latest offers and promo codes on flights from your city to Adelaide.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Adelaide?

The cooler months, from May to August, tend to bring the cheapest fares to Adelaide, according to data from sites like Cheapflights, Kayak and Skyscanner.

Although this is the coolest period, taking advantage of these cheap fares can have its perks. If you're heading to South Australia's wineries, May is just the time to experience the end of harvest celebrations.

If you're looking to travel during the peak summer months, which we feel is the best time to visit Adelaide, go at the beginning (November) or end (March) of the season.

Cheapest months to fly:

May to August

Priciest months to fly:

January to April


How long does it take to fly to Adelaide?

  • Alice Springs: 2 hours direct
  • Brisbane: 2 hours, 50 minutes direct
  • Cairns: 3 hours, 14 minutes direct
  • Darwin: 3 hours, 36 minutes direct
  • Melbourne: 1 hour, 22 minutes direct
  • Perth: 2 hours, 48 minutes direct
  • Sydney: 2 hours, 8 minutes direct

Which airlines fly direct to Adelaide?

  • Jetstar: Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne (Avalon), Melbourne (Tullamarine), Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney
  • Qantas/QantasLink: Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Kingskote (Kangaroo Island), Melbourne (Tullamarine), Mount Gambier, Perth, Port Lincoln, Sydney, Townsville, Whyalla
  • Rex: Broken Hill, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Melbourne (Tullamarine), Mildura, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Whyalla
  • Virgin Australia: Alice Springs, Brisbane, Cairns, Canberra, Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney, Sunshine Coast

What's the best airline to fly to Adelaide?

  • Best for price: Being a budget airline, Jetstar tends to have the lowest fares to Adelaide, especially if flying from Melbourne or Sydney.
  • Best for extra inclusions: Qantas and Rex both offer the most extras with its basic fares, including checked baggage and a drink and snack onboard.
  • Best for frequent flyer rewards: Qantas and Virgin Australia both fly to Adelaide and allow you to earn frequent flyer points; however, Qantas does offer flights to Adelaide from more destinations.

How many points do I need to fly to Adelaide?

Departure cityPoints required for a return Qantas flightPoints required for a one-way Virgin flightPoints required for a return Virgin flight
Alice Springs24,00023,60023,600
Brisbane24,00023,60023,600
Cairns28,800Not availableNot available
Darwin36,00035,60035,600
Gold Coast19,20011,80023,600
Melbourne16,0007,80015,600
Perth36,00017,80035,600
Sydney24,00011,80023,600
*These points were calculated in June 2020 and are subject to change and increases based on demand on your preferred travel dates.

Want to earn a free flight to Adelaide?

These frequent flyer credit card offers can give you more than enough bonus points for a complimentary flight (minus applicable taxes) to Adelaide Airport (ADL) from major cities across Australia.

NAB Qantas Rewards Signature Card

Up to 110,000 bonus Qantas Points
Discounted $295 first year annual fee

Offer may be withdrawn at any time

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

Go to Site
Promoted

American Express Velocity Platinum Card

Receive 120,000 bonus Velocity Points

Offer ends 24 August 2021

Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions, fees and charges apply

Go to Site
Promoted

How far in advance should I book my flights to Adelaide?

Flights to Adelaide tend to increase about 20-30 days prior to departure, at a minimum, according to data from sites like Cheapflights, Kayak and Skyscanner.

We've found that big sale events like Black Friday, Boxing Day and the EOFY sales can also be an ideal time to grab a bargain on flights, which may end up being a few months in advance of departure.

Where is the airport in Adelaide?

Adelaide's airport sits about 6 kilometres west of the CBD, just a few kilometres north of Glenelg.

If you're flying into Adelaide to enjoy South Australia's wineries, expect the following travel times to some of the most popular regions:

  • Adelaide Hills: 45 minutes (37 kilometres)
  • Barossa Valley: 1 hour (72 kilometres)
  • McLaren Vale: 40 minutes (38 kilometres)

More guides on Finder

Ask an Expert

You are about to post a question on finder.com.au:

  • Do not enter personal information (eg. surname, phone number, bank details) as your question will be made public
  • finder.com.au is a financial comparison and information service, not a bank or product provider
  • We cannot provide you with personal advice or recommendations
  • Your answer might already be waiting – check previous questions below to see if yours has already been asked

Finder only provides general advice and factual information, so consider your own circumstances, or seek advice before you decide to act on our content. By submitting a question, you're accepting our Terms of Use, Disclaimer & Privacy Policy and Privacy & Cookies Policy.
Go to site