Commonly asked questions about the South Australian capital.
South Australia’s cosmopolitan capital is a popular tourist destination. With lively central markets, alluring green parklands, and galleries and museums galore, Adelaide has something to offer everyone.
If you’re planning a trip to this coastal city but have a few queries before compiling your itinerary, we’re on hand to help.
What to know before you go
Where is Adelaide Airport?
Close to the city centre, Adelaide Airport is about 6km west of Adelaide’s CBD and is near west beach. It can be reached in as little as 10–15 minutes, depending on where you’re coming from in the city.
Does Adelaide Airport close?
Adelaide Airport is closed between 11pm and 4am. As a result, anyone planning an overnight layover will need to check out the available airport hotels or head into the city for accommodation.
How long does it take to travel from Adelaide to Melbourne?
Taking the quickest route, it will take approximately 7 hours and 53 minutes to travel the 726.5km between Adelaide and Melbourne via car. Taking the coastal route, which includes driving along Great Ocean Road, will take a few extra hours but is arguably more scenic.
Fancy flying? A domestic flight from Adelaide to Melbourne will take approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes and will probably cost less than the cost of petrol if you’re not sharing the ride.
How far is Adelaide from Darwin?
A flight from Adelaide to Darwin covers approximately 2,620km over the desert and will take anywhere between 3 hours and 35 minutes and 3 hours and 50 minutes.
If you’re fancying a road trip, the excursion would cover a massive 3,028km and take approximately 33 hours of drive time. This route will take you through Alice Springs and Katherine.
Does Adelaide have Uber?
Uber is widely available throughout Adelaide. Your Uber options include UberX, UberBlack and UberX ASSIST. The base fare is $2.2 and an additional $1 per kilometre thereafter. The minimum fare in Adelaide is $7.
You can take an Uber to and from the airport in Adelaide.
Where can you buy Metrocards in Adelaide?
Info centres, Metrocard agents and ticket vending and recharge machines sell Metrocards. It’s important to note they are not available to purchase onboard.
Metrocards are electronic smartcards designed for multiple trips on Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams. Public transport is readily available and is the most convenient transport method within the city of Adelaide.
Who designed Adelaide?
Colonel William Light, the first surveyor-general of South Australia, is the man behind the design structure of Adelaide.The city is arranged in a grid fashion and is encompassed by parklands.
Questions about safety and health
Where does Adelaide get its water from?
Most of Adelaide’s water comes from the River Murray, surface water, seawater and groundwater. South Australia is one of Australia’s driest states.
Is Adelaide safe?
Adelaide is considered to be a comparatively safe city and it was rated Australia’s safest city in 2013.
As with any city, it’s of the utmost importance to maintain diligence over your personal safety and belongings.
Lifestyle and things to do in Adelaide
Where is Adelaide Oval?
Adelaide Oval is on War Memorial Drive in the Parklands between North Adelaide and the city centre.
The famed stadium is used mostly for cricket and AFL but it also plays host to other events such as rugby league, rugby union, soccer and concerts.
Where is Adelaide casino?
Adelaide casino is on the northern edge of the city centre. SKYCITY has about 90 gaming tables, 950 gambling machines as well as a multitude of bars and restaurants.
It’s located within the heritage-listed railway station on the North Terrace.
Does Adelaide have an aquarium?
Although talks are in the pipeline, Adelaide does not have an aquarium.
However, visitors looking to get up close with sea creatures aren’t completely out of luck. There are some interesting aquarium displays to be enjoyed at Adelaide Zoo. Here you can visit penguins, sea lions and alligators.
Where is Adelaide Hills?
You’ll find these east of the city centre and depending on where you’re going, public transport from the city is available. However, if you’re planning on visiting vineyards or making multiple stops, it may be easiest with your own transportation.
The picturesque Adelaide Hills are part of the Mount Lofty Ranges and a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. Tagged “The Land of the Long Lunch”, it’s the ideal place to indulge in some Aussie-cultivated cuisine.