For specific information on how to get to TGSS from the CBD head here, otherwise continue to peruse the options below for traversing our fair city.
Free Services Within the City
A tram runs from the Entertainment Centre on Port Road, up North Terrace outside the train station, along King William Street to South Terrace, linking a number of Adelaide’s central attractions (including Central Market, Gouger Street, Rundle Mall, and The State Library, Museum and Art Gallery on North Terrace), before heading south to the popular beachside suburb of Glenelg. Travel between Port Road and South Terrace is free. The journey to Glenelg takes about 25 minutes and normal Metro fares apply.
The tram timetable is available here.
City Connector Bus Services – 98A & 98C
The free City Connector bus service runs on two loops – an inner city loop (99A and 99C, only available weekdays) and an extended loop around North Adelaide providing a link to popular attractions, shopping, dining and destinations. The large loop (98A and 98C) connects North Adelaide and the city seven days a week.
City Connector bus time tables are available here.
Adelaide’s Bus and Train Network
Grenfell, Currie and King William Streets have buses leaving to all parts of Adelaide, including the O-Bahn service to the North Eastern suburbs and Tea Tree Plaza and the JetBuses to the Airport (J1 and J2)
Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace provides access to many varied parts of the metropolitan area, including historic Port Adelaide, and the beautiful Adelaide Hills. You can catch the train to the Adelaide Showground, get off at the aptly titled ‘Showground Train Station’.
TICKETS/FARES – can be purchased on board the tram, train and buses, Adelaide Railway Station, from most newsagents, and from the Adelaide Metro Information Centre on the corner of King William and Currie Street. Metro tickets are valid for all bus, train and tram services.
Regular Peak: Before 9.01am and after 3:00pm weekdays, all day Saturday
Interpeak: Monday to Friday 9:01am to 3:00pm, All day Sunday and public holidays
Regular 2 Section Metroticket $3.20
Interpeak 2 Section Metroticket $2.40
Daytrip Metroticket $9.90
Regular Concession Metroticket $2.60
Interpeak Concession Metroticket $1.30
Daytrip Concession Metroticket $4.90
Concessions apply for eligible persons carrying recognised concession identification cards. Free travel for Senior’s Card holders between 9am – 3pm
Full fare information is available here.
In the city, hailing a cab from the St or going to a taxi rank is the best way of securing a ride. Hotel staff will also help you find a taxi. All taxis in Adelaide accept major credit cards and Cabcharge. On evenings in the city, you can find major taxi ranks on the North Terrace near SkyCity casino and also at the corner of Hindley and Morphett Sts.
The Adelaide Showground is a five minute drive from the Adelaide CBD and a 15-minute journey from the Adelaide Airport. A taxi from the city will cost around $10-15 for up to four people.
Adelaide Independent Taxi Service
Telephone: 13 22 11
Telephone: 131 008
6 and 7 seat passenger taxis available – Telephone: (08) 8234 8011
Yellow Cab Co.
Telephone: 13 2227
Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire during opening hours of any of the 14 hire locations in Adelaide City, 2 locations in Unley and 5 locations in Charles Sturt. You can hire a City Bike from any of the participating hire locations during their opening hours. Note that opening hours vary from node to node. Listed below are a few of the CBD options; for other locations, check out www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidecitybikes
111 Franklin St, Adelaide
Ph: 8168 9999
Open 7 days 9am – 5pm. Closed on public holidays
Adelaide City Council
25 Pirie St, Adelaide
Ph: 8203 7203
Open Mon – Fri 8.30am – 5pm
Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide
Ph: 8212 4099
Open Mon – Fri, 9am – 4pm