Adelaide Airport is the principal airport of Adelaide, South Australia and the fifth-busiest airport in Australia. Located right next to West Beach, the airport is approximately 6 km (3.7 miles) west of the city center.
If you’re driving to ADL Airport, type the following address into your phone mapping app or GPS device:
Airport Code: (ADL)
*1 James Schofield Drive, Adelaide Airport *
SA 5950, Australia
Adelaide Airport offers all the transport choices you could ask for. You can choose among the following: Shuttles, Ride-Sharing Companies, Chauffeured Vehicles, Taxi Services, Car Sharing, Rental Cars, Public Transportation, and Bicycles.
We know that it is hard to pick the best mode of transport since you have so many choices. So, to help you, we’ve outlined all the information you need about each option.
Adelaide Airport Shuttle
An airport shuttle is a perfect option if you need an affordable ride that gets you to your destination on time. If you want one to/from Adelaide Airport, don’t worry, there are many companies that provide airport transportation.
We’ve discovered the best ones, and you can find detailed information about each below.
Airport City Shuttle (Northern Flyer) offers door-to-door service from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide hotels and businesses. The cost is only $10 per person each way, and you can get group discounts as well.
It gets better! Booking is not necessary for arriving passengers, and the shuttles operate approximately every half hour.
Their operating hours are as follows:
Monday to Friday: 8am – 9pm.
Saturdays**:** 8am – 6pm.
Sundays**:** 8am – 5pm.
When departing Adelaide, please book a ride 24h before departure. To do that, call City Shuttle Northern Flyer at 0433 533 718.
Adelaide Airport Flyer offers airport transfers to/from the outer suburbs and surrounding areas of Adelaide. At the airport, meet the Airport Flyer driver inside the terminal near the Valet Parking Doors adjacent the fourth carousel on the ground floor.
To give you a glimpse of their prices, we’ve outlined the fares to some popular suburbs:
Their door-to-door services run 7 days per week. Reservations are essential and a minimum of 48 hours advanced booking is strongly advised. If you want to make a reservation, do it online or by calling 08 8385 9967.
Adelaide Air Connect is a service offered by SmartBus and operates 7 days a week with door-to-door pick-up and drop-off service. Their online booking system is easy to navigate and payable by credit/debit card facilities.
Traveling with your family or a large group of people? No problem, they have a fleet of minibuses for such occasions, and you will get a discount as well.
For additional information or to book your Adelaide Airport Shuttle service, call (08) 8440 0784.
Hotels with Shuttle Airport Transportation
There are no places to stay within Adelaide Airport, but some hotels are just a short drive from the terminal. Discover some of the great nearby hotels below.
Quest on Franklin Apartment Hotel
+61 8 8113 7500
+61 8 8238 2400
Comfort Inn Anzac Highway
+61 8 8294 1344
+61 8 8443 8188
If you don’t mind a longer drive, there are hotels in Adelaide that are farther from ADL Airport but offer airport shuttle transportation. Check them out in the following list:
+61 8 8216 0300
Abbotsford Country House
+61 8 8524 4662
Azalea Cedar Rose
+61 433 656 885
+61 433 656 885
+61 1300 136 970
Ride-sharing services such as Uber are available at Adelaide Airport.
Their designated pick-up facility is to the left of the short term car park as you leave the terminal. Walk across the main pedestrian plaza and then cross at the pedestrian lights at the pick-up and drop-off zone. But don’t forget to first book your ride using the phone app.
To help you compare the prices, we’ve outlined Uber estimates from ADL to some popular places in the area. If you want to know more, check the list below.
Adelaide Central Market
Also, there is a $3 levy added to fares for ride-sharing services leaving the airport.
If you want a more luxurious ride, you can book chauffeured vehicles from Adelaide Airport at any time. The designated pick-up area is to the left of the taxi rank as you leave the terminal, although your driver will probably be able to meet you in the terminal at the bottom of the main escalators.
It’s best to book in advance of your arrival. To do that, choose the company from our list and contact them. We’ve listed the best providers below:
1300 130 020
+61 8 8440 0788
1300 615 165
Platinum Car Hire
0419 032 619
0422 400 323
0418 112 999
Taxis are always a convenient way to get to any destination in the city.
At Adelaide Airport, there is a designated taxi rank located at the left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers.
Interested in Adelaide taxi rates? Rest easy, we’ve got that covered as well. Check our lists below to find them out.
From 06 AM to 7 PM:
From 7 PM to 6 AM and on Saturdays and Sundays:
Also, there is a $3 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport.
Car-sharing service by GoGet is another available transportation option at ADL Airport.
Vehicles are located in the airport car park behind the terminal’s multistory car park. You will need to join up with a car-sharing service to access these vehicles.
GoGet has a large number of vehicles available, and you can check them out along with their prices if you visit their website.
If you want the freedom to control your own schedule and explore South Australia by yourself, you can hire a rental car.
Car rental desks are located on the ground level of the terminal adjacent to the Baggage Claim area. Parking for car rentals is on the ground floor of the multi-level car park. Your car rental company will direct you to the correct parking location to pick up your vehicle.
The following companies have desks at Adelaide Airport:
For additional questions, please contact your car rental company.
Public transport is a very popular and very cheap option almost everywhere. If you want to use public transport to/from Adelaide Airport, we’ll provide you with all the information you need.
Adelaide Metro offers an express double-decker bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city.
It operates every 30 minutes from Monday to Friday, and it can take you near many key city attractions and locations, including over 20 hotels and apartments in the city.
Adelaide Metro also offers a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach, and the City, servicing all stops along the route. From there you can easily transfer to other regular Adelaide Metro services.
Pick-up/drop-off location is at the bus stop on the left side of the plaza as you leave the Terminal.
Check Adelaide Metro fares in the list below:
(Monday to Friday, 3 PM to 9 AM,
(Monday to Friday 9 AM to 3 PM,
Sundays, and public holidays)
2 section Metrocard
2 section Metroticket
Adelaide Airport has bicycle facility as well. So, if you’re a sporty person, this is a great transportation option for you.
You can find it at the southern end of the old International Terminal Building, approximately 90 meters from the northern exit of the terminal.
This facility is secured each evening at 11 PM and re-opened at 4 AM. Bicycles are able to be left in this area for a 2-week period.
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