Steeped in history and bursting with experiences, there are many reasons to book a Sydney to Adelaide flight and start exploring South Australia’s fabulous capital. By the time you land at Adelaide Airport, you’ll have flown over the stunning beaches and city lights, giving you just a taste of the beauty in store. Being so close to the city means you can start exploring all Adelaide has to offer, from world-class sporting events to amazing natural scenery. No matter what the season, a visit to Adelaide is always amazing.
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How long does it take to fly from Sydney to Adelaide?
Sydney to Adelaide – 2 hours 10 minutes
Which airlines fly frequently from Sydney to Adelaide?
Airlines that fly direct from Sydney to Adelaide are Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas.
Departing from Sydney
Sydney Airport (SYD) is also known as Mascot Airport or Kingsford Smith Airport, and is located 8km from the city centre. It is the busiest airport in Australia and consists of three terminals, with Terminal 1 the hub for international flights and Terminals 2 and 3 servicing domestic flights. A fast and reliable way to get yourself to the airport – especially during peak times – is the AirportLink train, which departs from Central, Circular Quay, and any of the city stations. Trains run approximately every ten minutes, with the journey taking less than 15 minutes. A one-way ticket is about $19. To use AirportLink, you’ll need to purchase an Opal Card. It’s easy to take a taxi or rideshare service to the airport too, but allow plenty of time if you’re travelling in the peak periods. Read more about Sydney Airport (SYD) transport options.
Where will my flight land?
Adelaide Airport (ADL) is the gateway to South Australia and everything this state has to offer, from the Barossa Valley wine region to Kangaroo Island and the spectacular Limestone Coast. The airport is a hub for eight international airlines, five domestic airlines and a number of regional and charter airlines. Everything is under one roof at Adelaide Airport, which is Australia’s fifth busiest airport, servicing about 8 million passengers a year.
What is the weather like in Adelaide?
The weather in Adelaide does vary, with some hot weather in summer and cool winters. There’s something special to experience any time of year, so the best time to travel to Adelaide depends on your agenda. February and March is busy in the city, with arts and sporting festivals bringing many visitors. Autumn and early winter is a beautiful time to enjoy a meal by an open fire, something many restaurants and wineries offer. However, rainfall in Adelaide is highest during the cooler months with June averaging the most rainfall, so be prepared by packing for all conditions.
Summer in Adelaide can be very warm, but the city also has the lowest humidity in Australia, which helps to keep you comfortable. From late December to early February, Adelaide temperatures can reach 40 degrees Celsius, so avoid staying out in the sun for extended periods. Seek out indoor activities, and cool off with a swim in the afternoon.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts and a t-shirt
Don’t forget: Sunscreen, a hat and swimwear
As tree-lined walkways become tinged with red and orange leaves, the weather in Adelaide becomes even more pleasant. Autumn in Adelaide is characterised by warm, sunny days and crisp nights, particularly towards the end of the season. Adelaide Hills usually drop a few degrees cooler, so pack a jumper if you’re heading out to explore.
Appropriate clothing: T-shirt and light cardigan
Don’t forget: A jumper and long pants for cool evenings
Winter in Adelaide often has warm sunny days, with nights cooling down to an average of 7 degrees Celsius. It’s best to wear layers during the day as light winds can make the air feel cooler. Rainfall is most common during winter months, so carrying an umbrella or rain jacket is always wise.
Appropriate clothing: Long pants, a jumper or jacket
Don’t forget: An umbrella and a scarf
As the parklands turn a vibrant green, spring in Adelaide means gardens are in full bloom. Nights can still be cool, averaging between 9-13 degrees Celsius, with temperatures dropping once the sun goes down. Once daylight saving begins in October, the days become warmer, averaging between 21-24 degrees Celsius. Low rainfall makes this a great time to visit.
Appropriate clothing: Shorts with a jumper, or pants with a t-shirt
Don’t forget: A hat and sunscreen