With buses, trains, trams and taxis available, Adelaide transport is plentiful. The city’s public transport is affordable and easy to use with some free transport options available in the city centre. Most transport services interconnect, making it simple to explore some regions by tram and others by train. You can also jump on a free hire bike to explore the city on two wheels, or sit back in a pedicab and let someone else do the peddling. Explore Adelaide’s pedestrian-friendly design on foot if you prefer walking, or hire a car if you plan to head beyond the city.
There are many taxi ranks located throughout the CBD and outside the airport. Supervised taxi ranks can be found near night-time hotspots such as the city and Glenelg. Book a taxi by phone or online. Adelaide Independent Taxis, Suburban Taxis and 13CABS are the main Adelaide taxis operating in the city.
The familiar rumble of Adelaide trams can be heard throughout the city, along Port Road, and out to Glenelg. Running on separate traffic controls, the trams have two free travel zones: in the city and Jetty Road. Travelling outside these areas requires a ticket. For anything longer than a weekend getaway, consider getting a three-day Metro Visitor Pass, which works on Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services.
When it comes to getting around Adelaide, exploring the city on foot is a breeze. Walking tracks alongside the River Torrens make for a beautiful morning stroll, or take a walk along the esplanade in Glenelg. The CBD has numerous walkways and arcades, and the grid-like layout of the city makes navigation simple.
Adelaide Bike Hire
Adelaide Free Bikes can be collected from 20 locations around the city. Simply show ID and complete a form and you’ll be given a bike lock, helmet and a bike for you to make use of for the day. With some of the most accommodating bike laws in Australia, Adelaide bike hire is a great way to see the city.