Places in South Australia

Travel to South Australia

Flying to South Australia

International carriers operating to Adelaide include Cathay Pacific (CX), Malaysia Airlines (MH), Qantas (QF), Pacific Blue (DJ) and Singapore Airlines (SQ). Flights from Europe stop off in the Far East, usually Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong or Bangkok. Adelaide is also linked to every other Australian state capital city. For more flight details, see the main Australia section.

There is an excellent system of internal flights serving all regional towns, and the majority of flights are run by Rex - Regional Express (ZL) (flights to Kangaroo Island) (, Qantas (QF) (, Virgin Blue (DJ) ( and Tiger Airways (TR) (

Flight times:

From London to Adelaide is 22 hours.

Departure tax:


Airport guides

Airport Code: ADL. Location: Adelaide Airport is situated 6km (4 miles) west of Adelaide city centre. Money: There are several bureaux de change and ATMs in the terminal building. Read more

Travel by rail

Adelaide, where The Ghan train calls en route to Darwin (a scenic rail journey through a desert landscape), is a major terminal on the national rail network.

The Indian Pacific from Sydney to Perth also stops in Adelaide, while The Overland travels between Melbourne and Adelaide. See Getting Around By Rail in the main Australia guide for details.

Other tourist services are the Cockle Train (tel: (08) 8552 2782;, a scenic trip on vintage steam locomotives between Goolwa and Victor Harbour on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and the Pichi Richi Steam Train (tel: (08) 8648 6598; which leaves Quorn in the Flinders Ranges on a two-and-a-half-hour round trip.

Adelaide's rail terminal is located at Keswick, a few kilometres from the city centre.

Adelaide Metro (tel: 1300 311 108; offers comprehensive suburban rail services across the city.

Getting to South Australia by boat

Adelaide ( is an international port, with regular visits from international cruise lines.

Ferry operators:

SeaLink (tel: (08) 8202 8688; runs regular car-ferry services from Cape Jervis to Kangaroo Island (journey time - 1 hour).

Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.