Australian Masters Games : Getting Around Adelaide

Getting Around Adelaide

Unlike in past Games there is no longer free public transport for accredited participants, but there are plenty of affordable options for getting around town.

Public Transport 

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system operating buses, trams and trains throughout the city and the greater metropolitan area. 

You’ll find timetables, fares and service information on the Adelaide Metro website or metroMATE app. Use the Journey Planner function to plan your travel and get information in real time. Adelaide Metro route and timetable information are also integrated into Google Maps.

You will need to purchase a fare to travel on Adelaide Metro services. You can purchase a Metroticket or pay for your fare using either a MetroCARD or MetroCARD Visitor Pass. Learn about each option and and the accepted concession cards on the Adelaide Metro website

Senior Card Holders

If you hold a valid Australian State or Territory Seniors card then you are eligible for free travel on Adelaide Metro services at these times - Monday to Friday before 7.00am, between 9.01am and 3.00pm, after 7.01pm and all day Saturday, Sunday and public holidays.

Simply visit the following locations and show your interstate Seniors Card and you will be issued with a temporary MetroTicket which will be valid for a maximum of 14 days.

  • Adelaide Airport’s Information Booth, WHSmith Express at the ground floor arrivals area of the Adelaide Airport
  • Adelaide Hills Visitor Information Centre at 68 Mount Barker Road, Hahndorf
  • Adelaide Metro InfoCentre located at the Adelaide Railway Station
  • Glenelg Visitor Information Centre at 1 Moseley Square, Glenelg
  • Visitor Information Centre at shop 9 James Place, Adelaide (just off Rundle Mall)
     

See Adelaide Metro FAQ for more information.

Free City Connector Bus

The free City Connector bus offers a hop-on and hop-off service to the City and North Adelaide linking popular city attractions, shopping, dining and key destinations.

Bus route 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, and 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas not serviced by the tram. Services operate every 15 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends.

For timetables, route details and real-time information visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Free city tram 

You can travel on the tram in the city centre free of charge from the South Terrace stop, along North Terrace and out to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre where a Park n Ride service is available. 

You must purchase an Adelaide Metro ticket for travel to and from the South Terrace stop to Glenelg.

Taxis and rideshare services 

Adelaide and suburban areas are serviced by three taxi companies: 

There are multiple rideshare services operating in Adelaide. Choose from the traditional UberGo Catch  or Ola.  

There’s also Shebah (operated by women, for women), or MyCar for eco-friendly transport. 

Car Hire

We recommend local provider Cut Price Auto Rentals. For information visit their website or call 08 8443 7788.

All major car hire companies have offices at the Adelaide Airport and in the city centre.

Parking 

On-street parking 

The City of Adelaide owns and operates UPark car parks. With nine locations throughout the city, you’re bound to find a convenient parking space near your city venue, restaurant or accommodation. 

Visit the UPark website for a map of the locations and special deals. Some UPark outlets are open 24/7, while others offer discounts for “early-bird” parking.

The Adelaide Central Bus Station located at 85 Franklin St can accommodate buses for overnight or short stays if you are looking for parking, please call 82037386 or email CentralBusStation@cityofadelaide.com.au for details and bookings

Off-street parking 

Within the city on-street parking spaces are available for short-term timed parking.

The City of Adelaide has installed smart parking sensors in various locations across Adelaide. By downloading the Park Adelaide smartphone app, you can check real-time availability by location, then once parked, pay for your parking via your mobile device. The app will then send you a reminder notification when your time is due to expire, and even allow you to extend it for a fee.  

Adelaide Convention Centre 

Trams, busses and taxis can be accessed from the Adelaide Convention Centre, specifically outside the front door of the North Terrace entrance. Free tram services run within the City and include the Adelaide Convention Centre. A train station is located one minute from the Centre. 

City of Adelaide Map

Click here to download a map of the City of Adelaide.

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