Holidaying and visiting South Australia
The South Australian Visitor Information Centre can help you with any enquiries about holidays and visits to South Australia.
Visit the South Australian Visitor Information Centre website or phone 1300 764 227 (within Australia) or +61 8 8463 4694 from overseas.
Domestic flights to Adelaide
Several international airlines can bring you to South Australia.
The following airlines offer frequent daily services to Adelaide airport from Australia's capital cities:
Domestic flight times (direct) are approximately:
- Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes
- Sydney - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Canberra - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes
- Brisbane - Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes
- Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes
- Alice Springs - Adelaide: 2 hours
International flights to Adelaide
The following airlines fly to Adelaide from various countries:
British Airways offers international access to Adelaide through code-shared services with Qantas.
Virgin Australia Airpass is available to international travellers flying into Australia on any international carrier who books through the Virgin Australia Airpass website.
You can fly direct to Adelaide from New Zealand and Asia, from Europe via Asia, and North America via Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, Denpassar and Bali.
Flights around South Australia
QantasLink operates intrastate air services in South Australia (Adelaide to Port Lincoln) as well as Regional Express, Alliance and Sharp Airlines.
Airports and airstrips
Adelaide airport is the main commercial airport in South Australia. All commercial domestic and international flights into Adelaide depart and arrive from Adelaide airport.
Parafield airport is Adelaide's secondary airport. It provides general aviation, pilot training and aircraft maintenance services. Contact Parafield Airport Limited for more information.
There are over 400 regional airports and airstrips within the state.
Regional airports with scheduled services include Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kingscote, Mount Gambier, Olympic Dam, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln and Whyalla. These airports, except for Olympic Dam, are operated by local councils. Olympic Dam is operated by BHP Billiton.
Besides the airports with scheduled air services, there are more than 90 airports used by the Royal Flying Doctor Service for medical clinics and patient evacuations. These airports are mostly operated by local councils and local communities. A few are operated by mining companies and private owners.
The South Australian Government owns Leigh Creek airport, leased and operated by Flinders NRG, the company that mines coal at Leigh Creek and 10 airstrips in regional reserves operated by National Parks and Wildlife.
The Australian Government Department of Defence owns and operates Edinburgh, Woomera and four smaller airports.