Other forms of transport

Adelaide Metro buses, trains and trams

Adelaide has an extensive public transport system of buses, trains and trams. Passengers can purchase single trip or day trip tickets or Metrocards, which store credit for use on multiple journeys.


Many buses and all trams reserve space for wheelchair passengers. Foldout seats in the wheelchair access area can be used, but should be vacated if a wheelchair passenger boards the bus.

Trains are equipped with ramps at the front-most entrance to enable wheelchair passengers to board.

As a courtesy, passengers should offer their seat to elderly, pregnant, or any passenger who looks like they could use a seat. See Getting around with a disability

Real-time passenger information, timetables

Real-time arrival information for buses, trains and trams, timetables and a journey planner are available online through the Adelaide Metro website. Adelaide public transport information is also integrated into Google Maps. Printed timetables are available from Adelaide Railway Station, the Adelaide Metro Info Centre, and some shopping centres.

Free city trams and circle buses

Adelaide Metro offers free public transport services within the city.

Free City Connector buses - 98A, 98C, 99A & 99C - operate as two loops, an inner city loop and an extended North Adelaide loop.

Routes 98A and 98C link the city and North Adelaide every 30 minutes, seven days a week. Routes 99A and 99C link the main city destinations every 30 minutes on weekdays

Together they provide a 15 minute service at major points of the city.

View free city bus routes

Cycle and ride

Bikes are allowed free on trains after 9.00 am until 3.00 pm.

Park and ride

At Park 'n' Ride car parks you can leave your car and transfer to an Adelaide Metro public transport service to complete the journey.


The Adelaide O-Bahn is a guided busway that allows specially fitted transit buses to travel at high speed between stops. These buses can exit the O-Bahn track and operate as regular road services.

The Adelaide O-Bahn begins just north of the city in the parkland suburb of Gilberton and runs 12 kilometres to an interchange at Tea Tree Gully. Beyond this point, buses continue on suburban road routes.

The main feature of the O-Bahn is its speed; it is able to travel from the edge of the CBD to Tea Tree Plaza Interchange in around 20 minutes, a journey that can take twice as long by bus on normal suburban roads.

Adelaide airport is eight kilometres from the centre of the city and is easily accessed by car, bus and taxi.

Adelaide Metro JetBus

The Adelaide Metro JetBus travels between Adelaide airport and the City.

You will need a Metroticket to board the bus.

Related information

Other websites

Adelaide Metro


Adelaide Metro InfoLine
Phone: 1300 311 108 (metropolitan customers)
Phone: 1800 182 160 (regional customers)  
TTY: 8303 0844.
Lines are open 7.00 am to 8.00 pm, 7 days a week 

Adelaide Metro InfoCentreMap
Corner of King William and Currie Street, Adelaide
Monday to Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am to 4.00 pm

Adelaide Railway Station InfoCentre - Map
North Terrace, Adelaide
Sunday to Thursday 6.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday, Saturday, public holidays and during special event days 6.00 am to 12.15 am

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