Getting to South Australia

Getting to South Australia

Getting to South Australia has never been easier. Either drive across the state border into South Australia or sit back and relax on a flight, bus trip or train journey.

By road

Major highways connect South Australia with neighbouring states and territories.

Highway access from Queensland is via New South Wales or Northern Territory. Access from A.C.T. is via New South Wales. If driving from Tasmania, first transport your vehicle to Melbourne on the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, then drive along one of the highways in Victoria to South Australia.

From New South Wales:

  • A32 - Barrier Highway
  • A20 - Sturt Highway (via Victoria)

From Northern Territory:

  • A87 - Stuart Highway

From Victoria:

  • A1 - Princes Highway
  • A8 - Western Highway
  • A20 - Sturt Highway
  • B12 - Mallee Highway
  • B160 - Glenelg Highway
  • B240 - Wimmera Highway

From Western Australia:

  • A1 - Eyre Highway

By air

Adelaide Airport is the main gateway to South Australia for those arriving by air from interstate and overseas. It is located 6 kilometres from the city centre. Transport options at the airport include hire car, taxi, ride sharing services or Adelaide Metro Bus.

There are also several smaller airports in South Australia which provide air connections to regional areas.

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport

Jetstar - flies to Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Gold Coast, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth, Sunshine Coast, Sydney

Qantas - flies to Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Rex - flies to Broken Hill, Ceduna, Coober Pedy, Kangaroo Island, Mildura, Mount Gambier, Port Augusta, Port Lincoln, Whyalla

Virgin Australia - flies to Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Other airlines - international destinations

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Ceduna Airport

Ceduna Airport

Rex - flies to Adelaide

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Coober Pedy Aerodrome

Coober Pedy Aerodrome

Rex - flies to Adelaide, Port Augusta

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Kangaroo Island Airport

Kangaroo Island Airport

Qantas - flies to Adelaide, Melbourne

Rex - flies to Adelaide

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Mount Gambier Airport

Mount Gambier Airport

Rex - flies to Adelaide, Melbourne

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Port Augusta Airport

Port Augusta Airport

Rex - flies to Adelaide, Coober Pedy

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Port Lincoln Airport

Port Lincoln Airport

Qantas - flies to Adelaide

Rex - flies to Adelaide

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Whyalla Airport

Whyalla Airport

Qantas - flies to Adelaide

Rex - flies to Adelaide

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By bus

Long distance bus services link Victoria and Northern Territory with Adelaide.

Firefly Express

Firefly Express

Melbourne to Adelaide

Stopping at Deer Park, Melton, Bacchus Marsh, Ballarat, Beaufort, Ararat, Stawell, Horsham, Dimboola, Nhill, Kaniva, Bordertown, Keith, Tailem Bend, Murray Bridge, Mount Barker, Crafers

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Greyhound Australia

Greyhound Australia

Alice Springs to Adelaide

Stopping at Erldunda, Kulgera, Indulkana, Marla, Coober Pedy, Glendambo, Pimba, Port Augusta, Port Pirie, Port Wakefield, Bolivar, Cavan

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By train

Great Southern Rail operates interstate rail services into South Australia which all stop at Adelaide Parklands Terminal.

The Ghan

The Ghan

Darwin to Adelaide

Stopping at Alice Springs

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Indian Pacific

Indian Pacific

Perth to Adelaide
Sydney to Adelaide

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The Overland

The Overland

Melbourne to Adelaide

Stopping at Geelong, Ararat, Stawell, Horsham, Nhill, Dimboola, Bordertown, Murray Bridge

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Great Southern

Great Southern

Brisbane to Adelaide

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