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.
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
- A1 - Princes Highway
- A8 - Western Highway
- A20 - Sturt Highway
- B12 - Mallee Highway
- B160 - Glenelg Highway
- B240 - Wimmera Highway
From Western Australia:
- A1 - Eyre Highway
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.
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
Long distance bus services link Victoria and Northern Territory with Adelaide.
Great Southern Rail operates interstate rail services into South Australia which all stop at Adelaide Parklands Terminal.