Thought I'd create a topic so that Interstate Visitors can have a 1 stop shop as to what to do when visiting Adelaide. I've also included BASIC information about which services to catch for these places, I could go into more detail, but wont. Please feel free to add any you can think of.
- 1. ADELAIDE O-BAHN: The worlds longest, fastest & most unique guided busway. Catch buses G44, J1, J3, J3, 541-546 from Stop F2 in Grenfell St, around 150m east of King William St. Every 5-10mins off peak, every 1-2mins on peak,every 15 night, weekends, public holidays
2. GLENELG TRAMWAY: Adelaide's historic tramline running between the city and beautiful coast. Plenty to see & do down at Glenelg. Also, all trams are FREE when travelling within the CBD boundaries. Trams between North Tce and South Tce every 7-8 mins during weekday, Trams to Glenelg every 15 mins weekdays & weekends, every 20 mins night. Selected H-Type runs on Weekends
3. HAHNDORF & MT. BARKER: The Adelaide Hills have a reputation for being a beautiful part of the world, and Handorf & Mt Barker are 2 excellent places. The scenic trip up there is wonderful, a great way to spend the day. Catch buses 860F, 864 or 864F from Stop G2 in Grenfell St, out the back of Harris Scarfe. Every 30 minutes weekdays & Saturdays, every hour nights, Sundays & Public Holidays
4. BELAIR TRAIN: If you get a railcar where you can actually see out the windows, the Belair train line is a stunning train ride up to the Belair National Park. Possibility of some freight action on the parallel line, with a crossing loop at Belair. Every 30 minutes or so during the day, every hour nights, weekends & public holidays
5. ADELAIDE'S BEACHES: Adelaide's many beaches provide relief from the heat of mid summer for both locals and tourists alike. Popular beaches along the coast line include Largs, Semaphore, Henley, Glenelg, Brighton and Maslin*. All of these beaches are within easy access of Adelaide Metro bus, train or tram services.
For Largs catch bus 157 from stop W1 North Tce (opposite the Railway Station) and alight at stop 47; or the Outer harbor train and alight at Largs. Every 30 mins weekdays; hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Semaphore catch bus 157 from stop W1 North Tce (opposite the Railway Station) and alight at stop 44 or the Outer harbor train and alight at Glanville Interchange and have a gentle walk along Semaphore Rd or catch the 333 bus from the interchange to Semaphore (alighting at stop 44). Every 30 mins weekdays; hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Henley catch bus 136, 137 or 139 from stop U2 in Grenfell St and alight at stop 28 Henley Square. Half hourly 7 days a week.
For Glenelg catch bus 263, 264 or 265 from stop D1 King William St or the Glenelg Tram (details as above). Buses run every 15 mins weekdays; half hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Brighton catch the Noarlunga Centre line train and alight at Brighton or bus 265 from stop D1 King William St. Bus and train Half hourly weekdays; hourly weekends; no bus at night.
For Maslin* catch the Noarlunga Centre line train and alight at Noarlunga Centre and change for bus 741 alighting at the terminus at stop 97.
*Naked bathing at Maslins, a real gunzel opportunity!
Adelaide uses the Crouzet ticketing system. Buses Trains and Trams all have the same ticketing system There are 3 types of tickets -
SINGLETRIP: A 2 hour ticket. From the time you first validate it, then have 2 hours before you are able to last validate the ticket. Ideal if you're just "going for a ride"
DAYTRIP: Valid from the first time you validate it until 0430 the next morning. Ideal for doing 2, 3, 4 things in a day.
MULTITRIP: A ticket with 10x 2hour trips on it. The most commonly bought ticket, for workers and school students usually
NB: 2 Section fares are for very short journeys, Interpeak tickets are valid between 9:01am & 3pm M-F
ADELAIDE METRO - More Information
For more information, visit -
Shop: The Adelaide Metro Infocentre on the Corner of King William & Currie Sts, City
Adelaide Metro Infocentre open 0800-1800 M-F, 0900-1700 Sat & 1100-1600 Sun. Closed Public Holidays
Phone: Call the Adelaide Metro Infoline on 8210 1000.
Adelaide Metro Infoline operates between 0700-2000, 7 days a week, 365 days a year