Adelaide Airport Transfers
Adelaide is not a common arrival point for visitors from overseas, but if you do reach here by air, either from overseas or by a domestic flight, the airport is only seven kilometres from the city centre. There is an airport bus which will take you into the city. If you wish to pay less, walk to the airport entrance, about 500 metres, and take a city bus no. 276 or 278 from the far side of the road. You will then have two hours to take as many buses, trains or trams as you wish. If you prefer, you can pay a bit more and travel for the rest of the day. If your destination is Glenelg, the no. 278 in the opposite direction, from the near side of the road, will take you there.
Flights to Adelaide
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V-Line, the Victorian railway operator, runs two
co-ordinated services to Adelaide. V-Line, when it
was known as Victorian Railways, was the joint operator,
with South Australian Railways, of the Overland. Now
South Australian Railways has disappeared and the Overland
is operated by Great Southern Railway, but V-Line operates
a competitive service. One takes the train from Melbourne
to Bendigo and there transfers to a bus for the remainder
of the journey to Adelaide. It is a pleasant ride,
to be recommended, for one sees scenery through which
one would not normally pass on bus or train, although
the road is a little bumpy in parts. The journey takes
½hours and operates every day.
The second co-ordinated service operated by V-Line is a Sydney to Adelaide service, but this is not as much fun, as the timing is inconvenient. One takes the night train at 20:43 from Sydney bound for Melbourne, and alights at Albury at 3:54. A bus then conveys you to Adelaide, arriving at 16:15. Thus it is a seven-hour train journey, followed by a 12½ hour bus ride. This service too operates every night, with the V-Line buses using the Franklin Street Bus Terminal.