Adelaide Airport lies six kilometres to the west of the city centre, and it’s adjacent to the sea side suburb of West Beach. If you want to get from Adelaide Airport to the CBD, you’ve got plenty of options available. There are taxis, buses, shuttles,  and even hire cars, and each choice comes with its own benefits. Public transport options are cheap, and they’re usually pretty easy to access. However, they’re not the quickest or most comfortable option. Taxis are normally a lot more efficient, but with metered fees and long lines at the taxi rank, they can leave you feeling like you didn’t get your money’s worth. That’s why we recommend a direct transfer with Car Australia.

At Car Australia we service clients travelling from Adelaide Airport to the CBD and beyond, with professionally chauffeured and well-maintained luxury vehicles. We understand that certainty is everything when it comes to your travel budget, too, which is why we offer fixed prices. As well as that, our booking service can cater for your booking well in advance, so you can get your schedule consolidated for months to come.

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Your journey travel guide

Before you set off from Adelaide Airport to the CBD, it might be helpful to get some idea of what your trip entails. Organisation is always easier when you know what to expect, which is why we’ve collected a few of our insights below.

Pick Up and Other Information

Adelaide Airport to city distance

Adelaide Airport is about six kilometres from the city centre, which means that your trip with Car Australia will only be a short one.  In fact, it normally takes our drivers only 18 minutes to complete the journey. Even in peak hour, there’s normally little delay with journey’s from Adelaide Airport into the city taking approximately 22 minutes. If your flight arrives late, early, or in an off-peak period, you could be looking at a trip of just 12 minutes from the airport to the city. We will take you door to door, as well, which means no stops between Adelaide Airport and your destination in the city – unless you would like to detour, of course.

How to get from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide CBD

The first step in your trip from Adelaide Airport to the city is finding your transfer. Luckily, Adelaide Airport is exceptionally well set out, and very easy to navigate as a pedestrian. The airport has one terminal for both domestic and international flights, which makes getting around much easier. Better still, the terminal is serviced by a multi level undercover secure parking facility, along with over forty disabled access spaces, and dedicated electric car spots too. For cheaper long term parking, there is an outdoor facility nearby that is serviced by a shuttle bus, for trips of just five minutes between car park and terminal. If you prefer to walk, it’s still only a ten minute stroll. Of course, we can pick you up at Adelaide Airport at a far more convenient spot. Simply let us know when you’re arriving and we will take care of the rest.

Getting from Adelaide CBD to the Airport with Car Australia

Adelaide is rife with attractions, so there’s no shortage of things to do or see on your travels. Fitting them all into your schedule will be easier with reliable transport from Car Australia, too. We offer door to door transfer from any destination in and around Adelaide, so your trip back to Adelaide Airport is covered no matter where you find yourself. Adelaide CBD is especially well known for its cultural attractions, which include everything from its famous churches, to its emerging bar and restaurant scene. With the beautiful Adelaide Hills not far from the city, quality locally sourced food is easy to come by. If you’re in town for sports or concerts, then you can rest assured that Adelaide Oval and the Convention Centre are both contained within the city, so, depending where you stay, they may well be in walking distance. If not, simply let us know and we can arrange for a direct transfer to your concert or game before you return to the airport.

If you book with Car Australia you get a private and direct service. That means no queue and no delay in your trip from Adelaide Airport to the city. And because both destinations are no more than 6km apart, the trip itself will be a quick one.

At Car Australia we understand that flights come and go at all hours of the day and night. That’s why we are committed to twenty four hour service, seven days a week. Regardless of when your flight arrives, you can book a transfer from Adelaide Airport to the city with us, and our drivers will be waiting when you arrive.

The Car Australia fleet is comprised of a wide range of premium and luxury vehicles. Our vehicles include larger models with large luggage capacities, so you’re unlikely to encounter any issues in that regard. However, if you thing your luggage may be a little more than the average person’s, feel free to get in touch and we can come up with a solution to ensure that you and your luggage get from Adelaide Airport to the city without issue.

At Car Australia, we have everything from sleek sedans, to premium people-movers with space for ten passengers or more. If your group is bigger still, we can arrange a booking for you through one of our partner companies. We have access to coaches with large passenger capacities, so feel free to get in touch if you require one.