Adelaide Airport is the transportation hub of South Australia and has previously been named Australia’s best, capital city airport. Located just 6 kilometres from the Adelaide CBD, it is the entry point from which to start your South Australian adventures. The township of Gawler lies approximately 50 kilometres north of the Adelaide Airport. A car ride from Gawler to Adelaide Airport should take you around 40-50 minutes during off-peak periods. Given the considerable distance, we recommend a chauffeur-driven vehicle with Car Australia for your most direct and efficient transfer. Our services are operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our expansive fleet has a vehicle to suit all occasions.

Individual travellers, to groups of up to 20 are all easily accommodated for, with our vehicles range including standard and executive sedans, SUV’s, people movers and premium minibuses. Alternative means of transportation are also available and include public bus services, taxis and a shuttle service. Travellers are advised, however, that for a trip of this length, alternative means can add additional time and cost to your journey. The average bus ride from Adelaide Airport to Gawler being around 2 hours and 15 minutes. For those who prefer the comfort of a private journey, a booking with Car Australia has never been easier, simply jump on our mobile app or website or give us a call to organise your next airport transfer.

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Gawler to Adelaide Airport: Journey planning tips

Car Australia is committed to ensuring that your airport transfer runs smoothly. To help you further prepare for your journey from Adelaide airport to Gawler, we’ve put together a quick guide with what to expect on your next trip

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times

A car trip from Gawler to Adelaide airport will take around 40-50 minutes depending on the time of day. During times of peak traffic, travellers can expect potential delays, and the journey may take up to 1 hour and 15 minutes. Our professional drivers at Car Australia are committed to efficiency and punctuality, ensuring that you will always be on the fastest and most efficient route to your destination. Direct door to door service is our promise to you.

Navigating Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is an exceedingly modern and well-equipped airport with so much to offer. Consisting of one single, unified terminal for both international and domestic travellers, it has won numerous awards for its excellent facilities. Those travelling via Adelaide Airport will not be disappointed. Inside you will find all the expected amenities of a modern airport, including, currency exchange desks, lockers, showers, family rooms, prayer rooms, medical facilities and free wireless internet throughout the terminal.

And it doesn’t end there, Adelaide Airport offers a wide assortment of dining and culinary options, duty-free shopping, retail and children’s speciality stores and more. Whether it’s the Lego speciality store for kids or the flagship, Penfold’s wine bar for adults, there is something for everyone at Adelaide Airport. Parking at the airport is in ample supply, between the terminal multideck and the long-term car parks, both offering plenty of disabled spaces. Designated pick up and drop off areas are easily distinguishable upon arrival and an express drop off lane means minimal congestion. Car Australia transfers, however, make your airport transfer even easier, as our drivers will deposit you right to the terminal and then collect you from the arrival halls for a seamless transfer to your desired destination.


Gawler distinguishes itself as a separate township from the city of Adelaide, laying roughly 45 kilometres north of the edge of the metropolitan outskirts. Better known for its relaxed lifestyle, the primarily residential suburb is comprised mostly of young families and retirees. This family-friendly community still boasts plenty to do. The Pioneer Park War Memorial is a must-see in the town of Gawler as well as the Old Telegraph Station Museum, Gawler aquatic centre, local trails and great food places just to name a few. From whichever location you find yourself in Gawler, our Car Australia drivers will gladly meet you there. With your convenience in mind, simply let us know your location and we will take care of the rest.