Glenelg lies just 7.6 kilometres from Adelaide Airport, which is only another 9 kilometres from the CBD itself. Given its central location, it’s not hard to find transport from Adelaide Airport to Glenelg. However, not all options are equal. Taxis are a popular choice, but they can offer unpredictable service, and unpredictable prices. When the airport is busy, you can even find yourself spending long periods of time waiting in the taxi rank. Public transport is another option, but it’s not always the most efficient. It can sometimes involve transfers onto multiple services, which can cause your travel times to balloon. Then there’s the price. While it’s a cheap option for one, travelling in groups can attract a significant total price which doesn’t always represent the service you receive. That’s why we recommend a Car Australia transfer. Our transfers are direct, comfortable, and affordable, with the added bonus of twenty four hour service.

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Planning your trip

We’ve listed some useful information below to help you plan out your trip from Adelaide Airport to Glenelg. Our drivers have years of local experience between them, and their insights are what helps us deliver the most reliable transport without fail.

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Glenelg to Adelaide Airport and back

Travel times are the key to a good travel plan, and luckily the travel times from Adelaide Airport to Glenelg are not long at all. In fact, we expect an average trip of only 12 minutes, with an added few minutes if there’s congestion. If you’re travelling late at night, or early in the morning before the commuter traffic sets in, then you can expect a journey of only ten minutes. Because our services are run by professional chauffeurs, you are guaranteed transport via the quickest most direct route possible. Our drivers draw on their experience to deliver the best service, which includes responsive trip planning when possible delays present themselves. With Car Australia, your travel plans are in safe hands.

Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport is the portal between South Australia and the rest of the world, with world-class aviation facilities and a terminal that accommodates both international and domestic flights. It may not be Australia’s largest airport, but it sees thousands of passengers pass through its doors every day, from all reaches of the world. It is efficient, too, with abundant parking spaces closely proximate to the airport. There are also many different collection and drop off options available, including kerbside spaces, and disabled access zones. In addition to the domestic and international flights, it also sees flights landing and departing to and from regional locations across the country. This eclectic mix – all within the one terminal – makes Adelaide Airport a unique one. When you arrive there, simply walk from your gate to the arrivals hall, and let your waiting driver take care of the rest.


Despite being so close to the Adelaide Airport and CBD, Glenelg has the sleepy feeling of a seaside town. That is, in part, because it does sit on the seaside, overlooking the stunning southern coastlines of Australia. And that brings with it the advantages of beaches, beach activities, seaside shops, cafes, restaurants, and more. In fact, Glenelg is home to the Jetty Road Shopping and Entertainment Precinct, which attracts travellers from all over the State’s capital. With Car Australia, you can enjoy it all, too. We offer more than transfers alone, and will happily take you throughout the Glenelg area, which happens to possess all the history that comes with its status as mainland South Australia’s oldest European settlement.