Adelaide Airport is an international airport located only six kilometres west of the Adelaide CBD, adjacent to West Beach. The approximate travel time to Mount Barker is an hour and five minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

There is a range of options to choose from to get from Adelaide Airport to Mount Barker, such as buses and taxis, but for the most convenient and comfortable trip, we highly recommend Car Australia’s chauffeur-driven cars.

Car Australia provides you with excellent service at a competitive price. We can pick you up and drop you off wherever is most convenient for you at Mount Barker, and the designated pick-up zone at the airport. Our vehicles are modern, environmentally friendly, and can be booked at any time of day or night. You can book by phone or through our new app, allowing quick and easy bookings.

Due to our vast infrastructure and fleet of vehicles, you can be sure that we will always be on time, every time, making us the most competitive and reliable car hire service in the country. And in case you are travelling with a large group of up to 20 people, you can book a luxury minibus through our partner company Hughes.

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Adelaide Airport To Mount Barker – Planning Your Journey

Here is an  an overview of your trip from Adelaide airport to Mount Barker. With these details, you can be sure that your plans go off without a hitch.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel times for your journey

The standard travel time to get to Mount Barker from Adelaide Airport is an hour and five minutes. However, this can differ during peak and off-peak hours – off-peak can take as little as 45 minutes, and peak time can take as long as an hour and 15 minutes.

Making your way around Adelaide airport

Adelaide Airport has 1 passenger terminal for both international and domestic arrivals. Whether Adelaide Airport is your final destination, or you’re just passing through, it has plenty to offer. There’s free Wi-Fi across the entire airport (gates and lounges) so that you can surf the web and update people about your arrival. It also offers a range of retail stores for men, women, and children, so you can keep busy while you’re waiting for your flight.

If you are hungry, there is a variety of quick bite cafes and dine-in restaurants with a high reputation. If you land in the morning, drop by the Precinct for some great tasting coffee, or Krispy Kreme to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Adelaide Airport also offers various parking options, as well as quick pick-up and drop-off areas. There is the undercover multi-level Terminal Car Park which is the closest to the terminal; the outdoor Long Term Car Park which requires a 10-minute walk or five-minute bus drive to the terminal, and pickup and drop off zones located at the entry point of the airport on Sir Richard Williams Avenue (see map for location).

If you’re transiting for over six hours, you can stop at the Atura Hotel to relax, and top up your belly. If travelling for a shorter period, the airport has lounges for REX, Qantas, and Virgin airlines.

Mount Barker – things to do

Mount Barker is a picturesque city located 33 kilometres inland of Adelaide’s city centre. The city is in the middle of the countryside making it perfect for walking trails and animal sightings, as well as birdwatching. Climb up to Mount Barker to admire the beautiful landscape stretching across the Adelaide Hills.

Once you’ve taken in all the nature, head back into town and check out the shopping boutiques scattered along the streets. Mount Barker is also renowned for its alcohol production, so you cannot miss the Ngeringa winery or the Prancing Pony Brewery. If you’re staying over the weekend, hit up the Saturday Farmer’s markets situated at a close distance from the main street.

In terms of activities, Mount Barker offers a skate park for kids and adults to indulge in, a cinema, and a golf course. On the other hand, if you’re a skincare enthusiast you can visit the biodynamic Jurlique Farm where many of the herbs and plants are grown for their products. With Car Australia, you don’t need to worry about finding us because we will find you. We can pick you up wherever you like in Mount Barker, to take you to the airport at whichever time you need.