Adelaide Airport is Australia’s fifth busiest airport, with 8.5 million passengers going through its doors in 2019. The airport serves both domestic and international customers, and is located 6 kilometres west of Perth’s CBD.

Port Lincoln is 650km away from Adelaide—a trip made long by the Spencer and St Vincent gulfs, which sit directly in between and stretch north for hundreds of kilometres. To drive from Port Lincoln to Adelaide Airport takes an average of seven hours.

Because Port Lincoln is so far away from Adelaide Airport, transport options are limited. You can catch a combination of buses and ferries, but you’re looking at a travel time of at least 10 hours. The most convenient and cost-effective way to get from Adelaide Airport to Port Lincoln is with Car Australia, who can provide a modern chauffeur driven vehicle to take you all the way. We have vehicles ranging from small to big, which can accommodate various group sizes of up to 20 people. We are also sensitive to climate change, and ensure that our fleet of vehicles are modern, fuel-efficient, and electric when possible, to help diminish our carbon footprint.

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Port Lincoln to Adelaide Airport: A travel guide

Here’s the essential info on getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide Airport.

Pick Up and Other Information

Getting from Port Lincoln to Adelaide Airport

The drive from Port Lincoln to Adelaide Airport takes an average of 7 hours, with an extra 30 minutes during rush hour.

Adelaide Airport terminals

Adelaide Airport has one passenger terminal, which caters for both domestic and international flights. It’s airlines include:

  • International flights: Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, China Southern, Jetstar, Malaysia Airlines, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines
  • Domestic flights: Jetstar, Qantas, Rex, Virgin
  • Regional flights: Alliance, Cobham, Qantas, QantasLink, Rex

Adelaide Airport parking and pick-up

There’s a few different parking options to choose from at Adelaide Airport:

  • Terminal Car Park: this multilevel secure car park is just a few minutes walk from the terminal, and undercover all the way to avoid rain. This carpark is perfect for people who want to meet their friends and family at the arrivals gate, and also great for business travellers. It includes 48 disability parks, and four spaces on Level 2 for electric vehicles.
  • Long Term Car Park (Outdoor): this cheaper car park is a quick 5-minute shuttle ride from the terminal, and is suitable for those who want to leave their vehicle for days or weeks. The shuttle service runs from 4:30am to 11:20pm.
  • Pick-up and drop-off: if you need to pick up or drop off a passenger, you can do so directly in front of the terminal, on Sir Richard Williams Avenue (check out this Ground map for the exact location). Be sure to pull up in the far left land to keep traffic flowing.

Adelaide Airport facilities

As with most Australian airports, Adelaide Airport has great facilities that will keep you entertained during your visit. There’s shops aplenty, lots of cafes, restaurants, and bars, and even postal services if you need to send a last-minute parcel. If you’d like to book a hotel room for a comfortable sleep, you can do so at the Atura Hotel, which is connected directly to the airport.

If you’re an airline club member, there’s lounges for Rex, Virgin, and Qantas throughout the departure lounges, where you can refuel with delicious food and drink for your flight. You can save on your mobile data too, with free Wi-Fi throughout the entire airport.

Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is a small city located on the Lower Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. As a seaside town, it’s tourism is built heavily on water activities, including yachting, scuba diving, game fishing, and if you’re feeling adventurous and haven’t watched Jaws in a while, shark cage diving. Being on the water has also earned it the accolade of being Australia’s seafood capital, so it’s awash with lip-smacking restaurants where you can sample some of its gorgeous seafood.

If you’re a nature lover, Lincoln National Park is also on its doorstep, which is a feast of outdoor beauty.

If you’re finding yourself in Port Lincoln anytime soon, get in touch to book a vehicle with us. We can pick you up anywhere in Port Lincoln and take you where you need to go, airport or otherwise.