Adelaide Airport is Australia’s fifth busiest airport, with 8.5 million passengers going through its doors in 2019. It sits along the eastern side of West Beach, and so provides great views when you’re flying in or out of the city. The airport serves both domestic and international customers, and is located 6 kilometres west of Adelaide’s CBD.

Salisbury is approximately 26 kilometres northeast of Adelaide Airport, and takes about 30 minutes to reach by car. During rush hour, you can expect this trip to take up to 45 minutes, because of the route’s proximity to the city centre.

If you’d like a stress-free, comfortable way to get between the two destinations, Car Australia can provide you with an affordable chauffeur service, allowing you to sit back and relax for the journey. We have a vast fleet of modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles, from small sedans to large minibuses that can carry up to 20 people. You can book a trip with us using our mobile app, by giving us a call, or by using the booking form on our website.

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Travelling from Adelaide Airport to Salisbury

Car Australia has put together a useful travel guide to help you plan your journey from Adelaide Airport to Salisbury.

Pick Up and Other Information

Getting from Salisbury to Adelaide Airport

Driving from Salisbury to Adelaide Airport can take up to 45 minutes in rush hour, and about 30 minutes during off-peak hours. It’s possible to use public transport, but you’ll need to catch two different buses, and the journey will take you an hour and a half (or longer, depending on whether you catch your second bus in time).

Adelaide Airport terminals

Adelaide Airport has a single terminal that caters for both domestic and international flights. Its international airlines include Jetstar, Air New Zealand, China Southern, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and Qatar Airlines. Domestic flights are operated by Jetstar, Qantas, Virgin, and REX, and regional flights can be taken for Qantas, Cobham, REX, and Alliance.

Adelaide Airport parking and pick-up

If you’re planning to drive to the airport, there’s a few parking options to choose from. The Terminal Car Park is great for meeting people at the arrivals gate, and just a few minutes walk away. It’s a multi-level car park with 48 disability spots, and four spaces for electric vehicles.

The Long Term Car Park is a cheaper option for long-stay travellers, which can be reached using a free five-minute shuttle service (this runs from 4:30am to 11:20pm). Or if you’re just picking someone up for dropping them off, you can do so on Sir Richard Williams Avenue at the front of the airport.

Adelaide Airport facilities

Adelaide Airport has plenty of great facilities to keep you entertained. You can spend your hard-earned money in one of its shops, refuel in a cafe or restaurant, or have a relaxing pre-flight beverage in the bar. There’s also postal services for sending parcels, shower facilities to freshen up, and a whole lot more.

If you’re an airline club member for Qantas, Virgin, or REX, you can take advantage of the free food and drink in one of their lounges. If you’d like to get some sleep, the Atura Hotel is connected to the airport, and just a five minute walk.

You can access free Wi-Fi across the entire airport too, to save on your precious data.


Salisbury is a northern suburb of Adelaide, about 20 kilometres away from the city. It’s a service area of the City of Salisbury district, and so has plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, and leafy parklands to relax in. There’s also the Parabanks Shopping Centre if you fancy doing a little shopping.