Virgin Australia operates flights to Adelaide every day, from all state capital cities, including Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth, and from major regional ports like the Gold Coast.
Adelaide Airport Information
Adelaide Airport is South Australia’s principal airport. Located adjacent to West Beach, it is approximately 6km west of the city centre, and can be accessed by various transport options, including:
- Car Hire: Receive mates’ rates when you choose from a great choice of hire cars from our car partners.
- Taxi: A taxi rank is located directly out the front of T1 on the ground level. Concierges provide a safe environment and allocate taxis to passengers. There is a $2 fee added to fares leaving the airport.
- Private Chauffeur Service: Enjoy chauffeur service and private sedan transfers thanks to our partner Brunel.
- Buses: The JetBus service picks up and drops off from a bus stop on ground level, directly outside T1, adjacent the domestic baggage carousels. The JetBus travels to and from the city, Glenelg and the north-eastern suburbs. Single trip and daytrip tickets can be purchased from bus drivers.
Adelaide Domestic and International airports are connected.
Things to do in Adelaide
The South Australian capital is well renowned for its lively cultural attractions and events, world class food and wine scene, stunning flora and fauna and much more. Read on below or alternatively, find travel inspiration by reading our top five recommendations of things to see and do whilst visiting Adelaide.
Adelaide and its surrounds provide one of Australia’s most picturesque settings. Hills rise to the city’s east, bursting with vineyards and wineries, while the waters of Gulf St Vincent flank the west, offering some of the country’s most respected surfing waves. Known as the city of churches, Adelaide's streetscape is alive with history and heritage and a lively bar and entertainment scene.
Adelaide and its surrounds provide the perfect playground in which to indulge in cultural and social events and activities. More than 200 cellar doors dot nearby hill districts, hosting some of the county’s most renowned vineyards and wineries. Unique ecosystems, such as Kangaroo Island, the Murray River and Yorke Peninsula, all sit close by, showcasing extraordinary flora and fauna and adventures. The city’s food scene swells with markets, eateries, wine bars and cheeseries. Motorsports takes centre stage at the famous Mallala Race Circuit. While AFL teams, Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows, battle it out at against the country’s best at AAMI Stadium.
Adelaide’s premier shopping hub, Rundle Mall has more than 600 retail stores, three major department stores and 15 arcades. Rundle Street’s historic nineteenth century buildings house trendy boutiques and bookshops. King William Road and Unley Road are must-visits for exclusive boutiques, stocked with imported and locally made clothes, jewellery and accessories. For everything under one roof, it’s hard to go past iconic Australian retail giant, Westfield, with three suburban shopping centres, located at Marion, Tea Tree Plaza and West Lakes.
South Australia’s world famous wineries have seen Adelaide grow a vibrant and celebrated dining culture. A number of al fresco dining eateries can be found in the city centre and inner city suburbs, and are the perfect setting from which to take in Adelaide’s vibrant streetscape. The state’s strong Italian influence can be tasted at a number of inner-city restaurants, which tend to complement traditional techniques with contemporary twists. Surrounded by some of Australia’s most fruitful fishing waters, Adelaide also proves to a great place to tuck in to fresh seafood – North Adelaide is favourite local haunt for the freshest in seafood.
A trip to Adelaide is not complete without sampling some of the region’s finest drops. Enjoy a glass at one of the city’s many wine bars and lounges or make a day of it with a trip to a cellar door, winery or vineyard in surrounding regions like the Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley, Clare Valley, or from McLaren Vale or Coonawarra.
Adelaide Holiday Packages
Experience all that Adelaide has to offer, our holiday partner Virgin Australia Holidays has a great array of Adelaide holiday packages. Packages include flights, accommodation and a great variety of extras.