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Travel Restrictions Between Melbourne And Adelaide
Travelling domestically has changed due to the evolving situation with COVID-19. Before you take off on a flight from Melbourne to Adelaide, it's important to understand if there are any potential restrictions, airline regulations or additional quarantine requirements set by the Government on travel.To find more information regarding domestic travel restrictions, visit our COVID-19 Travel Hub.
Airport Information Between Melbourne (MEL) And Adelaide (ADL)
Deprting Melbourne Airport (MEL)
The cheapest way to get from the city to Melbourne Airport is with the public bus. Hop on board routes 478, 479, 482 or 901, and you'll arrive outside the transport hub by terminal 4.
Catching a red-eye flight? Use Melbourne's 24-hour SkyBus. It departs every 10 minutes from the city centre and will only set you back AUD 19 for a one-way trip.
Taxis and ridesharing services will drop you off along the T4 Transport Hub zone on level 1 or along Departure Drive.
Melbourne Airport also has three parking options. The Value Car Park is perfect for travellers on a budget, while the Long Term Park and premium Terminal Car Park are ideal for longer trips and added convenience.
Which Domestic Terminal Will Your Melbourne to Adelaide Flight Depart From?
- If you're flying with Qantas, your flight will depart from Terminal 1.
- Virgin Australia flights leave from Terminal 3.
- Jetstar and Tigerair flights to Perth depart from Terminal 4.
All three terminals have restaurants, bars, shops, lounges and free WiFi available for all passengers.
Arriving at Adelaide Airport
Getting from Adelaide Airport to Your Hotel
If you want to use public transport to get to and from Adelaide Airport, hop on board the JetBus or JetExpress service. It runs daily from the airport to the city and tickets can be purchased from the bus drivers.
On a budget? Use the Airport City Shuttle. For only AUD 10 one-way, you'll be fetched from the airport and dropped off outside your hotel. Shuttles leave every 30 minutes, and you can book your spot on arrival at the Information and Tourism Bookings Booth.
The most convenient way to get to and from Adelaide Airport is with a cab. You'll find the taxi ranks outside of the terminal to the left of the pedestrian plaza. Ride-sharing services are also available, and the pickup area is to the left of the short-term car park.
Want to hire a car while you're in Adelaide? Head to the car rental desks on the ground level of the terminal across from the baggage claim area.
What is the best way to get around Adelaide?
The best way to get around Adelaide is by using the Adelaide Metro public transport network. To use the Adelaide Metro network, you will need to purchase a metroCARD and load it with money to cover your fares. An adult Daytrip MetroTicket is $10.60 and can be used for a day of unlimited travel services.
Things to Do in Adelaide
- Visit the River Torrens. It's the city's most significant river and is home to meandering pathways, quaint eateries and picturesque grassy knolls.
- Explore North Terrace - Adelaide cultural hub. Here you'll find the city's Art Gallery, State Library, war memorials, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, the Mortlock Library and so much more!
- Head to The Adelaide Central Market. It's one of the city's most popular landmarks, pulling around 8 million visitors each year. Spend an afternoon browsing the 80 produce stalls and discover some of Australia's tastiest fruits, meats, vegetables, seafood, freshly baked bread and delicious coffee.
- No matter when you visit, you'll be able to find an artisan market to visit. Adelaide boasts twilight markets, vintage markets, Christmas markets, weekend markets and week-day markets.
- Escape to the picturesque Adelaide Hills. Only a short drive from the CBD, you'll find yourself overlooking the Piccadilly Valley. Get lost on one of the walking trails and take in the city's beautiful scenery and plant life.
What is Adelaide known for?
Adelaide is best known for its world famous wines produced by the many wine regions just outside of the city, including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale, Coonawarra and more. The capital of South Australia is also noted for its many festivals and sporting events that typically occur in the city’s busiest month, “Mad March”.