Adelaide Airport is connected to Adelaide in several ways. Adelaide Metro operates JetLine buses on several lines connecting the airport to key points in the city, including JetExpress service. JetLine buses are Adelaide’s public transport system, lines that service the airport passengers. Currently there aren’t any train lines connecting the airport to the city, but new master plan envisions a light rail system in the future. On our train page you can find more detailed information on how to get to train stations in town.
Shuttle Busses and Taxis
There are also several shuttle bus services. Taxis are served on a brand new taxi rank, opened in 2013, with concierge service ensuring smooth passenger transfer. If you need a specialized taxi, like station wagon for your luggage or maxi taxi for larger parties, just tell that to the concierges and they will arrange it for you. There are 6 car rental companies operating on the airport and for those arriving by their cars, there are both short term and long term parking available tistorey car park is connected directly to the terminal and is a great improvement compared to the old facility, with double the space and completely covered area.
Short distance between the airport and Adelaide CBD plus flat ground and multitude of bike lanes make cycling to the airport a viable option. Multiple bicycle service stations at a bicycle facility at the southern end of the old International Terminal Building and free bicycle parking facilities allow bike users to come to and from the airport with their bikes. Bicycle racks are located at the ground floor of the multi store car parking. Next to them are short term bicycle lockers for storage. Bicycles need to be disassembled and boxed. Bikes can be assembled and disassembled at the cycling exercise station inside the bicycle facility.
Did You Know...
Adelaide Airport is the major airport in South Australia and fifth busiest airport in Australia, with more than 7.5 million passengers in 2014. It serves as principal airport for the City of Adelaide for both international and domestic travel.
Adelaide Airport has received numerous awards, including world’s second-best international airport (in 5–15 million passengers category) in 2006 and Australia's best capital city airport in 2006, 2009 and 2011. Over twenty airlines, including Quantas, Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand, Virgin Australia and emirates, operate on the airport. Currently, negotiations are underway to add Etihad Airways, Quatar Airways and several other major airlines to the list.
Redeveloped in 2006, it now boasts a new terminal building equipped to deal with all aircraft types, including the massive Airbus A380. The first one of these giant birds to land at Adelaide was Quantas’ VH-OQA "Nancy Bird Walton". The plane drew a huge crowd of spectators trying to get a look at it.
In 2012 the new control tower was opened, as well as a new multi store car park.
Baggage Storage Lockers
Baggage storage lockers are one of many services provided at Adelaide Airport. The lockers are managed by Baggage Storage™, an outside contractor. Baggage storage lockers are conveniently located on ground floor of the multi-level car park, and near to car rental offices. Lockers are automatic and come in three different sizes, small, medium and large.
- Small lockers are 900 mm deep, 420 mm wide and 420 mm tall and are suitable for hand luggage, like purses and hand bags, carry-on luggage and small backpacks. You can get one for $10 per 24 hours.
- Medium ones are 900 mm deep, 420 mm wide and 520 mm tall, handy for bicycle and motorcycle gear and helmets. They cost $12 per 24 hours.
- Large lockersare 900 mm deep, 420 mm wide and 864 mm tall, intended for baby strollers, musical instruments, softside business travel luggage and any oversize sporting equipment you may have. These are $14 per 24 hours.
The lockers are very easy to use, just choose size, duration and enter a pin code. If you overstay your intended duration, you can pay the difference on checkout. More information can be found on baggagestorage.com.
Internet, ATM and (Medical) Assistance
Adelaide Airport offers many services to the passengers. Throughout the terminal, there is free internet through Internode. There is a first aid station in the building, plus the Automated External Defibrillator. The airport offers children’s play area and prayer room. The post office is located just outside the airport. Exchange services are provided 365 days a year and there are ATM and FX ATM (foreign exchange automated teller machine) in the terminal. Entire building is designed according to the latest standards for disabled access. If you need any assistance, just look for the staff. They are dressed in bright burgundy jacket, making them easily spotted and are called airport ambassadors.