About Adelaide Airport (ADL)

Adelaide Airport is one of the largest and busiest in Australia and is an important transport hub for the city of Adelaide and the southern region of the country. Our Adelaide Airport guide includes information regarding terminal facilities, access routes and nearby accommodation options.


Information desks (tel: +61 8 8308 9211) are located on the arrivals level. In addition, Airport Ambassadors provide assistance at check-in and at baggage reclaim. A tourist information desk (tel: +61 8 8234 3623), staffed by Best of South Australia travel agency employees, can also provide information about the local area as well as assist with transport and accommodation booking.


Driving directions:

The drive from the centre of Adelaide to the airport is pretty straightforward. Simply, follow Sir Donald Bradman Drive westwards from Adelaide city centre and turn off at Sir Richard Williams Avenue after 5km (3 miles).

Airport Info

, 1 James Schofield Drive, South Australia 5950,

Adelaide Airport is situated 6km (4 miles) west of Adelaide city centre.

No. of terminals:

+61 8 8308 9211

Public Transport

Public transport road:

Bus: Buses J1 and J2 (tel: +61 8 8210 1000; run to the city centre every 15 or 30 minutes, depending on the time of day (fare: AU$5.20 [peak], AU$3.30 [off peak]). Tickets can be purchased from the driver. All buses depart from a stop outside the terminal building, to the left of the 'pedestrian plaza.'

Taxi:There are taxi ranks at the airport. All taxis are metered: fares start at around AU$26 for trips to central Adelaide and the journey time is 15 to 20 minutes.

Terminal facilities


There are several bureaux de change and ATMs in the terminal building.


There is a good and varied selection of bars, coffee shops and restaurants at the airport. These include a restaurant serving Australian food and wine, a pub and a café serving cakes and desserts.


There are plenty of shops in the terminal, including a pharmacy, newsagents, fashion boutiques and gift shops. Duty-free outlets on levels 1 and 2 sell a range of goods, from perfumes and cosmetics to electronics.


Luggage lockers are available adjacent to the car rental offices in the multistorey car park. Lost property enquiries should be directed to the lost and found desk (tel: +61 8 8154 9468).


Other facilities available at Adelaide Airport include a children's playroom, a pharmacy and smoking areas (outside of the terminal on level 2), as well as a prayer room on the departures level.

Airport facilities

Disabled facilities:

There are lifts, ramps and accessible toilets for disabled visitors in the terminal. TDD telephones have also been installed for the hearing-impaired. Dedicated parking spaces for disabled drivers are provided next to the entrance to the terminal building.

Any passengers who may require additional assistance are advised to contact their airline in advance of travel.

Car parking:

Short-term parking is located immediately outside the terminal building in the multistorey car park. Long-term car parking is available off site, a short distance from the terminal, and is served by a shuttle bus every 20 minutes. Valet parking is also available.

Car rental:

Car hire companies Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and Sixt are represented at Adelaide Airport – offices for these providers are adjacent to the baggage reclaim area.