Adelaide Metro Bus Service 99C
Route 99c is a useful free bus service for getting around the centre of Adelaide. The bus operates in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction.
While the area covered can be done on foot the bus service is a very welcome alternative when its wet or Adelaide temperatures sore towards or past 40 degrees centigrade which happens regularly in summer.
The primary locations of particular interest to travellers along or close by the bus route are (commencing at Adelaide Railway Station and moving clockwise):
Adelaide Railway Station / Casino / South Australia Parliament House /Festival Centre
State Library / Migration Museum / South Australian Museum / Art Gallery of South Australia/ University of Adelaide
Tandaanya Aboriginal Culture Gallery
Central Market / Central Bus Station
Hours of operation - Mon - Thur 8am - 6.30pm, Friday 8am to 9pm, Sat 8.40am - 5pm, Sun and Public Holidays 10am -5pm.
Service operates every 15mins Monday-Friday, every 30mins Saturday-Sunday and public holidays
A route map and timetable can be downloaded from: http://www.adelaidemetro.com.au/routes/99C
Adelaide City Council - Free Connector Bus
This is a less regular (hourly) service following a similar route to that of the 99C with additional stops in North Adelaide. The service uses the world’s first solar electric bus TINDO. the additional stops into North Adelaide include Adelaide Oval (for St Peters Cathedral) and the Adelaide Zoo. Both these are a short walk from the 99C route so I would recommend sticking with it.
For those interested to explore other stops a route map and timetable can be downloaded from http://www.adelaidecitycouncil.com/community/your-transport-options/free-connector-bus/
Hours of operation are similar to the 99C.
Adelaide Airport is only 7kms from the city, making it an easy 15 minute drive away to the City Centre by bus, car or taxi.
Adelaide Metro buses 130, 132, J1, J1A, J2 and J3 leave frequently from Adelaide Airport and terminate in the city centre. A single ticket for this trip costs $4.20.
If you are travelling by taxi, they are located outside the domestic and international terminals and cost approximately AU$20-25 into the city.
Check the website for JETBUS services to and from the Adelaide Airport.
I really felt like I was at home in Melbourne when I spotted and then rode the cities one tram line that links Glenelg to the City and has been extended to the Entertainment Centre.
The trams are fast and efficient, with plenty of seating off-peak. Glenelg to Entertainment
Centre via Brighton Road, Morphett Road, Marion Road, South Road, Greenhill Road,
South Terrace, Victoria Square, King William Street, North Terrace & Port Road..
Service operates 7 days a week and takes about 50 minutes to make a complete trip.
Good news if you are an ‘oldie’ like me – the trams are free between 9am and 3pm and all day at weekends and public holidays. Check web link below for current ticketing information and other modes of public transport in and around Adelaide.
If you are going places outside of Adelaide by Bus, then you will probably need to go to the Adelaide Central Bus Station.
This is where Buses leave for regional and interstate bus travel, as well as specialist tour's.
The station has a large passenger lounge, luggage lockers, refreshments, public telephones, ATM and toilets. Taxi ranks and passenger drop of areas are located outside the station.
The Skylink airport shuttle operates from the Adelaide central bus station transferring passengers to the Adelaide airport and the Adelaide parklands terminal at Keswick.
The Adelaide Central Bus Station operates from 5am - 9.30pm, 7 days a week.
Regional and interstate services are.......Buses 'R' Us, Firefly Express, Greyhound Australia,
LinkSA, Premier Stateliner, Sealink, V/Line and Yorke Peninsula Coaches.
Tour and charter operators are..........
•Adelaide's Top Food and Wine Tours
•Des's Mini Bus Tours and Charters
•King William Travel
As the name "Central" suggests , the Adelaide Central Bus Station is the main coach terminal in Adelaide and is located conveniently at 85 Franklin Street, Adelaide an easy walk to shopping and accommodation options.
All interstate and country coaches depart from and arrive at this terminal. The station also services some specialist tour operators. for example the bus/ferry service to Kangaroo Island.
The A.C.B.S. is only a cheap taxi ride or shuttle bus ride away from the Airport,
There are facilities to make your wait more comfortable:
• Car park at UPark Grote Street (above the Bus Station)
• Passenger drop off area on Bowen Street (Between Franklin and Grote)
• Luggage lockers • Taxi rank • Public telephones and ATM
• Refreshments • Internet cafe
• Toilets/Disabled toilets • Shower
On our way to Kangaroo island we arrived by taxi from the airport; parked our luggage in the Lockers for a couple of hours ; walked up to Rundle Mall to window shop & had afternoon tea at the Hilton Hotel before catching our bus.
For detailed info on the luggage lockers consult the travelogue below.
Open 5am to 9:30pm , 7 days a week.
There are two entry points:
85 Franklin Street
or 84 Grote Street
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Holders of Australian Seniors Cards issued anywhere are entitled to free transport on Adelaide's Public Transport System outside of peak hours.
Just show your Seniors Card and you'll travel Free on all Adelaide Metro public transport services:
9.01 am to 3 pm weekdays
All day on weekends and public holidays
When you board the bus, show the driver your Seniors Card and you’ll be issued with a green ticket. Place the ticket into the validating machine with arrows facing up and pointing forwards.
On trains and trams
When you board the train or tram, make sure you have your Seniors Card ready to show the Passenger Service Assistant or Conductor onboard. You do not need a ticket.
To enter or exit Adelaide Railway Station you must show your Seniors Card at the staffed gates adjacent to Platform 1.
Adelaide Metro operates FREE bus and tram services. Both offer low floor easy to access trams and buses and are fully air conditioned. Using these services, tourists can get to many of Adelaide's great attractions.
Free tram service: South Terrace to the Entertainment Centre. The FREE 99C City Loop bus service takes a loop around the City. Highlights on this line are SA Museum, State Library, Art Gallery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Botanic Gardens, Rundle Street (East End), Tandanya Aboriginal Culture Gallery, the Central Markets, the Hindley Street precinct, UniSA and Adelaide Universities.
the public train service is way underrated. while it's not so great if you're sticking to a tight time frame (as it's always usually a little late), it's still a pretty good way to get from the city to the southern areas like norlunga (+some great beaches), or all the way up to gawler. The trains cover most major points around suburban adelaide, give or take a few. It's fairly cheap too, about $2.50 for a single trip that lasts a couple of hours, or between $12 and $25? for a ten trip ticket depending on your concession.
*new tram lines connecting north adelaide with the cbd...currently still under construction.
By Air : Both the Adelaide Domestic and the International Airports are located 5 kms west of the city centre.
Airport Bus Service There is a transit bus which services both the international and domestic terminals. The cost is reasonable and will provide transport to many of the city hotels and motels. The bus leaves at half hourly intervals.
Central Bus Station : Adelaide's regional and interstate bus station is located in Franklin Street, a short walk from the G.P.O. Most coaches arrive and depart from this central point.
Keswick Interstate Rail Passenger Terminal : Adelaide's regional and interstate railway terminal is situated at Keswick, 2 kms west of the city centre.
Public Transport : The city’s public transport network is operated by a many operators and use a ticketing system called Metroticket. The system includes metropolitan buses, trains, the O-Bahn busway, and a tram line to Glenelg.
Adelaide Metro : The metro is the largest public transport supplier of buses, trains, trams and O-Bahn services in South Australia.
Taxis : There are taxi ranks at the main points around the city centre, or you can telephone for a taxi by ringing any of the major taxi companies.
There are two free bus services in the city - the BeeLine and the City Loop. The depart every 5 mins during shopping hours. The City Loop travels between the entertainment, cultural, retail, educational as well as the Rundel St restaurants. The BeeLine runs down King William St between the Railway Station, Victoria Square, the Casino and North Terrace.
Adelaide's public transport is excellent!
You definitely have to take the beautiful old tram to the beach suburb of Glenelg which takes about 30 min.
There are two city loop routes which are FREE and get you anywhere downtown!
If you are planning to travel further, do buy a day ticket! It's just 6,60 AU$!!!
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