Buses, trains and trams run across the city as well as in the Suburban areas. They offer a great way to get around, and allow you to see a number of Adelaide's sights. There are various tickets that you can buy, including DayTrip tickets available on the transport, and MultiTrip tickets available from The Passenger Transport Infocentre, and numerous Post Offices, Service Stations and Newsagents.
The various prices are outlined below, along with a brief description of the ticket and how it works:
DayTrip Ticket: $5.40
For travellers and holiday makers the DayTrip ticket would probably be best as it offers unlimited travel for one whole day.
SingleTrip Ticket: $1.60 (Interpeak Zone*) / $2.80 (All Time Zone*)
SingleTrip tickets are suitable if you just occasionally want to travel.
MultiTrip Ticket: $10.60 (Interpeak Zone*) / 19.00 (All Time Zone*)
MultiTrip tickets are suitable if you are making a number of trips daily. As you buy the tickets in a block you can generally save money.
*Interpeak Zone tickets can be used for travel between 9.01am and 3pm on weekdays, not including Public Holidays. All Time Zone tickets can be used for travel before 9.00am and after 3pm on weekdays, and also on the weekends. Both Interpeak Zone and All Time Zone tickets are valid for 2 hours from the commencement of your first journey, for as many journeys as you like within that time. (This doesn't mean, however, that you have to have completed your final journey within the hours, merely started your final journey).
The City Free gives you the opportunity to travel around the city of Adelaide for free, passing all of the main attractions, shops and cultural delights of Adelaide. On the buses you can watch not only the sights, but also a video giving information about the city. (Brochures are also available on the buses).
The buses have been especially designed to offer facilities for wheel chair users, pram users and the elderly. You can easily find the bus stops which are just as colourful as the buses themselves. They are situated throughout the city, where you'll also find city maps so you can find out exactly where you are.
The Beeline starts at Adelaide Railway Station and travels along North Terrace, turning onto King William Street, around Victoria Square, then back onto North Terrace, via king William Street, where it turns onto Hindley Street, then back onto North Terrace to repeat the circuit again. It runs between Monday-Saturday from the following times:
Monday-Thursday : 7.40am, 7.50am, 8.00am - 6.00pm, leaving every 5 minutes
Friday: As above with the additional 6.10 - 9.20, leaving every 10 minutes
Saturday: 8.30am-5.30pm, leaving every 15 minutes
The City Loop (99C) starts at Victoria Square heading both clockwise and anti-clockwise around the loop of the city. On the clockwise route it heads along Grote Street, turns onto Morphett Street, then onto Waymouth Street. It goes around Light Square and onto Hindley Street, turning at the end onto West Terrace, then joining North Terrace which it follows along, turning at the end onto East Terrace. It turns onto Grenfell Street, goes through Hindmarsh Square onto Pulteney Street, finally turning onto Wakefield Street and back into Victoria Square.
The anti-clockwise route is the same in reverse, however the bus leaves Morphett Street and goes onto Bowen Street, before continuing along Grote Street. Both services run between Monday-Saturday at the following times:
Monday-Thursday: 8.15am - 6.00pm, leaving every 15 minutes
Friday: As above with the additional 6.26 - 9.00, leaving every 30 minutes
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm, leaving every 30 minutes
Monday-Thursday: 8.00 - 6.15, leaving every 15 minutes
Friday: As above with the additional 6.15 - 9.15, leaving every 30 minutes
Saturday: 8.15 - 5.45, leaving every 30 minutes
Plenty of Taxis are in operation, which you can pick up at one of the many taxi ranks around the city, or flag one down in the street. There are also plenty of places where you can hire bikes or cars, if you'd prefer to travel further afield. You can also take one of the vintage trams to Glenelg, which you can find at Victoria Square, Adelaide.
You can also get further travel information and contact numbers for the whole of South Australia, from the South Australia Travel Section.
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