Three Budget Ways To Get To Adelaide Airport

Between the last 5 to 10 years the amount of air traffic arriving and departing from Adelaide International Airport has increased dramatically. Not only is it becoming a more popular travel destination for overseas tourists. But more and more globally recognised air service providers are using Adelaide Airport to serve their travellers needs. Which makes it great for South Australian’s when it comes to choosing where to go on your next holiday overseas.

Before you head off though, make sure you check out our extremely competitive currency exchange rates which we can offer you delivery to anywhere in Australia or why not come into Adelaide CBD and pick up your currency at our store in person. Once you’ve got your foreign currency sorted, you should probably make plans on how you’re going to get to the airport before you start that next holiday of a lifetime.

Don’t panic! We’ve done the research for you. Here is a brief overview of the best budget options you have when it comes to getting to Adelaide International Airport on time.

1. Travel to Adelaide Airport by Bus

Adelaide Metro bus service offers an express double-decker bus service call JetExpress that can pick you up from the heart of the City and take you directly to the Airport. Why not jump on your local train or tram line, head into the city and then jump on JetExpress to get you to the airport on time. If you’re on a budget and don’t want to pay for a taxi or long term airport parking. This could be a great option for you.

In addition to this, Adelaide Metro offers a JetBus service from Glenelg and West Beach that will take you to the Airport. Single trip and day trip tickets can be purchased directly from bus drivers and both services are Metro ticket services.

If you want to find out more information just give Adelaide Metro a quick call on 08 8210 1000 and one of their customer service teams will be able to assist you with any questions you may have.

2. Ride-sharing or use Uber to get to Adelaide Airport

Uber can be a great budget saving way to get anyway and the Airport is no exception! There is a designated rideshare area to pick up area just to the left of the short term car park which is clearly marked. Just a short walk across the drop-off area and you will be at departures in no time at all. If you can grab a last-minute rideshare, it can be a great way to get the Airport in a little more comfort and less hassle. Probably the most expensive option out of the three – but you’ll still notice the difference instead of having to pay for a taxi or long term airport parking.

There is also a three-dollar levy that will be added to your fair for any rideshare service that has to enter/leave the Airport – so please bear this in mind.

3. Travelling light? Cycling to and from Adelaide Airport

If luggage is out of the question or you’re travelling on a minimalist lifestyle there are a whole host of cyclist facilities at Adelaide Airport along with a multitude of cycling routes in terms of getting to and from Adelaide Airport.

  • Heading from the west side of the city discover bicycle facilities to Adelaide City via Linear Park Bike Path which comes within a few kilometers of Adelaide Airport.
  • Additionally, heading from the south there is a range of bicycle facilities to Glenelg via Anna Meares and Reece Jennings Bike Path which again come within close proximity of the terminal buildings.
  • Alternatively us the South Australian Government Cycle Instead Journey Planner to find the perfect route.

Upon arrival, head towards the southern end of the old International Terminal Building, and you will find the following services:

  • Bicycle Service Stations
  • Free Bicycle Parking Facilities
  • Bicycle Box ‘Recycling’ Service
  • Secure Bicycle Parking Facility

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