Getting Around / Transport

As a relatively flat and compact city, there are many ways to get around Adelaide that are safe, quick and affordable. 

Girl catching bus

Adelaide Metro is the city's public transport system. For information about timetables, ticket pricing, and routes, visit their website.

There are trains, buses, and trams, as well as several free transport systems in the CBD. Public transport in Adelaide generally stops service at midnight, and resumes at around 5.00am the following morning.

Being a relatively flat city, Adelaide also features an extensive system of purpose-built bicycle pathways, allowing you to take in the scenery and exercise while getting to your destination. 


The campus is easily accessible by bus and train, and it is only 5 minutes walk from Rundle Mall.Diana Hasidi
Transport services
Trams The tram service runs from Adelaide's north-west to Glenelg in the south-west. The tram is free to ride between the South Terrace and Entertainment Centre stops.
Trains The train service connects Adelaide with its outer suburbs. There are several different train lines departing from the Adelaide CBD.
Buses Various bus services run throughout Adelaide and the surrounding suburbs.
Free City Loop bus A free city connector loop bus that runs throughout the Adelaide CBD.
Adelaide Metro ticket information As a tertiary student, you will need to purchase the Concession ticket on all public transport. The 'Student' ticket is only for primary and high school students. If you travel on a Concession ticket, you will need to make sure you always carry a valid Student ID card with you on public transport.
University transport The University offers a free after hours shuttle bus service as well as an inter-campus shuttle bus.
The Village shuttle bus Students living at the University of Adelaide Village also have the option of using The Village shuttle bus directly from their accommodation to the North Terrace Campus.