Trains, trams & buses

There’s no need to drive in Adelaide, thanks to the extensive network of trains, trams and buses that run across Adelaide and North Adelaide.

Adelaide Metro

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system, providing locals and visitors cost effective and efficient travel throughout the city and the greater metropolitan area.

You’ll find timetables, fares and service information on the Adelaide Metro website.

Use the Journey Planner or My Next Service function to plan your travel and get information in real time.

To travel on the public transport system, you’ll need to pay your fare using either a rechargeable plastic metroCARD, a paper Metro Ticket or tap and pay with a credit card or smart device on trams only. Learn about each option and see which suits your needs best on the Adelaide Metro website.

Free travel

For your convenience, Adelaide Metro provides several free public transport options servicing the city and North Adelaide.

Free City Connector Bus

Operating daily in the city and North Adelaide, the free City Connector bus links you to popular city attractions, shopping, dining, education and other services. Buses are wheelchair and pram friendly and start just before 7am each day and finish at 7.15pm, except on a Friday when they finish at 9.15pm.

There are two different routes available:

  • Route 99A and 99C: loop around the CBD, available Monday to Friday.
  • Route 98A and 98C: loop around the CBD and North Adelaide, available every day.

The Free City Connector Bus is a joint initiative of the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Metro.

Free City Tram

You can travel on the tram in the city centre free of charge from the South Terrace stop, to and along North Terrace. The free zone continues out to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre where a Park and Ride service is available.

This makes the service a great option for visiting the Adelaide Central Markets (alight at Victoria Square), Adelaide Railway Station/Adelaide Casino (alight at Adelaide Railway Station), the Royal Adelaide Hospital (alight at West Terrace) and the Botanic Gardens or Adelaide Zoo (alight at Botanic Gardens).

If you are going from the city towards Glenelg and stay on the tram past the South Terrace stop, you need to pay a fare.

Plan your journey using these free city services.