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 or MetroMATE app.

Use the Journey Planner 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 MetroCARD, MetroCARD Visitor Pass or Metroticket. 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.

City Connector bus

A joint initiative of The City of Adelaide and Adelaide Metro, the free City Connector bus serves the city and North Adelaide, and links major tourist attractions, key destinations and facilities. The buses are wheelchair and pram accessible.

Bus routes 98A and 98C connect North Adelaide with the city, while routes 99A and 99C connect the inner-city areas. 

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 n 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).

Plan your journey using these free city services