Adelaide's public bus network covers three zones, and fares are calculated according to the number of zones traveled. The city center is in Zone 1. The fare in Zone 1 is A$1.90 from 9am to 3pm on weekdays and A$2.80 at most other times. Kids travel for around half-price. You can buy tickets on board or at larger newsdealers around the city. You can get timetable and destination information over the phone or in person from the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre (tel. 08/8210 1000; www.adelaidemetro.com.au), on the corner of Currie and King William streets. It's open Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm, and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.
The free CityLoop bus (no. 99C) operates every 15 minutes (Mon-Thurs 8am-6pm; Fri 8am-9pm; Sat 8am-5pm) around the city center, along North Terrace, East Terrace, Grenfell Street, Pulteney Street, Wakefield Street, Grote Street, Morphett Street, Light Square, Hindley Street, and West Terrace. There is also a free tram that runs between South Terrace and North Terrace approximately every 7 minutes.
Bus nos. 181 and 182 run from the city to North Adelaide.
The Glenelg Tram runs between Victoria Square and the beachside suburb of Glenelg. Tickets cost A$2.80 for adults and A$1.20 for children 5 to 14 from 9am to 3pm, A$4.60 for adults and A$2.30 for children at other times. The journey takes 29 minutes.
By Taxi & Car
The major cab companies are Yellow Cabs (tel. 13 19 24 in South Australia), Suburban (tel. 13 10 08 in South Australia), and Adelaide Independent Taxi Service (tel. 13 22 11 in South Australia). Access Cabs (tel. 1300/360 940 in South Australia) offers wheelchair taxis.
Major car-rental companies are Avis, 136 North Terrace (tel. 08/8410 5727); Budget, 274 North Terrace (tel. 08/8418 7300); Hertz, 233 Morphett St. (tel. 08/8231 2856); and Thrifty, 23 Hindley St. (tel. 08/8410 8977).
The Royal Automobile Association of South Australia (RAA), 55 Hindmarsh Sq. (tel. 13 11 11 in South Australia, or 08/8202 4600; www.raa.net), has route maps and provides emergency breakdown services.
Special Value: A Money-Saving Transit Pass
If you plan to get around the city on public transportation, it's a good idea to purchase a Daytrip ticket, which covers unlimited travel on buses, trams, and city trains within the metropolitan area for 1 day. The pass costs A$8.60 for adults and A$4.30 for children 5 to 15 and is available at most train stations, newsagents, and the Adelaide Metro InfoCentre (tel. 1300/311 108 in Australia).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.