Flights to Adelaide

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Student flights from Australia to Adelaide

Adelaide is the capital of South Australia and an excellent city to explore if you like culture, cool bars and cafes, live music and colonial architecture. The city is located right on the coast in a naturally sheltered bay, and is just a quick flight away from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

On account of its plethora of religious buildings and Christian denominations Adelaide is known as the ‘City of Churches’ (there are hundreds!). While these architectural gems are a big draw, they’re just one reason to visit. In recent years Adelaide has developed a well-deserved reputation for being one of Australia’s most cosmopolitan cities, and the arts and festival scene is world-class. February-March sees the city taken over by Adelaide Fringe, the world’s second-largest fringe festival, with over 10,000 artists creating over 1000 events hosted across hundreds of locations citywide. And then there’s surrounding areas to visit as well: for example, Kangaroo Island is just a short boat trip away and the wineries of the nearby Barossa Valley are amazing.

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What are the main Adelaide airports, and how do I get from them to central Adelaide?

Adelaide International Airport is the main flight hub servicing South Australia’s capital city, and the airport into which most travellers touch down in. There are a variety of ways to get from Adelaide Airport to the city centre, and the cost and time the journey will take depends on which mode of transport you opt for. Because the airport is only about 4 miles from the city centre, you could do it on foot, if you were being super budget conscious. The walk would take about an hour and a half. A taxi, conversely, takes about 10 minutes, but will cost something in the region of $30 AUD. The middle ground is to hop on the Shuttle Bus, which offers a door-to-door service and will cost about $10.

How to fly to Adelaide from other Australian cities

Adelaide is well-connected to the rest of Australia, with direct flights from major cities (and many smaller airports as well). Whether you’re coming from New South Wales or Western Australia, a flight to Adelaide will only take about 2.5 hours, making it perfect for weekend trips or longer stays too. The most popular airlines include Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas.

Cheap flights to Adelaide
from Sydney / SYD

Average flight duration

2 hours

Number of weekly/daily flights

about 20 per day

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from Melbourne / MEL

Average flight duration

1 hour 20 minutes

Number of weekly/daily flights

About 25 daily

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from Perth / PER

Average flight duration

2 hours 50 minutes

Number of weekly/daily flights

About 56 flights per week

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from Brisbane / BNE

Average flight duration

2 hours 40 minutes

Number of weekly/daily flights

About 65 flights weekly

When is the best time to fly to Adelaide?

Adelaide has a mild climate, with highs in summer of about 30°C and lows in winter of about 10°C. The best time to visit as far as weather goes is on either side of those seasons, so spring or autumn, as these temperatures will be most comfortable. Alternatively, you could time your visit in February to coincide with Adelaide Fringe Festival, the second largest in the world after Edinburgh in the UK!

When is the cheapest time to book a domestic flight to Adelaide?

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Why do students love visiting Adelaide?

Adelaide is a city rich in culture and is often called the ‘City of Churches’, due to the abundance of the historic religious buildings. It’s also highly walkable (good for getting around on a budget!), occupying a fairly compact area that can easily be explored on foot, and offers a laid-back vibe.

adelaide universities and campuese

Adelaide universities and campuses

Adelaide has several excellent universities. Top higher education establishments include The University of Adelaide, which was established in 1874; The University of South Australia, which is the largest in the state; and Flinders University, which has students from over 90 countries all over the world. If you want a great student city for university without being in a huge city like Sydney or Melbourne, Adelaide is a perfect choice!

adelaide lifestyle and culture

Adelaide lifestyle and culture

Adelaide is a laid-back city with a friendly vibe. Like other Australian cities, Adelaide has a great cafe culture, and you’ll find some of the best coffee in the country here. The city is compact and walkable, and can seem charmingly rural at times. Adelaide really offers some of the best of city life with a small town feel.

visit adelaide on a student budget

Exploring Adelaide on a student budget

Adelaide has lots of free or budget things to do, so it’s perfect for exploring on a student budget. The Botanic Gardens are beautiful and make for a great place to hangout enjoying the sunshine, and don’t cost a cent to get into. You can head to one of the many beaches and swim in the surf—also free—or do some reading (for free) in the State Library of South Australia. And if you fancy a cycle, just hop on one of the Adelaide Free Bikes!

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