Getting Here

How do I get to the best festival in Australia?

Adelaide Fringe is for everyone, and the message is just get here any way you can! Here are some tips on how to do just that.

Fly In 

There are direct flights to Adelaide from major Asian airports and all Australian capital cities. You’ll be arriving into our beautiful new airport, voted the best airport in Australia. Adelaide Airport is just a 15-minute drive from all the Fringe action.  At the airport you can hire a car, grab a taxi or limousine, or catch the airport shuttle bus. For more information visit the Adelaide Airport website.

By Bus 

Interstate coaches and trains also service Adelaide, including The Ghan transcontinental train, which takes you from the south to the north of Australia. The Ghan passes through the red centre via Alice Springs and onto tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory.


Ok we admit it, Adelaide is too far to walk from any other capital city so you’ll have to get hold of a car. But once you’re here it is a very walkable city and public transport is everywhere.

Road Trip 

Travelling by car from the east? National Highway One is the one. It’s a similar story coming from the north where the A1 also ends at Gepps Cross then it’s just 15 minutes into the centre of town.

From Melbourne take the Great Ocean Road route. The drive is full of beautiful scenery, including some of the most beautiful beaches and National Parks, and it connects up with the South Eastern Freeway to guide you straight into the heart of Adelaide.

If you’re planning to hire a car, we recommend Budget rental cars. They offer a wide range of cars and 4WDs to suit your requirements. Budget offers Adelaide Fringe travellers a great discounted local rate. To obtain your rate follow the link or phone 13 27 27 and quote D32 8402.

The South Australian Tourism Commission has heaps of great ideas on what to do in Adelaide and surrounds when you get here so check it out. Do come back and check out our amazing program too won’t you.

Travel Options

We have it all… planes, trains and automobiles. There are plenty of ways to get to South Australia and the South Australian Tourism Commission website can point you in the right direction.

Flight Times

Melbourne - Adelaide: 1 hour 5 minutes 
Sydney - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes 
Canberra - Adelaide: 1 hour 40 minutes 
Brisbane - Adelaide: 2 hours 30 minutes 
Perth - Adelaide: 3 hours 10 minutes 
Darwin - Adelaide: 3 hours 35 minutes 
Alice Springs - Adelaide: 2 hours