Adelaide’s world-class museums, festivals and sporting events, not to mention superb weather, make it a great Aussie holiday destination at any time of year.
School holidays and beach weather boost the price of flights to Adelaide during January and February. But with temps liable to reach the 30s and even 40s, if you can’t handle the heat, it’s best to wait until the weather cools off before searching for cheap flights to Adelaide. Late summer and early autumn are ideal times to visit Adelaide when the city’s surrounding wineries are full of fruit and the beaches are still inviting. Be sure to take in the Adelaide Fringe, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest art festival, that runs for 24 days in February/March. Book your flights to Adelaide well in advance for this festival.
The cooler winter months of June to August are a good time to book cheap flights to Adelaide for the many festivals and winter sports events, but to get the best prices you’ll need to book well in advance or keep an eye out for flight sales. During this period temps average around 15C but can drop below freezing at night. Come prepared with extra layers of clothing and an umbrella.
If you’re after a good deal on flight tickets to Adelaide, then aim to book at least a couple of months in advance and avoid major holidays and festivals. Spring (September to November) offers pleasant weather for outdoor activities, and is a pretty time of year to visit. This is the season when you’ll often pick up some of the cheapest flights to Adelaide.
Flights from Sydney to Adelaide – 1 hr 50 mins
Flights from Melbourne to Adelaide – 50 mins
Flights from Brisbane to Adelaide – 2 hrs 15 mins
Flights from Perth to Adelaide – 3 hrs 20 mins
You can fly direct to Adelaide from most major Australian cities. Jetstar, Virgin Australia, Tiger Air and Qantas all operate regular daily flights. The cheapest flights to Adelaide are from Melbourne, being the closest city, with Sydney and Brisbane offering slightly higher but still reasonable fares.
Adelaide Airport (ADL) is situated 6 km from the city centre with a journey time of 20 – 30 minutes depending on traffic.
Bus service: JetExpress runs every 15 minutes between the airport and the city; tickets cost between $3.20 and $5.10.
Taxi: located out the front of the terminal to the left of the pedestrian plaza, a $2 airport surcharge is added to the fare. You’ll find car rental desks next to the baggage claim area on the ground level of the terminal.