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Getting around Adelaide is easy. If you don't walk around the city (and it is quite feasible to do so), then you can take public transportation, taxis or even ride a bike!
Taxis can be hailed on the street or ordered with a few different cab companies, such as:
Adelaide Independent - 13 22 11
Suburban Taxis - 13 10 08
Yellow Cabs - 13 22 27
Access Cabs - 1300 360 940 (for people with mobility difficulties)
There is also
public transportation - Adelaide Metro, with a system of buses,trains and the Glenelg tram. There are free buses that run in the city during the day, which are handy for those wanting transport from their accommodation within the city's square mile or in the popular North Adelaide restaurant precinct to city based attractions, with additional information on the Adelaide Council website. Public transport runs lessfrequently on weekends and after 6pm, so be sure to check the timetables on line, or check at the Adelaide Metro desk at the corner of King William Street and Currie Street.
For the buses(and trains and trams) that are not free, the highest adult fare(for two hours of travel ) for a single ticket is $5.10 (ticket fares depend on zone and time of day) for adults but you can get day tickets for $9.70. If here for an extended period check out the Metrocard which gives a much cheaper fare. There is also a $25 three consecutive day pass for travel on buses, trains and trams. If you were going by public transport to places like Glenelg, Semaphore, the Hills this would be convenient. A Seniors card gives you free travel during non peak times.Remember the tram is free from South Terrace to Hindmarsh and this is very useful for seeing the City.
Another interesting way to get around Adelaide is with the Adelaide City Bikes Scheme. Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire between 9am and 4.30pm from the Bike SA Office or during opening hours from 6 other locations across Adelaide City. Hire includes the use of a helmet and if required a bicycle lock. A current passport or drivers license must be deposited by each user at the time of hire. If you wish to hire the bicycles overnight please contact Bicycle SA on 08 8168 9999 to arrange a quote.Really, it's a great way to get some exercise and see the sights. For more information and opening hours, check out http://www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidefree...
Renting a car may be the best option if you want to travel independently
outside of the central city area, as public transport out to the suburbs after
hours can sometimes be less prompt, and there have been news reports
indicating that some train routes are a little less safe than during the
day. Parking is generally ok in the city, although you will need to pay
by cash into a ticket machine for on street parking, and Adelaide
Council makes it clear that it is not permissable to leave your car in a
parking space to go and get change for the machine. For that reason, it
is best to accumulate some 10 cent, 20 cent, $1 and $2 coins to have
handy for these occasion; although there are a few machines that take
credit cards, they are not well signed or available in all areas, and if
travelling from overseas the transaction/foreign exchange fees can
quickly mount up. Parking costs vary from one area to another, but it
would be safe to have $2 to $5 for two to three hours on street parking,
up to around $10 or so for on street all day parking. Do make sure that
you read all the signs on posts applicable to the area, as parking
restrictions change during the course of the day to allow for peak hour
traffic flows. Parking is free on Public Holidays.