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Getting there & away




Adelaide’s central bus station (8415 5533; 105-111 Franklin St) has terminals and ticket offices for all major interstate and state-wide services, as well as services like left-luggage lockers. For bus timetables, see the Bus SA (www.bussa.com.au) website.

Car & motorcycle

If you want to hitch a ride (sharing petrol costs) or buy a second-hand car, check out the hostel noticeboards.


Some rental companies don’t allow cars to be taken to Kangaroo Island. Expect to pay from $25 a day for car hire with the cheaper companies:

Acacia Car Rentals (8443 3313; 91 Sir Donald Bradman Dr, Hilton) Cheap rentals for travel within a 100km radius.

Access Rent-a-Car (1800 812 580, 8359 3200; 60 Frome St)

Cut Price Car-&-Truck Rentals (8443 7788; www.cutprice.com.au; cnr Sir Donald Bradman Dr & South Rd, Mile End South)

Wicked Campers (1800 246 869; www.wickedcampers.com.au) Basic fitted-out campers are between $40 and $64 per night for up to three weeks. The prices are dependant on the time of year. Prices are cheaper for longer rentals.

Show & Go (8376 0333; www.showandgo.com.au; 236 Brighton Rd, Somerton Park), located 21km southwest of town, has motor scooters (from $66 a day) and motorcycles from 250cc (from $99) to 1000cc (from $199) available to rent. You need a car drivers licence to be able to rent a scooter, while a full motorcycle licence is required for the bikes – a motorcycle learner’s licence is acceptable for 250cc bikes.


The interstate train terminal (Railway Tce, Keswick) is just southwest of the city centre.

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Adelaide is connected by regular air services to all Australian capitals. Qantas (13 13 13; www.qantas.com.au; 144 North Tce) and Virgin Blue (13 67 89; www.virginblue.com.au) operate flights between Adelaide and other capital cities and major centres.

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