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.
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.
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.