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10. Other practical issues

Getting to Adelaide

Community Passenger Networks

Some parts of rural South Australia have community passenger networks that may be able to help you get to and from Adelaide. For help with making travel arrangements and more information, please click here or contact your local office or click on the links below to learn more about the services.

Bus and ferry services

For information on regional bus services and links to timetables visit www.bussa.com.au Alternatively, the following information about bus and ferry companies that travel to and from Adelaide may be helpful.

  • Premier Stateliner Coach Group: phone (08) 8415 5555 or visit www.premierstateliner.com.au
    Travels to and from Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Port Lincoln, Eyre Peninsula, West Coast, Riverland, South East and Fleurieu Peninsula.
  • Yorke Peninsula Coaches: phone (08) 8821 2755 or visit www.ypcoaches.com.au
    Travels to and from Moonta, Kadina, Wallaroo, Clare, Jamestown and Peterborough.
  • Buses R Us: phone (08) 8285 6900 or visit www.busesrus.com.au
    Travels to and from Broken Hill and Mildura.
  • Greyhound Australia: phone 1300 473 946 or visit www.greyhound.com.au
    Travels to and from Coober Pedy, Olympic Village, Woomera, Pimba, Mildura and Alice Springs.
  • LinkSA: phone (08) 8339 7544 or visit www.linksa.com.au
    Travels to and from Adelaide Hills, Barossa Valley region, Mid-Murray region, Murraylands region, Angle Vale region and Victor Harbor region.
  • SeaLink Kangaroo Island Shuttle Service: phone 13 13 01 or visit www.sealink.com.au
    Within Kangaroo Island, buses run from Penneshaw, Kingscote and American River.
    A bus also runs from Adelaide to Cape Jervis.
  • Townsend Riverland Tours: phone (08) 8586 6333 or visit www.townsendstravel.com.au
    Local bus through Riverland but not to Adelaide.
  • SeaLink Ferry: phone 13 13 01 or visit www.sealink.com.au
    Travels to and from Cape Jervis and Penneshaw.
  • Sea SA: phone (08) 8823 0777 or visit www.seasa.com.au
    Travels to and from Wallaroo and Lucky Bay.

Air services

  • Regional Express (REX) Airlines: phone 13 17 13 or visit www.rex.com.au
    Travels to and from Adelaide, Coober Pedy, Ceduna, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Kingscote, Broken Hill and Mount Gambier.
  • Sharp Airlines: phone 1300 556 694 or visit www.sharpairlines.com
    Travels to and from Adelaide, Port Augusta, Hamilton and Portland.
  • Qantas Airlines: phone 13 13 13 or visit www.qantas.com.au
    Travels to and from Adelaide, Olympic Dam, Port Lincoln and Mildura

Travelling by car

For directions, visit  http://maps.google.com.au/.


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Getting from the bus station to your accommodation

The Adelaide Central Bus Station is located at 85 Franklin Street / 84 Grote Steet, Adelaide (it runs between both streets). To get to your accommodation, you could:

  1. Catch a taxi – these can be hailed just outside the terminal.
  2. Catch a bus – for further information, visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au

Getting from the airport to your accommodation

To get to your accommodation, you could:

  1. Line up outside the airport terminal at the taxi rank and hail a taxi by raising your hand.
  2. Catch the Skylink Shuttle, phone 1300 383 783 between 7:00am to 8:00pm  to the city and (if necessary) catch a taxi from there.  It is worth noting that the Skylink Shuttle pick-up location at the airport is a five to ten minute walk from where you will exit the terminal if you’re on a Regional Express (REX) flight, but it’s close to the exit for Qantas or Sharp Airlines flights, or visit www.skylinkadelaide.com
  3. Catch the public JetBus Airport Service (routes J1, J2 and J7). The pick-up and drop-off location is to the left as you exit the main terminal.  These buses link Adelaide Airport to Glenelg, West Beach (and some surrounding western suburbs) and city.  You can purchase tickets from the driver when you board the bus. For further information visit  www.adelaidemetro.com.au/timetables-Maps/Special-Services/JetBus-Airport-Service
  4. If you’re being picked up by a family member or friend and you’re flying on REX, remember to tell them that the REX pickup area is located outside the old international terminal area, not outside the main terminal (300m away). To get to it, your driver will need to take the ‘Bus/Limousine’ lane instead of the ‘Arrivals’ lane when approaching the terminal.

Getting to treatment

For more information about services that may be able to take you and the person with cancer from your accommodation to the hospital/treatment centres and getting around Adelaide, click here.

Emergency phone numbers

  • In an emergency, phone 000. It’s best to call this number and get an ambulance on its way as soon as possible, rather than trying to contact your doctors for advice which may take some time.
  • For police assistance with non-urgent crime, phone 13 14 44.

Shopping

Although there are some exceptions (for example some supermarkets), shopping hours in Adelaide are generally 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday and 11:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday. In the suburbs, most shops are open until 9:00pm on Thursday nights. On Fridays, city stores are open until 9:00pm.

Financial issues

For information on how to cope with financial issues, click here.

Legal issues

For information on how to cope with legal issues, click here.