Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Adelaide
Virgin Australia, Singapore Airlines and Etihad Airways have waived their change and cancellation fees on flights to Adelaide. Confirm policies on booking site.
LATAM Airlines and Etihad Airways do not allow booking a middle seat on flights to Adelaide.
The cheapest airline ticket to Adelaide from Australia in the last 72 hours was $107 one-way, and $100 round-trip on the route from Melbourne to Adelaide. The most popular route is from Sydney to Adelaide and the cheapest ticket found on this route in the last 72 hours was $125 round-trip.
In general from Australia, American Airlines, British Airways and Cathay Pacific fly the most to Adelaide.
Adelaide Airport is 7 kilometres from the centre of Adelaide. View on map.
Adelaide is served by Adelaide Airport, also commonly referred to as Adelaide. The airport code is ADL.
The Atura Adelaide Airport Hotel is directly connected to the terminal building, which will put you within a short walking distance of the boarding gates. The hotel also features rooms that can be used for events or meetings. For travellers who are looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Adelaide Airport Motel is a short distance from the airport and offers airport shuttle services for an additional charge.
If you are interested in transferring from Adelaide Airport by public transport, the JetExpress bus connects the airport with the centre of Adelaide. Apart from popular sights, the bus also stops at some of the hotels.
It’s not an issue if you are planning to rent a car after your flight to Adelaide: there are a few companies operating at Adelaide Airport, for example Hertz and AVIS. You can see the full list of the companies on the airport website and check their offers.
Depending on the length of time you need to park your vehicle for, you will find two main parking options at Adelaide Airport. If you are in a hurry and want to access the terminal building quickly, the Terminal Car Park is the most convenient option. For those who want to park their car for an extended period, long-term parking can be booked for up to 30 days. Both car parks have priority parking spaces for people with a disability. It is also possible to pre-book a space via the airport’s website.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "I pay for the airspace above my seat - I didn't get it! Flight attendant obese and not me twice. QF need to lock their cattle class seat backs - insufficient seat pitch to allow leaning."
Pros: "It was a routine flight and everything was OK but not fantastic"
Cons: "Some of the food served was quite bad .... other options were pretty good"
Pros: "Very friendly crew."
Pros: "staff were nice"
Cons: "-priority boarding isn’t priority -only vegetarian food"
Cons: "Have a choice of both sweet & savoury snacks onboard."
Cons: "Allow married people to travel with their new names."
Cons: "The frittata and the spinach was not the best meal, but the rest seemed really good."
Cons: "Lost 2 of 3 bags. Still don’t have them. Some staff very helpful and empathetic. Some staff very rude and abrasive. Didn’t want to take ownership and work to correct the problem. Had a “not my problem” attitude"
Cons: "very cramped"
Pros: "Consistently good"
Cons: "2,hr delay - weather"
Cons: "Crazy long delay. Wasted a whole extra day at the airport with no help or accommodations. :("
Pros: "Normal standard for that kind of trip"
Pros: "Tge flight and landing were uneventful"
Cons: "One hour delay taking off. Departure gate change. Cramped seating. When plane totally loaded, further wait for ground crew to load baggage. No refreshments until way late due to delay. Water should have been offered during the delay due to loading."
Cons: "Why have priority baggage when it doesn’t seem to work, except in inverse proportions"
Cons: "Only podcasts, couldn't find music to listen to while I worked."
Pros: "I loved Qantas's attention to detail and their exceptionally friendly staff. Best airline I've used in recent years."
Cons: "The gate displayed on the boards in the departures area did not match the actual gate (17C). Confused a lot of passengers as the gate displayed was through the international area. Limited seating at the gate."
Cons: "Never went, why would you not know that?"
Pros: "As before great assist with wheel-chair support"
Pros: "Both planes were clean service was good"
Cons: "Both flights delayed"
Pros: "Excellet service. I liked where I seat that was very much appreciated. Its nice to have delightful meal and having bottle of water in seat pocket was a nice thought. Boarding was excelent. It was called section by section. Cabin crew were very friendly and attentive. I always like to fly with Qantas"
Cons: "What I don’t like is always late in boarding... But having said never be late in arrival. Always arrived in time .."
Pros: "Great service, flight was not packed and had an exit row to myself."
Cons: "Delayed by a half hour. Better than the 2 hours the last time I took this flight 3 weeks ago."
Pros: "Comfortable chairs."
Cons: "With an almost 3 hour delay the lack of information from Qantas staff was infuriating and we were held in what felt like a ‘holding pen’"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "Delayed no information"
Pros: "Great at all."
Pros: "Good flight. Staff was excellent and attentive."
Pros: "I watched heaps of movies and programs."
Pros: "Staff was very accommodating"
Cons: "Lack of ipads for inflight entertainment"
Cons: "The check in process for baggage at Sydney."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Angle lie seats. Controls for seating and entertainment fidgety"
Pros: "Everything on time."
Cons: "Average airline compared to Singapore & MZ airlines"
Pros: "Close to two hours delay leaving Australia"
Cons: "I was surprised that we were flying a different carrier than Emirates"
Pros: "On time dep and arr."
Cons: "Nothing specific."
Pros: "Helpful staff, good vegetarian foods"
Pros: "They went above and beyond"
Cons: "All was great"
Pros: "on time"
Cons: "very rough ride"
Pros: "I flew to Sydney from Dallas and back and I had no problems or issues. I would fly Qantas again."
Pros: "Again, top quality service and support from all qantas employees. Good was yum also! And the Rv made time go by fast."
Pros: "I liked that they accommodated my dietary restrictions"
Cons: "I didn't like the seating. It was really cramped"
Pros: "On time and efficient."
Cons: "No GF food choices offered - always try asking for a bit of fruit if what's on offer doesn't suit."
Pros: "The special meals for my son and daughter were amazing!"
Pros: "The jumbo-ness of the craft. I felt kind of like being on a cruise ship - which is good! The attendants were terrific."
Cons: "Overhead light kind of spilled over to my neighbor's seat (me being in the outer aisle chair) even after being adjusted as much out as possible. Not a problem if my neighbor had one of those sleep masks..."
Pros: "Movies good Boarding and luggage retrieval good"
Cons: "Arrived an hour late Was another passengers fault tho but annoying"
Pros: "The virgin lounge."
Cons: "Bit more variety."
Pros: "Left and arrived on time. The plane was nice and clean"
Cons: "Nothing. It was all good"
Pros: "Great luggage allowance and best prices."
Cons: "Not Applicable"
Pros: "Free wifi"
Cons: "Not much"
Pros: "fast boarding"
Cons: "better movies"
Cons: "Could not add baggage online"
Pros: "Quick easy painless and on time"
Pros: "Quick and easy service. Very friendly and polite."
Pros: "Seats, entertainment, meals."
Cons: "Late out of the gate. Missed connecting flight."
Cons: "Bag drop area was allowed to be hijacked by a school group that hadn’t checked in already."
Pros: "We arrived in Adelaide"
Cons: "Having to wait in a massive line for an hour to check in our bags after landing in Melbourne from a Virgin Australia international flight - there should be a special counter for guests who are transferring."
Pros: "The lounge and space on the flight"
Cons: "Bizarre that the passenger across the aisle from me had a ticket to Sydney which had been scanned twice by staff, didn't work, they couldn't work out why and let her on anyway after phonecalls from steward. She wasn't too pleased to be in Adelaide with all her luggage supposedly on the Sydney flight (last minute gate change). Security breach and error!"
Cons: "Going Melbourne delayed nearly 1.5hour Back home Brisbane another nearly 1.5hour and gate change a few times Very very bad experience"
Pros: "Virgin are usually one of the most competitive, efficient and pleasant airlines to fly."
Cons: "Plane delayed for over an hour with minimal updates. We finally boarded when we ought to have been arriving. A regular ipdate would have helped managed things at the other end better."
Pros: "they eventually returned it"
Cons: "they lost my bag"
Cons: "they lost our bag on a direct flight, how can they do that? when we got there they only have an agent who told us to contact virgin airlines in melbourne!!!"
Pros: "The staff were lovely."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by two hours, the earphone jack only worked through one side."
Cons: "I usually buy Eco X seats but this time forgot."
Pros: "Everything was great. On time and very nice service Thanks"
Pros: "Good Service"
Pros: "Very quick flight - after all the other hours spent in the air this was most welcome."
Cons: "There was no entertainment."
Pros: "Free drink and snack Courteous service Arrived on time Free registered luggage"
Pros: "Good cup of tea. Good crew."
Cons: "the double biscuit is difficult to eat because it is too thick. It is quite tasty. However something savoury would be better e.g. cheese and jatz."
Cons: "Flight cancelled, then booked by Virgin without consultation, onto a flight via Sydney that would take 6 1/2 hrs to get there, had to request another flight but still lost most of the day of my holiday, plus left with many phone calls re change of rental car, arrival , parking bookings, and no compensation and then stress when I got to the airport and was told that despite being "booked " on the much later flight, now I might not actually have a seat. I had to wait while attendant at counter tried to find seats and only watch as they were taken by someone else several times. So unnecessarily stressful and misleading. Lost my original seats, had to sit separate from my companion, and no real concern by Virgin about their impact on customers' plans. Last time I flew, the plane was cancelled, and we had to wait hours for another one in the terminal, so I missed the body corporate meeting that was the ONLY reason I was flying to Brisbane, paying for overnight accommodation and car rental and flight and I MISSED it. Huge cost for NOTHING, as despite driving straight to the meeting, it was just finishing. Whilst at the airport trying to fly home, I heard another Virgin flight cancelled , again due to "unscheduled maintenance". Seems that maintenance and mechanical problems are common and way more common than they should be. So that is a big worry!"
Pros: "Breakfast mushrooms were good."
Cons: "No butter for breakfast roll."
Pros: "Every thing"
Pros: "All went well, smooth flight, more or less on time"
Cons: "Over priced food, in- flight entertainment, through an app had a poor selection of programs - seats feel more cramped than other airlines- lucky it was only a 1 hr flight..."
Pros: "Every employee I've met has made my trip seamless and delightful. Your employees are very professional. Wish you were in the US!!"
Pros: "Boarding was good"
Cons: "Breakfast was a muesli bar but only half the size. Over all it felt like a budget airline. i will not spend extra money to fly Virgin Airlines again."
Cons: "Received a chewy muesli bar Aussie bikkies wd have been much nicer Thank you"
Pros: "everything was great, more movie options would be better"
Cons: "Waiting time on transfer Staff attitude"
Cons: "The time"
Pros: "Usually i fly Qantas... however since this trip ihave been very impressed with Virgin's services. In particular - quick & streamlined boarding, very comfortable and new seating, complementary snacks & drinks (with gluten free snacks!), and friendly professional staff :)"
Cons: "Difficulty hearing the pilot over the speaker system during the flight"
Pros: "Liked that they boarded from front and back"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Flight crew were lovely."
Cons: "Got told to "sit back down and don't worry" when our first flight was delayed, after I asked the lady at the gate that we may miss our connecting flight. She put other customers on different flights to make their connections, but when I approached was denied, and ensured we would make out next flight. Missed the next flight and had to wait another 3.5 hours for the next flight, even after explaining the situation to a gentleman at the customer service desk, he said he could not help us, and gave my partner and i am $8 food voucher while we waited as a 'sorry'. Then on the way home another 30 min delay. horrible first experience flying, Was very disappointed in the customer service & missed my brothers wedding. I should have booked Qantas instead of Virgin."
Cons: "Flight was very bumpy, and the air inside the plane was stuffy. I felt nauseated all the way through from take off to landing"
Cons: "I paid $65 for a seat with extra legroom, 13F, but at the airport found that I had been moved to 8A. Couldn't get my seat back, so spent 25 minutes on the phone to Virgin Australia today getting a refund."
Cons: "The only vegetarian food option contained gelatine, and when I asked for something different, I was told that they 'don't do that'. However, when a couple asked for something different for religious reasons, they were given another meal. I have been a vegetarian for 16 years, but apparently ethics means nothing when compared to religion. Staff were not sympathetic at all, and we went without a meal, after paying a lot of money for the flight, and checking in advance that there would be vegetarian food. Gelatine is not vegetarian."
Pros: "The awesome app"
Pros: "It didnt happen so not much"
Cons: "They cancelled the flight and didnt tell me. The only reason i knew is Tripcase sent me a notification"
Cons: "You are all ways late"
Cons: "The flight was cancelled the last minute and I called the carrier airlines and they say that nothing can be done and I asked to speak to someone from Kayak and I called a mobile number and had no answer , I will never book again"
Pros: "Pleasant crew"
Cons: "Virgin still doesn't cater for gluten intolerance dietary requirement...it's so easy with a stew, curry, salad etc...anything without pasta or bread..yet they manage to ensure that there's gluten in EVERYTHING, even dishes that shouldn't normally have them...not happy Virgin, take a leaf from Qantas!"
Pros: "Flight and cabin crew were good"
Cons: "Long delays at check in. Having arrived very early, i was horrified at size of queue."
Pros: "Both good"
Cons: "Absolutely nothing - well done Jetstar"
Cons: "plane was over an hr late due to tire needing changing. Staff we unapologetic about it."
Cons: "A little more leg room"
Cons: "Flights to & from Sydney to Melbourne were ok!"
Cons: "Our departure was 30 minutes late."
Cons: "The seat leg room is getting smaller and smaller. You can't put your seat back- you'll crush the person behind! And I'm short!!"
Cons: "Tray table came down almost into my stomach .... why can’t you push them back towards the rear of the seat ???"
Pros: "The price is in good relation with the quality of service."
Cons: "The attention of the flight coordinator was poor, is a gross person under pressure and with really bad manners"
Pros: "The seating was comfortable"
Pros: "yes it was"
Pros: "I got home. Eventually."
Cons: "Delayed almost 2hrs with no real explanation"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Pros: "Travel good"
Cons: "There was a delate"
Pros: "Very nice"
Pros: "On time - early even"
Cons: "Seats are just too cramped Timing is woeful. 2:30am flight to arrive at 6:30am is awful!"
Pros: "The advertised price before finding out about the Bundles."
Cons: "All the ridiculous add-ones for seat preference, food, entertainment, extra leg room, etc. Very misleading!! Difficulty with online check-in and trying to determine baggage needs before actually getting to the airport and then having to pay a ridiculously higher amount. Would have been better to pay the extra and fly on an airlines that puts customer service first."
Pros: "Crew, food and timelines"
Cons: "A metal bar was poking into my back from the seat (17D) - as if the padding had worn away and the seat frame exposed. Tray table had not been cleaned and was covered in crumbs"
Pros: "Quick and easy flight"
Cons: "Plane was old and seats weren't the comfortable"
Pros: "Nothing it was horrendous"
Cons: "My seat was broken with a big metal bar digging into my back all the flight and got given the thinnest blanket to try had and stop the problem total and utter was of time"
Pros: "Leg room"
Cons: "Since more chairs have been added there is no leg room! My husband had difficulty getting in and out. We will not be flying jet star for longer flights"
Pros: "Very pleasant staff on board and land crew. Difficult to judge food as it was only a snack and as the flight was only just over the hour there was no entertainment ."
Pros: "Quick and easy, just as expected, staff professional and. Friendly"
Pros: "Hot chocolate was good, and toasty was large. Crew was good."
Cons: "Plane could have been cleaner"
Cons: "Only one problem was the temperature was too warm during flight."
Cons: "I didn't check in my bag, didn't bother to weigh it. They weighed it at boarding and it was too heavy (my bad, I probably should have checked) and had to be checked in. My gripe is that they made me pay $60 even though my ticket included a free piece of luggage. Their argument was that I didn't use that facility at check-in and therefore waived the right to that piece of check baggage."
Pros: "Easy check in, child's play room even though we are not parents, spacious lobby"
Cons: "No comment"
Cons: "They don't tell you at the desk that they'd charge 50 dollars at the gate if you bring more than total 7 kilo of all your luggages"
Pros: "Not much"
Cons: "NEW check in procedure with lack of instruction Seat spacing and lack of room in cattle class, first seat I have ever had that it's so called upright position actually bent you uncomfortably forward during take off and landing and I used to work in the industry"
Cons: "I was charged $250 for luggage because my wife and I each had a 50 lb. Suitcase. A massive rip off. I will avoid Jetstar whenever possible."
Pros: "Arrived safely, flight quick. Staff friendly"
Cons: "Price so costly for a quick trip for family function"
Cons: "Delayed departure which affected my travel plans"
Pros: "Plane was unable to get to a gate after landing but we were kept informed."
Cons: "Paying four dollars for an orange juice."
Pros: "Service is very good"
Cons: "Food is inadequate for vegetarians and vegans. It is not too difficult to adjust the menus to include more interesting food variations. Virgin, Tiger domestically make a bigger effort. Jetstar cheeses have animal rennet - not necessary in this day and age. Toastie could be cheese and tomato, not only with bacon.. I complained to Jetstar head office, and the response was inadequate. Proof is if they make an effort and change. If another airlines is similar price with better food, I would automatically go with the other carrier. It's all part of hospitality. Jetstar are stubborn. Irrespective of being a low cost airlines - no excuse."
Pros: "Nobody told i couldnt bring luggage had to pay extranfee"
Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"
Pros: "I was charged $300 and forced to check my bag (weighing less than 50 pounds) and my carry on. These charges were absolutely not predictable."
Pros: "On time, polite, friendly crew. Smooth flight. All good. And good value for money."
Pros: "It was quiet. Quick and comfortable waiting for our flight. I enjoyed the meat pie, coffee and service while waiting. I was aloud to have a nap. Felt refreshed. Kayak gave me a great price. I saved $400 for my family flights all up."
Cons: "The flight was delayed by an hour but it was an accumulation of air conjestion towards the later flights. Overall we were able to charge our phones and get comfortable before flying."
Cons: "Flight delayed out of Adelaide. Terminal 4 at Tullamarine is badly designed - drop of/fpick up long way from booking in and gates long way from booking in area. Disembarking on to tarmac in pouring rain unpleasant - no umbrellas"
Cons: "Not enough leg room"
Cons: "On time"
Pros: "The planes were comfortable and boarding was easy. Staff was very gracious. I only gave the food and entertainment 1 star because there really wasn't any. But we weren't looking for any for the price we paid."
Pros: "Pilot did an outstanding job while landing in Sydney! Smoothest landing during my recent 11 leg journey...5 of which were jet star."
Cons: "I was charged $50 and made to check a bag that I had previously carried on during 5 other flights."
Pros: "Friendly cabin crew, no frills but nice and relaxed."
Cons: "Long walk to the boarding gate in Melbourne, poor design by Melbourne airport having check-in so far from the departure gates without travellators. Could be an issue for people that are less mobile."
Pros: "Exactly at time"
Pros: "Timely, warm friendly crew, comfortable seating"
Cons: "Flying out of Avalon Airport in Melbourne. Too far out of the way."
Pros: "Crew & Air craft was good"
Cons: "Delayed flight"
Airlines flying to Adelaide have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights to Adelaide
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights to Adelaide
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights to Adelaide
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights to Adelaide
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights to Adelaide