Adelaide Airport Guide
Welcoming you into the South Australian city is Adelaide Airport; the fifth busiest in the country. It was named Australia's best capital city airport three times running, in 2006, 2009 and 2011. You'll find everything you might need at the airport, and a bonus is that it's just seven kilometres west of the city centre; making it easy to get wherever you need to go. The airport also hosts frequent art or photographic exhibits and cultural events, making for an interesting introduction to Adelaide.
Adelaide Airport facilities
Adelaide Airport consists of a single terminal, housing both domestic and international sections.
The airport includes plenty of dining options, from sit-down restaurants to comfortable coffee shops and food stalls, and a wide range of shops. Among these are three duty-free stores; a landside store in the centre concourse on level 2, and separate stores at both the arrivals and departures lounges.
Internet access is free throughout the airport.
Other facilities at Adelaide Airport include:
· Baggage storage lockers, which you'll find near the car rental offices on the ground floor of the multi-level car park.
· Plenty of ATMs on both levels and three Travelex stores, for exchanging currency; these are located before and after customs.
· A gated children’s play area, situated alongside Hudson’s Coffee.
· An airport pharmacy, which is located on level 2 of the terminal.
· Dedicated outdoor smoking areas, accessible from level 2, and a smoking area in the Thomas Coopers Bar on the ground floor.
Getting to and from Adelaide Airport
A designated taxi rank is located just outside the terminal building, or you can use the Airport City Shuttle to get directly to one of the city's hotels. In addition, Adelaide Metro provides an express double-decker bus service (called JetExpress) between the airport and the city centre, and JetBus services to both West Beach and Glenelg. The buses depart from a stop just to the left of the pedestrian plaza, immediately outside the terminal. You can buy tickets directly from the bus drivers. A number of car rental companies operate from an area on the ground floor of the multi-level car park. They include AVIS, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and RedSpot Sixt. With Netflights.com, you can get great deals not just on flights to Adelaide, but also on car rental and the best Adelaide hotels.