It’s no wonder Glenelg is one of South Australia’s most popular tourism destinations – it’s so quick and easy to get to!
FROM THE ADELAIDE AIRPORT
Car: A 10 minute drive, exiting the airport left onto Sir Donald Bradman Drive and another left onto Tapley’s Hill Road and then turn right down Anzac Highway or Jetty Road. Check out many car hire companies at the Airport or pre book before you land.
Taxi: A 10 minute cab ride from the Airport Taxi Rank costs approximately AUD $20.
Bus: Bus number J1 will get you to Glenelg in around 25 minutes. More info: Adelaide Metro 1300 311 108 or www.adelaidemetro.com.au
FROM THE ADELAIDE CBD
Bus: The City to Glenelg bus takes approximately 35-45 minutes. More info: Adelaide Metro 1300 311 108 or www.adelaidemetro.com.au/
Tram: The famous ‘Bay Tram’ runs regularly from the heart of the Adelaide CBD and takes approximately 30 minutes from Victoria Square. More info: Adelaide Metro 1300 311 108 or www.adelaidemetro.com.au
Bike: Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire from the City; follow Anzac Highway to Glenelg or check out the Mike Turtur Bikeway.
More info: BikeSA on 08 8168 9999 or www.bikesa.asn.au/adelaidefreebikes.
Bike tracks can be found at www.sa.gov.au/topics/driving-and-transport/other-forms-of-transport/cycling/cycling-maps
ofo Bike Sharing Platform
ofo is the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing platform. Using ofo bicycles is fast and easy. Simply download the ofo mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store, register your basic information and payment method, then use the map function to locate nearby available bicycles. Once you reach one, scan the QR code on the license plate or enter the plate number manually to unlock it and you'll be ready to go. Once you complete your ride, park the bicycle in an appropriate location, lock it, and tap “Trip complete” in the app. That’s it!
All bicycles in ofo’s network are available to users for $1 per half hour with no joining fee. Fares are charged by the hour and begin to accrue once a bicycle has been unlocked. The fare timer stops once the bicycle has been parked and properly locked.
ofo bicycles are GPS-enabled and can be easily located using the mobile app. You may end your ride at any time by locking the bicycle and clicking ‘Trip Completed’ in the mobile app.
ofo have identified ‘Preferred Parking Zones’ (PPZ) for ofo users. In the event that a PPZ is unavailable, you can park next to any public bicycle rack. Holdfast Bay has 16 preferred parking zones.
Currently, users must be at least 18 years old to ride our bikes.
For more information visit https://www.ofo.com/au/en
Most areas and attractions of Glenelg are within walking distance of Jetty Road, but if you want to look at the sights in and around Adelaide hop on a bus, the tram or take a taxi trip.
At the end of Jetty Road in Moseley Square there is a tram stop with trams running frequently from 5:10am right through until 11:30pm weekdays, 6:20am until 11:30pm Saturdays and Sundays and public holidays from 7:30am until 11:30pm. Trams also have wheelchair access, but no bikes are allowed on. There are also a couple of other stops along Jetty Road to the top of Brighton Road - all of Jetty Road is FREE. From Brighton Road you must pay on board with a card or coins, but dollar notes are not accepted. Most newsagents will sell travel tickets/passes.
Moseley Street in Glenelg, (the last street on the left if you are heading towards the Jetty) has a range of buses going to the city 265, 190, 167, J1 and more. There are also buses that will take you to Henley Beach, Harbour Town, Adelaide Airport, Brighton, Marion Shopping Centre and Unley. Buses have a fee and you can get tickets/passes from the driver or most newsagents and once again no bikes.
If you need to be anywhere else and not sure how to go about getting there you can call Adelaide Metro Line and they can help with any bus, train or tram questions:
Phone 08 8210 1000 or 1300 311 108
Where to Park
We have a range of free and paid car parking at Glenelg. Download the Glenelg Visitor Guidefor car park locations.