Metrocard is the most convenient way to travel on Adelaide trains, trams and buses.
Metrocard is easy to buy, use and recharge at ticket vending machines and Metrocard agents around Adelaide.
There is a small cost to buy a Metrocard. Your card is then reusable and yours to look after. Metrocards are not refundable. When you buy your Metrocard you will need to add a starting balance of $5.
Adelaide Metro trains
Suburban trains are operated by Adelaide Metro. Some lines are run by modern electric trains, whilst other lines are run by air-conditioned diesel railcars. Trains operate regularly throughout the day but are infrequent at night and on weekends. All trains operate to and from Adelaide Station.
The 'Bay Tram' runs from the Royal Adelaide Hospital via North Terrace and King William Street in the city to the bayside suburb of Glenelg. At certain times, some Glenelg trams run to Festival Plaza instead on RAH. A second route, opened in recent years, runs from Entertainment Centre in the inner north-western suburb of Bowden, into the city along North Terrace to its terminus at Botanic Gardens. Metrocards are accepted on trams, but there are extensive free tram zones in which no ticket is required.
An extensive system of buses operates right across the Adelaide suburban area including to and from Adelaide airport. Some buses to and from the north-eastern suburbs run on the unusual O-Bahn guided busway. All buses accept Metrocard.