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Transport options

Public transport


Buses are the most extensive means of public transport in Adelaide with several bus routes travelling along North Terrace (Stop G1 – north side) and Frome Road (Stop 1 – west side) and stopping directly in front of the University campus. Free city connector buses also loop around the CBD, including along North Terrace, and are available all week from 7am to 7:15pm (finishing later on Fridays at 9:15pm). Other bus stops, located along major roads, are only a short walk away.


Delegates may also take a one of several train lines into the Adelaide Railway Station, which is located approximately 850 metres east (about 15 minute walk) of the university, along North Terrace. This short walk will take you past some of Adelaide’s historic and cultural buildings including Parliament House, the National War Memorial, State Library of South Australia, South Australian Museum, Art Gallery of South Australia and more.


Trams are also available for use. There are two tram stops located near the university – delegates may take the BTANIC line to either the University Tram Stop or the Art Gallery Tram Stop. Alternative lines include the GLNELG and FESTVL trams which travel along King William Road (Rundle Mall Tram Stop) or North Terrace (Adelaide Railway Station Tram Stop). These stops are both approximately an 850m walk to the University. Tram rides within the Adelaide CBD are free (between the South Terrace stop, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Festival Plaza and the Botanic Gardens).

Tickets and MetroCards

Adelaide’s public transport system makes use of the MetroCard rechargeable credit system for buses, trains and trams, regardless of the distance travelled. These cards may be purchased for a small one-off fee, and then recharged for an amount at Adelaide Metro facilities or participating retailers such as post offices and newsagents. Delegates may purchase or recharge their MetroCard at the university post office. Alternatively, for those who do not intend to use public transport regularly, credit/debit cards or smart devices can be used as part of the “Tap and Pay” system – we anticipate that this will be completely rolled out in all public transport modes by July 2024, in accordance with government targets.

It is recommended that you secure your MetroCard or ticket before travelling by bus, tram or train. Cash is no longer accepted on public transport to purchase tickets.

More information

Please visit the Adelaide Metro website to help plan your routes, check transport timetables and for general information on Adelaide’s public transport system.


Parking options in the CBD are readily available, including in and around the University. The campus parking facilities for permit holders which must be valid and attached to your vehicle. Please visit the Parking Management website to apply for a parking permit.

Other paid, all-day undercover parking facilities are also conveniently located near the university:

U Park - University of Adelaide Parking
Wilson Parking


The university has several spots to safely store bicycles during the conference. It is recommended to secure your bike using a solid metal 'D' type lock. 

Bike sheds

Bike sheds are also located throughout the North Terrace campus. CCTV-monitored undercover bike racks are also available. University staff and students may apply to access the bike sheds. If you would like access to the secure bike lockup sheds on campus, please complete the Bike Shed Access Request form and access will be added to your university ID card. After submitting the form, please allow up to three business days for processing. 

Some paid parking facilities may also offer bicycle parking (some free, some paid; see Carparks)