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Flight information Melbourne Avalon to Adelaide

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Average flight time, total distance 632 kilometres

1h 20min

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Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Adelaide?

You can take direct flights from Melbourne Avalon to Adelaide with 2 airlines:

Jetstar connecting flights via Sydney or Gold Coast are also available, but these cost more.

There are more options flying from Melbourne Tullamarine to Adelaide.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Adelaide?

Adelaide and all of South Australia is 30 minutes behind Melbourne.

What is the weather like in Adelaide?

Adelaide tends to be a little warmer than Melbourne, with an average summer temperature of 23°C dropping to 11°C in July. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit Adelaide, as rain is less likely and temperatures still comfortable.

How expensive is Adelaide?



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Essential travel information for Adelaide

  • You don't need a passport for domestic flights, but you will need to show your ticket and photo ID or other accepted proof of identity. Check with your airline for details.
  • Save money on buses, trains and trams in Adelaide with a metroCARD. You can pick these up from agents and ticket vending machines.

Departing from Melbourne

Melbourne Avalon Airport (AVV) is the smaller of Melbourne's 2 main airports, handling flights with Jetstar and Qantas. All flights use a single terminal, which is open daily from 5:00am to midnight. The terminal has a selection of stores and cafes landside and airside.

You can get from Melbourne to Avalon Airport on the SkyBus shuttle bus, taxi or private vehicle. The airport is twice as far from the city as Melbourne's main airport, Tullamarine, so allow 45 to 60 minutes in normal traffic. You should arrive at the airport at least 1 hour before catching domestic flights to Adelaide.

Arriving in Adelaide

Adelaide Airport (ADL) has a single terminal for all flights, with services across 3 levels. Domestic arrivals come in on level 2, with baggage reclaim on level 0. You can take out cash, get a bite to eat or visit the stores before heading to the exits.

Adelaide Airport is around 7km from the CBD. To get there, you can take the JetExpress bus (JX1), local bus (J1, J2 or J8), metered taxi from the rank outside, book a rideshare service, or rent a car from Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot, Sixt or Thrifty.

Return flights from Adelaide to Melbourne

When taking a return or onward flight, check-in counters at Adelaide Airport are on level 2. You should try to arrive at least 1 hour before your scheduled departure for domestic flights.

For more information about return journeys, see our guide to flights from Adelaide to Melbourne Avalon.

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Please note: all information is correct as of January 2019.

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