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Flight information Sydney to Adelaide

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Average flight time, total distance 1165 kilometres

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Which airlines fly from Sydney to Adelaide?

Direct flights are available from Sydney to Adelaide every day of the month. Departures start at 6am and the last flight of the day leaves at 7.30pm. All 4 of Australia’s major airlines fly this route:

Flights with a stop are also available on this route, usually with a layover in Melbourne.

Is there a time difference between Sydney and Adelaide?

Yes. Adelaide is always half an hour behind Sydney. So, if it is 1pm in Sydney it will be 12.30pm in Adelaide.

What is the weather like in Adelaide?

Adelaide has similar weather to Sydney with cool, rainy winters and warm-to-hot, dry summers.

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Essential travel information for Adelaide

Australian citizens can board a flight from Sydney to Adelaide with any form of valid photo ID.

Departing from Sydney

Sydney Airport (SYD) has 2 domestic terminals, Terminal 2 (T2) and Terminal 3 (T3). These are located side-by-side in the north-eastern section of the airport.

Terminal 2 serves:

  • Jetstar
  • Virgin Australia
  • Tigerair Australia
  • Rex
  • FlyPelican

Terminal 3 serves:

  • Qantas
  • QantasLink

Jetstar check-in counters are to the right as you enter Terminal 2, with all other airlines to the left.

For flights within Australia, you should aim to be at the airport an hour before departure.

Arriving in Adelaide

Adelaide Airport (ADL) is located just under 7km from the city centre. There are plenty of options for travelling into Adelaide from the airport including taxi, rental car, bus, ride sharing and chauffeur services. Adelaide Metro offers an express bus service between the airport and the city called JetExpress.

Taxis, car parks and buses are available from outside the front of the terminal on level 0. Before you leave the terminal, you’ll find a café, a bar and a sandwich shop, as well as a convenience store and car hire desks.

Return flights from Adelaide to Sydney

Adelaide Airport is easy to navigate with just 1 terminal building. Check-in for your return flight to Sydney will be on level 2 of the terminal. Once you’ve cleared security, you’ll find a variety of dining options, shops and guest lounges.

For more information about this route, see our guide on flights from Adelaide to Sydney.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

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