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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

How much does it cost to travel to Adelaide?

You should plan to spend around $109 (AU$168) per day on your vacation in Adelaide. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $31 (AU$47) on meals
  • $18 (AU$28) on local transportation
  • $130 (AU$200) on hotels

A one week trip to Adelaide for two people costs, on average, $1,528 (AU$2,356). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Adelaide cost?

A one week trip to Adelaide usually costs around $764 (AU$1,178) for one person and $1,528 (AU$2,356) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Adelaide on average costs around $1,528 (AU$2,356) for one person and $3,057 (AU$4,712) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Adelaide will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Adelaide on average costs around $3,275 (AU$5,048) for one person and $6,550 (AU$10,096) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Adelaide has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Adelaide expensive to visit?

Prices in Adelaide are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Pacific, which is known to be an expensive region, Adelaide is a moderately priced destination compared to other places. The overall cost of travel here is fair for the region and comparable to Aoraki Mount Cook or Mount Aspiring National Park .

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Adelaide Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Adelaide?

The average Adelaide trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Adelaide travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) AU$200 ($130)
Local Transportation 1 AU$28 ($18)
Food 2 AU$47 ($31)
Entertainment 1 AU$21 ($13)
Alcohol 2 AU$17 - 51 ($11 - 33)
Accommodation Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Adelaide is $65 (AU$100). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Adelaide is $130 (AU$200). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Adelaide

Looking for a hotel in Adelaide? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Adelaide based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $97. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Adelaide is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $18 (AU$28) per person, per day, on local transportation in Adelaide.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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What did other people spend on Transportation in Adelaide?

Typical prices for Transportation in Adelaide are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Adelaide, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Shuttle from the Train Station

Food Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Adelaide can vary, the average cost of food in Adelaide is $31 (AU$47) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Adelaide should cost around $12 (AU$19) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Adelaide is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


Entertainment Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Adelaide typically cost an average of $13 (AU$21) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

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  • Unfortunately, bad things can happen on a trip. Well, you've just got to deal with it! The average price for a scam, robbery, or mishap in Adelaide is $255 (AU$393), as reported by travelers.

  • Scams, Robberies, and Mishaps1

Alcohol Budget in Adelaide
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $22 (AU$34) on alcoholic beverages in Adelaide per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day


Adelaide On a Budget
Adelaide Rundle Mall, Adelaide (South Australian Tourism Commission)
Adelaide is the often overlooked capital city of the State of South Australia. It's also the fifth largest city in the country. Despite being skipped by most travelers, Adelaide is an interesting city to explore and has a decent amount to offer open minded travelers. It has some fascinating architecture, unique shopping, and wonderful cafes and restaurants. Part of the appeal of Adelaide is its location in the midst of Australia's wine regions, including McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley, and Clare Valley. Any of these destinations could be visited as a day trip from Adelaide.

Adelaide has a hot summer Mediterranean climate. The summers and dry and hot and the winters are mild, although the wind may make the temperatures feel cooler than they are. Most of the city's rain falls during the winter months, although there may be infrequent, light showers during the summer months. Hail is also common during the winter season.
If you're looking for a good view of the city, then head to Montefiore Hill or Adelaide Hills, particularly at night. Other places worth visiting include Adelaide Oval, Port Adelaide, or North Terrace, which has many museums and shops that are worth visiting. Hahndorf is a German settlement that is just a short drive away. There you will find a chocolate factory, the Beerenberg Strawberry Farm, and picnic areas.

Within Adelaide some of the more interesting museums include the Migration Museum, the South Austalian Museum, Port Adelaide Train Museum, Gawler Museum, the South Austalian Meritime Museum, and the National Motor Museum. Churches in the city include Holy Trinity Church, St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, St. Patrick's Church, and St. Peter's Cathedral.

Nearby national parks include Belair National Park, Cleland Conservation Park, and Morialta Conservation Park.
Adelaide's city center is one square mile in size. It's where you'll find the majority of the tourist attractions including interesting architecture and some great museums. North Adelaide has many of the city's older stately homes. There is also fine dining and parks in the area. Port Adelaide has a good number of pubs. There are also Port River cruises that leave from here. Glenelg is the area's most popular beach destination. There is also plenty of shopping and dining opportunities in the area. Also within an hour's drive of Adelaide are some of the country's best wineries.

A great time to visit Adelaide is during the festival season, referred to as "Mad March." During this time you'll have the opportunity to go to any number of festivals, including the Adelaide Fringe, the Clipsal 500 Car race, the Adelaide Festival, WOMADdelaide, The Adelaide Cup horseracing carnival and the touring Soudwave and Future Music Festivals.

Otherwise, there are plenty of other activities and things to do in Adelaide.
Food and Dining
In Adelaide you'll find a variety of restaurants along Gouger Street. Options include Asian, Italian, and seafood restaurants, among others. Weekends can be busy so reservations are recommended. Hutt Street also has a few excellent high end restaurants as well as several gourmet shops and supermarkets. Rundle Street is where you'll find many cafes and a few other dining options.

In North Adelaide there is an interesting mix of restaurants along Melbourne Street. There are also some affordable take out options as well as pubs, cafes, and bakeries.

If you're motivated to visit Adelaide, you'll find it at least a day's drive from any other capital city in Australia. The closest is Melbourne, which you can drive to in about eight or nine hours. There is an international airport which is the easiest and fastest way to reach Adelaide, although flights can be expensive. The most expensive and time consuming option is to take the train. There are several routes that arrive at Adelaide and they can be enjoyable, but tickets are more expensive than flights.

If you're planning to stay in the city center, you can walk to most of your destinations, but to go anywhere outside the city center you'll have to take public transportation or drive. The public transportation system is quite good and reliable, so you do not need a car to visit Adelaide. The system includes a metro, tram, and buses. The metro has four main lines and two branch lines. The tram runs from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh to the Adelaide central business district following along North Terrace and King William Street. The bus network is very comprehensive and fills in where the other options don't go. In general service is frequent and reliable.
Looking for a party? Find a hostel in Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, or along the Gold Coast.

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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.