Fly from Melbourne to Adelaide

Fancy a weekend in Adelaide? Easy! Take a quick flight from Melbourne with Jetstar.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 1 hours and 20 minutes
Average distance by plane 640km
Departure airport Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Arrival airport Adelaide Airport (ADL)
Aircraft Airbus A320-200

Need to know

Flight time from Melbourne to Adelaide
The average flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Adelaide is 1 hours and 20 minutes.

Distance from Melbourne to Adelaide by plane
The average distance by plane from Melbourne to Adelaide is 640 kilometres.

Time difference between Melbourne and Adelaide
Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10) is 30 minutes ahead of Adelaide (ACST: +9.30).

Number of airports in Adelaide
There’s one airport: Adelaide Airport (SYD).

Distance from Adelaide Airport to the city centre
The airport is 6 kilometres from Adelaide city centre.

Transport from Adelaide Airport to the city centre
Transport options include rental car, taxi, rideshare, airport shuttle bus or public bus.

Wisteria Lane in the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Wisteria Lane, Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Adelaide travel tips

What’s the best way to do Adelaide on a budget?
Hit the museums and galleries, go hiking in the Adelaide Hills… there’s so much good stuff for free in Adelaide!

Can you help me plan a romantic weekend in the Barossa?
Yes siree! With all that scenery, serenity and sauvignon blanc, it’s easy to have a cosy weekend away with your beau.

Does Adelaide have any laneway bars?
Sure does. Head to West End and get lost in its boutique bars and edgy galleries.

Any tips for a budget and family friendly holiday in Adelaide?
Sure! Check out these kid-friendly places and activities in Adelaide that are absolutely free.

Where are the best places to eat in Adelaide?
Adelaide’s food scene is incredible – check out this 24 hours in the Adelaide Hills itinerary for a tasty starter.

Sunset over South Australian vineyard. South Australia, Australia.

Vineyard, South Australia.

How much is a…

Cappuccino AUD $3.80–4.50
Barossa wineries tour AUD $75–140
Brunch at a cafe AUD $20–25
Room at a 3-star hotel AUD $80–150
Taxi from the airport AUD $25–30

Things to do in Adelaide

Even with a population of slightly more than a million, Adelaide is a city where the residents feel they’ve got all the breathing space in the world. It’s Australia’s most environmentally sustainable city, with free city bikes for hire, the world’s first solar-powered bus and ecologically constructed buildings and homes.

Find the best things to do and places to see in Adelaide

Weather and when to go

Adelaide has hot, dry summers and mild winters, thanks to its coastal location on the southern edge of Australia. Rainfall, and sometimes hail, usually happens in the winter months. June tends to be the wettest month of the year. Snow in the metro area is not common (bar light falls at Mount Lofty and in the Adelaide Hills).