Fares

Fare information for travelling on buses, trains and trams.

 
PLEASE NOTE: Adelaide Metro fare prices changed Sunday 5 July 2020
 

Adelaide Metro fares explained

 

A card fee applies to the purchase of all metroCARDs, excluding Seniors Cards.

MetroTickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines on board all trains and trams and at many bus interchanges. MetroTickets are not available for purchase on board buses as drivers do not carry or handle cash. See "Where to buy".

metroCARD type Cost Starting balance Total cost
Regular $5.00 +$5.00 $10.00
Concession $3.50 +$5.00 $8.50
Student $3.50 +$5.00 $8.50
MetroTicket type Travel cost only - see tables below
MetroTicket Singletrip
MetroTicket Daytrip


Regular

People over 15 who are not eligible for a concession fare. 

Regular

Peak trips

  • Before 9.01am and after 3pm Monday to Friday
  • All day Saturday

Interpeak trips

  • 9.01am to 3pm Monday to Friday 
  • All day Sunday and public holidays

Regular metroCARD

Regular Metrocard: blue plastic card with the text 'metroCARD' and bus, train and tram icons
 $3.84  $2.11

Singletrip MetroTicket

Metroticket: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $5.70  $3.80

Daytrip MetroTicket

Metroticket Daytrip: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $10.80  -

Concession Holders and Tertiary Students

Full time tertiary and post secondary students who have an approved photo ID. 

Pensioners and unemployed people who carry an approved State and Commonwealth Transport Concession Card. 

You must always carry your valid ID or transport concession entitlement card when you travel. 

Concession
What is a Concession fare? 

Peak trips

  • Before 9.01am and after 3pm Monday to Friday
  • All day Saturday

Interpeak trips

  • 9.01am to 3pm Monday to Friday 
  • All day Sunday and public holidays

Concession metroCARD

Concession metrocard: green plastic card with the text 'metroCARD' and bus, train and tram icons
 $1.91  $1.02

Concession Singletrip MetroTicket

Metroticket: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $2.90  $1.40

Concession Daytrip MetroTicket

Metroticket Daytrip: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $5.40  -

A Concession ticket is required for your bike or surfboard on all train services from first service until 9am and between 3pm and 6pm Monday to Friday. Bikes and surfboards travel free on board trains outside of these times.

Bikes and surfboards are not permitted on buses or trams at any time. 

Primary and Secondary Students

Primary and secondary school students. Children between 5 and 14 years of age. If 15 years of age or older, you must carry an approved photo ID card

Primary and Secondary Students
What is a Student fare?

Peak trips

  • Before 9.01am and after 3pm Monday to Friday
  • All day Saturday

Interpeak trips

  • 9.01am to 3pm Monday to Friday 
  • All day Sunday and public holidays

Student metroCARD

Student metrocard: yellow plastic card with the text 'metroCARD' and bus, train and tram icons
 $1.28  $1.02

Student Singletrip MetroTicket

Metroticket: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $2.80  $1.40

Student Daytrip MetroTicket

Metroticket Daytrip: cardboard ticket with blue arrows
 $5.40  -

Seniors metroCARD

People aged 60 years or older who are permanent SA residents and not working more than 20 hours per week in paid employment.

Seniors metroCARD
What is a Seniors fare?

Peak trips

  • Concession fares apply from 7.01am to 9am and 3.01pm to 7pm Monday to Friday 

Interpeak trips

  • No charge at all other times including Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 

Seniors metroCARD

Seniors metrocard: white plastic card with seniors card logo and adelaide metro logo
 $1.91  FREE

metroCARD Passes

28-Day Pass

Put a 28-Day Pass on your metroCARD to help you save hundreds of dollars each year compared to Regular metroCARD fare travel.
See more information about the 28-Day Pass.

14-Day Pass

The 14-Day Pass gives you unlimited travel on all buses, trains and tram for 14 consecutive days. 

See more information about the 14-Day Pass

3-Day Visitor Pass

Explore Adelaide for 3 consecutive days of unlimited travel.
See more information about the 3-Day Visitor Pass.

Cruise Ship metroCARD

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Unlimited travel - all day, every day

$10.00

Purchase the special Cruise Ship metroCARD at the Outer Harbor railway station and get around Adelaide all day for just $10.

This metroCARD entitles holders to unlimited travel on Adelaide Metro bus, train and tram services all day, and you can keep your card at the end of your travels as a memento of your time in Adelaide. 

Australian Seniors travel free at certain times with their Australian Seniors Card

Two children under 15 years of age travel free at all times when accompanied by an adult using a Cruise Ship metroCARD.

Country fares for Adelaide Hills

Country fares apply to travel in the Adelaide Hills beyond the Adelaide Metro fare boundary.

Different fares are charged for different journey lengths, as well as for Concession Holders and children.

View the SouthLink fares and country services.

For more information, phone LinkSA on 8339 7544.

Popular fares

A convenient A4 print-out (PDF 86kB) displaying the most popular range of fares is also available for download and print.

Rules for travel

When travelling on any Adelaide Metro bus, train or tram, a fine may apply if you do not:

  • Travel without validating your metroCARD or ticket each time you board any of our services or enter/exit applicable barrier gates
  • Travel with your valid proof of entitlement and do not purchase a Regular fare ticket

A standard fine of $220 applies with a maximum penalty of $1.250.

More information

See our FAQ page for more information on Adelaide Metro products and services.