Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia. In Adelaide, you can enjoy stylish architecture, boutique shopping, sandy swimming beaches, fabulous arts events, nightlife, fine dining, and some of Australia’s best cafí strips. Population is about 1.3 million, which makes it Australia’s fifth largest city and by far the largest city in the otherwise sparsely populated state.Adelaide is centrally located among the wine regions of McLaren Vale, Barossa Valley and Clare Valley, all of which are within day-trip distance.Unlike the other state capitals of Australia, Adelaide has never been a convict settlement, and was settled entirely by free settlers since its founding.Adelaide is at least a 1 day drive away from any capital cities on the Australian east coast. The shortest route from Adelaide to Melbourne takes 8-9h. Roads are all paved, and there are some freeway sections, but it is mostly 2 lane roads of reasonable quality. Adelaide International Airport (IATA: ADL) is around 7km (4mi) to the west of the city centre. West Beach, an excellent swimming beach with plenty of accommodation is located only 4km (2.5mi) away.Adelaide’s airport has scheduled international services. Air New Zealand via Auckland is particularly useful for flights to and from the Americas and the Pacific Islands. Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong is generally useful for flights to and from both East Asia and Europe and both Malaysia Airlines and Singapore airlines via Kuala Lumpur and Singapore are useful for flights to and from South East Asia, India, the Middle East and Europe. Qatar also offer flights direct to Doha on the new A350 XWB aircraft, and from there connecting to much of Europe and the Middle East. In addition, domestic flights to Sydney and Melbourne are useful for connections to the Americas, while domestic flights to Perth are useful for connections to Africa. The service to Guangzhou in China is useful for direct entry into China and onward flights throughout Asia. Adelaide is the only major Australian airport that does not have Qantas international flights. The service to Singapore ceased several years ago.Domestic services and connections are available to many major Australian cities and regional centres. Budget airlines Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair offer the cheapest domestic airfares. Adelaide is also provided with scheduled services by Qantas and National Jet Systems. Regional services and operations are provided by Regional Express Airlines (Rex), Sharp Airlines, Alliance Airlines, Cobham Airlines and Qantaslink flights operated by both Cobham Airlines and by Alliance Airlines.There is only a single terminal for international and domestic departures so transfers are relatively seamless.The airport has ATMs, currency change, food, shopping and lockers. Major national renters are represented in kiosks at the terminal.Great Southern Rail runs long distance tourist train services, The Ghan runs to Alice Springs and Darwin, The Overland, runs to Melbourne, and the Indian Pacific runs to Perth, Broken Hill and Sydney.
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