Fare information for travelling on buses, trains and trams.
Adelaide Metro fares explained
- Regular fares
- Concession Holders and Tertiary Student fares
- Primary and Secondary Student fares
- Seniors metroCARD
- metroCARD Passes
- Cruise Ship metroCARD
- Country fares
- Popular fares
- Rules for travel
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".
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People over 15 who are not eligible for a concession fare.
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.
What is a Concession fare?
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 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.
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What is a Student fare?
People aged 60 years or older who are permanent SA residents and not working more than 20 hours per week in paid employment.
What is a Seniors fare?
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.
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.
Unlimited travel - all day, every day
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 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.
For more information, phone LinkSA on 8339 7544.
A convenient A4 print-out (PDF 86kB) displaying the most popular range of fares is also available for download and print.
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.
See our FAQ page for more information on Adelaide Metro products and services.