Facts and usage statistics about public transport in Adelaide, Australia

Commute patterns by Lightrail, Train & Bus in Adelaide - Statistics, Analytics and Usage Data

The Moovit Public Transport Index helps anyone discover how people in Adelaide get around each day with public transport compared to other cities. Below you will find the average commute and wait time for riders, the distance people travel to get to work with public transport and the average distance people in Adelaide walk each day. See which Lightrail, Train & Bus and stations are most popular in Adelaide, and more!
Adelaide has 3 transport type(s), including: Lightrail, Train & Bus, operated by several transport agencies, including Adelaide Metro Train, Light City Buses, SouthLink & Torrens Transit
• Quick Facts To Use •
In Adelaide, the average amount of time people spend riding public transport is 65 min. Over 66% of those riders spend more than 2 hours on public transportation every day.
• Quick Facts To Use •
How long do people usually wait at a stop or station in Adelaide each day? Commuters wait on average 11 min, but over 32% wait longer than 20 minutes.
• Quick Facts To Use •
The average distance people ride in a single trip within Adelaide is 7.6 km. Yet 50% of riders travel over 12 km in a single direction.
• Quick Facts To Use •
The percentage of public transport riders who transfer lines at least once in Adelaide is 35%. On average, 12% of riders transfer at least twice during a single trip.
• Quick Facts To Use •
Did you know that in Adelaide, the average distance people walk to work or home is 0.68 km? Approximately, 20% walk more than 1 km to reach their destination.

Commute Time

How long do people usually commute in Adelaide by public transport everyday?
The average amount of time people spend commuting with public transport, for example to and from work, on a weekday.
65 min
Compare average daily commute time for 150+ cites
How many people have a long commute every day with public transport in Adelaide, Australia?
The percentage of people who ride public transport for more than 2 hours every day. This includes travel by Lightrail, Train & Bus.
21%
Compare across +150 cities, the percentage of public transport users who commute 2+ hours Compare average daily commute time for 150+ cites

Waiting Time

How long do people usually wait at a station in Adelaide every day?
The average amount of time people wait at a stop or station for their Lightrail, Train & Bus line on a weekday.
11 min
See the average amount of time people wait around the world
How many people in Adelaide usually wait a long time at a transport station?
The percentage of people who wait for over 20 minutes on average for their transport line every day, for example to and from work.
13%
See the amount of people who wait at a station for a long time in other cities See the average amount of time people wait around the world

Journey Distance

How far do people usually commute each way with public transport in Adelaide?
The average distance people usually ride in a single journey, for example to or from work, with public transport including Lightrail, Train & Bus.
7.6 km
See the average distance people commute around the world
How many people have a long commute every day in Adelaide?
The percentage of people that usually travel for over 12 km in a single direction, for example to or from work, each day with public transport.
15%
See how many people commute over 12 km each day in other cities See the average distance people commute around the world

Number of Transfers

How many people transfer lines at least once in Adelaide?
The percentage of people who transfer at least one time during a single journey.
35%
See how many people transfer lines around the world
How many people transfer transport lines more than once during a single journey in Adelaide?
The percentage of people who transfer at least twice when travelling to a certain destination on a single journey.
12%
See how many people transfer lines at least twice around the world See how many people transfer lines around the world

Walking Distance

How far do people usually walk per journey in Adelaide?
The average distance people walk every day in one direction, for example on their way home or to work.
0.68 km
See the average walking distances around the world
How many people walk for more than 1 km in Adelaide?
The percentage of people who walk for over 1 km each day to reach a specific destination, for example to or from work.
20%
See how many people in other cities walk over 1 km See the average walking distances around the world
Most popular Bus lines
  • M44 - Marion Centre Interchange to Golden Grove Village Interchange
  • G10 - Marion Centre Interchange to Blair Athol
  • 300 - Arndale Centre Interchange clockwise & anti-clockwise Suburban Connector
Most popular Bus stations
  • Stop T3 Grenfell St - South Side
  • Stop D1 King William St - East Side
  • Stop X2 King William St - West Side
Most popular Lightrail lines
  • TRAM - Glenelg to Entertainment Centre
Most popular Lightrail stations
  • Rundle Mall
  • Pirie St
  • City South
Most popular Bus lines
  • M44 - Marion Centre Interchange to Golden Grove Village Interchange
  • G10 - Marion Centre Interchange to Blair Athol
  • 300 - Arndale Centre Interchange clockwise & anti-clockwise Suburban Connector
Most popular Bus stations
  • Stop T3 Grenfell St - South Side
  • Stop D1 King William St - East Side
  • Stop X2 King William St - West Side
Most popular Lightrail lines
  • TRAM - Glenelg to Entertainment Centre
Most popular Lightrail stations
  • Rundle Mall
  • Pirie St
  • City South
Moovit Public Transport Index - Explore transport data for cities around the world, discover public transit usage patterns
China Hong Kong
Ecuador Cuenca
Greece Athens
Ireland Ireland
Israel Israel
Peru Lima
Singapore Singapore
Uruguay Montevideo
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Feel free to use the information found on this website as long as you credit ''Moovit'' and include a link to this page.
Interested in learning more about your city?