Adelaide Airport

Adelaide Airport (ADL)Opens external site in a new window is Australia's fifth busiest airport and is located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city on Andy Thomas Circuit.

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Both domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services operate from the same terminal.   



Online check-in is available for Qantas and QantasLink Australian domestic flights, Qantas international flights (QF1-199), and other eligible connecting flights operated by oneworld, partner and codeshare airlines. Online Check-in opens 24 hours before your flight departure and closes 30 minutes before domestic flight departures, and 2 hours before international flight departures.

Faster, smarter check-in is available in Adelaide for all passengers through the check-in Kiosks and Bag Drop. Customer Service agents will be on hand to offer assistance when needed.

Check-in is located on the Departures level (Level 2) and is available at counters 24-30.

Check-in for domestic flights from 4.30am to the last Qantas departure.

Economy check-in for Qantas flights is available from any of the Check-in Kiosks. Passengers with baggage are then required to proceed to the bag drop counter.

Check-in for international flights is 3 hours before departure.

Economy check-in is available from counters 26-30.

Check-in for Business, Qantas Club and oneworldOpens external site in a new window Emerald passengers is available at counters 24-25.

Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas. Ask airport staff for more detail.

Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve airport kiosks.

Body Scanners

Effective from 1 December 2012, full body scanning requirements will be progressively introduced at Adelaide international airport.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.



Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall on the ground floor. Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

Baggage services has a counter located in the Arrivals area, next to Carousel 4.

Flight status

View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.


Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Adelaide Qantas Club in the domestic terminal or the Adelaide International Business Lounge at the international terminal.


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Adelaide transport options from the airport
Transport Details
Car The airport is approximately a 15 minute drive from the city.  Visit the Adelaide AirportOpens external site in a new window website for current car parking rates.
Taxis Approximately A$20 to A$25 one way to the city.
Valet Parking
Visit Valet Parking for current rates.

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Important information


Information correct as of March 2013. Times and prices are a guide only.