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Adelaide is the capital city of South Australia, and is the fifth largest capital city in Australia.

Consistently ranked as one of the top ten most liveable cities in the world, Adelaide is a popular destination for international students in Australia. This is because the city offers a balanced lifestyle with world-class education institutions and thriving local economy.

Adelaide is the gateway to world-famous places such as Kangaroo Island and the best wine regions in Australia including the Barossa Valley, McLaren Vale and the Clare Valley. Local attractions in Adelaide include the Adelaide Central Market, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Botanic Gardens, National Wine Centre and much more.

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Getting to Adelaide

It is easy to get to Adelaide. The city is a two hour flight from Sydney (the capital city of New South Wales) and a 30 minute flight from Melbourne (the capital city of Victoria). There are direct national flights to Adelaide from every capital city in Australia, and many direct flights to Adelaide serviced by the world’s best international airlines including Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Air New Zealand, and Jetstar International.

Flight times from major Asian cities to Adelaide are:

  • Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia - 5 hours 10 minutes
  • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 7 hours
  • Singapore - 7 hours
  • Guangzhou, China - 8 hours 10 minutes
  • Hong Kong - 8 hours 50 minutes
  • Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 13 hours 10 minutes
  • Doha, Qatar - 14 hours 15 minutes

The Adelaide Airport is Adelaide's international airport located only 7km from the city centre (15 minutes by taxi).  There are multiple airport transfer options from Adelaide Airport to the Adelaide CBD including ride-share, taxi, buses and public transport.

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