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Getting around Adelaide is easy and affordable, thanks to a variety of transportation options available to students.
Almost 4,000 students choose to live in and around the Adelaide city centre. With most campuses located in the city, you’ll find it easy to get to and from your classes by walking, riding your bike or catching the free inner-city tram or bus. International students get access to the same extensive discounts on public transport as local students.
It is easy to get around the city and suburbs with Adelaide’s public transport system - Adelaide Metro. It’s safe and includes:
The best and most affordable way to use Adelaide’s public transport system is to use a MetroCARD which you can recharge online, or at a variety of shops. Learn more about Adelaide’s public transport.
With broad, flat streets and extensive bike paths, cycling (and walking) around Adelaide is convenient and safe. When you explore Adelaide by bike, you’ll enjoy:
You can also hire a free bike from Adelaide Free Bikes (including a bicycle helmet, which must be worn when you’re cycling in South Australia).
If you live far from the city, you could get around Adelaide by driving. Whether you buy a car for permanent use or rent a car for the occasional road trip, you’ll need to familiarise yourself with South Australian road rules.
In most cases, you can use your driver’s licence from your home country to drive in South Australia. However, you’ll have to make sure you have it with you whenever you drive, and it must be valid. Learn more about road rules in South Australia
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