Free City Connector bus service

01 Sep 2021
Two City Connector buses sitting side by side

Operating daily in the city and North Adelaide, the free City Connector bus service links you to city attractions, shopping, dining, education and other popular locations.

The service operates on two loops,

  • a smaller inner city loop:
    • 99A (anti-clockwise) and
    • 99C (clockwise)
  • as well as an extended loop around the city and North Adelaide:
    • 98A (anti-clockwise) and
    • 98C (clockwise).

All City Connector buses are wheelchair and pram friendly.

99 City Connector (smaller inner city loop)

The 99A and 99C operates on weekdays, Monday to Friday, from 7am to 7.15pm.

This smaller inner city loop connects the below areas:

  • Rundle Mall
    Located in the north-eastern corner of the city, Rundle Mall boasts a diverse retail selection of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and food, and is the heart of South Australian shopping.

  • University and Cultural Precinct
    North Terrace is home to Adelaide’s most important political, cultural and educational institutions, including old Parliament House, the South Australian Museum and MOD Science Museum, and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

  • East End
    Quirky retail mixes with high-end fashion, vintage designer boutiques with cafes, restaurants and pubs, travel agents, bars and cinemas.

  • Hutt Street
    Hutt Street provides a ‘Village in the City’ atmosphere, offering convenience and service with an eclectic mix of cafes, restaurants and hotels.

  • Central Market and Chinatown
    Located in the city’s premier food district, Chinatown sits between Gouger and Grote Streets, next to the Adelaide Central, which supplies a diverse range of fresh produce to the precinct’s restaurants, kitchens and food courts.

98 City Connector (extended loop around the city and North Adelaide)

The 98A and 98C operates every day of the week, from 7am to 7.15pm (except Friday’s when they finish at 9.15pm)

The extended loop around the city and North Adelaide connects all of the above locations, plus the below inner city and North Adelaide areas:

  • West End
    The West End encompasses the north-western part of the city and is home to entertainment venues, dining, casual bars, nightclubs, TAFE SA and the University of South Australia.
  • O’Connell Street & Melbourne Street, North Adelaide
    Upmarket shopping strips with designer fashion, dining, accommodation and lively hotels.
  • Adelaide Zoo
    One of Adelaide's most iconic attractions, the Adelaide Zoo is home to 2,500 animals and 250 species of exotic and native mammals, birds, reptiles and fish.

  • Adelaide Botanic Gardens
    The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are a 51 hectare urban paradise located in the north-eastern corner of the city.

The free City Connector is a joint initiative of the City of Adelaide and Adelaide Metro.

With Adelaide Metro’s real time information, find out when your next City Connector service will arrive by clicking on the link to your chosen route above.