Adelaide Metro fares and tickets

Adelaide Metro fares are the same on buses, trains and trams. You can pay with a rechargeable plastic metroCARD (great for regular users), a paper MetroTicket (good for infrequent users) or, if you're only using trams, with your credit card or smart device.

What you pay depends on the time of day you’re travelling, any concession cards you have and how you choose to pay for your Adelaide Metro journey.

If you already know what you need, find out where to buy a metroCARD. Otherwise, jump to information on this page about:

You can also find out how much you could be saving by switching to public transport using our savings estimator.

How much are regular Adelaide Metro fares?Illustrated representation of an Adelaide Metro regular metroCARD. It is blue and shows the round Adelaide Metro logo, the words regular and validate each boarding. It has white icons depicting a bus, train and tram.

Passengers older than 15, who do not have a student or concession card, use regular fares.

When you buy a new regular metroCARD, you pay $5 for the physical card and need to load a minimum of $5 to it before you can use it. You can recharge it in blocks of $5, up to $200.

metroCARD or MetroTicket typePeak travel timesOff-peak travel times
Regular metroCARD (rechargeable) $3.95 $2.20
Singletrip MetroTicket $5.80 $3.90
Daytrip MetroTicket $11.00
14-day pass on a metroCARD $63.20 – unlimited trips (19% cheaper than 10 trips)
28-day pass on a metroCARD $105.00 – unlimited trips (19% cheaper than 20 trips)

How much are concession Adelaide Metro fares?Illustrated representation of an Adelaide Metro concession metroCARD. It is green and shows the round Adelaide Metro logo, the words concession and validate each boarding. It has white icons depicting a bus, train and tram.

You can use concession fares if you have a:

Illustrated representation of a South Australian Seniors Card. It is white, navy and gold, and has a small Adelaide Metro logo on it to show it is also a metroCARD

Concession cards giving you free travel at all times:

You must have your concession card with you whenever you are using a concession metroCARD. View examples of acceptable Adelaide Metro concession cards (PDF, 3464 KB) and acceptable regional concession cards (PDF, 2227 KB)

When you buy a new concession metroCARD (excluding Seniors Card), you pay $3.50 for the physical card and need to load a minimum of $5 to it before you can use it. You can recharge it in blocks of $5, up to $200.

metroCARD or MetroTicket typePeak travel timesOff-peak travel times
Concession metroCARD (rechargeable) $1.95 $1.05
Concession Singletrip MetroTicket $2.90 $1.40
Concession Daytrip MetroTicket $5.50
Concession 14-day pass on a metroCARD $31.60 – unlimited trips (19% cheaper than 10 trips)
Concession 28-day pass on a metroCARD $52.50 – unlimited trips (19% cheaper than 20 trips)  

You aren't eligible for concession fares if you have a:

  • Health Care Card - but you may be eligible for a Transport Concession Card
  • student card from interstate or for part-time, online or correspondence studies.

How much are child, primary and high school student Adelaide Metro fares?Illustrated representation of an Adelaide Metro student metroCARD. It is yellow and shows the round Adelaide Metro logo, the words student and validate each boarding. It has white icons depicting a bus, train and tram.

  • Children younger than 5 travel free when they are with a parent or carer.
  • Children and students aged 5 to 14 pay discounted student fares and do not need to carry student ID.
  • High school students aged 15 or older must carry a South Australian government-approved student ID card.

When you buy a new student metroCARD, you pay $3.50 for the physical card and need to load a minimum of $5 to it before you can use it. You can recharge it in blocks of $5, up to $200.

On weekends, South Australian school holidays and public holidays, two children under the age of 15 can travel free when they are with an adult who is using who is using a Regular or Concession Daytrip MetroTicket. Free travel for children doesn’t apply if the adult is using a regular, concession or Seniors Card metroCARD.

metroCARD or MetroTicket typePeak travel timesOff-peak travel times
Student metroCARD (rechargeable) $1.35 $1.05
Student Singletrip MetroTicket $2.90 $1.40
Student Daytrip MetroTicket $5.50
Student 14-day pass on a metroCARD $15.80 – unlimited trips (39% cheaper than 10 trips)
Student 28-day pass on a metroCARD $26.00 – unlimited trips (50% cheaper than 20 trips)

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