Fare options

Adelaide Metro fares are the same on buses, train and trams. What you pay depends on:

  • the time of day you’re travelling
  • any concession cards you have
  • what ticket type you are using.

Children younger than 5 travel free when they are with a paying passenger.

Fare finder

Use the filters on our fare finder to see which ticket type might be best for you and the fare you'll pay.

Disclaimer: The results displayed by the fare finder are only for guidance. To get the best suggestions for your needs, make sure you provide accurate information, including any concession cards you have. Please read the further information about the different ticket and metroCARD types to understand how they work, and the terms and conditions of use, before making a purchase.

metroCARD and MetroTicket fares

The initial cost of buying a physical metroCARD is:

  • $5 for a regular card
  • $3.50 for a concession or South Australian student card
  • $0 for a South Australian Seniors Card.

You also need to load a minimum of $5 travel balance to the card when you buy it, which is what you will use to pay your fare. Your metroCARD is rechargeable in blocks of $5 up to $200.

Fare length

Your fare lasts for two hours from when you validate your ticket or metroCARD, unless you have unlimited daily travel on a:

  • Daytrip ticket
  • Cruise ship pass
  • Visitor pass (three days)
  • 14-day or 28-day multi-day pass on metroCARD.

Buy or recharge

You can buy or recharge a metroCARD at many locations across Adelaide or order a metroCARD online and we will post it to you. metroCARDs and products associated with the metroCARD system are non-refundable.


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