How to catch a bus, train or tram

You must have a MetroTicket or metroCARD to catch a bus, train or tram. You can't pay cash for a trip. On trams only, you can tap and pay with a credit card.

You need to validate your ticket or card every time you get on a bus, train or tram, or when you enter or exit barrier gates at selected stations. The only exception is when you are catching a free bus or tram service.

You can buy a paper MetroTicket or recharge your metroCARD from vending machines on-board trains and trams, or at many locations around Adelaide. If you are catching a bus, you need to buy your ticket or metroCARD before you get to the bus, as drivers can't sell you one.