Transport Around the Square
Adelaide offers free bus and tram services as well as free bikes for hire, so it's easy to travel in and around the city.
Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga is a great pedestrian space with walkways to the Adelaide Central Market, Gouger and Grote Streets - connecting the Square with one of the City’s most thriving cultural precincts. The Square is also a short walk from Rundle Mall, the city’s shopping centre, and diverse dining and entertainment in East and West Ends.
The city offers many historic and cultural gems that you only notice on foot, so if you live close enough why not take stroll across the Park Lands and into the city? Or you could park your bike or car a little bit further out and enjoy stretching your legs? Either way, for the extra time it takes you’ll get big rewards.
The Square includes dedicated bicycle lanes plus 16 bike racks, making it both a great place to cycle to, and a great place to stop for a rest! On the whole the city is getting more cycling friendly – there are new and improved bike lanes popping up all the time in key corridors north-south and east-west, and there’s now ever a separated bike lane on Frome Street that links all the way to the inner-southern suburbs.
A tram stop is located on the south-western side of Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga, making it an ideal way to get straight to the Square! The tram network is free from the southern Park Lands right through to its end point at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre, meaning you can jump on and off wherever you like in the square mile without having to worry about a ticket.
If you’re going a little further than that though, it’s also a great link from Adelaide’s beautiful beachside area of Glenelg and plenty of suburbs in between.
Two of City of Adelaide’s low-cost undercover car parks are located just near the Square. UPark at the Adelaide Central Market can be entered via Gouger and Grote Streets, and across the road Upark on Grote Street can also be entered via Grote Street. Parking here is a great way to come almost directly to the Square whilst still having the freedom of your own vehicle.
Adelaide’s bus network is a great way to come into the city without having to worry about parking, and there are a range of bus stops based around Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga. As well as this, there is a dedicated bus lane on the southern side of the Square, as well as dedicated bus lanes on Currie-Grenfell Streets and East Terrace that make public transport into the city quicker and easier. For timetables, maps, tickets and announcements visit Adelaide Metro.