How to Get Here
The Barossa is just an hour’s drive north east of the Adelaide airport, so it’s simple to jump in your car (or a hire car) and quickly find yourself in the middle of one of the world’s most famous wine regions.
Adelaide is well serviced by regular domestic and international flights with hire cars available at the airport. For private charters there is a light-plane airport at Parafield, just 45 minutes south of the Barossa in metropolitan Adelaide. For a list of all domestic, international, Regional and charter services available, please visit the Adelaide Airport Website.
How do I get to the Barossa from Adelaide?
There are a number of routes from the Adelaide Airport to the Barossa...
- Direct route from Adelaide Airport via Port Wakefield Road and Northern Expressway to Tanunda (1 hour 17 minutes)
- Direct route from Adelaide Airport via Main North Road, Barossa Valley Way to Lyndoch and Tanunda (1 hour 28 minutes)
- Scenic route from Adelaide Airport via North East Road through Chain of Ponds to Williamstown and then on to Tanunda (1 hour 29 minutes)
By coach or tour company
If you are not driving yourself there are plenty of fantastic tour companies located in the Barossa, as well as a number of others who service the region from Adelaide or surrounding areas. All the information you need about touring and self-driving in the Barossa is detailed below, but if you need more information please contact the Barossa Visitor Information Centre.
A daily bus service with LinkSA makes regular stops at townships throughout the Barossa and links to Adelaide (with the Adelaide Metro rail service that services Gawler). Check out the Angaston to Gawler/Evanston Timetable or for more information visit the LinkSA website.
The Adelaide Metro rail service from Adelaide to Gawler Central operators a regular service 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information please visit the Adelaide Metro website. If you don't like schedules, LinkSA also provide a 'Dial a Ride' service, which can take you from door to door between Angaston, Nuriootpa and Tanunda - bookings are essential.
Driving safely in the Barossa
If you do decide to explore our region in your own car, to guarantee you have the safest experience in the Barossa, please ensure you have an excellent understanding of the South Australian road rules. In Australia, we drive on the left hand side of the road. Please also note the speed limit in built up areas in the Barossa is 50km per hour, and on open roads the limit is 100km per hour, unless specified otherwise. For more information on the South Australian Road Rules please visit the Department of Transport, Energy and Infrastructure website.