Ways to get here
How do I drive to the Barossa from Adelaide?
There are a number of routes from the Adelaide Airport to the Barossa and you can choose depending on your time schedule and whether you’re seeking a direct route or the scenic way!
• 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)
The Adelaide Metro rail service from Adelaide to Gawler Central operates a regular service 7 days a week, 365 days a year. For more information please visit the Adelaide Metro website.
LinkSA operates a daily bus service that connects the Barossa with the Adelaide Metro public transport service via the Gawler Railway Station. Check out the Angaston to Gawler/Evanston Timetable or for more information visit the LinkSA website.
Tours & Transfers
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. You can find the contact details for excellent tour operators here or contact a Visitor Information Centre.
There are many routes by bike between Adelaide and the Barossa – quick and direct routes, the slow way via some of our famous wineries, by train to Gawler and via the Adelaide Hills. The most popular rides between Adelaide and the Barossa follow either the Gorge Road past Kangaroo Creek Reservoir to Williamstown via Kersbrook, or via Gumeracha.
An alternative route is Lower North East Road to Houghton and Inglewood to connect Chain of Ponds Road and South Para Road to Williamstown via Kersbrook. For more information on route options refer to ‘Cycle Instead Journey Planner’. Enjoy the ride, and we look forward to seeing you and your bike in the Barossa.