Glenelg Tram
Glenelg Tram
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  • AndyAquila
    Lyme Regis, United Kingdom656 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely way to see another part of the Adelaide area
    A great way to see the sea at Glenelg and the delights of the town. We took the tram down and thoroughly enjoyed a few hours wandering round the town. There are some attractions listed in Glenelg that seem to have disappeared but totherwise a lovely half day trip.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 11, 2024
  • Sue T
    Melbourne, Australia3,554 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    "Great Service, No Stress."
    Visiting from Victoria to Glenelg we thought the tram service from Glenelg Beach to Adelaide City was great. Takes the stress out of navigating an unfamiliar city. Nice to sit back and relax for approximately 40 Minutes to Rundle Mall.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 28, 2024
  • avrilritchie
    Dundee, United Kingdom304 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Great Day Out
    Spent a day at the beach at Glenelg travelling there and back on the tram. A great day out. There was an Asian Food Festival on with entertainment the day we were there - excellent! Lots of independent shops and eateries to explore as well as a beautiful- and empty - beach. Tram is easy to access comfortable and a good price. An interesting journey too. Enjoyed it all.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 28, 2024
  • Michelle R
    Engadine, Australia396 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    GREAT WAY TO TRAVEL
    This was a great way to travel from ADL city out to Glenelg or anywhere in ADL for that matter. We were a short walk from our hotel to tram station and caught it out to Glenelg for sunset one night. Quick easy trip that you just tap on and off with your credit card. Nice and clean but don't expect to get a seat. Very crowded. Also easy to get a ride on the way back from Glenelg into ADL City.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2024
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Anne B
Townsville, Australia55 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We were staying at Glenelg for a few days & decided to hop on the tram to the CBD. It is free fir the first couple of stops but after that you pay for the rest of the trip. It was 9.30 am & by the time we got to the city (after about 16 stops) the tram was crowded. When we left to come back to Glenelg, before it even left the city it was standing room only for the trip back. Firstly, I believe there should be a couple of express trips with no stops between Glenelg & the city & secondly there should be more services or more carriages as it is not fun standing for a long period of time.
Written January 13, 2020
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Kirsten Q
Sydney7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Adelaide city has free public transport both both tram and bus. Great to hop on and off at your own leisure to explore the city and are pretty regular. Can buy single trips and day trips on the tram if traveling outside the free zones.
Written January 13, 2020
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johnnoshungry
Mornington, Australia406 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
An easy way to get to Glenelg beach (well worthwhile in itself) from the city. Coming from Melbourne, the tram ride itself was no big deal but a good way to get around nevertheless.
You can pay on board with cash (using the machine) or buy a prepaid public transport smart card. There is a free tram zone around the CBD and another one around Glenelg but there is about 6 stops in between where you are supposed to pay.
The ride from Adelaide railway station at the north of city to Glenelg takes about 30 minutes.
Written January 30, 2020
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Ingrid Hebenstreit
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
These trams are right on time and are a smooth steady ride from the Entertainment centre to Glenelg Beach. If you are using it in the city only it is free. Seniors card holders are free at non peak times
Written February 2, 2020
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Susan C
Melbourne, Australia1,489 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
As a Melbournian I am not unused to trams but I suppose, because of that, I like travelling on them in other cities. It is about half an hour from the city to Glenelg and service is quite frequent. It can be free off-peak or on weekends for seniors and reduced fare at other times. The Visitor Centre in Glenelg just near the final tram stop is an easy place to pick up the 7 day temporary free seniors card for tourists which I used for the tram and also for trains and buses in Adelaide.
Written June 29, 2021
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,604 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Solo
30 minute service running every 20 minutes from heart if city to Mosley square in the heat of Glenelg and by the beach. Comfortable ride that requires a prepaid ticket to tap on available from newsagents.
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Written January 1, 2021
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Sapphire1999
Brisbane, Australia142 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
We rode the tram to Glenelg just for the experience, even though we had a car. So instead of paying for city parking, we parked for free for 4 hours on Peacock rd near the park & caught the tram a couple of stops from the city.

We did forget to pre-purchase a metro card, so tapped our visas which was convenient but did mean we paid adult price for our child. Also keep in mind if paying this way you need a different credit card for each person traveling.

We later learnt some trams still have paper ticket options on board.
Written August 8, 2022
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John H
Sudbury, UK376 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
You will need to buy a metro card and add at least 5 Dollars to it , but beware the fares increase from 3pm so even 5 dollars may not be enough. If staying at a hotel, ask concierge if they have any cards left by previous guests as this could save you the 5 dollar cost of the card. The journey from city centre is approx 30 minutes. Glenelg itself is a nice seaside resort with plenty of shops and eateries, although we found the bars few and far between. We didn’t swim although the lovely wide sandy beach did look inviting.
Written January 17, 2020
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Andrew B
Warriewood, Australia162 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
My wife and I recently stayed at the Playford hotel in Adelaide and decided to take the Tram to Glenelg Beach. The trip was cheap ($5,60 one way per adult), efficient, and very comfortable, and only took about 50 minutes. It was a nice way to see the suburbs, and a very easy way to get to the beach without the hassle of driving, and was cheaper than taxi or Uber. The Tram itself was very clean, and the ride was smooth and enjoyable.
Written January 5, 2020
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Brenda G
Adelaide, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The Glenelg tram runs from the Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh, through the city and down to Glenelg. Services run frequently, and the tram offers a pleasant ride through the south western suburbs of Adelaide. Glenelg is a great place to visit, beautiful beach and plenty of little shops, cafes and restaurants. Lots of great strolls to be had along the seafront or in the side streets.
Written February 4, 2020
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