Average flight time from London to Adelaide: 20 hours 40 minutes
Airports in Adelaide: Adelaide Airport
Airlines flying from London to Adelaide: Qantas, Emirates, Qatar Airways, China Southern, Malaysia Airlines
Distance from London to Adelaide: 10108 miles
Business Class flights to Adelaide
There are no direct flights from London to Adelaide, however numerous airlines offer one-stop connections in other cities. Qantas flies from Heathrow to Adelaide via Perth, while Qatar Airways flies via Doha and Emirates via Dubai. Since the flight to Adelaide takes over 20 hours, we’d suggest booking Business Class so you’ll enjoy more space and wake up feeling refreshed when you land.
Australia’s national carrier Qantas hands out signature Qantas pyjamas on overnight flights, which are a firm favourite among Business Class passengers. Guests are also provided with amenity kits featuring ASPAR by Aurora skincare products, including Orange & Shea Hand Cream, Sweet Orange Lip Balm and an Ultra Hydrating Face Moisturiser. Onboard the airline’s 787 Dreamliner flight from London to Perth you’ll be able to sit back in a contemporary Business Suite, which converts into a fully-flat bed with a 100% cotton duvet and mattress plus a European style pillow. Other perks of flying Business Class include priority check-in and boarding, access to the Qantas business lounges and priority baggage handling.
Getting to and from the airport
Taxis are available from the taxi rank located at the left of the pedestrian plaza as you walk out of the terminal. There is a $3 levy added to fares for taxis leaving the airport. Alternatively you can use rideshare apps such as Uber, which will pick up at a designated pick up facility just to the left of the short term car park as you leave the terminal.
South Australia is a huge territory with many great beaches and towns to explore, so you might want to think about hiring a car to get around. Car rental desks are located on the ground level of the terminal adjacent to the baggage claim area, and you’ll find many major brands such as AVIS, Budget and Hertz.
If you’d prefer to take public transport, Airport City Shuttle offers a door to door service from Adelaide Airport to Adelaide hotels and businesses – the cost is $10 one way. Alternatively there’s the Adelaide Metro, which offers an express double decker bus service called JetExpress between the airport and the city. There’s also a convenient JetBus service to Glenelg, West Beach and the City, servicing all stops en route. Simply purchase your single trip or day trip Metroticket from the driver on the bus.
Where to stay in Adelaide
Adelaide is a fairly small and walkable city so most of the hotels are concentrated in the heart of the CBD.
The Mayfair Hotel is easily one of Adelaide’s most luxurious boutique hotels, offering a touch of glamour inside a beautifully renovated Colonial Mutual Life building. The ‘Romanesque’ style building houses 170 well-appointed rooms and suites, as well as a gym, business centre, light-filled meeting rooms and an elegant restaurant serving the best of South Australian cuisine. During the evening, guests can enjoy cocktails and champagnes in the hotel’s rooftop bar, HENNESSY, which features a glass-topped alfresco terrace and balcony.
Meanwhile Peppers Waymouth offers European influenced guest rooms, deluxe rooms, deluxe suites and penthouse suites that offer views over the Adelaide CBD. The hotel also has an onsite gymnasium, indoor heated pool and sauna allowing for complete rejuvenation during your stay.
Things to do in Adelaide
Adelaide, sometimes nicknamed “Radelaide” is known for its world-class fringe festival and is a gateway to some of Australia’s best wine regions. We’d highly advise renting a car and exploring some of South Australia’s attractions, including the Barossa wine valley, Glenelg, Hahndorf and Kangaroo Island. If you have a few days to spend in and around the city, here are some of the top things to do there:
Adelaide Botanic Garden – If you wish to escape the bustle of the city, this 124-acre Adelaide Botanic Garden has a tranquil atmosphere, with eight different gardens, a wetland and a forest. Bring a picnic and some food and spend the afternoon relaxing on one of the lawns.
Adelaide Central Market – Open since 1869, Adelaide Central Market features more than 80 vendors selling all kinds of food, from meat and seafood, to baked goods and cheeses. It’s a must visit for foodies, providing a chance to try South Australia’s local produce and cuisine.
Barossa – The Barossa wine valley is located around 40 miles outside of Adelaide and produces some of Australia’s best wines. With over 150 wineries to choose from, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to wine tasting! Some of the most popular wineries include Jacobs Creek, Peter Lehmann Wines, Kaesler Wines and Penfolds, where you can have a go at making your own wine. If you don’t fancy appointing a designated driver, there are also plenty of tour companies that will take you on a guided tour of the region’s wineries.
In order to travel to Australia, you’ll need an electronic visa. British Citizens can get an eVisitor visa for free, direct from the Department of Immigration & Border Protection. Alternatively you can get an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) via your travel agent or airline, which has a service fee of A$20.
On arrival in Adelaide you may be asked to provide evidence of funds to support your stay and a return or onward ticket. For entry into Australia, your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay.
To book your Business Class flights to Adelaide, call 0207 255 1234 and speak to one of our friendly experts. We’re able to get special, discounted fares that can’t be found online, so you can be jetting off to Australia for less than the person sitting next to you.