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Why fly to Adelaide?
The capital of South Australia might be small, but it packs a mighty punch. It has a rich art and live music scene, especially in March when thousands of events take place as part of the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe and WOMADelaide.
Throughout the year people mingle in the mural laden laneways, where a fast-growing small bar and restaurant scene makes it a foodie heaven.
The great outdoors is truly embraced in this city. Make the most of its gorgeous Mediterranean climate by heading 20 minutes west of the city, where endless stretches of white sandy beaches collide with turquoise waters. Head 20 minutes in the other direction and you’ll hit the Adelaide Hills with its natural bushland and vineyard dotted hills.
Outside of the city limits you can really experience the best Australia has to offer. Adelaide is Australia’s vineyard city, and has been recognised as one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World. It is about 2 hour’s drive from McLaren Vale, Barossa and Clare Valley where some of the biggest, freshest and most exciting names in Aussie wine are hard at work. Best of all, most wineries are open to visitors with great value tasting experiences at the cellar door.
If you’re interested in nature, Kangaroo Island is just a 30 minute flight away – or a 90 minute drive plus a 45 minute ferry hop. This unspoiled paradise is home to thousands of native species like kangaroos, koalas and wallabies and has a huge sea lion population too. Of course for the quintessential Aussie experience, you can grab a surfboard and hang ten on the many Instagram-worthy beaches on the 3,000 mile coastline.
If you’re tempted by an Aussie adventure next year, check out these cheap flights to Adelaide. Often cheaper than other Australian gateways, the airport is a mere 15 minutes to the city centre!
London to Adelaide from £697 return
Cardiff to Adelaide from £673 return
Manchester to Adelaide from £614 return
Edinburgh to Adelaide from £676 return
Birmingham to Adelaide from £754 return
Newcastle to Adelaide from £682 return
Glasgow to Adelaide from £728 return
How to find cheap flights to Adelaide
Flight prices go up and down all the time, and the deal you see today might not be there tomorrow. Luckily there are some handy tricks you can use to find the cheapest flights to Adelaide.
Check the best time to book flights to Adelaide
After crunching the numbers, we’ve worked out that the best time to book flights to Adelaide from London is 4 weeks before your scheduled departure. This is 8% cheaper than the usual flight price. If you don’t mind when you visit, May is the cheapest month at 22% cheaper than average.
You can find the cheapest time to book flights to Adelaide – as well as other global destinations – using our Best Time to Book tool.
Use Skyscanner search tools to find the cheapest flights to Adelaide
If you’re flexible, click ‘whole month’ and then ‘cheapest month’ for your departure date. That way you’ll see the very cheapest flights to Adelaide from your chosen airport. If you don’t mind travelling a bit further, set your departure airport to United Kingdom – you never know, there could be a better bargain just a few miles down the road.
Set up flight alerts
If you’ve spotted a flight but aren’t happy with the price, you can track it by setting up a flight alert. Simply look for the ‘Get Price Alerts’ button at the top left-hand side of your search results. Sign up and we’ll drop you an email whenever the cost of the flight goes up or down.
Once you’ve found your cheap flight to Adelaide, you can start putting together your South Australia itinerary
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Get ready for some seaside selfies at these Instagram worthy beaches and coastal capers near Adelaide