Adelaide Central bus station

Adelaide Central bus station is Adelaide's main terminus for long distance coach services. It is located on Franklin Street.

Adelaide Central bus station
View from Franklin Street in November 2012
LocationFranklin Street, Adelaide
Owned byAdelaide City Council
Operated bySeaLink Travel Group
Bus stands15
Other information
WebsiteCity of Adelaide
OpenedSeptember 1969
RebuiltDecember 2007


Terminal 1 of the Adelaide Central bus station was opened in September 1969 on the corner of Franklin and Bowen Streets. It was built by Adelaide City Council in conjunction with Pioneer Tours and a consortium of nine near-country operators.[1]

In October 1971, Terminal 2 opened for use by 16 operators including Greyhound, Premier Roadlines and Stateliner.[2][3]

Over the years there were various proposals to rebuild the bus station, including relocating it to Adelaide Parklands Terminal.[4][5][6] In 2004, Adelaide City Council released a plan to redevelop the coach station.[7] The new station with 39 apartments and a carpark above opened in December 2007, with the SeaLink Travel Group appointed to manage the station.[8][9]

Part of the former terminal has been occupied by The Joinery, a Conservation Council of South Australia community environment space.[10]


Adelaide Central bus station is served by:[11]

Adelaide Metro buses also stable at the bus station.

Tesla Supercharger

In 2017 a Tesla Supercharger was installed on part of the site.[12][13]


  1. New coach terminal for Adelaide Truck & Bus Transportation October 1969 page 144
  2. New city terminal for South Aust country bus services Truck & Bus Transportation November 1971 page 148
  3. Your coach is ready for departure from Bay 3 Truck & Bus Transportation February 1974 pages 68-70
  4. Adelaide bus station expansion planned Truck & Bus Transportation August 1989 page 27
  5. Adelaide Bus Terminal Plan Truck & Bus Transportation August 1997 page 91
  6. Another Adelaide bus terminal plan Truck & Bus Transportation February 2000 page 111
  7. Adelaide Australian Bus issue 2 March 2004 page 8
  8. SeaLink to run bus depot Adelaide Advertiser 22 September 2007
  9. Annual report for year ended 30 June 2008 City of Adelaide
  10. Home The Joinery
  11. Adelaide Central City Bus Station City of Adelaide
  12. Tesla charging stations to link Adelaide with world's largest battery Renew Economy 28 September 2017
  13. Adelaide Supercharger Tesla

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