Footy Express 2023 - Public Transport Updates

April 11, 2023

    Adelaide Oval will yet again be home to both South Australian clubs for the 2023 Toyota AFL Premiership Season. As well as hosting both clubs home round, Adelaide Oval will also host six matches across the inaugural Gather Round…a Festival of Footy in Round Five from 13 – 16 April. Please visit the trip planner to plan your new trip, and check timetables, find trackwork updates, service disruptions and accessibility alerts

    • Catch Footy Express (AO and AOX) services to and from your next Adelaide Oval match.
    • The Adelaide Metro Footy Express services will run throughout the 2023 season, as well as regular Adelaide Metro public transport services.
    • Footy Express (AO and AOX) and regular Adelaide Metro services are FREE all day with your valid match ticket.
    • Traffic will be heavier than usual approaching the precinct, so allow extra travel time. Keep in mind that regular bus stops outside the stadium will be closed. Buses will be using different stops nearby the stadium, so follow the direction of staff and look out for signs.


    Getting to the game:

    AO and AOX services operate before each match to Adelaide Oval.

    Getting home:

    AO and AOX buses depart up to 45 minutes after the match from a dedicated interchange adjacent to Adelaide Oval.

    AO and AOX Bus Routes:

    AO1: Adelaide Oval to Greenwith via O-BahnAOX15: Adelaide Oval to Elizabeth Shopping Centre via Main North Road
    AO2: Adelaide Oval to St Agnes Depot Park ‘n’ Ride via O-BahnAO16: Adelaide Oval to Rosewater via Arndale Centre Interchange & Days Road
    AO3: Adelaide Oval to Northgate Shopping Centre via Sudholz RoadAO17: Adelaide Oval to Semaphore via Port Road
    AO4: Adelaide Oval to Hope Valley via Lower Northeast RoadAO18: Adelaide Oval to West Lakes Interchange via Grange Road
    AO5: Adelaide Oval to Salisbury East via Bridge Road & Walkley’s RoadAO19: Adelaide Oval to Henley Beach via Henley Beach Road
    AOX6: Adelaide Oval to Woodcroft Community Centre via Main South RoadAO20: Adelaide Oval to Blair Athol via Prospect Road
    AOX7: Adelaide Oval to South Adelaide Football Club via Main South RoadAO21: Adelaide Oval to Aberfoyle Hub via Black Road & Goodwood Road
    AO8: Adelaide oval to Hallett Cove Shops via Marion Centre InterchangeAO22: Adelaide Oval to Aberfoyle Hub via Happy Valley Drive & Goodwood Road
    AOX9: Adelaide Oval to Mount Barker via Hahndorf & BridgewaterAO23: Adelaide Oval to Morphettville Depot Park ‘n’ Ride
    AO10: Adelaide Oval Aldgate via Stirling & CrafersAO24: Adelaide Oval to Mitcham Square via Unley Road
    AO11: Adelaide Oval to Newton via Magill RoadAO25: Adelaide Oval to Mitcham Square via Fullarton Road
    AO12: Adelaide Oval to Newton via Payneham RoadAO26: Adelaide Oval to Glenelg Interchange via West Beach
    AO13: Adelaide Oval to Burnside via Greenhill RoadAO29: Adelaide to Ingle Farm via Hampstead Road & Galway Avenue
    AO14: Adelaide Oval to Rosslyn Park via The ParadeAO31: Adelaide Oval to Morphettville Depot Park ‘n’ Ride via Brighton Road & Anzac Highway
    AO15: Adelaide Oval to Mawson Interchange via Main North Road


    Additional trains will operate before and after matches at Adelaide Oval. 

    • Belair
    • Gawler
    • Outer Harbor and Grange
    • Seaford and Flinders


    • The Festival line from Glenelg to Adelaide Oval arrives at and departs from the Festival Plaza tram stop on King William Road, a short walking distance to Adelaide Oval.
    • The Glenelg and Botanic lines arrive at and depart from the front of the Adelaide  Railway Station on North Terrace.  Walk through the Railway Station and across the Riverbank Bridge to Adelaide Oval.

    Check the digital display on the front of the tram before you board to avoid travelling in the wrong direction or getting on the wrong tram.

    Bus Stop Closures

    The following information will differ for each Gather Round match at Adelaide Oval:

    Stop 2 Montefiore Road inbound will be relocated just south of War Memorial Drive on the Morphett Street Bridge.

    • Stop A2 and A3 King William Road
    • Stop 1 King William Road (east and west side)
    • Stop 1 Sir Edwin Smith Avenue (north side)
    • Z1 and Z2 King William Street
      • Buses will drop off at Stop Y2 King William Street

    Source: Adelaide Metro