The Royal Adelaide Hospital is located at the corner of North Terrace and West Terrace, at the west end of the city.
Car parking at the RAH Fact Sheet
Getting to the Royal Adelaide Hospital
There are many ways to get to the Royal Adelaide Hospital. We recommend you plan your journey ahead of time to ensure you know where to go.
The car park is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is located underground on levels 1 and 2.
Maximum clearance height for the undercroft car park at the Royal Adelaide Hospital is 2.2 metres
When travelling from the West, access to the car park is from Port Road via the slip lane on the left hand side.
If you are travelling from the East, there are two options. You can turn right at the North Terrace and George Street intersection before SAHMRI, or proceed over the North Terrace and West Terrace intersection before turning right at the first set of traffic lights.
If you are travelling from the South, there are also two options. You can turn left on Port Road and then right at the first set of traffic lights, or continue straight on West Terrace which will take you to the hospital entrance.
Patient and visitor parking is located underground on levels 1 and 2. The majority of public parking is available for up to 24 hours.
For casual hourly parking ticket holders, please pay for your parking using the ticket payment machines located in, or adjacent to, the carpark level lift lobbies on level 1 or level 2 prior to returning to your vehicle.
For those wanting short-term access only, a two-hour 'pay and display' zone is located near the Emergency Department on level 2. A ticket must be purchased from a machine in this area and displayed on your dashboard.
A number of short-term disabled parking spaces are available in the level 2 'pay and display' zone near the Emergency Department. Parking in these spaces is free for up to two hours and is available to all South Australian and interstate issued Disability Parking Permit holders. Overseas disability parking permits are not recognised in South Australia.
Longer-term disabled parking spaces are located across levels 1 and 2. Costs are as per car parking. Please display your Disability Parking Permit at all times.
The 'pay a display' ticket machines do not accept notes. The only credit cards accepted are MasterCard and Visa (no AMEX). A credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card payments. The fees for the car park are listed below.
- First 60 minutes -$4.00
- 1-2 hours - $7.00
- 2-3 hours - $14.00
- 3-4 hours - $18.00
- 4-5 hours - $20.00
- Daily maximum - $24.00
- Lost ticket - $24.00 (per day)
- Disability Parking - see drop down above
- Weekly Parking - Weekly tickets are available for relatives of long-stay patients for $38 per week. Email email@example.com for more information.
Patient drop-off/pick-up zones are located on level 2 in front of the Emergency Department and on level 3 in front of the main entrance. There are also drop off zones located on Level 2 outside the B/C lift lobby.
Drop-off/pick-up bays are also located on level 1 adjacent the E, F and G lift lobbies. When accessing the level 1 spaces, a ticket must be taken at the boom gate. The ticket will remain free for up to 15 minutes, after which time the above costs will apply and the ticket must be validated.
A taxi rank is located in front of the main entry on level 3. A free taxi booking phone service is available at the enquiries desk in the main foyer.
There are number of bus stops located within close walking distance to the RAH.
Stop 1 on Port Road (south side), which is approximately 630 metres to the west of the site. Buses servicing Stop 1 include 115, 117, 118, 150, 150B, 150P, 155, 157, 286, 286A, 287, 288, 288S, B10 and B12.
Stop X1 on West Terrace (west side) and Stop B1 West Terrace (east side), located approximately 200 metres to the south of the site. Buses servicing Stop X1 include 115, 117, 118, B10 and B12. Buses servicing Stop B1 include 115, 117, 118, B10, B10C and B12.
Stop B2 on North Terrace (north side) and Stop Y2 on North Terrace (south side), located approximately 50 metres to the east of the site.
Buses servicing Stop B2 include 140, 144, 144G, 147, 150, 155, 157, 157X, 281, 281K, 286, 287 and 288. Buses servicing Stop Y2 include 144, 150, 150B, 150P, 155, 157, 157X, 286, 286A, 287, 288, 288S and 613.
Stop X1 on North Terrace (south side) and Stop C1 on North Terrace (north side), about 200 metres to the east of the site.
Buses servicing Stop X1 include 144, 150, 150B, 150P, 155, 157, 157X, 286, 286A, 287, 288, 288S and 613. Buses servicing Stop C1 include 140, 144, 144G, 147, 150, 155, 157, 157X, 281, 281K, 286, 287 and 288.
Stop B1 on Currie Street (north side) and Stop Y2 on Currie Street (south side), located approximately 450 metres to the south of the site.
Buses servicing Stop B1 include 115, 117, 118, 163, 167, 168, B10, B10C, B12, H20, H20C, H22, H30, H30C, H30S, H32, H33, H33C, INDA, J1, J1X, J3, M44, M44C, M44T, N30, X30, X30C and X30S.
Buses servicing Stop Y2 include 163, 167, 167C, 168, 616, H20, H20, H20R, H22, H22L, H30, H32, H33, J1, J1A, J1H, J1X, J3, M44 and N30.
Stop C1 on Currie Street (north side), approximately 800 metres to the south of the site.
Buses servicing Stop C1 include 500, 501, 502, 502X, 503, 506, 507, 541, 541G, 541X, 542X, 543X, 544, 544X, 545, 545X, 546, 556, 557, 559S, 928, C1, C1G, C1T, C2X, M44, M44C, M44T, N1, N502 and N541.
Alterations have been made to public transport services in the lead up to the RAH’s opening on September 5. These changes include new bus stops and re-routing some existing services:
Stop Y1 will be introduced on North Terrace. Stop Y1 will be located east of Y2, just east of Newmarket Street.
The primary Hills bus route (864) will be re-routed to operate in a one directional loop from Currie Street to the hospital via Morphett Street and North Terrace.
The C1 (Elizabeth Interchange to City) and C2 (Greenwith to City) services will be re-routed to service the hospital from 3 September. These services will travel via their normal route along Grenfell/ Currie streets and then via Morphett Street and North Terrace, stopping opposite the hospital.
A new bus stop called X1 will be installed on Currie Street, adjacent Clarendon and Elizabeth streets, with all inbound O-Bahn services (except C1/C2) to terminate at this stop. Stop X1 will be operational from late October 2017.
The Department of Planning and Transport (DPTI) is preparing for service changes across the bus network during mid October which will impact the O-Bahn routes that currently service the RAH.
Currently the C1 and C2 bus routes travel via the O-Bahn and then divert onto North Tce to service the RAH. The changes will not impact on the number of services that travel past the hospital however will alter the bus routes that will now provide this service.
Overall the number of services travelling past the hospital will increase with the new routes numbers for the hospital now the 500, 501, 502, 540 and 541 services.
These services operate from Elizabeth, Salisbury, Mawson Lakes, Ingle Farm, Golden Grove and St Agnes along the O-Bahn and will then continue via the current detour or Currie St/West Tce to set down near the hospital.
Bus stops that will be serviced by these new routes are: Stop Y1 North Tce (540, 541), Stop B1 and X1West Tce (500, 501 and 502).
Specific signage will also be affixed to Elizabeth and O-Bahn interchanges and affected bus stops outside the hospital.
The RAH is located approximately 900 metres west of the Adelaide Railway Station on North Terrace with a footpath connecting the two sites.
The Adelaide Railway Station is the central terminus of the Adelaide Metro railway system, which comprises 132 kilometres of railway track on the Seaford, Gawler, Outer Harbor, Belair, Grange and Tonsley Lines.
Rail passengers can either transfer to tram services using a tram stop located directly in front of the Railway Station or can walk to the hospital on the connecting footpath.
The Adelaide Metro tramline extends from the Adelaide Entertainment Centre on Port Road, Hindmarsh, via the city centre, through to Glenelg.
A tram stop is conveniently located on North Terrace adjacent the main entrance prior to the intersection of Port Road and West Terrace.
The RAH is located within the Free City Tram Zone that runs between the South Terrace tram stop and the Entertainment Centre. Travel within this zone is free.
All Adelaide Trams are wheelchair, scooter and assistance dog friendly.
A temporary shuttle bus service has been introduced in September to connect the old and new Royal Adelaide Hospital sites. The free City Connector shuttle service runs in an anti-clockwise direction from the old RAH along North Terrace to the new hospital, returning to the East End via Currie and Grenfell streets. It services Stop R2 outside of the old RAH and Stop Y2 opposite the new RAH.
The new 97A shuttle operates every 30 minutes between 7.15am and 7.15pm on weekdays and 8.15am to 6.15pm on weekends. The shuttle service will run until January when the AdeLINK City Tram Extension is due to be completed.
For more public transport information, please call the Adelaide Metro InfoLine on 1300 311 108 or visit www.adelaidemetro.com.au.
Alternatively, you can contact the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure on 1300 311 108.
Download the Adelaide Metro Bus 97A fact sheet here.
More than 150 spaces for motor cycles are also available. Costs are as per parking.
Public bike racks are located in the outdoor plaza next to the SAHMRI building and undercover on level 2 just off the short term parking zone in front of the entrance to lifts C and B.
Bicycle parking is free.
Street parking is available in the surrounding streets and is metered Monday through to Saturday afternoon. Check signs for details.
Public car parks are also available close to the RAH site.
Gaol Road West, Adelaide.
Gaol Road East, Adelaide.
189 – 207 Hindley Street, Adelaide.
Adelaide Convention Centre (ACC)
The Adelaide Convention Centre offers two undercover car parks:
Riverbank Car Park, accessible from Morphett Road via Festival Drive.
North Terrace Car Park, accessible from North Terrace.
Located directly under the ACC.
Park ‘n’ Ride
The Adelaide Entertainment Centre Park ‘n’ Ride facility has more than 1400 car parking spaces available.
Free city tram services operate between the Entertainment Centre and the city, with a tram stop conveniently located in front of the new RAH.
A $4 Park ‘n’ Ride fee applies for access between 5am and 6.30pm daily.
The Adelaide City Council also has a number of nearby car parking facilities listed on their website. You can access this list by clicking here.