Reading trough this, I noticed how out of date even the most recent revision (thanks to Witsend) is. Here is the even more revised version as of 25/01/15 timetable changes (just incase any gunsel tourists ever come this way).
- 750 & 751 on the weekends from Noarlunga Centre and Seaford Centre. Gorgeous Scenery.
- Any O-bahn bus that traverses the full length. On weekdays, recommend the 541X-546X series, otherwise C1 or C2
- Seaford Train - Winner any day, all off-peak and most peak services are operated by our newish 400 class electric railcars.
- 864/F through the Hills.
As of 4th October 2011
Emm Kay Vee (4/7/2008)
1. ADELAIDE O-BAHN: The worlds longest, fastest & most unique guided busway. Catch buses M44, C1, C2, 541X-546X from Stop F2 in Grenfell St, around 150m east of King William St. Every 5-10mins off peak, every 1-2mins on peak,every 15 night, weekends, public holidays.
Can also catch 548 & G40 services along King Williams Street from W2, south of Currie St.
2. GLENELG TRAMWAY: Adelaide's historic tramline running between the city and beautiful coast. Plenty to see & do down at Glenelg. Also, all trams are FREE when travelling within the CBD boundaries, and all the way to the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. Trams between West Tce and South Tce every 7-8 mins during weekday, Trams to Glenelg every 15 mins weekdays & weekends, every 20 mins night. No Heritage Tram Service anymore.
3. HAHNDORF & MT. BARKER: The Adelaide Hills have a reputation for being a beautiful part of the world, and Handorf & Mt Barker are 2 excellent places. The scenic trip up there is wonderful, a great way to spend the day. Catch buses T840, 860F, 864 or 864F from Stop G2 in Grenfell St, near the Adelaide Arcade Every 30 minutes weekdays & Saturdays, every hour nights, Sundays & Public Holidays. Note that route T840 does not service Hahndorf. Limited route T840 are operated by the double decker bus! For a more direct route on Saturdays, Sundays and Public holidays, route T843 stops in Hahndorf but beware! it only services limited stops in the City (as does route T840). Limited services are operated by the double decker bus!
4. BELAIR TRAIN: If you get a railcar where you can actually see out the windows, the Belair train line is a stunning train ride up to the Belair National Park. Possibility of some freight action on the parallel line, with a crossing loop at Belair. Every 30 minutes or so during the day, every hour nights, weekends & public holidays
The Phonj (4/7/2008)
For Largs catch bus 157 from stop W1 North Tce (opposite the Railway Station) and alight at stop 47; or the Outer harbor train and alight at Largs. Every 30 mins weekdays; hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Semaphore catch bus 157 from stop W1 North Tce (opposite the Railway Station) and alight at stop 44 or the Outer harbor train and alight at Glanville Interchange and have a gentle walk along Semaphore Rd. Every 30 mins weekdays; hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.back.
Glenelg - 263 or 265 services, from stop D1 King William St or the Glenelg Tram (details as above). Buses run every 15 mins weekdays; half hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Henley catch buses on route H30 or X30 from stop U2 in Grenfell St and alight at stop 28 Henley Square. Half hourly 7 days a week.
For Grange catch buses on route H30 or X30 from stop U2 in Grenfell St and alight at stop 30a Military Rd. Half hourly 7 days a week, or catch a the Grange Train from Adelaide Railway Station, which passes through the middle of a Golf Course on its way. Services are Half Hourly Weekdays, and Hourly at Night and Weekends. (Thanks to Flexity110 5/7/08)
For Glenelg catch bus 263 or 265 from stop D1 King William St or the Glenelg Tram (details as above). Buses run every 15 mins weekdays; half hourly nights, Sundays and Public Holidays.
For Brighton catch the Noarlunga Centre line train and alight at Brighton or bus 265 from stop D1 King William St. Bus and train Half hourly weekdays; hourly weekends; bus 1/2 hours at night.
For Maslin* catch the Seaford line train and alight at Noarlunga Centre or Seaford Station and change for bus 741. 741 services run every 2hrs or so off peak, however a 1km walk from stop 94. Route 741 can take you to Stop 97 which is considerably closer.
*Naked bathing at Maslins, a real gunzel opportunity - Beach is clothing optional 500m further south than where the bus drops you off.
Norman - 4/7/2008
823 Service to Mount Lofty & Cleland Wildlife Park, Connects with selected 864 & 864F services at Crafers.
Seaford now operating full length after closure for electrification in 2014.
681 Services to Marion do not involve a transfer to a connecting 720 service but 720 goes via almost the same route.
Marion also is home to the State Swimming Centre, access via Noarlunga Train at Oaklands or via 241, 245 or 248 services from City, or via 300 Suburban Connector.
Catch a 195, 195F or 196, 196F service from Blackwood Station for a scenic return to the city via Belair Rd, after a ride up the hill on the Belair Train. 190 services do not cover this area if catching from city.
Port Adelaide is home to the Maritime Museum, Aviation Museum and National Railway Museum. (Volvo B12BLEA, 9/11/2008) Catch a Train from Adelaide Station to Port Adelaide for a short walk, or catch a 150 service from North Terrace, or a 230 or 232 or 252 Service from King William St.
TINDO: Adelaide's electric bus which buzzes whisper-quietly around the CBD and North Adelaide in a loop. Beware of the horn, its *BOMP* -er than a scania and louder than a Merc Artic taking off up the O-Bahn.
STEAMRANGER, MT BARKER: One for the transport historians: Steam trains and RedHens and whatever else you may happen to see running on selected weekends from the train station, conveniently located at Mount Barker's new interchange. To get there try...
ROUTE 864: (or 864F) Easily the most picturesque bus route in the metro area, you'll go from the city, to suburbia, to the freeway, to the wilds of the hills through little villages, valleys and creeks. Passing through authentic Stirling, Aldgate - home of SouthLink Hills, and iconic Hahndorf before popping back up beside the freeway at Mount Barker, the throbbing heart of the Adelaide Hills. You could spend a whole day out on the 864 if you got out to explore the various sights along the way, even the direct route is one the nicest hours you'll spend on a bus.
M44 Route If you have a wife or a teenage daughter with you on a trip to Adelaide, chances are you Gunzelling time will be non-existant. Well, fear not! This bus route takes you to three of Adelaide's shopping centres: Westfield Marion (the largest in the city), Westfield Tea tree Plaza and Golden Grove Village, as well as the CBD. Your credit card bills might not thank you, but your gunzel friends will: while the wife\girlfriend\daughter\whatever shops, you have the time of your life gunzelling! It will even cross the O-Bahn off your to-do list!
If you catch a C1 there is a nice view of the city along the Golden Way, then the bus goes to the lovely suburb of Elizabeth
if you catch a J1 to Glenelg there is a good view of the Patawollunga plus you could catch the tram back to town, just mind the sewage farm at west beach.
Bus route 559 has a nice view of Hope Valley Reservoir. Direct City services at peak or connect at Paradise from routes C1, C2, M44 or 540 series.
The 300 Suburban Connector is good if you want to see different areas of adelaide metropolitan area
The 100 covers a different selection, but has been shortened to run between Arndale and Glen Osmond via Marion Rd only.
Adelaide Airport - J1 or J2 depart the Adelaide Airport every 15 minutes, they will link you to the City, Harbour Town Shops at West Beach and Glenelg. You will need to change for the O-bahn in the city. Route J1X also operates hourly between 5am-9am and 4pm-8pm, operated by the Double Decker bus!
Eagle Eye (10/5/10)
The closest route to Waterfall Gully is the 142 (City to Burnside). You will need to alight at stop 19, Glynburn Road (adjacent Waterfall Terrace), then walk the remaining 4km to the bottom of First Falls (the start of the main trail to Mt Lofty). Waterfall Gully Road is a No Through Road from other bus routes such as the 820 on Greenhill Road, meaning the 142 is your closest option. And remember the 823 only runs from Mt Lofty back to the City (connecting at Crafers Interchange) 3 times a day, so make sure you allow enough time to get your planned trip back!
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Eagle Eye (1/6/10)
• I don't travel through the Hills too often, especially on PT, but most routes through the Hills (800 series) have good scenery. 823 will take you to Mt Lofty Summit, the highest lookout over Adelaide.
Most of the eastern suburbs have scenic routes, such as the 141 and 142 which elevate near their termini.
• For the coast, the H30 or X30 will travel from the City along Henley Beach Road, to cosmopolitan Henley Beach and Grange, then along the lake at West Lakes to the shopping centre terminus. The B12, 371 or 372 will take you around the other side of the lake.
• The J1 will give you a good view of the City and Hills on a clear day near the Airport, then it travels along a scenic Military Road at West Beach, then alongside the Patawolonga River to the seaside town of Glenelg.
• The C1 will North of Tea Tree Plaza Interchange, you will get great views of the northern suburbs from the top of a hill, and even the City (from Golden Grove Road) on a clear day.
• When the rains finally return in autumn, the parched Linear Park turns green again. Catch any bus along the Adelaide O-Bahn (see at the back!) to follow the scenic Linear Park - taking in a plethora of trees, the winding river, bridges/tunnels and a breath of fresh air.
• Some of the southern suburban routes are quite scenic - 750 series, heading south from Noarlunga Centre and Seaford. I don't go down that way very often, but the areas these routes go through include rivers, vineyards, sweeping hills in the background and run quite close to the coast in some cases.
• The 195 and 196 routes south of Torrens Park will give you great views of the City, then through some tight Hills streets to Blackwood Interchange. It's almost like travelling through a forest on these routes. They also climb one of the steepest hills a bus route has in Adelaide... some gas buses struggle to make it to the top, and numerous buses have failed the climb over the years!
Look at Witsend's post above to see the changes made.
First person on 822, 865 (2016 re-route).
Last person on 164, 867, 868