How to get to Clare Valley

With stunning scenery and numerous vineyards to explore, it's little wonder that many travellers to Adelaide also want to make a stop in Clare Valley, and luckily, it's quite easy to get to. Located approximately 140 kilometres north of Adelaide, it's a 90-minute drive to Clare Valley from Adelaide.

If you don't have a car, you can also take a bus. However, public transport is limited once you're in the region so having a car is the easiest way to get around.


Self-driving from Adelaide to Clare Valley is a great option if you're interested in visiting nearby beaches or wine regions such as Barossa Valley. The distance between the two destinations is 142km and takes 1.5–2 hours, so it's perfect for a scenic drive or mini road trip.

You'll be driving on highways for most of the journey. They're regularly maintained and have good signage so you can easily navigate where you're going. Be wary of animals on the roads, especially between dusk and dawn, and take care when driving in potentially hazardous weather conditions.

By bus

If you don't have a car, the bus is your next best option. Yorke Peninsula Coaches operate a service from Adelaide Central Station to Clare Valley three times per week. While it does take a little longer (the total travel time is just over 3 hours), you'll also get to sit back and enjoy the stunning South Australian scenery. Make sure you book in advance.

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