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Getting to Rundle Mall this Christmas

Are you ready to shop?

With Christmas (and the Summer Sales!) just around the corner, it's time to plan ahead to make sure you don't miss a moment of the action (or item on your list). Rundle Mall's location in the heart of the city means you're spoiled for choice when it comes to travel, with all methods of public transport conveniently located at the Mall's doorstep, over 5,000 parking spaces, and taxi and rideshare ranks located near your first or last shopping port of call.

With so many convenient ways to get in to Rundle Mall this Christmas, shopping up a storm and getting home safely where you can wrap all your new goodies is simple.

Our top five tips

  • Book ahead and save: most carparks offer cheaps deals if you book a bay before you arrive, meaning not only do you save money, but you have secured a guaranteed spot (no circling a public carpark for hours looking for the one free spot).
  • Make a day (or night) of it: while ticking everyone off your Christmas list is the name of the game, make sure you enjoy everything on offer in Rundle Mall while you're here. Explore the 2022 Christmas windows and twinkling trees dotted along the length of the Mall, along with the DJs spinning tunes during midnight trade, and exclusive pop-ups. Why not even celebrate your successful shopping trip with a drink overlooking the city at 2KW or dinner at Remy's down No Fixed Address Lane?
  • Keep little ones entertained: got some mini assistants in tow? There is plenty for kids to enjoy while on a trip to the Mall - pick up a free Merry the Mall Mouse activity sheet from participating stores (look for the Merry decal on store windows) and unscramble Merry's hidden word for the chance to win a $50 Toyworld voucher. Book in to see Santa at either Santaland in MYER or The Magic Cave in David Jones, and enjoy all the festive activities on offer.
  • Plan ahead: getting around the city is easy if you have a game plan - take advantage of the free City Loop bus service and free tram loop to get you into the Mall, and as close to your car, bus stop or pick-up area as possible.
  • Shop longer and later: Rundle Mall is open 'til midnight on selected dates in December and until 9:00am in the lead-up to Christmas, so you have plenty of time to make your way into the Mall at a time that suits you and stay as long as you like.

By car

Planning to purchase some oversized goodies for those on the nice list that are better escorted home by car? Book online and save with deals across some of Rundle Mall's most convenient car parks, making it easy to load up and leave when you've officially shopped 'til you've dropped.

By bus

Plan your trip ahead of time to make sure getting to and from Rundle Mall is as easy as hopping on and off, safely delivering you and your Christmas goodies home. Visit the Adelaide Metro website and use the handy journey planner for real-time bus schedules, and find the route that will bring you right to the Mall's doorstep, with stops dotted all around the Precinct and at each end of the Mall.

If you're already within the CBD, Adelaide Metro runs a free City Loop Bus (99C) which stops at Rundle Mall.

By taxi

Celebrate a successful Christmas shopping spree with a cocktail (or two?) and dinner at one of over 100 dining destinations in Rundle Mall, all without worrying about how you'll get home. The Rundle Mall Precinct is serviced by several convenient taxi ranks, located near wherever your night in Rundle Mall ends, shopping bags in tow.

Hail or book a taxi from the following locations in the Precinct:

  • On Gawler Place (northern side of Mall, near the Canopy)
  • On Pulteney Street (western side of street) at the eastern end of the Mall
  • On King William Street (eastern side of street) at the western end of the Mall
  • On North Terrace at the western end of the Mall (near the northern entrance to the Myer Centre)
  • On Grenfell Street (southern side of street) near the junction of King William Street at the western end of the Mall.

By tram

Adelaide Metro's tram services run conveniently between Glenelg Beach, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Hindmarsh, Festival Plaza and the Adelaide Botanic Garden, and all services stop right outside Rundle Mall's western entrance on King William Street.

Finished work in the city and would prefer a leisurely ride in to the Mall? Jumping on the tram won't cost a thing, as Adelaide Metro offers free travel between the South Terrace tram stop, the Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Botanic Garden and Festival Plaza.

By train

With the Adelaide Railway Station just a five-minute walk from Rundle Mall (or quick trip on the free City Loop Bus (99C) or the tram, right near the station entrance), catching the train in to Rundle Mall is quick and easy. Finished your trip to Rundle Mall with lots of shopping in tow? Hop on the tram to be swiftly delivered right to the entrance of the station - now, that's luxury.

By rideshare

Friday night in the city and the weekend means plenty of rideshare services are already circulating the Mall ready to pick you up within minutes. Our top tip? When booking a ride home, select your pick-up point near a taxi rank - these are often the most convenient spots for cars to pull over safely.