For Patients and Visitors
The main campus of the WCH is located at 72 King William Road North Adelaide, approximately one kilometre from the city. There are car parks and entrances to the Hospital on Kermode Street and the corner of Brougham Place and Sir Edwin Smith Avenue.
Patient Assistance Transport Scheme
Through the Patient Assistance Transport Scheme (PATS), eligible country patients and their escort may be reimbursed for some travel and accommodation costs. This applies when SA families need to travel more than 100 kilometres (each way) to receive specialist medical treatment not available at a closer centre. For more information, go to the PATS page on the SA Health web site:
From the city
The WCH is a 15-minute walk from the city centre along King William Road. You can catch any bus heading north along King William Road except express buses, marked with an "S" or "X" .
Arriving by coach
If you travel by coach from the country or interstate, you will arrive at Adelaide Bus Station in Franklin Street. There is a taxi rank at the bus station and it should take less than 10 minutes to get to the Hospital.
From Adelaide Airport
If you fly to Adelaide, catch the Skylink Airport Shuttle to Stop 13 (Hotel Adelaide). The Hospital is a 500-metre walk south along King William Road.
Getting around Adelaide
Bus, train, tram and o'bahn timetables are available from:
Alternatively, for timetable information:
Where to buy your bus or train ticket
Metrotickets (10 trips) can be purchased at the Hospital Cafe. Single trip tickets can be purchased from Adelaide Railway Station, and selected supermarkets, newsagencies and delicatessens, or from the bus driver. Metrotickets and single tickets can both be used on buses, trains, trams and the o'bahn.
Bus stops are located outside the King William Road entrance of the Queen Victoria Building.
There is a taxi rank outside the Kermode Street entrance of the Hospital. There are Freecall taxi phones in the Kermode Street and Queen Victoria Building foyers.
Adelaide Connector bus
This free bus service connects North Adelaide and the City Monday to Friday. It travels down both O'Connell and Melbourne Streets with bus stops on King William Street and Frome Road outside the WCH. Timetable information is available from:
last modified: 08 Feb 2021