Transport Options

Perth is part of the South West Land Division of Western Australia, with most of the metropolitan area on the Swan Coastal Plain between the Indian Ocean and the Darling Scarp. The city has expanded outward from the original British settlements on the Swan River, upon which the city’s central business district and port of Fremantle are situated. There are daily direct flights from all of Australia‚Äôs main centres, and flights from Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and New Zealand.

By plane

Perth airport, is located 20 minutes (ten kilometres) from the CBD and is linked with shuttles, taxi services, buses and rental cars.

Qantas, Air New Zealand, Jetstar and Virgin Australia offer a range of domestic and international scheduled flights to and from Perth, as do most major airlines.

By taxi, bus or shuttle

You can access taxis and bus services when you arrive. The CBD is a 20-minute journey via taxi that will cost about $50-60 one way. Buses take 45 minutes and cost around $5 Private shuttles take around 20 minutes and cost $85. Click here for further transfers information.

By train

There is no direct train service from Perth Airport to the CBD.

By rental car

Car rental companies at Perth Airport are conveniently located at all terminals. Search and compare the best deals from quality rental car providers like Avis, Hertz, Ace, Budget, Thrifty and Apex. Click here for further car rental information.

By car

Perth can be accessed via the road network from within Western Australia and the rest of Australia. Adelaide is the closest city, and is a 28 hour drive from Perth.

For further details on travel within Perth, visit the Perth Holiday Travel Planner.