How to get to & get around Perth

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Perth's major airport

Perth Airport is the major airport for international and domestic air travel and is located only 10 kilometres (domestic terminal) and 13km (international terminal) from the city centre. (Refer to location map below). The airport has three terminals.

  • Terminal 1 - is for international flights

  • Terminal 2 - is specifically for Qantas and Jetstar domestic flights.

  • Terminal 3- is the common-user domestic terminal for airlines including, Virgin Australia , Skywest, Strategic and Tiger Airways.

To get to and from the airport there are several options

  • Bus - Transperth operates a bus service to and from Perth Airport's Domestic Terminals to the city centre.

  • Bus (Perth Airport Connect) - (phone 1300 666 806) operates an express shuttle service between Perth Airport and Perth City or Fremantle.  It is a convenient door-to-door service.

  • Taxi - There are plenty of taxis available at the airport. It will cost you roughly about $40 for a taxi ride to the city centre (depending on traffic).

How to transfer between International Terminal 1 to Domestic Terminals 2 & 3

  • Perth Airport Connect (phone 1300 666 806) operates a terminal transfer service between International Terminal 1 to Domestic Terminals 2 & 3.

Which airlines operate to and from Perth


International Airlines

There are a few international airlines that fly to Perth from various countries around the world. Refer to our Getting to Australia section for more information.

Domestic Airlines

  • Qantas (Phone 13 13 13) operate to Perth from all major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

  • Virgin Australia (Phone 13 67 89) operate to Perth from all major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

  • Jetstar (Phone 13 15 38) operate to Perth from most major cities and many other places throughout Australia.

  • Tiger Airways (Phone 03 9335 3033) has flights to Perth from Melbourne.

Regional Airlines

  • Skywest (Phone 1300 66 00 88) operates to many regional destinations in Western Australia from Perth.

Bus ServicesHow to get to and from Perth by bus/coach services

Interstate and intrastate bus services arrive at the East Perth Coach Terminal, which is located on Summers Road, East Perth (Refer to location map below).

The main bus companies that provides bus service from Perth to other parts of the country include:

  • Greyhound (phone 1300 473 946) is Australia's largest bus company and they provide regular scheduled bus services right throughout the country (with the exception of Tasmania). They do offer various travel passes for people wanting to do flexible travel around Australia.

  • TransWA (phone 1300 662 205) provide regular scheduled bus and train services throughout Western Australia.

  • Integrity Coachlines (Phone 1800 226 339) operate bus services between Broome and Perth stopping at most towns and cities in between.

Train ServicesHow to get and from Perth by train

Interstate and intrastate train services arrive at the East Perth Railway Station, which is located on Summers Road, East Perth. (Refer to location map below).

  • TransWA (phone 1300 662 205) provide regular scheduled train and bus services throughout Western Australia.

  • Great Southern Rail (phone 13 21 47) operates the Indian Pacific train service, which goes between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth. They do offer special backpacker fares on the Indian Pacific.

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How to get around Perth

Public TransportPublic transport


Perth has an extensive rail network that covers many parts of the city and surrounding regional areas.


Buses provide the most extensive network. Government buses cover most of Perth with local operators covering the outer suburbs.


There is a regular ferry service between Perth CBD and South Perth.


Refer to the Transperth website for more information about timetables and services.

Fares & tickets

Fares are relatively inexpensive on all public transport services. Transperth has two types of ticketing, cash tickets and SmartRider, Transperth's electronic ticketing system. Transperth recommends SmartRider as it always ensures that you pay the appropriate and lowest fare.

Transperth operates a Free Transit Zone (for buses) and a SmartRider Free Transit Zone (for trains) within the Perth city boundaries. Passengers can travel within it on any bus or train for free, as often as they want.

More information

For more information visit the Transperth website or phone 13 62 13


There are many taxi companies in Perth. It is not a very cheap method of transport, but is sometimes the most convenient.

There is a central number to call all taxi companies in Perth. This is 131 008.

Alternatively, you could hale one off the street or obtain one from a dedicated taxi stands at various locations throughout the city.

CyclingCycling / bike hire

Perth is a great city to cycle around, as much of it is fairly flat. There are also many dedicated bike paths making it easy and safe to get around the city. For bike path maps go to Department of Transport website.

Bike hire/rentals

To hire a bike check out:

  • Cycle Centre - Phone (08) 9325 1176

  • About Bike Hire - Phone (08) 9221 2665

  • Gecko Bike Hire - Phone 0439 989 610

  • Cottesloe Cycles - Phone (08) 9383 4208


It is compulsory to wear a bike helmet when you ride a bike in Australia. You can be hit with a fine if you are caught not wearing it.