Possibly the most accessible isolated city in the world.
Perth is the only capital city with a wine region, conservation areas and 19 beautiful beaches all close enough to be enjoyed in a day, along with plenty of nightlife, shopping, outdoor dining and amazing marine adventures. Perth transport gets you wherever you want to be by land, sea and air.
Travel to Perth
There are more than 30 travel routes connecting Perth and Perth airport with the rest of Australia and the world, making the nation’s sunniest capital and most diverse state surprisingly accessible.
Three of Australia’s ultimate 4WD adventures and long-distance road trips connect Perth to the rest of Australia.
Cross the vast Nullarbor Plain on the Eyre Highway, or cut through the Red Centre on the Outback Way to WA’s Golden Outback, then take the Great Eastern Highway to Perth. You can even traverse the tropical north on the Savannah Way to Broome, and hug the coast heading south to WA’s capital.
For fuel prices along your driving route, visit the FuelWatch website.
Take one of the world's greatest train journeys, starting from Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide, across the vast Nullarbor Plain to Perth. Hop aboard the legendary Indian Pacific, operated by Great Southern Rail, for a three-day rail adventure on the longest straight railroad on Earth.
Budget travellers can opt to take the ultimate road trip by bus, coach or tour, travelling from Adelaide, across the Nullarbor Plain to Perth.
Search for Australia-wide coach tours online.
Perth is well-serviced by approximately 13 international airlines, with direct flights from the Middle East and South Africa, New Zealand and Asia.
Average flying times are:
|Hong Kong||7 hours|
|Kuala Lumpur||5 hours|
Flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Darwin operate regularly, with the flight time from Sydney to Perth averaging four hours.
During the summer months, November to February, the historic port city of Fremantle features on world cruise itineraries. That brings you just a 30-minute shuttle bus or train ride away from Perth.
For information on cruise ship schedules, visit Fremantle Ports.
Travel around Perth
Perth transport gets you to your must-see attractions and must-do activities by land, sea, river and air. It’s the only capital city in Australia that operates a free city bus service too.
Perth has an excellent network of roads and all major car hire companies have an office in the city or at Perth airport.
Search for hire companies and check out the extensive list of self-drive itineraries.
Let the locals show you what else, besides 3,000 hours of sunshine, gives Perth its most enviable lifestyle. Join a day tour or extended package tour, from four wheel drive adventures to luxury coaches.
Search for Perth tours.
Transperth buses will get you to and around Perth, and in metropolitan areas, Perth’s blue, red, green and yellow CAT buses offer free and frequent transport services to many of the city’s highlights.
For all other routes, bus depots are conveniently located at numerous stations along Perth’s train lines, and it’s easy to hail a bus at regular stops en route.
For bus timetables, maps and more information, visit Transperth.
A good network of train lines get you into and out of Perth city, taking you west to Fremantle, north to Joondalup, east to Midland and south to Armadale and Mandurah.
SmartRider cards are the most convenient way to pay for your travel, but tickets are available at all stations. Both are valid for use on Perth trains, buses and ferry services.
Check out train timetables, maps and information at Transperth.
Swan River ferry services are a convenient and scenic way to get across the water between Perth’s Barrack Street Jetty and South Perth – see Transperth for details. You can also cruise down-river from the Barrack Street Jetty to Fremantle, and a high-speed ferry service will take you from Fremantle to Rottnest Island.
Additional Rottnest Ferry services are available from Hillarys Boat Harbour.
Search for Fremantle and Rottnest ferry services.
There are taxi services operating 24/7 in and around Perth, and taxi ranks are located outside many major hotels and shopping centres, as well as the domestic and international airport terminals.
Perth’s main service providers are Swan Taxis and Black & White Cabs.
For further information contact the Taxi Council of Western Australia.
The Airport-City Shuttle will take you from the domestic and international airports to several pick-up and drop-off points near accommodation and public transport terminals throughout Perth city.