Travelling to WA is easy with over 35 ways to get here.
With more than 35 access routes via land, sea and air, travelling to Western Australia from overseas and the eastern Australian states is easy. You can even make the journey part of your extraordinary adventure.
Flights to WA from overseas
The State's capital
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 hours are:
|Hong Kong||7 hours|
|Kuala Lumpur||5 hours|
Daily direct flights from many Asian gateway cities make Perth an ideal destination to combine with an Asian holiday. Many South Asia capitals also operate flights to
Australia’s North West.
Domestic flights to WA
Regular flights to Perth operate from all major Australian cities, with flights from the east coast averaging four hours. Or, you can opt to fly direct to Broome, the gateway to the Kimberley region, from Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Melbourne or Sydney.
Arriving at Perth airport
When you arrive at
Perth Airport’s international and domestic terminals you’re just a 20-30 minute car, taxi or bus ride away from the capital’s main centre.
There are taxi services operating 24/7 at both the domestic and international terminals.A ride to Perth city centre will take approximately 20-30 minutes.
The main taxi services providers are
Swan Taxis and
Black & White Cabs.
Airport-City Shuttle buses
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.
If you’re staying west or south of the city, catch the Fremantle Airport Shuttle. This service will pick you up and drop you off at several major stops between
Cottesloe and Cockburn.
Travel by train to WA
Take one of the world's greatest train journeys, spanning the country 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.
Drive to WA
Three of Australia’s ultimate 4WD adventures and long-distance road trips connect WA to the rest of Australia:
- Take the epic
Eyre Highway from Port Augusta in South Australia, across the vast Nullarbor Plain to
Norseman, playing a few holes on the world’s longest golf course – the
Nullarbor Links – along the way.
- Track across World Heritage listed tropical savannahs, following the
Savannah Way from Cairns in North Queensland to WA’s exotic pearling town of Broome.
- Add to the adventure by hitting the legendary
Gibb River Road through the Kimberley wilderness.
Or journey through Australia’s Red Centre along
The Outback Way. This 4WD odyssey extends 2,800 kilometres from Winton in Queensland, to Ululuru and ending in
Laverton in WA’s Goldfields region.
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Cruise to WA
During the summer months (November to February), you can go port hopping on a cruise along WA’s epic 12,000-kilometre coastline.
The cities of Fremantle (just a 30-minute shuttle bus or train ride to the capital of Perth), Broome,
Esperance all feature on world cruise itineraries.