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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 

International flights 

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:

London17 hours
Frankfurt15 hours
Dubai10 hours
Johannesburg10 hours
Hong Kong7 hours
Singapore5 hours
Kuala Lumpur5 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 Broome in the North West.

Domestic flights 

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.

Airport taxis

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

The 24-hour 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.

For fuel prices along your driving route, visit the FuelWatch website.

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, Geraldton, Exmouth, Bunbury, Albany and Esperance all feature on world cruise itineraries.

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