Travelling to Western Australia is easy, with access via land, sea and air. Western Australia is Australia's western gateway, and a major transport hub for international air services from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the United Kingdom and Europe. The State is also a turnaround port for domestic air services.
The State's capital,
Perth, is Australia's western gateway. It is accessible to most Asian gateway cities by air, making Western Australia an ideal destination to combine with Asian holidays.
Perth is well serviced by approximately 13 different international airlines, some of which operate multiple daily services.
As Western Australia's major international gateway, Perth is around 17 flying hours from London, 15 hours from Frankfurt, 10 hours from Dubai and South Africa, 7 hours from Hong Kong and approximately 5 hours from Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
Broome, in the State's North West, is also a major gateway to the attractions of the northern region, and enjoys good air access from southern capitals. Broome is also serviced with regular air services from the Northern Territory capital, Darwin, which lies approximately 1.5 hours east by air.
Perth Airport is the international and regional gateway to Western Australia located only 12 kilometres from the heart of Perth.
Perth is serviced by more than 195 international flights each week, carrying more than 585,000 international visitors (non-Australian) into the State each year.
The following international airlines fly to Perth Western Australia:
Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Airways
China Southern Airlines
South African Airways
Travelling to Western Australia from within Australia is easy. There are regular flights to Perth from all major Australian cities and from many regional locations within the State.
From Australia's east coast capitals, Perth is approximately four hours by air.
Western Australia's capital, Perth is easily accessible by air from around Australia and from many locations within the State.
Flights also operate to the popular town of Broome in Australia's North West from Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.
Domestic airlines operating services to Western Australia:
Skywest Airlines (WA regional airline)
Skippers (WA regional airline)
One of the most exciting ways to get to Western Australia is by rail. Perth is the western terminus for the legendary Indian Pacific rail service operated by
Great Southern Rail, which spans the entire continent from sea to sea.
The three day trip is one of the world's great train journeys, and visitors can board the train in Sydney, Melbourne or Adelaide and travel across the country.
Departing from the East Coast, witness the beauty of delightful vineyards, river lands and the expansive, table-top flatness of the Nullarbor Plain, travel on through the goldfields, rolling wheat lands and the hills surrounding the
Avon River before pulling into Perth.
Connecting WA to the rest of Australia, the Eyre Highway is one of Australia's great road trips. The highway extends from Port Augusta in South Australia across the Nullarbor Plain to
Savannah Way is one of Australia's ultimate adventure drives, linking Cairns in Tropical North Queensland with the historic pearling town of Broome in Western Australia, via the natural wonders of Katherine in the Northern Territory.
The Outback Way is also another discovery road trip extending 2,800km from Winton in Queensland to
Laverton in Western Australia via Central Australia.
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During summer (November to February in the Southern Hemisphere),
Esperance feature on world cruise itineraries as part of Australian coastal cruise packages.
Fremantle Harbour is the key passenger cruiseship gateway in Western Australia and is only a fifteen-minute stroll to the heart of the city centre and Fremantle Railway Station providing easy access to Perth.
International visitors are welcomed by Fremantle Tourist Guides who provide a meet and greet service which includes providing visitor information. A shuttle service ($2 per person per day) operates continuously between the Fremantle Passenger Terminal and Kings Square.