Travel to Western Australia


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 19 international airlines, with direct flights from the Middle East and South Africa, New Zealand and Asia. Average flying time is:

London17 hours
Frankfurt15 hours
Doha10 hours, 55 minutes
Dubai10 hours, 40 minutes
Johannesburg9 hours, 10 minutes
Guangzhou8 hours
Hong Kong7 hours, 45 minutes
Kuala Lumpur5 hours, 30 minutes
Singapore5 hours, 10 minutes
Jakarta4 hours, 35 minutes

Daily direct flights from many Asian gateway cities make Perth an ideal destination to combine with an Asian holiday.

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 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 Bus

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.

If you’re staying west or south of the city, you can either travel to the city centre via the Airport-City Shuttle then transfer to public transport to reach your final destination. Or choose to  travel by taxi or a private chartered vehicle.

Airport Public Transport

The 380 bus route (named after the world's largest passenger airliner) runs directly from Perth CBD to Terminals 1 and 2 in the airport precinct.

The bus runs every half hour from the Esplanade Busport and goes via Burswood Station, Victoria Park transfer station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre.

Late night services run every hour.

The trip takes roughly 40 minutes and costs $4.50 from the city (or $3.38 with a SmartRider with autoload).


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

Cruise to and along WA’s epic 12,000-kilometre coastline and experience endless blue skies overhead. Experience a selection of the following ten gateway port destinations as part of your  journey:

When your cruise ship docks in Fremantle Harbour, you're close to the action - it's a pleasant fifteen-minute walk to Kings Square, the heart of the port city. A free shuttle service operates continuously between the Fremantle Passenger Terminal and Kings Square for international visits. 

International visitors are welcomed by Fremantle Tourist Guides who provide a meet and greet service which includes providing visitor information.





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