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How to Get To and From Perth Airport Once You Touchdown

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We know that after a long flight it’s important to make your transition into your new city as streamlined as possible. Having your transport organised ahead of time will ensure you can exit customs and into your chosen mode of transport in the nick of time. With the variety of transfer options now on offer at Perth Airport, you can say goodbye to the long taxi queues and hello to ride share companies, car hire options and not to mention a brand-new train line. Below is an easy reference guide to help you when you next arrive in Perth.

Perth Airport Rideshare Transfers

Perfect for: 4 passengers or fewer

Perth Airport has recently included a dedicated rideshare pickup location just outside of both Terminals. With Ola, DiDi and Uber now in full operation, this is a perfect option if you are arriving in small numbers. Just so you are aware, a $3 loading is added for Airport Pickup, which will be added to your ride cost. From our experiences, DiDi being the new kid on the block is offering a variety of specials with discounts for your first few rides (highly recommended if you are on a budget). The two images below, clearly outline exactly where you need to head once leaving the Perth terminal arrivals hall.

T1 & T2 rideshare pick-up bays

perth airport rideshare pickup t1 and t2

T3 & T4 rideshare pick-up bays

drop off locations perth airport t4 and t5

Perth Airport Bus Transfers

Perfect for: a larger group (13+ people)

If you are a large group, we can help transport you from Perth Airport to the CBD and surrounding suburbs with ease. We have extra-large coaches, minibuses or commuter buses that can accommodate groups from 13 passengers all the way up to 70. We also have a variety of options on offer which can include air conditioning, wheelchair access and luggage storage compartments. If you are organising a large group we highly recommend this option as we know it can get confusing if the group your organising suddenly all starts taking taxis and rideshares across the countryside. You can also email us over a list of arriving passengers ahead of time so we can check this off for you to make sure we don’t leave anyone behind. Check out our full fleet of buses.

Public Transport 

Perfect for: small groups, individual passengers and budget-conscious travellers

Transperth operates regular bus services from Perth Airport to Perth City and other locations. You can check out your route using the journey planner on Transperth. The most popular buses that will take you directly to Perth CBD is fittingly named 380 (named after the first Airbus A380 to land at the Perth Airport). This bus is also fitted with bigger luggage racks and runs daily between Perth Airport Terminals 1 and 2 to Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. Sometimes, they also stop off at the following locations just in case you are commuting to other locations around Perth:

  • Victoria Park Transfer Station 
  • Burswood Train Station 
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre

Perth Airport Car Hire

Perfect for: small groups and individual passengers

As Perth is the perfect gateway to other destinations in Western Australia such as the Margaret River Region or the Swan Valley, hiring a car is the perfect option to do it on your terms. There are a variety of companies located in the arrival hall of both the domestic and international Perth terminals. We recommend booking ahead of time though as during busy periods like Easter of the Christmas break, cars go quick!

If you are also looking for an itinerary on what to do in the Swan Valley, check out ours here.

Perth Airport Train Transfer

In exciting news, the Western Australian government is proud to announce that in 2021 the Perth Airport Forrestfield Train link will be completed, making it super simple for passengers to get to the CBD in record time. The new development includes a walkway directly from the terminal and frequent trains connecting passengers from Terminal 2 straight to Elizabeth Quay. If you want to stay up to date on final completion dates, head to the official Metronet website.

Pick and Drop Off Spots

Last but not least, if you are lucky enough to have a mate from Perth be there at the airport to pick you up, they also have a few options. If they can grab you quickly, there is a 30-minute free parking ticket that can be used on the way in. Otherwise, there is ample paid parking and a kiss and ride drop off zone. 

And there we have it. Our list on how to sort your Perth airport transport for your next arrival. If you want to get your hands on a full breakdown of all the Perth airport terminals, you can view the map here.