Getting there and around
Travelling to Perth
Perth is easy to access via air, land and sea.
Located in the same time zone as Singapore, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai and Kuala Lumpur, Perth is Australia’s western gateway to Europe and South-East Asia with many direct services. There are over 20 international and domestic airlines operating daily to Perth connecting travellers to over 50 destinations in Australia and the world. Flight times to Asia are short with Singapore less than five hours away, and flights to other Australian capitals are frequent and easy: less than a three-hour flight to Adelaide, three-and-a-half hours to Melbourne, and just over four hours to Sydney and Brisbane.
Perth Airport is conveniently located just twelve kilometres from the Perth CBD and offers a range of services and facilities for travellers including: car rental, foreign exchange, wireless internet, shopping, restaurants and bathroom amenities. For further information on Perth Airport visit their website.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the heart of the CBD and a range of transport options exist to take you around the city.
Perth Airport is conveniently located just twelve kilometres from the Perth CBD and offers a range of services and facilities for travellers including: car rental, foreign exchange, wireless internet, shopping, restaurants and bathroom amenities.
There are many convenient options to get you where you need to go - drive yourself, hop on a bus or catch a taxi or rideshare.
Transperth operates regular bus services between Perth Airport, Perth City and other local centres. You can plan your journey on public transport using their Journey Planner. For up-to-date information about routes, rates and schedules, please visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au.
Perth Airport does NOT offer a shuttle service.
For further information on Perth Airport visit www.perthairport.com.au.
Perth offers a professional taxi fleet service. Taxis can be flagged down from the kerbside and taxi ranks are located in several locations in the city, and at both Domestic and International airports. The average cab fare from the Domestic airport to the city is $45.00.
Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre is a designated Cab Spot location. A taxi phone is located at our Plaza Entry doors on Level 1. Our Cab Spot number is 1088.
Swan Taxis 13 13 30
Black and White Taxis 13 10 08
Ola and Uber ridesharing services are available at Perth Airport.
There are dedicated rideshare pick-up bays within easy walking distance of each terminal. Simply follow the directions given in the app and terminal signage to the nearest rideshare pick-up bay. Please wait until you have collected your luggage and are ready to leave the airport before requesting your ride through the Ola or Uber app. A $3 airport fee applies to all pick-ups at Perth Airport.
There are a number of hire car companies that operate services directly from the Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as in the Perth CBD to provide easy pick-up and drop-off access. An internet search for 'hire cars Perth will return hire car companies based in and around the city.
A list of car rental companies include:
Public Transport - Buses, Trains, Ferries:
Perth has a convenient and safe public transport system that services the entire metropolitan area. Transperth, who manages this system, operate an extensive system, covering trains, buses, and ferries. Central Perth has Free Transit Zones for buses and trains.
The Central Area Transit (CAT) system provides a free, fast and convenient bus service to the city’s points of interest. CAT buses are colour coded and Perth CAT stops offer real-time information for when the next bus is due. Perth offers three CAT routes around the city and weekday services run every five to fifteen minutes from 6:50am to 6:20pm (WST).
A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) operates in the city and provides free public transport within the Perth city boundaries. Passengers can travel within this area for free. To identify the boundaries of the FTZ, bus stops are identified with the FTZ logo.
Elizabeth Quay Busport is located adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Many bus services depart and arrive at the Elizabeth Quay Busport including the free CBD ‘Blue and Green CAT’ service. Perth’s other major busport is the Wellington Street Bus Station, located along Wellington Street next to the Perth Central train station.
Perth’s extensive train system operates five railway lines that link to Perth suburbs and main hubs including Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Armadale and Mandurah. Services operate from 5:00am to midnight daily (2:00am on Saturday and Sunday). On weekdays, trains run every two – fifteen minutes until 7:30pm (after 7:30pm trains run every 30 minutes), on weekends (and public holidays), trains run every fifteen minutes, post midnight on Saturday and Sunday, trains run every hour until 2:00am. Elizabeth Quay train station is located at the doorstep of the PCEC, and services the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Lines.
A ferry service operates across the Swan River between Elizabeth Quay Jetty (Perth) and Mends Street Jetty (South Perth). Services operate daily from 7:50am to 7:20pm. Elizabeth Quay Jetty is only a short walk to the PCEC.
Barrack Street Jetty is used for the services run to Rottnest Island, and Fremantle. Swan Valley wine cruises also depart from Barrack Street Jetty.
For all bus, train or ferry information, or to plan your journey, please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au. For hearing impaired TTY please contact +61 8 9428 1999.