Perth is buzzing with a new energy reinvigorating visitors with its sophisticated style, clear blue skies and pristine coastline, yet the relaxed lifestyle and friendly vibe remain. Bustling with new bars, restaurants, shopping and cultural spaces, Perth is also home to Kings Park—one of the world’s largest inner city parks, beautiful wineries, and stunning beaches where you can even swim with wild dolphins.
Perth enjoys a Mediterranean style climate. In November you can expect average temperature highs of 26°C and average lows of 14°C.
With more than 35 access routes via land, sea and air, travelling to Western Australia from overseas and the eastern Australian states is easy.
Regular flights to Perth operate from all major Australian cities, with flights from the east coast averaging four hours.
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.
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.
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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).
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.
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.
For fuel prices along your driving route, visit the FuelWatch website.
For more information about travel to and from Perth you can visit: http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/Travel_Info/Travel_to_WA/Pages/Travel_to_WA.aspx
To download a Perth visitor map please click here.
Within the city centre, you can enjoy free and easy transport. The modern CAT buses run on four routes providing free transport around the city and to Leederville. The CAT bus stops are easily recognisable and provide real time passenger information. Free CAT transport is also available in the city of Fremantle. View the CAT map and LIVE times.
Designated taxi ranks are located around the central city for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate in Northbridge on Friday and Saturday nights. Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone anywhere in Perth.
Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths in the central city and beyond. One of the most popular routes for leisure cyclists and walkers is a circuit around the Swan River at the doorstep of the city. Riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers. There is also pathway popular for recreation lining much of the coast.
There are five train lines which service the Perth metropolitan area departing from Perth CDB – Armadale, Fremantle, Midland, Joondalup and Mandurah. Many train stations along these lines provide connecting bus services. Train and bus service details, as well as a comprehensive journey planner, can be obtained on the Transperth website or by calling 13 62 13.
Ferry services traverse some sections of the Swan River – across to South Perth and down stream to Fremantle. Regular high-speed ferries travel from Perth (Barrack Street Jetty) Fremantle and Hillarys to Rottnest Island. Timetables and information for trains, buses and ferries are available from Transperth on 136213 or (08) 9428 1900 for Interstate and International callers.
Major coach and rail services offer hop-on hop-off packages, allowing visitors to coordinate their flexible itineraries. Another option is to purchase a range of ‘travel passes’, which provide flexible travel on coach and rail services within the state, subject to certain conditions. For bookings contact TransWA on 1300 662 205 or information call +61 8 9326 2600.
Rental cars are readily available and require a valid driver’s license. While international licenses are not required, they are recommended. Visitors will find a huge range of national and international rental brands and special offers, so shop around for the best deal.
City of Perth Access Maps contain useful information about parking, public transport, pedestrian access and accessible conveniences. The publication is available from the City of Perth website.
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