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How to get from Perth Airport to Perth City Centre

Known as one of the sunniest cities in the country, Australia’s capital, Perth, is a must-see when visiting the land down under. With its fascinating history, wonderful heritage, exciting landmarks, vast nature reserves and jaw-dropping beaches, the capital city is a true beauty.

When visiting the sunny city, you will be landing at Perth International Airport. If you wish to make your way downtown, there are three transportation options; you can take a taxi or private transfer, a private shuttle or a public bus. Taking a Perth airport taxi or private transfer is definitely the most comfortable and easiest travel option. Taxis are available 24/7 and take just 20 minutes to reach Perth city centre. Alternatively, you can take the City Shuttle bus for a comfortable yet cheaper option, which takes around 25 minutes. Lastly, your cost-savvy alternative is to take one of the many public buses that operate the Perth airport to city route, taking 40 minutes.

Welcome Pickups offers meet and greet services and a friendly introduction to Perth at the same price as a regular taxi. Click here to see the cost.

Comparison of the options

Welcome Pickups €52 20min 24/7
Taxi €24 20min 24/7
Shuttle €20.60 25min 06:00–02:15
Bus €6.60 40min 05:00–00:30

How to get from Perth airport to the city centre by taxi

Taking a Perth taxi or private transfer is a great way to travel, especially when new to a city and after a long flight. Not only are taxis available 24/7 and provide comfortable door-to-door services, but they are also fast, taking only 20-minutes to reach your Perth accommodation.

Taxi fare from Perth airport to Perth city centre

Taxis in Perth calculate their fares using a taximeter based on time and distance travelled to your exact location. Moreover, two tariffs are applicable: day and night/weekend. The 20-minute cab ride from Perth airport to CBD (Perth Central Business District) costs around €24 (AUD 35) during the day and €37.30 (AUD 55) at night. Please note that an additional airport surcharge of €2.70 (AUD 4) will be applied.

However, if you wish to travel at a fixed rate fare with no hidden fees and with a local friendly driver, you can pre-book your Perth airport transfer with Welcome Pickups.


€24 (AUD 35)

Trip Duration

20 Min.

*Prices vary unless booked in advance.

Value for Money

Taxis are available 24/7 at Perth International Airport

Where do I get a taxi from?

Perth airport’s official taxi ranks are located at the front of all terminals. Simply follow the signs to your nearest taxi rank.


Taking a Perth airport cab to the city centre is the best and most convenient transportation option. Taxis provide safe, reliable door-to-door services in the comfort of a private vehicle.

Editor’s Note

Please be aware that rates vary depending on whether you are travelling during the day, night or weekend.

Useful Tips

A surcharge of €2.70 (AUD 4) will be applied for anyone leaving Perth International Airport.
All Perth taxi companies should accept credit card payments; however, it is always best to ask before starting your journey.
It is standard to tip your taxi driver in Perth; 10% to 20% is the norm.

How to get from Perth airport to the city centre by shuttle

A comfortable travel alternative is possible on the Perth City Shuttle bus. The shuttle provides fast transportation from Perth airport to CBD hotels. Travel time is around 25-minutes or more, depending on your drop-off point and the number of other travellers on the bus.

How much is a ticket on the Perth City Shuttle from Perth airport to city centre?

A one-way bus ticket from Perth airport to Perth city centre costs €10.30 (AUD 15) on the Perth City Shuttle. However, a ticket for a child under the age of 15 costs €5.50 (AUD 8).

Please note that if you pay by credit card, you will be charged an additional €1.70(AUD 2.50).


€10.30 (AUD 15)

Trip Duration

25 Min.

Bookings are essential as seats are limited.

Value for Money

The Perth City Shuttle is available from Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 02:15.

Where do I get the shuttle from?

You can find the City Shuttle bus stops outside each terminal at Perth International Airport (PER).

If you are coming from Perth city centre to Perth airport, you can organise for the shuttle to pick you up just about anywhere in the city area.


Although a comfortable and reliable travel alternative to a taxi, the shuttle does not operate during the weekend. Moreover, if you are travelling in a group of over 2 people, then taking a taxi is a cheaper transport option with the added privacy and comfort.

Editor’s Note

It is important to remember that you need to pre-book your shuttle ticket online.

Useful Tips

Please note that each passenger is allowed 1 checked bag (max 23kg) and 1 carry-on.
Baby seats are available upon request.

How to get from Perth airport to the city centre by bus

A great cost-savvy alternative from Perth airport to Perth city centre is to take one of the many public buses. Bus No. 380, No. 40, and bus No. 935 all operate the route to Elizabeth Quay bus station in Downtown Perth. Depending on traffic conditions, travel time is around 35 minutes to 45 minutes.

How much is a bus ticket from Perth airport to Perth CBD?

A one-way bus ticket on either of the buses costs €3.30 (AUD 4.90) and is valid for 2 hours. You can purchase your bus ticket directly from the driver, or at the airport ticket machines.

Please note that you will need to buy a 2 Zone ticket in order to reach Downtown Perth.


€3.30 (AUD 4.90)

Trip Duration

40 Min.

The buses run every 30 minutes from Perth airport to Perth city centre.

Value for Money

The buses are available daily from 05:30 to 00:30.

Where do I get the bus from?

Bus route 380 is available outside Terminals 1 and 2, whilst Bus routes 40 and 935 are available outside Terminals 3 and 4.


Taking the bus is a great travel alternative as they are frequent, fast and cheap. Moreover, the vehicles are well equipped for large baggage.

Nonetheless, if you are travelling late at night or very early in the morning, you will have to find another way to get to your Perth hotel.

Editor’s Note

Discounted bus tickets are available for seniors, pensioners and children.

Useful Tips

The bus drops you off at various locations before reaching Perth's Downtown terminal; it might be easier to descend sooner, depending on your hotel location.
All bus vehicles are equipped with large luggage storage.

Welcome Pickups transfer

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Book a trained, English-speaking taxi driver to pick you up at the same price as a regular cab from the line

If you feel more relaxed knowing that somebody is waiting for you, you may as well book a Welcome Pickups transfer. As soon as you arrive at the airport you will be greeted by your driver. He will be waiting for you at the terminal of your arrival with a sign that has your name on it. Your driver will help you out with your luggage and together you will make your way to the vehicle. While he is driving you to your accommodation, the driver can give you some tips and recommendations on what to do during your holidays in Perth. Our drivers are hand-picked and speak fluent English. No need to worry about miscommunication issues that you may face with the local taxi drivers regarding your destination. Relax and enjoy your ride.

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Frequently asked questions

How can I get from Perth airport to the city?

There are three transportation options available from Perth airport to Perth city centre; you can take a taxi or private transfer that takes 20 minutes, or a shuttle bus that takes 25 minutes. Lastly, you can take a public bus, which takes 40 minutes.

What is the distance from Perth airport to Perth city?

Perth International Airport (PER) is located a short 17 km away from Perth city centre. It takes around 20 minutes to reach by car or by taxi.

What is the taxi fare from Perth airport to CBD?

A one-way taxi ride from Perth airport to the city centre costs around €24 (AUD 35) during the day and €37.30 (AUD 55) at night. It is important to know that an extra fee of €2.70 (AUD 4) will be applied as an airport surcharge.

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