Australia Getting There
There are international flights from and to Perth from Asia and
Europe, the numerous major air carriers serving
Air New Zealand
Cathay Pacific Airways
Thai Airways International
South Africa Airlines
| There are internal
flights from all state capitals. Domestic carriers
include Qantas, Airnorth, Skywest (within Western Australia only)
and Virgin Blue.
The flying time from London to Perth is 18 hours.
Please see the separate airport section for Perth
International Airport (PER).
Western Australia is served by Transwa
rail service. An electric tram runs between Perth and Fremantle
and the Indian Pacific service runs from Perth to Sydney twice a
week, the journey takes 3 days and 3 nights.
The highway network of Western
Australia is almost completely concentrated in the coastal areas.
The main exception is the Great Northern Highway which runs from
Perth to Port Headland on the north west coast. Along the south
coast is the Eyre Highway, which runs into South Australia. The
Brand / North west Coastal Highway runs from Perth around the west
coast to Kimberley.
The journey between Perth and Sydney takes at least 4 days. Driving
maps can be purchased via the Western Australian Tourism Commission
(see Addresses - Contact section). There is only 1 express coach
route from Perth and it goes to Adelaide (the travel time is 35
hours). Integrity Coach Lines and South West Coachlines run coach
services throughout the southern part of Western Australia.
offers a fully integrated service across all bus, train
and ferry services within Perth.
Local trains run from Perth to Armadale, Fremantle, Midland and
A zonal fare structure covers all transport modes, tickets issued
on 1 mode are valid for transfer to any of the others (bus, rail
and ferry). A free CAT Clipper Bus service circles the city centres
of Perth and Fremantle Monday to Saturday.
The port of Fremantle serves Perth. The port is
19 kilometres (11 miles) from Perth.