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Western Australia Getting There
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Air

There are international flights from and to Perth from Asia and Europe, the numerous major air carriers serving Perth include:
    Air Mauritius
  Air New Zealand
  British Airways
  Cathay Pacific Airways
  Garuda Indonesia
  Malaysia Airlines
  Singapore Airlines
  Qantas
  Royal Brunei
  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.

Approximate flight times

The flying time from London to Perth is 18 hours.

International airports

Please see the separate airport section for Perth International Airport (PER).

Rail

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.

Road

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.

Urban

Transperth offers a fully integrated service across all bus, train and ferry services within Perth. Local trains run from Perth to Armadale, Fremantle, Midland and Joondalup.

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.

Sea

The port of Fremantle serves Perth. The port is 19 kilometres (11 miles) from Perth.