Destination information

Boasting more hours of sunshine than any other capital city in Australia, the pleasant weather and diverse mix of urban, coastal and culinary experiences makes Perth a desirable destination for both domestic and international visitors.

Visit Experience Perth or Visit Perth City for more information on attractions and events.

Airport shuttle

With brand new access roads and nearby free-flowing interchanges, your journey to and from Perth Airport is easy.

Get to and from the airport on the Connect Shuttle bus, which can pick you up or drop you off at five convenient central locations in Perth:

  • East Perth train station
  • Western Australia Museum on Beaufort Street
  • Wellington Street, opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel
  • Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier and Hay Streets
  • Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace.

The Connect Shuttle operates outside the Terminal 3 (T3) Domestic. To get there from T1 or T2, you can take the free terminal transfer bus which operates seven days a week. This journey takes approximately 15 minutes. T4 is located right next to T3 and within walking distance.

Tickets are $15 per person each way and there is no need to book, simply purchase a ticket from the driver on the day.

Taxis

Taxis are on hand 24/7 to pick up arriving passengers at the airport and it is roughly a 20 minute ride to get to Perth’s city centre. All taxis charge metered fares.

The main taxi service providers in Perth are:

Taxi ranks are located at the front of all terminals.

Public transport

The Perth metropolitan area is served by numerous buses and five train lines.

Transport within the Central Business District (CBD) is free of charge on all green Transperth buses (look for the Free Transit Zone logo at the stop), as well as the yellow, red and blue CAT buses.

Climate

Perth has a Mediterranean-style climate, which means that for most of the year, the weather is warm and sunny.

Even during the short mild winter the sun is often shining. These long summers mean many Perth activities revolve around the outdoors.

In spring (September - November), days are warm and sunny, especially from October and November with daily temperatures of around 20 - 25°C. There is little rainfall at this time of year and Western Australia comes alive with colourful wildflowers.

This page was last updated on: 28 Jul 2018