Perth Airport has expanded in the recent years and is now serviced by 13 airlines flying to over 50 destinations. These airlines include Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, and Qantas. Currently the fourth busiest airport in Australia, Perth Airport has four terminals and is located 12 kilometres from the Perth City Centre.
With more than 13.5 million passengers from 2012 to 2013, with this number expected to increase. Car hire at Perth Airport is a booming business as more and more people are travelling to and experiencing the area. If you’re like many of the travellers that are looking for a car rental, you can use our booking app to avoid spending too much time searching and more time driving.
Finding a hotel near Perth Airport
There are no hotels in the terminals of Perth Airport as of the moment, but there are great hotels nearby. These include the Best Western Ascot, Airport Apartments, Ibis Budget, and Great Eastern Motor Lodge. If needed, the Perth Airport Shuttle can take you to a number of hotels that are closer to the city centre, if you haven’t booked a rental car. The Perth Airport Transport information page has more detail on different transport options.
Arrivals and Departures
There are three domestic terminals (2, 3, and 4) and one international terminal (terminal 1) at Perth Airport. The International Airport is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Terminal 2 is open for arrivals between 3:30 am and 1:30 am, seven days a week. Terminals 3 and 4 are both open between 3:30 am and 12:30am every day.
Finding a Car Park
Terminals 1 and 2 share short and long term parking lots which are located on Horrie Miller Drive.
For the short term lot, parking is free for up to an hour. The long term parking lot will cost you $20 a day, but the rate goes down if you plan to park for a few days.
Terminals 3 and 4 also have parking lots with similar rates, but you only get 15 minutes of free parking in the short term lot.
If you prefer convenience over price, you can opt for the fast-track business parking. These are located directly in front of the terminals.
Shuttle Service - Handy and Quick
If you chose to opt out of a car hire at Perth Airport, you can take the Perth Airport Connect Shuttle instead. It takes travellers from the airport to the central city, with five drop-off and pick-up locations:
East Perth Train Station
Kings Perth Hotel
To get to the shuttle, take the free terminal transfer bus and it will drop you off at the departure point outside Terminal 3. Tickets are $15 per person, one way.
The Joys of Western Australia
Perth, one of the biggest states in Australia, covering a third of the country, is the capital of Western Australia. Perth is known for its great surfing beaches, and its untouched landscapes - making it a joy to explore. The state is best explored with a car so get a Perth car rental to make the most of your vacation. From Perth, you can head towards the wonderful coastlines, or towards the interior - Kalgoorlie and beyond. We also recommend Bunbury, a small town where wild but friendly dolphins will entertain you just offshore.
Perth Airport Domestic
Domestic flights make up the majority of flights landing in Perth Airport. Basically, Perth Airport serves as the doorway for Australians heading to Perth for vacation or for international visitors passing through Sydney.
Domestic flights leave from Terminals 2, 3, and 4 where it is serviced by Tigerair, Virgin Australia, and Alliance Airlines. More Virgin Australia flights operate from Terminal 3 while Qantas and Jetstar flights operate at Terminal 4.
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