Transportation to Perth Airport


Driving your car to the airport can make the trip a lot easier, but many worry that it’s not the most economical way to get there. So, we’ve compared the prices for Perth Airport parking against other methods of Perth Airport transportation, to bust the myth that airport parking is always the most expensive option when deciding how the best way of getting to Perth Airport.

In addition to that, we've researched the various ways that you can reach Perth Airport; park, taxi, rideshare, or train, and found that for trips of up to one week, and in many cases up to two, most travellers would save money by using an off-site parking provider. But, judge for yourself based on the options and rates presented below. 


Perth Airport: Parking

While parking at Perth Airport itself can be costly, several off-site airport car parks offer much lower rates. These car parks are typically 5-10 minutes away from the terminals by shuttle and provide free transfers in both directions. Off-site airport parking is similar to parking at the airport in many respects. This is by far the best option for transportation to Perth Airport. The main difference is that you first need to drive your vehicle to the car park, then board a shuttle bus which will transfer you to your terminal. On your return to Perth, the car park will send a shuttle to come and collect you from outside the terminal building and drive you back to the car park. 

The rates offered by these parking garages are often lower because they are further away from the terminals. This means that they pay less ground rent for their sites, and can offer their customers more competitive pricing. Likewise, to attract more business, many of these car parks offer car washing and maintenance services, and go the extra mile when it comes to customer service.

For one week long stays in April 2024, you can park near Perth Airport at an off-site car park for just $92.00, $94.99, and $130.00, at Bay Airport Parking, The Car Port & Spa, or Skypark Valet Parking. For a full overview of the prices advertised by the best-rated parking providers, view the table below: 

Overview of Perth Airport Parking Fees

Car ParkCost per WeekService + Travel Time 
Bay Airport Parking$92.00Shuttle: 5 min Book
The Car Port & Spa$94.99Shuttle: 4 minBook
NH Airlink$96.00 Shuttle: 6 minBook
Skypark$127.50Shuttle: 5 minBook
Long Term Car Parks$158.00Shuttle:15 min Info
Short Term Car Park$365.00Walk: 2 minInfo
Premium Car Park$380.00Walk: 1 minInfo
Valet Parking Perth$399.00Walk: 1 min Info


Tip: to find out more about any of these Perth Airport car parks, simply click on their names. You'll be taken to an individual parking provider page with more information, including opening hours, shuttle transfer details, ratings, customer reviews, photographs, and more.


Taxi to Perth Airport

Taxi costs Perth are of course dependent on whereabouts you start your journey, but we’ve listed costs from travelling from some of the most populous suburbs in Perth. The main taxi Perth service providers are Black & White Cabs and Swan Taxis, and we’ve quoted the rates offered by the latter. To make it easier to understand how much your journey is likely to cost, we've also compared peak and off-peak rates.

At best, you’re looking at paying roughly $100.00 to get to the airport and then back again, and closer to $170.00 if you live further afield. It’s worth noting that most of the suburbs listed are only 20 - 25 km away from PER, so for greater distances of 30 - 40km, you can expect to pay at least $200.00 (return). If you're based in Mandurah, for example, a taxi to Perth Airport would cost you around $348.00 for a return trip. Ouch!

Travelling from Perth Airport to the city costs you approximately $43.00, plus a $3.00 airport surcharge. It's worth noting that you may be asked to pay your fare in advance. Check out the table below for taxi costs Perth. 


Perth Airport Taxi Rates

SuburbReturn Fare (Peak)Return Fare (Off-Peak)
Canning Vale$119.46$124.78


Rideshare Perth Airport

Similarly, rideshare pricing is dependent on whereabouts you start your trip from, but we’ve listed costs from some of the most well-known suburbs in Perth. In this instance, we used Uber’s online fare estimator, but Lyfts and Ola’s pricing is fairly similar. Perth Airport applies a $3.00 fee to all pick-ups, which will be automatically added to your bill. This is a way cheaper option than any Perth cabs that you will find.

If you live reasonably close to the airport, you can expect to pay around $90.00 to get to the airport and back. If you live a little further away, prices jump to $110.00+ (return). These rates were generated for off-peak times, without surge pricing. If you're planning on travelling during rush hour, between 7.00 - 9.30am and 5.00 - 7.30pm, rates could easily double. It's well worth getting a price estimate for your trip, in both directions, when comparing transport options. Surprise fees while travelling are never fun, and unfortunately, surcharges and extra costs are quite prevalent in the ridesharing space.

To find out more about rideshare services at Perth Airport, you can view our blog article about Uber Pick-up Points.

Perth Airport Rideshare Rates

SuburbReturn Fare (Uber X)Return Fare (Uber XL)
Canning Vale$94.00$150.00


Perth Airport: Train

The METRONET Forrestfield-Airport link, completed in 2022, hosts an Airport Line connecting Perth Airport and the Perth foothills, with a terminus in Forrestfield, and stations at Redcliffe, Airport Central, and High Wycombe. This ensures smooth travel from Perth Airport to the train station. Trains on the Airport line operate every 12 minutes during peak hours, every 15 minutes during the day, and every 30 minutes at night. 

To purchase your tickets for the Perth Airport train, you can do so by using a SmartRider card, which is a reusable card that you can top up as you go, or you can opt to purchase a cash ticket at the train station, ferry jetties, or from the bus driver. Do keep in mind that if you wish to pay in cash, you should do so with exact change, as you will receive no return change. 

For rates on Perth Airport train fees for different fare types, see the table below.

Tip: For travel within 1 - 4 zones, you can do so for the rate you see below for 2 hours; for 5 - 9 zones, you can do so for 3 hours, and a travel fare for 2 sections will afford you a single one-way journey only. 


Perth Airport Train Fees

Type of Fare Cash Payment SmartRider 10% Discount 
2 Sections$2.30$2.07
1 Zone $3.40$3.06
2 Zones $5.10$4.59
Dayrider $10.30$10.30
Familyrider $10.30-


To accompany the train, a 280m-long skybridge was completed in 2022, linking passengers from Airport Central train station to the terminal. This Skybridge is a unique addition to Perth Airport as it pays homage to local Noongar families through a soundscape that is heard whilst walking the bridge in the form of stories told by a traditional custodian. 




The prices mentioned in this article are valid for one week (8 days) or two weeks (15 days) stays in June 2024 subject to availability. All taxi and rideshare prices mentioned serve as a guide only. Travellers should ensure that they check the price of their proposed journey with the service provider before booking.

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