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how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Hi,

What would be the easiest and cheapest way to get from the airport to the CBD? I know that there is an airport shuttle bus but is there an easy route by train?

Thanks

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1. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Please read the Top Question at the right of the forum- How do I get to and from the Airport/s?

There is no train.

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2. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

I'd love to give you a cheerful reply, but Perth public transport is some of the worst in the country. For the traveller without a car, the airport shuttle bus to the city or a taxi are the main options.

If you're travelling alone, the shuttle bus is going to be cheaper.

If there's two of you, a taxi will probably be just as economical to the city (and easier), depending upon exactly where you're going.

There is no train the the airport.

On the upside, the airport isn't too far from the city centre.

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3. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

If you take a look at the right hand side of the screen you will see a heading

Top questions about PERTH

and a subheading

How do I get to and from the Airport/s?

which contains all the info you require including links and estimated pricings.

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4. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

"...but Perth public transport is some of the worst in the country"

Actually, I disagree. True, getting to/from the Airports by public transport is not a viable option but public transport around the metro area these days is excellent IMO/E.

But if you want to talk about airports - Perth Domestic Airport- what a zoo! Comparing to Melb, Sydney & Adelaide - not recently experienced BrisVegas or Hobart and never been to Canberra or Darwin.

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5. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Thanks everyone for your replies! Will look into getting a taxi.

Perth, Australia
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6. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

The cheapest way is to get a taxi to Cannington train station ($20) then the train to Perth Station ($3.70 each) and if you are traveling on a week day catch a C.A.T bus to your hotel (Free)

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7. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Geez Fred if you want to go that cheap, get a cab to the first available bus stop - Leach Hwy probably - and catch a bus - would be a cheaper cab fare than to Cannington Station.

In the bigger scheme of things, a cab to a CBD hotel is not going to break the bank surely? Plus catching a bus with luggage is most certainly not the easiest way...

Edited: 24 July 2011, 18:54
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8. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Am flying there too later in the year. Only one small luggage as staying with friend. My friend advised me to take the transport to the Domestic Terminal ($8) and then Bus #37 ($3.80). This seems to be the cheapest but must not be loaded with luggage.

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9. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Thank you, we have large suitcases so I t hink it is going to be easier to take a taxi. We go on Thursday, can't wait!!! :)

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10. Re: how to get from Perth international airport to the CBD

Not many buses on Leach Hwy, easier and cheaper to catch a taxi to Kewdale Road and pick up the No. 287 or 288 bus. The No. 37 bus is the best option but not for getting to the international airport at 4:30 am for a 6:50 am flight.