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Perth Airport is serviced by four terminals - Qantas Domestic, Virgin Domestic, FIFO and International. The Domestic terminal’s history actually dates back to World War II, when the first runways were built for use as an RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) base. Converted after the war to civilian use, the airport, which is located outside the city in nearby Guildford, was known as the Guildford Aerodrome until 1952 when it became the Perth International Airport. Once the subsequent International terminal was built in 1986, it reverted to the Domestic title. The International terminal is located on Horrie Millar Drive, the Domestic on Brearley Avenue. They are approximately 11 kms apart. Plans are for all services to consolidate at an expanded International Terminal in several years.
Wireless internet access (Wi Fi) is available at Terminal 1 (International) and Terminal 3 (Multi-User Domestic) at Perth Airport. At Terminal 1, the high speed wireless service is available in the departures lounge. In Terminal 3, the service is in the arrivals lounge on the ground floor and the first floor departures lounge. All food and beverage outlets in Terminal 3 are also within the coverage area for Wi Fi connection.
The trip from the International Terminal to the CBD is about 30 minutes, with no traffic. Rental car service counters are located in the baggage claim areas of both airports. All major rental companies have a presence there.
The Perth Airport web site has information about transportation options once you're on the ground; including shuttle buses to the city, rental cars, chauffeured cars and taxis and public transport.
A free Terminal Transfer bus service operates between the International Terminal (T1) and the Domestic Terminals (T3 & T4) and the journey takes approximately 8 minutes. To catch the Terminal Transfer bus, make your way to the bus stop which is located at the front of the Terminal near the Arrivals area at the International Terminal and in front of Qantas Terminal 4 at the Domestic Terminals.
From 1 November 2015, limited stops bus route 380 will travel between T1 (International) and T2 and the city, via Belmont Forum Shopping Centre. The bus will also stop near Burswood train station allowing travel to Fremantle, Mandurah and Butler (Joondalup) via Perth or Armadale.
The Perth Airport CONNECT Shuttle operates to and from Perth Airport and will pick you up or drop you off at five locations in Perth City. Costs and timetables can be found on their website or by calling 1300 666 806.
Chauffeured Cars and people movers are also often a viable option for transfer to and from Perth Airports. Taxi Lines can be quite substantial at peak periods, not always an appealing option after a long flight. Wheelchair transfer can be sourced from the taxi industry as well.
There are ample taxi ranks, but there can be a shortage of vehicles particularly during peak periods or after midnight at the International Airport. The ranks are manned by an attendant during most hours. If you require a station wagon or maxi bus for additional passengers and luggage just let the attendant know. A $2.00 fee is added to your fare if you leave from the International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminals (T3 & T4). This fee contributes to providing better infrastructure at Perth Airport, including taxi waiting areas, monitoring equipment and kerb front facilities.
Terminal 1 & 2 (International) to:
|Perth CBD||AU$45.00 - $50.00|
|Fremantle||AU$58.00 - $65.00|
|Scarborough||AU$55.00 - $60.00|
|Joondalup||AU$78.00 - $85.00|
|Mandurah||AU$155.00 - $165.00|
Terminal 3 & 4 (Domestic) to:
|Perth CBD||AU$30.00 - $35.00|
|Fremantle||AU$60.00 - $65.00|
|Joondalup||AU$70.00 - $75.00|
|Mandurah||AU$155.00 - $165.00|