Cheap Flights to Perth

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When is the best time to fly to Perth?

Peak season

Perth is Western Australia’s capital and its largest city. Famous for its big open spaces, dominant skyscrapers, wine-growing and laid-back lifestyle, Perth offers a unique blend of urban and natural landscapes. Most travellers arrive on cheap flights to Perth during the summer holidays for the various events and festivals taking place. The annual Perth Festival and Swan Valley midsummer feast are just two of the popular summer events. Prices for flight tickets rise in the summer months, which can be hot but the perfect time to hit the stunning white sand beaches for a dip and watersports, or cool off in the shady national parks that border the city. Another peak holiday time is during the July school holidays, when cheap flights to Perth are harder to find.

Off Season

Perth experiences nearly year round sunshine, the winters are mild with average daily temps around 15C. The majority of the rainfall occurs in the winter months with showers, gale force winds and thunderstorms prevalent. May and June are the heaviest rainfall months, so pack wet weather gear if arriving on flights to Perth during this period.

When is the best time to book a flight to Perth?

The shoulder seasons of autumn and spring are generally less busy and a nice time to visit Perth if you want to avoid the hot summer weather. Autumn though still warm enough for sailing and watersports, doesn’t have the intense heat which in February can be 40C or higher. Spring might still have the odd rain shower but the landscape blooms with wildflowers. The cheapest flights to Perth are in March, and the most expensive are in January.

How long is the flight to Perth?

Flights From Sydney to Perth – 5 hrs 10 mins
Flights From Melbourne to Perth – 4 hrs 15 mins
Flights From Brisbane to Perth – 5 hrs 35 mins
Flights From From Adelaide to Perth – 3 hrs 30 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Perth?

Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Qantas and Tigerair are the four main domestic airlines that operate direct flights to Perth from the main cities in Australia, the cheapest flights to Perth are usually flying from Melbourne and Sydney. Etihad Airways, Emirates and Singapore Airlines also operate direct flights to Perth from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Perth Airport (PER) is a busy domestic and international hub and the gateway to Western Australia. Once landing in Perth Airport you can reach the city centre, 17 km away, by taking an Airport-City Shuttle ($15 for a single journey), or the Transperth, a bus that runs to and from Domestic Terminals 3 and 4. If landing at T1 or T2, there is a free terminal transfer bus that runs to T3 and T4. Taxis are available at all terminals and a trip to the CBD costs approximately $40.

Perth insider information

  • Having more sunshine than any other city in Australia, Perth is more than just good weather. Have a look at the top 5 reasons to visit Perth.

  • If you want to explore Perth's surrounding area which includes wineries, lighthouses and rivers, make sure you read our guide on day trips from Perth.

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How much do things cost in Perth?

One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 3.85
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1.37
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 49.61
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 4.86
Cheap meal
$ 25.31
3 course meal for 2
$ 101.24
$ 4.54
Large bottle of water
$ 3.41
How much does a beer cost in Perth?
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 9
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 7
Imported beer (0.33 litre)
$ 9

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More information about Perth

  • Journey south to Rockingham and enjoy fishing just off Palm Beach; watch in amazement at the dolphins playing nearby
  • Go bushwalking or mountain biking along the rolling hills outside of Perth and get fantastic views over the city
  • Sunbathe on any of Perth’s 19 gorgeous white beaches that are some of the best along Australia’s West Coast
  • City break, beach holiday or into the Australian bush? There’s all this and more in and around Perth
  • You can find discounted airline tickets to Perth from major airlines, but book early to get the best price
  • Observe Australia’s indigenous wildlife up close at Perth Zoo, just 5 minutes from the city centre
  • Travel to the Northbridge district just outside the city centre and party in Perth’s best bars and nightclubs
  • Take a tour around some of Perth’s 40-plus local vineyards in the city’s renowned Swan Valley Region
  • Relax in Perth’s beautiful King’s Park and Botanic Garden that comprises over 400 hectares of parks and gardens
  • A trip to the vibrant city of Perth in Western Australia promises everything you could want in a holiday

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