Perth Airport is an international airport serving Perth, the capital city of Western Australia. Since 1997, it has been operated by Perth Airport Pty Limited, a private company.
PER airport is located approximately 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the Perth central business district.
Airport Stats & Facts
- Perth Airport is the fourth busiest airport in Australia in terms of passenger traffic.
- It is a part of a 2,105 hectare estate with sufficient capacity to expand and meet projected commercial aviation demands for the next 40 years and beyond.
- In 2016, the airport was awarded Capital City airport of the year by the Australian Airports Association at their national conference.
- In 2018, Perth Airport was named the best airport in Australia for overall service quality by the ACCC after the completion of a $1 billion redevelopment project over the span of 5 years.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are advised to arrive at least 2 hours prior to the scheduled flight departure.
- It is recommended to check with the airline to understand their flight check-in requirements, including when to check-in, baggage restrictions, available passenger assistance and whether they offer web/mobile check-in and baggage drop services.
- Before heading to the airport for a flight, please refer to the PER Airport Map here.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- To improve access, PER Airport has introduced a new Express Pick-up & Drop-off system at T2, allowing drivers five minutes to complete pick-up or drop-off.
- Drivers who stay longer than five minutes in the pick-up or drop-off area will be charged an overstay fee.
- For arriving flights: Arriving flight status provides Perth Airport arrival times, gate info., delays, and time to land.
- For departing flights: Departing flight status lists scheduled vs actual departure, flight delays, departure times, gate information, and map tracking.
- Book a flight at PER here, to get the best fares.
Perth Airport has four main terminals and one minor terminal.
Terminal 1 (T1)
Also known as international terminal, caters for flights originating or departing outside Australia, with five jetways and a total of eight gates including a Multi Access Ramp System.
Terminal 2 (T2)
It is located to the immediate south west of T1. Virgin Australia Regional and Alliance commenced operations from T2 in 2013.
Terminal 3 (T3)
It has five jetways and a total of nine gates.
Terminal 4 (T4)
Also known as the Qantas terminal, it is operated by Qantas Group and is dedicated to the domestic operations of Qantas, QantasLink and fellow budget subsidiary Jetstar. The terminal has four jetways and a total of nine gates.
For more information, please refer to the PER Terminal Map here.
The various airlines served at Perth Airport include Qantas, Alliance Airlines, Virgin Australia, QantasLink, and more.
View the full list of airlines served at PER here.
It’s ideal if you’re greeting or farewelling family and friends at the airport. Also, it is a convenient option for people travelling on short trips who'd like to be parked right outside the terminal doors.
0 - 10 minutes - Free
10 - 15 minutes - $6.80
15 - 30 minutes - $8.40
30 - 45 minutes - $14.40
45 minutes - 1 hour - $14.60
1 - 1.5 hours - $20.80
1.5 - 2 hours - $21.60
2 - 3 hours - $23.40
3 - 4 hours - $25.40
4 - 5 hours - $27.40
5 - 6 hours - $29.00
6 - 7 hours - $30.40
7 - 8 hours - $32.00
8 - 24 hours (1 day) - $53.00
Long-Term parking is the ideal choice for longer stay lengths.
0 - 1 hour - Free
1 - 4 hours - $10
4 - 5 hours - $27.40
5 - 24 hours (1 day) - $29
Passengers can choose among a variety of options for ground transportation after arriving at the Perth Airport. The various options include buses, rentals, airport shuttles, etc. In addition to this, many passengers also opt for ride services such as Uber, Taxis, and Lyft.
The car rental operators are conveniently located at Perth Airport, no matter which terminal you arrive at. In T1, the care hire counters are in the public arrivals hall, in T2, they’re opposite to the Baggage Reclaim Area, in T3 & T4, they’re within the Baggage Reclaim Area.
Taxis & Rideshare
Taxi ranks are located at the front of all terminals - simply follow the signs to the nearest taxi ranks. There are dedicated rideshare pick-up bays within easy walking distance of each terminal. Simply follow the directions given in the app and terminal signage to the nearest rideshare pick-up bay.
Buses & Trains
Bus Route 380, fittingly named after the Airbus A380, has dedicated luggage rucks and runs daily between the Elizabeth Quay Bus Station in the Perth city centre and T1 and T2.
Amenities & Services
To make your stay amazing, Perth Airport provides visitors with many different amenities and services including:
- Restaurants, cafes, and bars.
- Stores, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Massage bars, and shoeshine stations.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
Address: 2 George Wiencke Drive, Perth, WA, 1605, AUS
Phone: +61 8 9478 8888
Perth Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- In 1952, the airport received international status and was renamed to Perth International Airport.
- By the mid-1960s the airport commenced seeing its first domestic pure jet engine aircraft, commencing with a Boeing 727 in 1964, and the Douglas DC-9 in 1967.
- In 1960, the current international terminal previously constructed from steel and cladding from Manus Island was dismantled.
- In the late 1980s, the Federal Government, as a prelude to eventual privatisation, formed the Federal Airports Corporation (FAC). In 1988, FAC took over as manager of Perth Airport.
- On 15 May 2016, the world's largest commercial jet airliner, the Antonov An-225 Mriya landed at Perth Airport, making its first visit to Perth and Australia.
- On 10 April 2018, Etihad Airways announced that they would be ceasing Perth services from 1 October 2018.