Because of the distance between Perth and the other big cities, flying is the most popular way to get to Perth. Jetstar, Qantas, Skywest, Tigerair and Virgin Australia fly into Perth from most major cities throughout Australia plus many smaller towns in Western Australia. Perth’s location also means that it is a hub for budget international airlines with cheap flights to Asia, including AirAsia X, Jetstar Asia and Scoot.
Perth Airport (PER) is 12km northeast of the city centre. The international and domestic terminals are located several kilometres apart and locals often talk about them as if they’re separate airports as there is no convenient way to get from one terminal to the other. The domestic terminal is served by local bus routes 37 and 40 as well as the more expensive Connect airport shuttle bus, which also serve the international terminal.
The Connect airport shuttle bus is the quickest option into the city centre and charges $15 for a one-way trip.