Perth's international and domestic airports are located south east of the city, 16km and 11km respectively. Shuttle buses, hire cars and taxis operate between the airports, and to Perth and Fremantle.
Please click here for a map of all terminals.
Covered taxi ranks are located at the current International Terminal (T1) and Domestic Terminals T2, T3 and T4.
A $2.00 fee is added to your fare if you leave from T1, T2, T3 and T4. This fee contributes to providing better infrastructure at Perth Airport, including taxi waiting areas, monitoring equipment and kerb front facilities.
As a general guide, expect to pay about $58 to get to Fremantle and $38 to get to Perth.
A special taxi service for passengers with disabilities can be booked on +61 8 9422 2240. This is a 24-hour a day service, bookings are recommended at least a day in advance.
The Perth airport CONNECT shuttle bus operates between Perth airport and Perth city centre. Please note, the shuttle does not provide transport all the way to Fremantle (see below for transport options between Perth city centre and Fremantle).
Operating both from and to Perth Airport T3 (Domestic) and Perth city, the CONNECT shuttle will pick you up or drop you off at one of five locations:
- East Perth train station;
- WA Museum on Beaufort Street;
- Wellington Street, opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel;
- The Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier and Hay Streets; and
- The Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace.
Please view the CONNECT shuttle map for more information about the route.
For services to and from T1 (International) and T2 (Domestic), take the free terminal transfer bus which operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. T4 is located next to T3 and is only a short walk to the CONNECT bus stop.
Tickets are $15 per person one way. There is no need to book, you can purchase a ticket from the driver on the day of travel.
For more information and operating times, please visit www.perthairportconnect.com.au or call +61 8 9277 4666.
If you are renting a car whilst visiting Perth, there are a number of companies that service Perth Airport’s terminals, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt and Thirfty (See here for details). Car rental customer service desks can be found on the ground floor of T1, T2, T3 and T4.
See here for a Google map showing how to drive from the airport to Fremantle.
Getting from Perth to Fremantle
Fremantle is located at the mouth of the Swan River and is part of the Perth metropolitan area. Perth city is only 20 kilometres away being a 25 minute taxi ride or 30 minute trip by train.
Tickets can be purchased from machines on the platforms. A Smart Rider card is a cash-free way to use public transport in Perth, providing cheaper fares on buses and trains. Information on Smart Riders, bus and train routes and timetables can be obtained from major bus and train stations, or contact Transperth.
Train services to and from Fremantle depart Perth Station every 15 minutes daily and take approximately 30 minutes to get to Fremantle
See here for a map of the train network in and around Perth.
For more information, contact Transperth on 13 62 13 (Perth metro area) or +61 8 9428 1900.
Getting from Fremantle to Perth
Trains to and from Perth operate from the Fremantle Train Station, with buses connecting to meet with trains. There are bus stops in and around the city making it easy to get around.
Getting around Fremantle
Fremantle CAT Bus (Free Bus Service)
The blue CAT Services depart every 10 minutes and the red CAT services depart every 15 minutes. Both services run 7 days a week, except on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
The services go to places of interest in the central Fremantle area, including the Fremantle Train Station, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Leisure Centre, the Maritime Museum, E-Shed Markets, the cappuccino strip and the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour.
All Fremantle CAT buses are modern and high–tech, complying with the stringent EURO2 emission standards.
All of the Fremantle CAT buses are easily accessible with kneeling actions – a driver activated entry ramp and low floor. To board, simply wait at any CAT stop and hop on board. See here for a Google map of the routes and stops.
Monday-Thursday 7.30am- 6.30pm
The last trip leaves Fremantle Station at 6.10pm.
Friday 7.30am - 8pm
The last trip leaving the Fremantle Station at 7.50pm.
Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 10am- 6.30pm
The last trip leaves Fremantle Station at 6.10pm
Download a comprehensive timetable and route map from here.
Fremantle is a great city for using a bike. It's quick, easy, good exercise and environmentally friendly. The City of Fremantle's, Free Wheeling Fremantle initiative, is a free bike hire service - suitable for adults and teens. You can use the bikes anywhere in the Fremantle area, allowing you to explore the city at your own leisurely pace.
Bikes are available from Wednesday to Sunday, 9.00 am-5.00 pm from:
Harbour Bike Hire, Shop 76 E-Shed, Victoria Quay. Helmets are supplied (note: in Western Australia it’s against the law not to wear one), and a credit card imprint is required for security purposes. For more information, free call 1800 888 898.
Daily Guided tours are offered by Fremantle Tram. This is a unique way to experience Fremantle with an informed driver telling you everything you need to know… and more.