Getting to Perth

Perth’s geographical region makes it an ideal venue for the 2016 World Masters Athletics Championships. With more than 35 access routes via land, sea and air, travelling to Western Australia from overseas and the eastern Australian states is easy.

The State’s capital Perth is well-serviced by approximately 18 international airlines, with direct flights from the Middle East and South Africa, New Zealand and Asia. Perth’s International Airport operates more than 100 flights into Perth each week and will ensure a convenient and speedy logistical solution to moving large numbers of visitors.

Regular flights to Perth also operate from all major Australian cities, with flights from the east coast averaging four to five hours.

For all your travel needs, contact our exclusive travel partner Motive Travel on or +61 8 9322 2666 or visit their website.

We recommend visiting the Australian Government’s Customs and Quarantine website for further information on:

  • What to do and not to do when travelling through Australia’s border
  • What you can and can’t bring into Australia
  • What to expect at the border

Arriving at Perth Airport

When you arrive at Perth Airport’s international and domestic terminals you’re just a 20-30 minute car, taxi or bus ride away from the capital’s main centre.

Public Transport

There are a number of public bus services (routes 380, 37 and 40) that exist between the Perth Domestic and International Airports and Perth city centre.

A free terminal transfer bus operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week connecting all terminals. The journey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. Terminal transfer bus stops are located on the forecourt at Terminals 1 (T1), 3 (T3), 4 (T4) and in a new dedicated bus area close to Terminal 2 (T2).

We encourage you to plan your journey in advance and check the bus timetables at Transperth.

Airport Taxis

There are taxi services operating 24/7 at both the domestic and international terminals. A ride to Perth city centre will take approximately 20-30 minutes.

The main taxi services providers are Swan Taxis and Black & White Cabs.

As a general guide, taxis travelling from the domestic and international terminals to the Perth city centre will cost approximately AUD$35-45 (one way). A AUD$3.00 fee is added to the fare when departing all terminals. This fee contributes to providing better infrastructure at Perth Airport, including taxi waiting areas, monitoring equipment and kerb front facilities.

Airport-City Shuttle

The Airport-City Shuttle will take athletes and supporters from the Perth Airport Terminal 3 (T3) to several pick-up and drop-off points near accommodation and public transport terminals throughout Perth city.

For services to Terminal 1 (T1) and Terminal 2 (T2), athletes and supporters should alight at Terminal 3 (T3) and take the free terminal transfer bus which operates seven days a week. This journey takes approximately 10 minutes. Domestic Terminal 4 (T4) is located next to Terminal 3 (T3) and is a short covered walk to the CONNECT shuttle bus stop.

The CONNECT shuttle picks up and drops off at five convenient city locations:

  1. East Perth train station
  2. WA Museum, Beaufort Street
  3. Opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel, Wellington Street
  4. The Kings Perth Hotel, corner of Pier Street and Hay Street
  5. Ambassador Hotel, Adelaide Terrace

This service is AUD$15 per person one way (price subject to change without notice). There is no need to book, athletes and supporters can purchase a ticket from the driver on the day of travel.

If you’re staying west or south of the city, you can either travel to the city centre via the Airport-City Shuttle then transfer to public transport to reach your final destination, or choose to travel by taxi or a private chartered vehicle.

For more information and operating times, athletes and supporters may visit or call +61 8 9277 4666.

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We will create an extraordinary World Masters Athletics Championships in Perth, Western Australia. Athletes will compete at world-class facilities located a short drive from the Perth city centre. After competition, athletes will have the opportunity to experience the extraordinary, which is Perth and Western Australia.



Please don't hesitate to get in touch:

    Phone:       +61 8 9244 5200
    Email:        [email protected]
    Address:   PO Box 1960, Osborne Park DC, Western Australia 6916




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