Perth is one of those Australian destinations that can be enjoyed any time of the year. However, the best time to fly to Perth would be August. During August, you enjoy the winter and spring crossover temperatures, which average 9 – 32 degrees Celsius. To catch the annual Perth Festival, you must visit in February, and the Swan Valley midsummer feast is in February too. Since most people travel to Perth for access to one of the 63 secluded beaches, spring temperatures are the most favourable.
The month of February is, on average, the cheapest month to fly to Perth from Australia, with most prices found around $431. If you aren’t able to travel to Perth during the month of February, then flying in May is also cheap. Prices for this month can be found on momondo for an average of $434.
In general, most travellers find the cheapest time to book a flight to Perth is about 60 days prior to their departure date, when tickets on average are $509. In the past 72 hours, momondo users found flights from Australia to Perth for as low as $291.
The cheapest day to depart from Australia to Perth is on a Thursday when prices can be found for as low as $503. If your travel schedule is flexible, try to avoid departing on a Sunday because tickets tend to average around $585. These prices are subject to change though, so be sure to set up a Price Alert for flights to Perth.
The cheapest time of day to fly to Perth is in the evening when flights can be purchased for as low as $472. If you have a flexible travel schedule, then try to avoid flying in the afternoon when prices are $642 on average. Flights to Perth from Australia in the afternoon are generally more expensive because this time of day is more convenient for travellers’ schedules.
Hikers looking for a more family-friendly day in the great outdoors would be best suited to plan their flight to Perth for April, September, and October, when they can visit Karijini National Park and enjoy all that the park has to offer.
Beaches like Cottesloe Beach are most often visited during January, February, or March, as the weather is usually above 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21°C) with a low chance of rain.
Bus Route 380 runs from the airport into city centre daily, while Bus Route 40 runs between the airport and Perth City from Terminals 3 and 4. The cost is $4.60 AUD.
Taxis are the most expensive, but fastest way to reach city centre. The ride is approximately 20 minutes and costs $43 AUD.
Ride sharing is available through Uber. Fares depend on the vehicle selected, with UberX vehicles being the cheapest. On top of the fare is a $3 AUD fee for airport pickups.
You can save money and explore Perth by driving around yourself. Book your rental car with momondo.
Free CAT Bus
In the city centre, you will find the CAT bus that offers 4 routes and free transportation throughout the city. Look for the silver bus with a black cat or the black cat symbol for a designated bus stop.
Coach lines offer hop-on, hop-off services to tourists via TransWA. You must book bus services ahead of time and fees depend on the route.
Taxis operate 24 hours a day and include carriers like Swan Taxi, Black & White Taxi, Yellow Cab, LCAB, and Tricolour. Taxis charge approximately $1.72 AUD per kilometre and $49 AUD per 1-hour wait. Meters start at approximately $4.20 AUD. Prices may vary by the taxi service you select.
Perth’s MetroRail runs through the Perth CBD. Use a Standard SmartRider Card for just $10 AUD to receive a 15 percent discount on fares.
First-time visitors in Perth will have plenty to see and do. You must look out for the amazing views from Kings Park and walk through the Perth Botanic Garden. Then tuck away in the diversity of Perth’s Hay Street or Wolf Lane. Perth is home to numerous small, locally-owned bars that serve Aussie wines and tapas. Stop and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Perth’s beaches, including Cottesloe Beach and Trigg Beach. Take a ferry to Rottnest Island to meet a Quokka in person and discover why it is known as the happiest animal in the world!
Be Aware of Shopping Hours
Perth is no different from any other Australian town, but because it is a known tourist destination, there are a few items to keep in mind. First, business shop hours are regulated, and stores have limited hours on Sundays, while they are required to close entirely on Christmas Day, Good Friday, and ANZAC Day.
Embrace Wine Country
Australia offers some of the finest wines, and 25 minutes north of Perth is Swan Valley. Here you can find more than 40 vineyards and numerous cellars offering free or low-cost tastings.
Try the Fresh Produce and Goods
In addition to wine, Perth offers fresh farm items like truffles, marron, chocolate, and cheese. Make some time to visit local farm stands where you can sample and buy these delightful local treats.