All scheduled international and domestic flights arrive and depart from Perth Airport (PER). Perth Airport has four terminals. T1 and T2 are to the east of the runway, while T3 and T4 are west of the runway. about 10km away by road. All street signs and information refer to the terminal numbers. Type into search engine. destination: PER. In origin: your city/country – Tap search & then, adjust prices, passenger, direct, stops, cheap, luxury, airlines can be altered. It’s a free search that will give the latest flight pricing.
All scheduled international and domestic flights arrive and depart from Perth Airport (PER IATA). Perth Airport has four terminals. T1 and T2 are to the east of the runway, while T3 and T4 are west of the runway. about 10km away by road. All street signs and information refer to the terminal numbers.
There is an internal road connection between the terminals along Dunreath Drive. The Connect bus, a free transfer bus, operates between the extensive system of car parks and terminals. The service runs every 20 minutes and the journey takes 10 minutes. During the night the service is still free but requires pre-booking by phone ? +61 4 1063 6418).
A taxi between the terminals are available.
Airlines & destinations
The services that operate from each terminal are:
Terminal 1 (T1) – All international airlines and services use this terminal. The carriers include: AirAsia, AirAsiaX, Qantas, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, Tiger Airways Singapore, Virgin Australia, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Cathay Pacific, Garuda Indonesia, China Southern Airlines, South African Airways. Destinations include Mauritius, Denpasar (Bali), Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta, Singapore, Johannesburg, Bangkok, Kota Kinabalu, Doha, Phuket, and Christmas Island.
Terminal 2 (T2), domestic – Alliance Airlines, Tiger Airways, and the former Skywest services (now operated by Virgin Australia) with flight numbers starting with the code XR.
Terminal 3 (T3), domestic – Virgin Australia with flight numbers starting with VA
Terminal 4 (T4), domestic – Qantas Terminal: Qantas domestic flights QF400 and above, QantasLink (which services numerous regional centres in WA), Airnorth and Jetstar.
Major domestic airlines servicing Perth Airport are Qantas (full-service), Virgin Australia (full-service), Jetstar (low-cost, owned by Qantas, only flies to a few cities from Perth), Tiger Airways (low-cost, only flies to a few cities), QantasLink (a regional subsidiary of Qantas) and the former Skywest (regional full-service, although does fly to Melbourne via Kalgoorlie).
International Terminal – T1
T1 is limited in its ability to handle more than two international flights arriving at the same time. Peak hours (generally mid-afternoon and 20:00-02:00) may see 3-4 flights arriving at the same time. If a flight is late and arrives while others are arriving, there can be chaos in the arrivals hall and baggage claim. Passengers can sometimes wait up to 45 minutes for bags to arrive on the belt, and then have to queue for customs and quarantine checks before leaving the terminal. Best to prepare for a worst case scenario and hope that your flight is either first in, or plan your international flight to arrive at non peak hours. Arriving between 19:00-21:00 is ideal.
Domestic Terminals – T3 and T4
T3 and T4 are connected on both sides of security, and the gates are numbered consecutively through both terminals. So for all intents and purposes, you could consider them a single terminal.
There are a couple of coffee shops and food outlets both before and after security, basic shopping, books and souvenirs. T3 has a few fast-food chains post-security with high-street prices if you’re looking for the best value option. There are a couple of bars with a reasonable selection of local beers and wines on offer, together with a bit of space to spread out.
You can pay for Wi-Fi access in T3, or walk the short distance to T4 to get free Wi-Fi. However, if you don’t have a device, then T3 has free Internet terminals, and T4 does not.
Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is separated from Adelaide (the nearest city with over one million inhabitants) by a distance of 2,139km, including the vast desert Nullarbor Plain.
Perth spreads out along on a flat coastal plain, dissected by the Swan River, and spreads over the Darling Scarp to the east. The Indian Ocean coastline to the west is its only distinct physical boundary.
Perth has a population of over 1.8 million (2012), making it the fourth largest city in Australia.