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Cheap flights to Perth for 2024

Flying to Perth? Find out all you need to know about flights and transport options.

Perth airport (PER) is your arrival point for the charming metropolis that is the gateway to some of Australia's most remote, unique and adventurous destinations.

The country's largest state, Western Australia is full of natural wonders, so make sure you venture out of the city so you can see all that Australia's outback regions have to offer.

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Frequently asked questions about flights to Perth

How much does it cost to fly to Perth?

All major domestic airlines fly to Perth which helps keep the price relatively stable, although miles travelled does have an impact on the price of a fare.

From Sydney or Melbourne you can find cheap flights to Perth from around $260 return with Jetstar. Flights from Adelaide to Perth are the cheapest from around $170 return.

Flights from Darwin cost around $330 return while Brisbane to Perth flights are on the more expensive side from around $400 return, so you'll want to look out for when flights go on sale.

When is the cheapest time to fly to Perth?

On average May and June are the cheapest months to fly to Perth. The weather is cooler outside of the hot summer months but there is a higher chance of rain in June. May is great for outdoor adventures and there is tons to do outside in Perth.

The best time to visit Perth is September to November, which also has cooler weather but the added bonus of springtime blooms for those perfect happy snaps. November to January is the most expensive time to visit, coinciding with the high season.

How long does it take to fly to Perth?

  • From Adelaide: 3 hours, 20 minutes direct
  • From Alice Springs: 3 hours, 10 minutes direct
  • From Brisbane: 5 hours, 15 minutes direct
  • From Cairns: 5 hours, 5 minutes direct
  • From Darwin: 3 hours, 55 minutes direct
  • From Hobart: 4 hours, 35 minutes direct
  • From Gold Coast: 5 hours5, 30 minutes direct
  • From Melbourne: 4 hours, 10 minutes direct
  • From Sydney: 5 hours direct

Which airlines fly direct to Perth?

  • Jetstar: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Qantas: Adelaide, Alice Springs, Brisbane, Canberra, Darwin, Hobart, Gold Coast, Melbourne and Sydney
  • Virgin Australia: Adelaide, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Melbourne and Sydney

Flights within Western Australia are served by 3 airlines:

  • QantasLink: Broome, Exmouth, Geraldton, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Newman, Onslow, Paraburdoo, Port Hedland
  • Rex Airlines: Albany, Carnarvon, Esperance
  • Virgin Australia: Broome, Kalgoorlie, Kununurra, Newman, Onslow, Port Hedland

What's the best airline to fly to Perth?

  • Best for price: Jetstar typically has the cheapest fares, though you get what you pay for. Checked baggage and meals will cost extra.
  • Best for extra inclusions: Qantas is the only carrier flying to Perth that includes checked luggage, refreshments and entertainment in your fare.
  • Best for frequent flyer rewards: Both Qantas (Qantas Frequent Flyer) and Virgin (Velocity Frequent Flyer) let you earn frequent flyer points. You can also earn Qantas points with some Jetstar fares.

How many points do I need to fly to Perth?

Departure cityPoints required for a return Qantas flightPoints required for a return Virgin flight
Alice Springs36,00035,600
Cairns28,800Not available
Gold Coast28,80035,600

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How far in advance should I book my flights to Perth?

According to KAYAK's Perth pricing data flights to Perth are at their cheapest around 90 days before your trip.

If you know when you want to travel and want a below-average price, it's recommended you book at least 5 weeks in advance.

Where is the airport in Perth?

Perth airport (PET) is located just 20 minutes (12.4km) away from the Perth CBD. If you're looking for smooth door-to-door transfers, you can pre-book airport shared or private transfers with Viator and Jayride so you don't have to worry about transport upon arrival at the airport.

Perth airport is easily accessible via public transport. Limited-stops buses run frequently to and from the centre of Perth city. Car hire desks are available at the arrival halls in all 4 terminals.

Uber is available from the designated pick-up and drop-off areas outside the terminals. UberX costs $30-$40 to the city centre. Taxis are also available from the taxi ranks.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie Yip was the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for a range of travel publications including Thomas Cook Magazine and Showpo. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping consumers stretch their travel cash while on holiday. See full profile

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