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Perth (PER) Stopover Tips

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Mar 25, 2010
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This thread is a place to share tips and recommendations for stopovers at Perth Airport (PER) in Australia. You can discuss things like:
  • How to get from the airport to the city
  • Things to do (both near the airport and in the city)
  • Where to stay/hotel recommendations (both near the airport and in the city)
  • Your favourite PER airport lounges
  • Airport facilities such as luggage storage and showers
  • Any other destination-specific tips or "hidden gems" you've discovered that could be useful for someone stopping over

Do you have a great tip that other travellers might find useful when stopping over in Perth? Add your suggestions to this thread, and your advice could make it into an AFF Stopover Guide article!
Jun 7, 2013
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The PER airport railway is two and a half years away but if Perth's suburban rail network is any indication, it will be very good when it opens:

Forrestfield Airport Link > Home

Sometimes at low cost I've caught TransPerth's local route bus via Belmont into George St in Perth's CBD. One needs to have a bit of spare time but it's economical.


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Mar 26, 2014
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Some general advice - I have posted an 'eight hours in perth' reply to another thread somewhere, but can't seem to find it easily.
  • Easiest way to the city is an uber or ola for around $30 or a taxi for $35-40. Rideshares take about 10 minutes from when you order them - I generally do just after I get my bag (domestic) to reduce wasted time while walking to the ranks just outside the arrival halls
  • If you're only in town one or two days, and are not doing anything outside of the CBD or areas accessible by train (Fremantle, Joondalup, Mandurah); you will probably be better off without renting a car & paying for parking at your hotel.
  • If you want to do anything outside of major train routes (Swan Valley, Hillarys boat harbour), or are staying outside the CBD, you are better off renting a car.
Jun 7, 2013
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For anyone with a daytime layover of more than seven hours, or staying overnight, heading to King's Park can be a very good way of rejuvenating.

It's subjective but surely these must be Australia's leading public gardens? A true showcase for Western Australia's amazing botanical range.

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