Car Hire at Perth Airport
This information is correct as of June 2015
Whether you want to stay somewhere close to chocolate and wine like beautiful Margaret River, wild swim amid dramatic landscapes in Kalbarri or feel the festival city vibe in Perth, you can find the best car hire at Perth Airport with Skyscanner. Check out our guide for things to do in Perth.
Where to hire a car at Perth Airport
There are six car hire companies with desks at Perth Airport: Avis, Budget, Redspot, Thrifty, Hertz, and Europcar. All of the desks are inside the terminal, so you don’t need to go far to pick up your car.
Petrol stations near Perth Airport
Depending on your car rental agreement, you may need to hand your car back with a full tank.
Luckily there is a Caltex Petrol Station just a 6 minute drive from Perth Airport so it is easy to fill your hire car before returning it. Head north from the airport on to Horrie Miller Drive. Take the exit to Grogan Road and exit onto Abbott Road. Turn left onto Route 55 and the petrol station will be on the right hand side.
Driving around Perth Airport
Perth Airport is well connected to the region’s main roads. Perth’s highways and freeways are also toll free unlike Melbourne and Sydney. The region has a web of highways that link the airport to Perth and beyond. The 2, 3, 4, 7, 14, 20 and 21 highways link Perth with southern towns link Armadale and Rockingham while the 2, 3, 60, 51, 76 and 84 highways head north of the airport to Ellenbrook, Joondalup and to the 95 and 116 highways that go as far north as Exmouth and Port Hedland.
Getting to your destination
We’ve put together a quick guide on getting to the most popular destinations from Perth Airport.
*With its own chocolate factory and astonishing amount of wineries, Margaret River could be many people’s idea of heaven. Just off the coast of the Indian Ocean Margaret River boasts incredible local produce that all goes into its local cuisine. Close to the beaches of Gracetown and Dunsborough, this is a lush green, tranquil and hot part of the world. Spend days cycling, hiking and horse riding, swimming or surfing.
It takes around 3 hours to drive from Perth Airport to Margaret River. From Perth Airport, get on to highway 3 towards Freemantle, then merge with State Route 3 towards Mandurah. This merges with State Route 2 then eventually Route 1 which is signposted for Bunbury. From route 1 take the exit onto Bussell Highway and Route 10 which will then be signposted to Margaret River.
Home to an outstanding national park, Kalbarrie is a tapestry of dramatic sandstone gorges, rugged cliffs, idyllic swimming holes and wild flower strewn landscapes. Kangaroos and colourful birds all call this place home. Mild winters mean you can frolic outdoors in this adventure playground all year round.
The drive to Kalbarrie is approximately 6 hours from Perth Airport but this road trip takes in some spectacular scenery from coasts to mountains and national park. From the airport, get on highway 52 and from here follow signs to route 94. From route 94 you need to get on the National Route 1 that will take you all the way to Kalbarri.
Boasting beaches, botanic gardens and a dazzling blue harbour, intriguing Rottnest Island for hiking, fishing, swimming and snorkelling, stunning white sand beaches and a fabulous zoo, you can almost live outdoors in Perth! In the city, take a night time food safari to experience this city’s amazing culture of cuisine. Take a quad bike into the sand dunes of Lancelin or enjoy scuba diving or wind surfing in its spectacular outer reefs. From wine tasting in Swan Valley and art and culture like the city’s many European cinemas, to live music and festivals, Perth is one of Australia’s most popular destinations.
It takes just 25 minutes to reach Perth city centre from the airport. Get on to Brearley Avenue from the airport and take the 4th exit onto highway 94. Take route 8 and exit for Joondalup. Keep to State Road 5 and follow signs to Perth, WA. Parking in the suburbs is mostly free but there are often time limits in car parks located in the suburban town centres or along busy roads. In the city centre, parking is short stay and charged from 8am to 6pm and is limited to between 30 minutes and one hour. The cost varies depending on the area but is approximately $2.10* for half an hour and $4.20* per hour in the city centre. There are many long-stay car parks in the centre of Perth which offer better value for money. Some hotels in Perth offer free parking.
Prices subject to change