Rental companies may charge extra for drivers aged under 25, normally payable when you pick up your car. Age restrictions may apply in certain locations. Check the rental company's website before booking.

Car Hire from Perth Airport

Car Hire at Perth Airport

Drive out and about Perth to experience most, if not all, of what the city has to offer. Car rentals provide the necessary freedom that lets you go at your own pace to see Western Australia's capital and largest city. Get to its many destinations and spots that everyone can easily enjoy through car rental companies accessible through Perth Airport.

Compare car hire prices at Perth Airport

Car Class Compare Car Hire Prices from*
Economy $30.26/ day
Compact $22.87/ day
Intermediate $36.08/ day
Fullsize $40.76/ day
Premium $97.40/ day

*Disclaimer: The price shown above was found on 8 May 2018 for one day of car rental on 4 July 2018. Prices are subject to change and/or availability.

Where to hire a car at Perth Airport

There are six car hire companies operating at Perth Airport, namely Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot, and Thrifty. At the international terminal in T1, you will find the car rental desks at the Arrival Hall next to Optus. At T1 Domestic Terminal, T3, and T4, you can find the car hire counters within the Baggage Reclaim area.

What to expect when hiring a car from Perth Airport

Most of the car rental companies require the vehicle to be filled with the same type and the same amount of fuel at the time of return as it was at the time of rental. It is recommended to inquire with the car rental company to learn how the vehicle's fuel is settled or if there are options such as additional payment to cover the used fuel. Additionally, when parking within the airport, there are Fast Track, Short Term, Long Term and Regional Terminals Parking, among other services. Some of the parking services are available for online booking with payments done via credit card.

Driving around Perth Airport

Road trips around Western Australia are popular and roads are high quality taking you through lots of great scenery. When leaving Perth Airport by car you will be on the Great Eastern Highway which you will follow if you wish to drive into Perth city centre. You can also reach the Great Eastern Highway Bypass, Tonkin Highway and Roe Highway which will bypass Perth city and take you to the Kwinana Freeway to the north, or south to Joondalup, Mandurah or Yalgorup National Park.

Parking Access in Perth

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.

Places to visit by car From Perth Airport

Travel through Perth and its surrounding areas with these driving directions. Drive to the many attractions within the area with these bits of knowledge.

Margaret River

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.

This information is correct as of June 2018

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