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Flight information Melbourne to Perth

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Which airlines fly from Melbourne to Perth?

You can book direct Melbourne to Perth flights with these 4 airlines:

The majority of these flights depart from Tullamarine, but some Jetstar flights leave from Avalon.

Is there a time difference between Melbourne and Perth?

Yes, but the difference depends on when you travel. In summer, Perth is 3 hours behind. In winter, it is only 2 hours behind.

What is the weather like in Perth?

Perth tends to be warmer than Melbourne throughout the year. Expect average daily temperatures to be 4°C or 5°C higher when you arrive.

Perth gets almost no rain during the summer. Despite this, it receives more annual rainfall than Melbourne.

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Essential travel information for Perth

Departing from Melbourne

If you’re flying from Melbourne to Perth, you have the choice of flying from 2 airports:

The only airline that flies from Avalon is Jetstar, however some Jetstar flights leave from Tullamarine Airport, so be sure to check your booking reference and get to the right airport. In a taxi, it takes 45 minutes to get from one airport to the other, which is too long for many passengers to correct their mistake.

Both airports have ample parking, which is cheaper if you book online through the airport’s website before the day of travel. Direct shuttle buses are available from the city with SkyBus if you want a cheaper option.

For all domestic flights in Australia, you should aim to be at the airport an hour before your flight leaves.

Arriving in Perth

Perth Airport (PER) has 4 terminals, 3 of which are used for domestic flights. Each of these terminals has car hire desks and a taxi rank outside. A drive into the CBD takes around 15 minutes, which can cost up to $50 in a taxi.

Bus requirements change depending on where you land. If you land at Terminal 2 (Tigerair and Virgin flights), you can catch the 380 bus. From the other terminals (Jetstar and Qantas), you need to keep an eye out for the 40.

Return flights from Perth to Melbourne

Before you leave for your return flight from Perth to Melbourne, make sure you check which terminal you are flying from. Some terminals at Perth Airport are a 15-minute drive apart, which can cause you to miss a plane if you arrive too late.

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Please note: all information is correct as of November 2018.

Prices shown on this page are estimated lowest prices only. Found in the last 45 days.