Car Hire Perth Airport
Western Australia is an area of outstanding natural beauty which includes national parks, a wine region, coral reefs and the vibrant city of Perth. One of the easiest ways to get around and enjoy everything to offer after flying into Perth Airport is by hiring a car.
Where to hire a car at Perth Airport
Car hire desks for Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Redspot are located in the terminal 1, terminal 2 and terminal 3 arrivals halls.
Ace Car Hire also offers car hire from Perth Airport but a shuttle bus is required to collect your car.
If you are planning on driving into the natural parks of Perth then a four wheel drive car would be recommended.
It is important to note that a number of car hire companies in Australia have restrictions placed on where you can drive the cars. For example only four wheel drive cars can drive into certain national parks and on unsealed roads and if hiring a car in the Western Australia territory you must not drive it out of the area.
Petrol Stations near Perth Airport
If you hire a car from Perth Airport with a “full to full” fuel policy you will need to refuel your petrol tank before returning the car to avoid any excess charges.
The closest petrol station to Perth Airport is the BP station outside of the airport building on Horrie Miller Drive.
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.
Getting to your destination
Here is a guide to some of the popular destinations for visitors to Western Australia which can be easily reached from Perth Airport after hiring a car.
Ranked as one of the best places to live in the world, Perth offers a city break with a difference. As the capital of Western Australian there are plenty of things to do as well as having many opportunities to relax in the green spaces, parks and botanic gardens of the city.
Perth Airport to Perth is a 20 minute, 13km drive via the National Highway 94, congestion is likely during rush hours around Great Eastern Highway.
There are paid on street parking spaces in the Central Zone of Perth but this is restricted to stays of up to one hour at $4.20. If you are looking for longer stay parking there are a number of multi storey car parks costing between $2.50 and $4 per hour depending on the location of the car park.
The waterside location of Mandurah makes it the go to destination for water based activities from sailing and dolphin spotting to just relaxing on the beaches. Yalgorup National Park is located close by.
Perth Airport to Mandurah is a 78km, 60 minute drive via the Kwinana Freeway.
There are lots of free parking spaces in the central zone of Mandurah however these have time limits which you must adhere to. All day parking lots are available close to the main attractions of the city.
Bohemian Freemantle is a hub of activity, popular with those looking for an arts and music hub close to the city of Perth. The indie vibe of the city is not to be missed and trips to the boutiques, markets, street food stalls and microbreweries are a must.
Perth Airport to Freemantla is a 35 minute, 27km drive via State Route 7 and Leach Highway.
30 minute free parking is available on High Street and longer stay free parking is available at Parry Street Car Park 1. If you want to be in the centre of the CBD then Queensgate Parking is the most convenient all day parking spot.