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Perth has a developing entertainment hub with much to see and do. Weekend markets are a popular go-to for tasty homemade meals and where fresh local produce can be bought and sampled. There’s also a thriving bar scene with rooftops abuzz during evenings and laneways filled with places to get delicious bites.
If you’re ready to rent a car in Perth, your best option might be picking up the keys at the airport when you land. Here’s a bit more information about car rental at Perth Airport as well as other bits and pieces that could come in handy during arrival or departure.
Great Service and Easy Bookings with DriveNow’s Perth Airport Car Hire
As you may know by now, Perth is a great destination to travel and experience. If you’re like us, you’ll agree that road trips are the go-to in any country if you want to see as much as possible. It’s hard to beat the feeling of having free range over where to go! That’s why you might want to rent a car at Perth Airport with DriveNow on your next trip to Western Australia.
All you have to do is select the Perth Airport car rental to suit your travel and driving needs and in just a few clicks, you’re all set to go. We’ve got a great Australian team to help you choose and plan your trip if you need, so you can relax and save your energy for your itinerary and hotel bookings. We are based in Australia so we are always here to provide you with excellent service no matter where you’re heading to, from Brisbane and the Gold Coast to Adelaide, Canberra and other fantastic Australian and international destinations.
Why Use DriveNow for Car Hire at Perth Airport?
- Drive-Away Rates which include all taxes and levies (excludes young driver surcharge and optional extras)
- 100% free booking service with no fees or hidden charges
- We always search for the latest and cheapest available rental rates for you
- Familiar and trusted Australian car rental partners
- We are proudly Australian - 100% based, owned and operated
- With more than 15 years experience we know how to find the best deals at Perth Airport and beyond
If you’re ready to rent a car at Perth Airport, let DriveNow help get you the keys that can have you on the road and ready for adventure in no time.
Essential Information about Perth Airport
The origins of Perth Airport stretch back to the 1940s, when an RAAF base was converted to a passenger plane operation. The first runway was built in 1943, but it wasn’t until 1952 that the site changed its name and status to Perth Airport.
Perth Airport WA 6105
Telephone: +61 8 9478 8888
Perth Airport is located approximately 19km east of Perth
No. of Terminals: 4
Timezone: GMT/UTC +08:00
Use this Perth Airport Terminal table to figure out where your flight is going to depart or land.
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Now Perth Airport has 4 terminals located in the airport. Terminals 1 and 2 are in separate sections from Terminals 3 and 4 and are a short 15 minute drive from each other. If you need to transfer between terminals, you can catch the free terminal transfer bus that runs 24/7 to help you get to your terminal. The bus stop for the terminal transfer bus is just directly outside each terminal; however, please remember to allow lots of time when transferring terminals so you don’t miss your flight!
If you're looking to pass the time, finish off some work, or speak to your loved ones back home, get connected to the free Wi-Fi available in Terminals 1, 2, and 3 or Perth Airport. To activate free Wi-Fi on your laptop, smartphone, or tablet, please ensure that your device is Wi-Fi enabled. Click on Perth Airport Free WiFi from the list of networks, then open your browser and register your details to gain access and start surfing.
If you are a premium member of Alliance, Emirates, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, or Virgin, you can surf online from the comfort of their respective airline lounges. The Emirates Lounge, Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge, Qantas International Business Lounge, and Virgin Australia Lounge are located in Terminal 1, while the Qantas Club and Qantas Domestic Business Lounge are located in Terminal 4. You’ll find Alliance Airlines lounge in Terminal 2.
Once you’ve landed, you can collect your Perth Airport car rental from one of the four car hire counters located at T1 International, T1 Domestic, T2 Domestic, and T3 & 4 Domestic.
The counters at T1 International are located in the public arrivals hall to your left after exiting the customs/quarantine area; while the T1 Domestic counters are located just outside of the arrival hall on your left as you come out. If you’re coming out of the T2 Domestic Terminal, the counters are located directly opposite the baggage reclaim area, and the T3 and T4 Domestic counters are located within the baggage reclaim area near the T3 arrivals hall. As you can tell, the car hire counters are conveniently located for easy access, and there are signs to help points you in the right direction once you exit your aircraft.
As soon as you’ve collected your bags and your car rental, it’s time to start your adventure. Perth’s CBD is only a quick 16 minute drive in your car rental from Perth Airport via National Highway 94. Another route is via Guildford Road/State Route 51, which will take you approximately 20 mins. Both will take you across the Swan River.
Scratch Your Shopping Itch with these Outlets at Perth Airport
Whether you’ve forgotten to pack a key piece of gear or just want to buy something new for yourself or somebody else, Perth Airport has a range of awesome retailers that can provide plenty of options depending on what you’re looking for. Here’s a bit of an introduction to some of the highlights.
Browse the amazing selection of premium goods from JR/Duty Free and surprise friends and family
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If you’ve got the itch to shop, you can start your journey by shopping at the Perth Airport duty free shop. Located on levels 1 and 2 of the departure zones and level 1 at the arrivals zone, JR/Duty Free is where you can browse through a huge selection of great products and get fantastic deals. It’s an excellent duty free shop filled with extensive ranges of perfumes, beauty, wine, liquor, electronics, and Australian products. You can also shop luxury items and stylish fashion pieces all within JR/Duty Free.
Select from a wide range of Aussie gifts to take home and remember your trip in Perth with some help from Australian Way
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Unsure of what souvenirs to get your family and friends back home? Gift them with unique Australian products at Australian Way. Find authentic Aboriginal gifts, local handmade gourmet chocolate boxes, abalone, and nougat amongst other great items. What’s more is that you could also get fashion products such as comfy UGG Australia boots, along with Australian Merino wool items, and Western Australian pearls. And let’s not forget the children, as there are fuzzy Australian animal toys such as kangaroos and koala bears for them to cuddle while on board the flight.
Located on levels 1 and 2, Link is a news and convenience shop that offers a broad range of news, magazine, and books for every traveller looking for some reading entertainment. Not only are there newspapers and magazines, there’s also a range of essential and convenient items which include skincare, baby products, and yummy snacks. Furthermore, there are small gadgets, phone accessories and covers, and other techy stuff. Link is a convenient one-stop shop as you can get these tech items at its tech2go in the store.
If you want to get some beachwear, Rip Curl offers great bikinis, t-shirts, flip flops, travel bags, board shorts, and more. The brand is popular and trusted among the surfing and beach going crowds in Australia and around the world so its products are stylish and of quality. The shop is located on level 1 after security screening on the left.
Your Guide to the Restaurants in Perth Airport
Don’t settle for low quality fare while waiting for your flight; there are several great options for food and drink at Perth Airport! Here are a couple of the best options.
Dine at the Crafty Swan for great hearty meals before your flight
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The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar
Located on the ground floor just before security screening, The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar serves top quality food that’s meticulously and beautifully designed by acclaimed chef Jason Walker, who is also the chef and owner of the popular European style bistro Chapter One Brasserie in Subiaco, Perth. While creating the menu, Jason was inspired by Perth’s lively artisanal food and beer culture. That’s why, at The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar, you’ll find some great local craft beers and wine.
You’ll be entranced by how amazingly delectable each dish is as he uses fresh and excellent produce sourced from local Australian farmers. There are a variety of meals offered, from small plates designed to be shared, big and small breakfasts, and signature dishes. These include Linley Valley free-range pork scallopine coupled with pear and fennel salad; 100 day grain fed Harvey Beef with coleslaw and oven roasted tomatoes; and tiger prawn spaghetti with tomato, sugo, and parsley. A children’s menu is also available, so that you won’t have to worry about their meals. All dishes are made once ordered and can be enjoyed indoors and outdoors.
Flaunting a bakery, pizzeria, café, and juice bar, Haymarket is a dining area teeming with plenty of food options for you to choose from. It’s a haven for foodies to satisfy their cravings, with tasty gourmet pizzas, fresh salads, artisanal breads, sandwiches, and refreshing juices. If you need to kick start your day with some caffeine, you can grab some organic coffee and tea to go. The beans are evenly and carefully roasted in small batches and the coffee is made by exceptional baristas, while the bar is always filled with an extensive range of Australian and international wines. Not forgetting a fantastic number of local and international beers on-tap, as well as bottled. There’s also a great selection of bakes and desserts which include muffins, delectable pastries, and handmade sweets for that sweet tooth in you. Haymarket is located after security on level 2 and is an excellent place to relax and find delicious meals to fill you up while you wait for your flight.
Long Neck Public House
Located before the security screening on level 1 in both the Domestic and International terminals, Long Neck Public House are chilled modern dining areas where you can relax and dig into a hearty meal during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is plenty of variety on the menu, and you can share dishes or have a main meal all to yourself. And if you like to watch something while you eat, you could grab a comfortable spot to watch sports on the TV.
Small and large share plates are available, along with burgers, fish and chips, and salads. To complement the delicious meals and quench your thirst, the bar stocks a large selection of wines, beers and ciders, and spirits. The restaurant has also stirred up some major drink game by introducing a selection of alcoholic milkshakes like Tennessee Maple, made with Jack Daniel’s, maple syrup, and vanilla. Other than alcohol-spiked milkshakes, the regular non-alcoholic milkshakes are quite tasty, too. Classic vanilla, PB&J, and chocolate are the options there.
For early flights, there are amazing choices such as buttermilk chicken waffles, avocado on toast, and a grilled bacon burger with a fried egg, mayo, and bacon jam. Whenever they can, Long Neck Public house sources ingredients locally.