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What To Expect When You Arrive At Perth Airport

Arriving in a new city can be incredibly daunting, even more so in a foreign language!

In this blog post, we cover what you can expect to find when arriving at Terminal 1 (International Arrivals) at Perth Airport as well as how to get to your hotel or accommodation. Most international airlines, other than Qantas all arrive at Terminal 1. 


What to Expect at Perth Airport Terminal 1 – Arrivals:

Currency Exchange in the Perth Airport Arrivals Hall
Currency Exchange in the Perth Airport Arrivals Hall

Foreign Exchange

Exchanging foreign currency is easy with a branch of Currency Exchange right in the arrivals hall at Perth airport. It is open 24/7 for your convenience. Here, you can pick up any currency that was ordered online or simply make your purchase in-store.  

Currency Exchange offers over 60 currencies to purchase or exchange.  Ordering in advance online can save you stress and hassle as well as special offers online could save you on commission payments. Find out more here

Getting Connected – Phones and Sim Cards

Mobile Phone Stores at Perth Airport Terminal 1The larger mobile networks have stores in the arrivals halls at the airports. At Perth International Airport, you will find branches of Optus and Vodafone where you can pick up an Australian sim card and/or a phone and calling credit (or top up).

Find out more about mobile phones and sim cards in Australia here 

Airport Wifi

Fast, free WiFi is provided in terminal 1 for your convenience. Whether you need to look up details, communicate with loved ones or do some research, you can stay connected.  
To connect to the Airport WiFi, simply:

  • Ensure WiFi connectivity is enabled on your device;
  • Choose Perth Airport Free WiFi from the available networks;
  • Open your internet browser;
  • Register to gain access and there you go.
The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar
The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar

Eating & Drinking at The Airport

The Crafty Swan Kitchen & Bar:

The Craft Swan Kitchen & Bar showcases Western Australian produce and offers high quality meals from breakfast to dinner. Local craft beers and wine are also on offer. A full kids menu means travelling with kids is easy too. 

6000 Acres:
Stop at 6000 Acres for your coffee and snacks.

Guzman y Gomez:
Guzman y Gomez offers the food, the music, and the vibrancy of Mexico.

Harvest Food Store
Harvest Food Store offer fresh and flavoursome food available all day.

Hungry Jacks, Juice & Bean Co, Long Neck Public House & Macchinetta also offer great food and drink options in Terminal 1.

How to Get to Your Next Destination:

You may need to change terminals to take a domestic flight, rent a car, take a taxi, airport transfer, Uber or take public transport to your next destination. For a map on where these options are located in the airport, please click here.


Changing Terminals

A free transfer bus operates 24/7 between the terminals at the airport. Please allow plenty of time to transfer between terminals.

Car Rental Counters in The Arrivals Hall at Perth Airport
Car Rental Counters in The Arrivals Hall at Perth Airport

 Car Rental/ Hire

There are a few companies which offer car rental from Terminal One at Perth Airport, including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty.

Inside Terminal 1, you will see counters for Avis and Budget and you will need to follow the signs for the other car rental companies. 




Public Transport

Bus stop outside Perth Airport Terminal 1
Source: ziarahperth.blogspot.com.au

Bus Route 380 has runs each day  between Airport Terminal 1 and Perth City Centre.  It has luggage racks and also has limited stops at these destinations:

  • Elizabeth Quay Bus Station
  • Victoria Park Transfer Station 
  • Burswood Train Station 
  • Belmont Forum Shopping Centre



Perth Airport now has a dedicated rideshare/ Uber pickup point just outside the Terminal 1 exits. Please view the airport map here.

Airport Transfers

Whether you are travelling on your own or part of a group, Explore Tours Perth offer affordable private airport transfers to your hotel or accommodation. Please contact us for more information.

4 thoughts on “What To Expect When You Arrive At Perth Airport”

  1. can you advise which car rental company is near to Criterion Hotel in Perth city. i only need the car on Saturday to Sunday. Please advise. Thank You

  2. Hi! We are planning to come to Perth (We have already booked a Pinnacles tour with you) and were planning to go to Margaret River and Fremantle for a couple of days as well. Which mobile SIM would you recommend? I hear that Telstra offers the best coverage whereas Vodafone does not work well outside Perth

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