Perth airport guide

Perth AirportOpens external site in a new window (PER) is the busiest and largest airport in Western Australia.  It's located 15 km (9 miles) from the city centre.

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    Flights

    Qantas flights

    All Qantas operated flights (international and domestic) operate from the Terminal 3 and 4 (T3/T4) precinct.

    Other airlines

    Jetstar domestic and our codeshare partner Air North also operate from the T3/T4 precinct.

    All other international airlines, including Jetstar and Qantas codeshare partners, operate from Perth Terminal 1 (T1). Perth T3/T4 is physically separated from T1 by a 15 minute drive, and no airside transfer facility is available.

    Departures

    Check-in

    Ensure you check-in for your flight before you arrive at the airport. Check-in for domestic flights opens 24 hours before departure and closes 30 minutes before departure, and 1 hour before international flight departures (QF1-199). 

    There are four easy options to complete check-in:  ​

    Download your digital boarding pass after checking in online and you’re ready to go.  

    Customers who require special assistance, unaccompanied minors or large groups, please make yourself known to our friendly customer service agents on the ground floor who will be able to assist you with the check-in process.

    Note: For Qantas codeshare flights, customers may need to check in with the operating carrier rather than with Qantas.

    Seat selection

    Complimentary seat selection is available online for all domestic flights from the moment you book your flight. If you haven’t selected a seat before you complete your online check-in, you will be assigned a seat. You can change your seat online up to 30 minutes before your flight departure.

    Checked baggage

    Don’t forget, if you’re travelling with checked bags, you need to drop them off at least 30 minutes before departure for domestic flights. Use your digital boarding pass at our self-serve bag tag kiosks on the ground floor to print your baggage tags before proceeding to the self-serve bag drop. If you’re a Qantas Frequent Flyer with a Q Bag Tag, you can head straight to bag drop and use this to tag any baggage you may want to check-in when flying within Australia.  

    Need to bring a bit extra? Pre-purchase an additional baggage allowance online and save on airport prices. 

    Flight status

    View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute departure information.

    Our domestic airports have gone cashless. The purchase of tickets, additional baggage and other Qantas flight related products can be made at qantas.com. Excess baggage payments can still be made by credit card at our self-serve bag tag kiosks.

    Arrivals

    Baggage

    Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall (ground floor) of Terminal 3 and Terminal 4. Information monitors display flight carousel numbers.

    Baggage Services is located in Terminal 4 and operating hours differ depending on flight times. The service remains open until the last arriving flight.

    Flight status

    View our real time flight status page for up-to-the-minute arrival information.

    Flights from Johannesburg

    Customers arriving from Johannesburg whose final destination is Perth, or who have onward flights with another airline, will arrive at Terminal 3, and then will be bussed to Terminal 1 to clear customs and collect their baggage. Baggage carousels are located in the Arrivals hall.

    Customers who have a connecting Qantas domestic flight will clear customs and collect their baggage in Terminal 3 so they can connect to their onward service.

    Transfers

    Transferring between terminals

    All Qantas operated flights (international and domestic) operate from the Terminals 3 and 4 (T3/T4) precinct at Perth Airport. All other international airlines, including Jetstar, operate from Perth Terminal 1 (T1). Perth T3/T4 is physically separated from T1 by an approximately 15 minute drive.

    A complimentary shuttle bus service is available to Qantas passengers (includes codeshare flight passengers) for transfers between Terminals 3/4 and Terminal 1. Visit the Perth AirportOpens external site in a new window website to see the current operating status and timetable.

    Terminals 3 and 4 are a short walk (150m) within the same building complex.

    Visa information for international passengers connecting through Perth

    Passengers with international connections in Perth between Qantas operated and other airlines' international flights may need to obtain a visa or electronic travel authority (ETA) prior to arriving in Australia in order to move between terminals.

    On arrival at T1, international passengers will need to clear Customs and Immigration, then exit the terminal and take the Perth Airport shuttle bus from T1 to T3/T4, and vice versa. For example, international passengers travelling on a non-Qantas flight from Auckland-Perth and connecting onto Qantas' Perth-London service may require an Australian visa due to the distance between T1 and T3/T4.

    This will not impact international passengers who would typically obtain a transit visa to transit through Australia. Holders of a valid transit visa can enter Australia at T1 and proceed to T3/T4 for their connection without any additional requirements.

    Transiting in Perth

    Flights from Sydney/Melbourne to Rome/London Heathrow

    Customers who are transiting through Perth from Sydney or Melbourne to Rome or London Heathrow will clear customs in London or Rome, or Sydney and Melbourne on the return journey. Baggage will remain on the aircraft until you’ve reached your final destination.

    Customers who are connecting in Perth to other Australian destinations will need to collect their baggage and clear customs in Perth.

    Flights between Perth and Johannesburg

    Customers travelling from Johannesburg:

    • Whose final destination is Perth, or who have onward flights with another airline, will be bussed to T1 to clear customs and collect their baggage.
    • With onward connections to a Qantas or Jetstar flight on the same ticket will clear customs and collect their baggage at T3.

    Lounges

    The Qantas Club

    Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Perth Qantas Club.

    Qantas Business Lounge

    Find out more about lounge features, opening hours and access to the Perth Domestic and International Business Lounge.

    Qantas International Transit Lounge

    Focusing on customer wellbeing our new lounge will feature an outdoor patio area offering outdoor seating, natural light, fresh air and a new signature BBQ grill and Neil Perry designed Australian-style BBQ menu. As part of our partnership with The University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre and the School of Physics our new lounge offers bespoke health and wellness options to support your wellbeing pre and post ultra long-haul travel.

    We invite eligible guests to experience the one of a kind body clock intervention, enabled by light therapy - designed to increase alertness and combat the effects of jetlag; the Wellbeing Studio - a hosted wellness experience with a qualified instructor offering bespoke stretching classes, or just sit back and relax and enjoy all the benefits our lounge has to offer.

    Find out more about lounge features, operating hours and access to the Perth International Transit Lounge.

    Transport options

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    Perth T4 and T3 transport options from the airport
    Transport Details
    Car The airport is about 20 minutes drive to the city centre.
    Visit the Perth AirportOpens external site in a new window for current car parking rates.
    Taxis Approximately A$40 one-way to the city centre.
    Valet Parking Visit valet parking for current rates.
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Important information

Times and prices quoted are a guide only.

Disclaimer: * Note that only the previous stop for each flight is shown. If you're unsure of the stops for a multi-stop flight, check the online timetable. Gate numbers are subject to change. Times for codeshare flights are subject to confirmation from the operating carrier, therefore there may be a delay in this information being updated.