How to Get from Perth Airport to Bunbury?

If you are planning for a holiday in the pristine beaches of  Bunbury, we would recommend you to plan your itinerary well in advance. Bunbury is a place with abundant historic charm along with the splendid Margaret River wine region. But first things first – how do you get from Perth Airport to Bunbury? This blog dives into all your transportation options, tourist attractions, and some handy tips for a smooth journey.

Transportation Options

Getting down at Perth Airport after hours of travel can  seem peaceful, but only when you know the transport  options available to get inside the city. If you are a  seasoned  traveler you already  know the options available, but what if you are new to this place and  simply have come with your family for holidaying? For them  here’s a look at the  transport options available here.

  • Bus: The most convenient and budget-friendly way to reach Bunbury. Here’s a breakdown of the two main bus companies:
    • South West Coach Lines: They offer direct services from both Perth Airport International and Domestic Terminals to Bunbury. The journey takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with fares ranging from $30 to $60 depending on the season and booking time. Check their website for timetables and booking options [South West Coachlines].
    • Transwa: This option involves taking three connecting buses: 902 from the airport to East Perth Station, then the Australind Rail Replacement bus to Bunbury Station, and finally the 826 bus to your destination in Bunbury. This journey is significantly longer, taking around 4 hours and 3 minutes, with fares between $30 and $45. Consider this option only if you have a lot of time and luggage or on a tight budget.
  • Taxi/Rideshare: Opting for a taxi or rideshare service offers a comfortable door-to-door experience. The travel time is around 2 hours, depending on traffic conditions. Fares will be higher than the bus, typically ranging from $150 to $200.
  • Maxi Cabs/ Airport Shuttle: Perth Airport Shuttle offers hassle-free and convenient journey from airport to its optimum maximum flexibility, allowing you to explore Bunbury and its surrounding areas at your own pace. The drive takes approximately 2 hours to reach. Considering the distance, fuel prices, and parking it is important to gauge the price.


Bunbury boasts a surprising array of attractions for all interests:

  • Beaches and Outdoors: Bask on the golden sands of Bunbury Beach or explore the fascinating rock pools at Back Beach. Take a scenic stroll along the Dolphin Discovery Trail or kayak through the serene waters of the Leschenault Inlet.
  • History and Culture: Delve into Bunbury’s rich past at the Bunbury Regional Art Gallery or the Bunbury Museum. Visit the Bunbury Lighthouse for panoramic views or admire the Victorian-era architecture in the heritage-listed precinct.
  • Family Fun: Take the kids to the Bunbury Wildlife Park for a close encounter with Australian animals. Enjoy a thrilling waterslide adventure at the Bunbury Regional Aquatic Centre.
  • Food and Wine: Bunbury offers a vibrant cafe and restaurant scene. Sample fresh seafood with a stunning ocean view or indulge in a gourmet meal paired with Margaret River wines.


Book your bus tickets or car rental in advance, especially during peak season.

  • Consider purchasing a TranswaDayTicket or a South West Coach Lines Day Pass for unlimited travel within a specific period.
  • Download offline maps or utilize GPS navigation for ease of travel.
  • Pack comfortable walking shoes and sun protection for exploring Bunbury’s outdoors.

Things to Remember before Booking an Airport Taxi

Before Booking:

  • Arrival Details: Double-check your flight information, including arrival terminal (Perth Airport has 4 terminals) and estimated landing time.
  • Number of Passengers & Luggage: Consider the number of people traveling with you and the amount of luggage you’ll have. Shared shuttles may have restrictions.
  • Destination: Confirm your final destination within Bunbury. Some shuttles may have designated drop-off zones, while others might offer door-to-door service.

Booking and Costs:

  • Shared vs. Private Shuttle: Decide between a shared shuttle (more budget-friendly, with multiple stops) or a private shuttle (direct to your destination, faster but more expensive).
  • Booking Platform: Compare prices and options on booking platforms like Jayride [invalid URL removed] or directly on shuttle company websites.
  • Confirmation: Review your booking confirmation carefully, including pick-up location, time, and any additional fees (e.g., luggage charges).

On Arrival:

  • Finding Your Shuttle: Look for signage with your shuttle company’s name or follow instructions provided in the booking confirmation.
  • Contact Information: Have the shuttle company’s contact details handy in case of delays or issues finding the pick-up point.

Additional Considerations:

  • Travel Time: Shared shuttles can take longer due to multiple stops. Factor in potential traffic delays when choosing your pick-up time.
  • Payment Methods: Confirm accepted payment methods (cash, card) for the fare and any additional charges. Tipping shuttle drivers is not mandatory in Australia, but a small gratuity is always appreciated for good service.
  • Special Needs: If you have any special needs, such as child car seats or accessibility requirements, inform the shuttle company during booking to ensure they can accommodate you.

With its convenient transportation options and captivating sights, Bunbury is an ideal holiday destination. Follow this guide, choose your preferred mode of transport, and get ready to discover the magic of Bunbury!


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