How to travel from Adelaide to Perth, Australia

The distance between Adelaide and Perth is around 2,138km (1,328 miles) and the quickest way to get there is to fly which takes around 4h 15m.

3 routes found

We've found 3 different ways to get from Adelaide to Perth by plane, train and car. The recommended routes, which include information on duration, ticket price, and level of difficulty, can be found below.

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Fly

Fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Perth (PER).

  • Duration4h 15m
  • Flight time3h 20m
  • Typical cost
    A$205($135)
Operated byJetstar+ 2 others
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Train

Take the train to Perth.

  • Duration1 day 18h
  • Departsonce a week
  • Typical cost
    A$650($440)
Operated by

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific

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Drive

Drive to Perth.

  • Duration1 day 3h
  • Distance2,694km (1,674 miles)
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Frequently asked questionsabout travel between Adelaide and Perth

There are several options for getting from Adelaide to Perth by plane, train and car. The cheapest option is to fly which costs around A$205 ($135) and will take around 4h 15m.

The distance between Adelaide and Perth is around 2,138km (1,328 miles).

It takes around 4h 15m to get from Adelaide and Perth by plane. If you are travelling by car it will take around 1 day 3h to drive there.

The quickest way to get from Adelaide to Perth is to fly which takes around 4h 15m and will set you back approx A$205 ($135).

The cheapest way to travel between Adelaide and Perth, if you exclude driving, is to fly which will typically cost around A$205 ($135) for a standard one-way ticket.

Train travel

Yes there is a train service that runs between Adelaide and Perth. It typically takes around 1 day 18h and departs once a week.

Yes there is a direct train service that runs between Adelaide and Perth with no changeovers required. The train runs once a week and takes 1 day 18h.

Great Southern Rail - Indian Pacific run train services between Adelaide and Perth. Trains depart once a week and will take around 1 day 18h, however, this may vary depending on the particular service and whether it runs express or stops all stations.

Bus travel

Sorry, looks like there is no bus service that runs between Adelaide and Perth. We recommend that you fly from Adelaide (ADL) to Perth (PER). instead which will take 4h 15m.

Flights and Airlines

Yes you can fly from Adelaide and Perth. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and arrive at Perth (PER). The flight takes around 3h 20m.

Yes there is a direct flight between Adelaide and Perth with no stop-overs required. Flights typically take around 3h 20m.

Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Qantas fly between Adelaide and Perth. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Perth (PER). These flights usually take around 3h 20m.

The flight from Adelaide to Perth typically takes around 3h 20m. Flights depart from Adelaide (ADL) and and arrive into Perth (PER).

The closest major airport to Perth is Perth Airport (PER) (PER) which is approximately 10km (6 miles) from Perth. Busselton Airport (BQB) (BQB) and Geraldton Airport (GET) (GET) are also nearby and might be a better alternative airport depending on where you are flying from.

Drive yourself

Yes it is possible to drive from Adelaide and Perth. The distance is around 2,694km (1,674 miles) by road and it will take around 1 day 3h in normal traffic conditons.

If you don't have a car, the easiest way to get from Adelaide to Perth is to fly which takes, on average, 4h 15m and will usually cost around A$205 ($135).

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Compare travel optionsbetween Adelaide and Perth

Transport options from Adelaide to Perth
Transport optionDurationCostFrequencyDistance
Fly
4h 15m
A$205($135)
hourly2,138km (1,328 miles)
Train
1 day 18h
A$650($440)
once a week2,655km (1,650 miles)
Drive
1 day 3h
A$355($240)
on demand2,694km (1,674 miles)

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Airports near Perth

The following major airports near Perth offer regular flights to various popular destinations within Australia and internationally.

PER
Perth Airport (PER)
International Airport
Distance
10km (6 miles) from Perth
BQB
Busselton Airport (BQB)
Domestic Airport
Distance
198km (123 miles) from Perth
GET
Geraldton Airport (GET)
Domestic Airport
Distance
368km (229 miles) from Perth