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About Perth International Airport (PER)

Address: Serviced By Redspot Enterprise, In Terminal Perth Airport, Perth, 6105 , Wa, Wa

When travelling to Perth, Western Australia, you will land at Perth International Airport, the fourth largest in the country. The airport itself is situated a mere 15 kilometres from the centre of Perth and the drive, mostly along National Highway 94 takes 20 minutes during non-peak times.

Getting there is perhaps easiest if you rent a car from one of the many Perth Airport Car rental kiosks found in the terminal building. Even if you haven’t pre-booked, securing a car is a very simple process and you will be underway in no time.

  Getting around

Much has changed in Perth and Western Australia over the last couple of decades. Perth itself has grown into a thoroughly modern city, with many attractions for tourists. But there are plenty of things to do outside the city limits as well and car hire affords you the independence to visit these attractions at your leisure.

Airport car rental is perhaps the easiest way to secure a vehicle but depots are found throughout Perth. Once you have your vehicle, it’s time to explore the beauty of Western Australia, with standouts including the coastal town of Margaret River. Here you can surf, swim, mountain bike, rock climb or explore the Limestone caves in the area. Western Australia is also home to a number of magnificent national parks including Karijini, Purnululu and Ningaloo Reef Marine Park.

Car rental is easily the best way to cover the large distances you will need to travel to take these incredible sites in.

  Choosing your car

On landing, you can find a number of Perth Airport car rental kiosks right in the terminal while others are found in the airport complex itself. If you have pre-booked, make sure you know exactly where to pick up the keys and the vehicle and where to park on your return.

You have a wide range of car rental companies to choose from including all the worldwide brands such as Budget, Hertz and Europcar, so make sure you find the best deal.

And vehicle types? Well, anything you need really, from small, fuel-efficient sedans, to luxury cars as well as SUV’s and vehicles to transport groups of six to twelve people or more, such as mini-vans and people movers for big families and group travel.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Perth Airport


The trip from Perth International into the city is short and should take around 20 mins. Getting out of the airport and onto National Highway 94 can be tricky, so use a GPS.


If you plan to visit the CBD, be prepared to pay a fair amount for parking. You can park in the streets of the city but finding a space can be difficult. Note, most of these are metered bays as well with limited parking times.


You have to be 21 years or older to be able to rent a car in Australia. When booking your vehicle, some rental agencies may impose a higher age requirement.


Make sure you know the fuel rules applied by the rental car company for the vehicle you have hired.


Obey traffic rules at all times. They are strictly enforced.


Western Australia is vast and you will likely be covering large distances. In remote areas, keep an eye out for animals wandering on or near the road

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Perth

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Perth?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Perth?

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3. Does Perth have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Perth to a different drop off location in Australia?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Perth?

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6. Is it better to rent at Perth or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Perth?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Perth?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Perth?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Perth?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Perth?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Perth?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Perth?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Perth in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Perth?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Perth?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Perth?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Perth?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Perth and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Perth?