The latest scoop on flights to Perth
With up to 8 hours of sunshine a day, Perth – the capital of Western Australia – has the honour of being Australia’s sunniest city. Flights to Perth from the UK touch down at Perth Airport, the fourth busiest airport in Australia. Come for the sunshine and stay for the perfectly balanced blend of an urban landscape set against the backdrop of the natural environment. The easy-going city of Perth has wonderful weather, shimmering surf and sandy beaches, and is simply overflowing with feel-good Aussie vibes.
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Perth is an impressive destination pretty much any time of year. Summer falls between December and February and is usually the busiest season. Sun-worshippers should note that January is the warmest month, while those who like it cooler should visit in July. For clear skies and comfy temperatures the best time to travel is between September and April. The best months to get your hands on cheap tickets to Perth are from January to March. If you’re searching for a bargain on return flights to Perth during the peak end-of-year season, try booking up to 3 months in advance.
How do I get to Perth?
There are no direct flights to Perth from the UK but a whole host of airlines offer connecting flights from all major UK airports. You can fly Emirates or Qantas via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Glasgow, Manchester, Birmingham and Newcastle. Soar through the skies from London Heathrow or Manchester with Singapore Airlines via Singapore. Etihad Airways and Virgin Australia fly via Abu Dhabi from London Heathrow, Edinburgh and Manchester. Qatar Airways stops off in Doha en route from London Heathrow, Manchester and Birmingham. Other options from London Heathrow include British Airways via Singapore and Malaysia Airlines via Kuala Lumpur.
Getting from Perth airport to the city centre
The 10-mile journey from Perth airport to the city centre is an easy one. You can take a taxi and pay around AU$50. If you’d prefer to rent a car, you’ll find the usual well-known rental companies at the airport. From terminal 3 you can jump on the Perth Airport Shuttle, which runs every hour and zips to the city centre in 30 minutes – a one-way ticket costs around AU$15. The cheapest option is the Transperth bus service. Hop on routes 380, 37 or 40, which run 1-2 times per hour from different airport terminals. The fare from the airport to the city centre will be around AU$4.50 depending on your final stop.
Paradise on earth just outside Perth
Just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, you’ll find the idyllic beach of Cottesloe. With its crystal-clear waters and golden-white sands, it’s the ideal spot for swimming, surfing, snorkelling and snoozing under the sun’s warm glow. In the evening, sit back and watch the shimmering sunset over the Indian Ocean as you feast on fresh seafood. Visit at the right time of year and you can admire artworks along the beach in the Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.
Perth When to Go
From November through March, during Down Under's upside-down summer, Perth stays sunny and clear almost nonstop, especially at its coastal resorts in the south—Rockingham and Mandurah, among others. The city's position close to sea level and off the Indian Ocean in southwestern Australia gives it a sunny clime that's cooler and drier than much of the rest of western Australia. It's customary for cooling breezes to blow through town in the afternoons.
Not surprisingly, November through March also tends to be high season for competitive sailboat racing. If the city is hosting a racing cup competition on a particular weekend, hotel rates will soar, so be sure to plan your travel dates wisely. Another "no vacancy" period to watch out for is during the few weeks after Christmas, Boxing Day (December 26), and New Year's Day, a time span when most Aussies take their summer vacations. This vacation season wraps up on Australia Day (January 26) with Skyworks, arguably the city's most popular outdoor event, in which a laser show and fireworks display is launched from multiple points across the city near the Swan River.
Autumn usually peaks in April with the fall of maple leaves in the area forests—and the arrival of homemade maple syrup in shops. That said, days remain warm enough for attending outdoor events, such as movie screenings on Sandy Beach. On the far side of the calendar, the spring month of September brings the annual Fashion Week and the month-long Perth Royal Show, an agricultural and family fair with lots of prize-winning livestock and amusement-park rides for the kids.
During the winter, which peaks in July, temperatures stay cool but agreeable, with snow having never been recorded on the ground. Rain is a fact of life, though June is usually the wettest month—so keep a brolly (umbrella) handy at all times in case of a surprise downpour.
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