Fly from Melbourne to Perth

Feel like a dose of sun on the West Coast? Fly direct from Melbourne with Jetstar.

Flight facts

Average direct flight time 4 hours and 10 minutes
Average distance by plane 2700km
Departure airport Melbourne Airport (MEL)
*Also indirect from Avalon Airport (AVV)
Arrival airport Perth Airport (PER)
Aircraft Boeing 787-8

Need to know

Flight time from Melbourne to Perth
The average flight time for direct flights from Melbourne to Perth is 4 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance from Melbourne to Perth by plane
The average distance by plane from Melbourne to Perth is 2700 kilometres.

Time difference between Melbourne and Perth
From March to September, Melbourne (AEST: UTC +10) is 2 hours ahead of Perth (AWST: UTC +8). During Daylight Savings (October–April) it's 3 hours ahead. 

Number of airports in Perth
There’s one airport: Perth Airport opens in new window (PER).

Distance from Perth Airport to the city centre
The airport is 18 kilometres from Perth city centre.

Transport from Perth Airport to the city centre
Taxi and rideshare are the quickest options. The bus is the cheapest.

City skyline and central business district, Perth, Western Australia.

City skyline and central business district, Perth.

Perth travel tips

Where are the best bars in Perth?
Perth boasts some lush watering holes, from rooftop bars to basement speakeasies. Kick off happy hour at one of these best bars opens in new window.

Any suggestions for a family-friendly holiday in Perth?
Perth is a great family destination, but if you want to add a mega-dose of cuteness to your trip, head to Rottnest Island opens in new window and introduce the kids to the quokkas!

Is it easy to do Perth on a budget?
If you know where to look, it’s easy to hit the West Coast and keep the bank balance intact. Check out our top 5 things to do in Perth on a budget opens in new window.

Where can I find Perth’s latest hotspots?
Perth is constantly transforming, with happening new enclaves sprouting across the city. Get clued into Perth’s hottest new bars, restaurants, hotels and precincts opens in new window.

Where’s the best place to go for food and wine?
While the Margaret River area is famous for its cellar doors, Fremantle has an incredible food scene opens in new window too, so start at South Terrace and eat and drink your way down!


Boathouse on the Swan River, Perth, Western Australia.

Boathouse on the Swan River, Perth

How much is a...

Cappuccino AUD $3.50–5
Swan River Cruise AUD $30–45
Fish and Chips AUD $15–18
Room at a 3-star hotel AUD $90–150
Taxi from the airport AUD $40–50

Things to do in Perth

Perth is the capital of Western Australia. Situated on the banks of the beautiful Swan River, this vibrant city is quite literally built on the great outdoors and offers plenty of activities to keep you busy.

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Weather and when to go

Perth has a temperate Mediterranean-type climate; summers are hot and dry, winters wet and mild. Summer temperatures average 30°C November–April. Maximum temperatures in summer reach and can exceed 40°C, though very hot days tend to have very low humidity making conditions more bearable.