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Perth Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Perth Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

I guess this airport wasn't too bad, i'm just bitter because they kicked me out at 1am with no where to go. -ziggy

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Perth Airport.

What to Expect

  • Perth Airport has 4 main passenger terminals. Terminal 1 is for international flights. A free shuttle bus transports passengers between the different terminals.
  • Terminal 1 is open 24 hours. The other terminals close late at night (see more under Airport Hours).
  • There are several 24 hour concession options, both landside and airside.
  • Many reviewers have complained of very long, difficult lines for security. One even went as far to describe her day as “the most joyless, soulless, regimented experience” she had ever had at an airport.
  • International Transit seems to be a trick. One traveller reported that when you follow the "International Transit" signs you end up outside of passport control and must go through security again.
  • Free WiFi is available. See WiFi information in the airport guide below.

Where to Sleep

  • Great sleeping spots are limited and many of the seats have armrests, but a few longer benches can be found scattered here and there, particularly airside in Terminal 1.
  • The airport is reportedly noisy and chilly, so pack earplugs or noise cancelling headphones and warm clothes.
  • Pro Tip: Check out Virgin Air’s section of the International terminal for a few long, comfy benches. (a guest traveller, March 2016)
  • For an uniterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can find comfort in one of the lounges that are accessible with an airline membership. See Airport Lounges below for locations and rates.
  • Free showers can be found in Terminals 1 and 3.

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Perth Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by paying at the door and/or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

  • Virgin Australia Lounge - Location: Terminal 2, Airside. Pass through security on the ground floor, turn left and follow signage to lounge entry. Lounge Access: Virgin Australia Membership.
  • Virgin Australia Lounge - Location: Terminal 3, Airside, Immediately through security on the ground floor. Lounge Access: Virgin Australia Membership.
  • Qantas Club - Location: Terminal 4, Airside, Domestic Departures, access via escalator on Departure Level. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.
  • Qantas Club - Location: Terminal 4, Airside, International Departures, Departures Level, Gate 2. Lounge Access: Qantas Club Membership.

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Perth Airport. Select the “Perth Airport Free WiFi” network, and register for access.

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Airport Hotels