Perth Airport sits about ten kilometres east of the Perth CBD, which places it approximately 25km from Cottesloe. Cottesloe is a coastal suburb to the east of the CBD, which means that your trip will take you through the heart of Perth. So what’s the best way to get there? Public transport is cheap, but it takes a long time and it often involves having to transfer from one service to another. Throw some heavy bags into the equation, and it doesn’t look very appealing. Taxis are another option, but over longer distances they quickly become unaffordable.

And as for hire cars, navigating the heart of an unfamiliar capital city by road is hardly a relaxing start to your Perth holiday. That’s why we would recommend a Car Australia transfer from Perth Airport to Cottesloe Beach. With Car Australia, you get direct transport and door to door service, which means that you won’t be left to cover the last distance on foot. Simply navigate your way through the arrivals hall at Perth Airport, and let us take care of the rest.

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Cottesloe to Perth Airport

If you have meetings to make and a schedule to keep on your arrival at Cottesloe, then read on. We understand that all plans are only as good as their research, which is why we’ve put together a few useful points to help your trip planning run smoothly.

Pick Up and Other Information

Travel Times

On average, it takes just 30 – 35 minutes to get from Perth Airport to Cottesloe. But it’s important to remember that the trip takes you through the heart of Perth. That’s an area prone to traffic congestion during peak hour periods, when hundreds of thousands of Perth commuters take to the city’s streets and public transport networks to get home. During peak hour, the trip from Cottesloe to Perth Airport, and vice versa, can take up to 60 minutes. So, if you’re short on time during your Perth Airport to Cottesloe journey, we would suggest trying to avoid peak hour. If that’s no possible, then rest assured that our chauffeurs are locally experienced professionals, who are familiar with local traffic conditions and have the expertise to get you to your destination via the quickest and most direct route possible.

Perth Airport

Perth is a regionally important airport, not just for Australia but for the whole Indo-Pacific region. It represents one of the only major international airports on the western the edge of the Indian Ocean. For that reason, it is home to four terminals, including a dedicated international terminal. The remaining three terminals facilitate a combination of domestic and regional carriers, including a number of operators who service the remote west coast of Australia. Parking is abundant in Perth Airport, but if you’re travelling with Car Australia you won’t need to worry about navigating the many parking options on offer. Instead, simply let us know the details of your flight, and we will ensure that you are dropped off at, or collected from the correct terminal at the right time.


Cottesloe is an iconic Perth suburb on the coast adjacent to the vast Indian Ocean. It’s a mostly residential suburb, with no shortage of cafes, restaurants, and leisurely coastal gelato stores, all sitting alongside a beach that is popular among locals for its water sports potential. There’s plenty of history in the area too, with restaurants including Indiana Cottesloe Beach occupying buildings that are over 100 years old. Back from the coast a few streets lies Napoleon Street, with its bakeries, cafes, and jewellers all contributing to what makes Cottesloe truly unique. To see it all comfortably, book with Car Australia.