Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Perth
Etihad Airways, Virgin Australia and Qantas Airways have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Sydney to Perth. Confirm policies on booking site.
Etihad Airways does not allow booking a middle seat on flights from Sydney to Perth.
The average direct flight takes 4h 55m, covering a distance of 3277 km.
There are 122 (direct) flights between Sydney and Perth per week, averaging 17 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Jetstar ($191) and Virgin Australia ($218), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Jetstar ($346) and Multiple Airlines ($421).
Etihad Airways (3 times daily), Virgin Australia (3 times daily), Singapore Airlines (3 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Sydney to Perth, Monday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Saturday is the most expensive. Flying from Perth back to Sydney , the best deals are generally found on Thursday, with Wednesday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Sydney you will be using Sydney Kingsford Smith, often referred to as Sydney Airport. You will be landing at Perth, also known as Perth Airport.
The only smoking areas at this airport are located outside the terminal buildings. There is a strictly no smoking policy inside the terminal buildings, so if you are a smoker, make sure you know where these spaces are located (they are marked on the terminal maps) and use them before heading through security.
Sydney Airport offers free Wi-Fi – select ‘-FREE SYD WiFi-’, follow the instructions, click proceed and you will have access to the internet. Perth Airport also has a free Wi-Fi service in all terminals. Connect to the ‘Perth Airport Free WiFi’ network, registration is required, and you will be able to surf for free.
There is a 15-minute drive between Terminals 1/2 and Terminals 3/4, with a shuttle bus provided between the two complexes. From T1/2 to T3/4, there are three buses an hour between 6:00am and midnight and two an hour between midnight and 6:00am. From T3/4 to T1/2, the bus only runs twice an hour.
The most direct way to get into the centre of Perth is by taxi. There are two taxi companies at the airport – Black and White Cabs and Swan Taxis, and the journey takes approximately 20 minutes. The driver may ask you to pay the fare (of around AUD43 one way) before you start your journey.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Announce the app download well before boarding so that I can get it. I never had a chance"
Pros: "Plane seats are ok - a bit annoying that there is no on board entertainment and you have to use your own phone etc. The butter chicken was edible."
Cons: "It'd be better if there were a selection of direct flights to Canberra. It's quicker to fly to Bali! We spent over 8 hours including wait time to travel from Canberra to Perth - via Sydney. No bag drop in Canberra - that was a surprise."
Pros: "No power at the seats USB or otherwise"
Cons: "No comment all ok"
Pros: "Easy checkin"
Cons: "Flight was late in leaving. Sat in seat for 45 minutes without moving."
Cons: "On time."
Pros: "First time trying the new inflight Wifi - great!"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Movie selection was good. Complimentary wine was excellent and plentiful."
Cons: "Seat room was cramped."
Pros: "The flight was fantastic boarding crew were great and the onboard crew were very nice. I enjoyed the onboard wifi and the meal."
Cons: "I didn't like that my gate and terminal numbers were changed so many times. It messed up the meeting of family. Also I really hate that there is not much leg room."
Cons: "No organization in check in process. Staff unfriendly and unhelpful. No control over situation."
Pros: "Information on departure delays was forthcoming"
Cons: "The checkin machine kept giving me my fellow travelor boarding pass and not one for me."
Pros: "Very friendly"
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "On time"
Cons: "There was an extremely long line at check-in with only a couple of Virgin Australia attendants working. Despite the line (of several hundred people), the staff appeared to have no urgency about moving customers through the check-in process, and at one point two of the the three workers quit working, packed up and left. Replacements arrived five minutes later and took another five to ten minutes to set-up before helping customers - leaving one agent for the overflowing line. Total wait time for check-in alone was over 1 hour."
Cons: "See above"
Pros: "Lovely plane, good entertainment, great refreshments!"
Cons: "Nothing was bad!"
Pros: "Free booze. That was literally the only redeeming quality of this 30+ hour trip."
Cons: "I didn't like that the plane I flew on (Delta) was different than the company I booked with (Virgin Air). The 15 hour Delta flight was extremely uncomfortable with little leg room (I'm only 5' 3") and no outlets to charge devices. Additionally, my virgin air flight from Perth to Sydney that ran from 12 am to 6 am had no blankets or pillows. I was freezing cold. The stranger next to me saw me trying to wrap my jumper around my feet to keep them warm and offered me his wool jacket to stay warm. Wifi would have also been nice... no wifi."
Cons: "45 minutes queuing for a bag drop is not good enough - plenty of spare check-in desks just not enough staff"
Pros: "Friendly staff; good value refreshment; arrival in Perth was early."
Cons: "On this occasion, all went well. Top marks!"
Cons: "Our flight was cancelled and as we were overseas and did not know we had been put on a flight 4hrs earlier and as we got to the airport to later than that earlier flight had to buy new tickets with another airline. We are very disappointed as it cost up extra money."
Pros: "Fast Check in & Boading using their self check in system."
Cons: "There were only two toilets at the rear of the plane as the front ones were reserved for Business Class. This caused constant queues from the rear of the plane making it difficult for those leaving the toilet as they worked their way back through the queue. This made it very uncomfortable for the passengers in aisle seats at the rear as people had to invade their space to get past each other, particularly when the food and drinks trolley came through. Entertainment was available only on your own device by planes wifi system. Unfortunately you needed to download an app before flying, so was not able to try this out. Virgin should of communicated this requirement prior to the flight."
Pros: "No significant problem"
Cons: "Flight was cancelled, no compensation, had to find somewhere to stay, travel to and from airport for a flight the next day instead."
Pros: "The crew were very welcoming and pleasant throughout the flight. Service was faultless. The choice of entertainment was the best I have come across, movies, games etc. for all ages. The seating was very spacious with plenty of leg room.Thanks Virgin"
Pros: "Check in staff most helpful,traveling with oversize lougage,surf board and kites along with carry on.no fuss and searched seating so l had a spear seat on red trip home.thanks"
Pros: "It was an enjoyable flight and we were well looked after by the staff"
Pros: "New clean plane and great service. This flight was far more comfortable than previous flights over this long distance."
Cons: "Flight was delayed over two hours"
Pros: "I liked the food, and friendly staff. Pilot landed plane very well"
Cons: "We all had to use one run way due to heavy winds and waited on the small plane with nothing to do. I didn't bring my ipad as virgin has always had a screen even if it be 4 from the roof of the plane, there's music with a headset. This plane had nothing at all, I choose virgin for the reason you generally get a good plane. My suggestion is to sell of the bad planes like this one before you loose the customers that trust you."
Pros: "friendly staff smooth trip"
Cons: "it got abit stuffy the aircon wasnt great but it was a nice flight"
Pros: "2 free checked bags when flying domestically is a big plus!"
Pros: "everything was great"
Pros: "Very little, again delayed in leaving resulting in arrival quite late"
Cons: "Unknowlingly dropped teeth which went under the seat and Virgin has no means of contacting airport to put mind at rest after flight and phone contact almost impossible as staff unable or unwilling to assist. No phone number in directory, no phones at airport. and in an emergency no way of contact and no one willing to do anything to assist. Food better but still too much rice. Long boring flight with no entertainment in flight. Very Very Disappointing Robert Richardson 0895930984"
Pros: "Empty, friendly staff"
Cons: "Late for my conference"
Pros: "Efficiency at the check-in and the excellent service by the crew on board."
Pros: "The egg and lettuce sandwich was fresh and delicious! A bigger serving would have been nice. The Cadbury biscuit chocolate was also a perfect match with a coffee."
Cons: "The inflight entrainment could have been more extensive. For example the big fat Greek wedding advertised in the inflight magazine wasn't available as a selection."
Pros: "Arrived on time."
Cons: "There was no entertainment this was especially annoying on an almost 5 hour flight. Seats were too squashy."
Pros: "Nice that they had a tasty snack with a chocolate biscuit"
Cons: "Alcoholic beverages would be better if"
Pros: "Check in process and Perth terminal"
Cons: "Cabin crew professional but a little rude, no in seat entertainment."
Pros: "The service of Kayak and Virgin was wonderful. The flight was comfortable and smooth. I usually hate flying but this flight I actually enjoyed in a way. The food was surprisingly good as well. Overall excellent - a tick in all the boxes!"
Pros: "Generally speaking, I like Virgin Australia."
Cons: "The only problem was we were delayed."
Cons: "Water was the only complimentary drink. And no peanuts or pretzels were included."
Pros: "Hostess smile everytime"
Pros: "On time and smooth"
Cons: "nothing specific"
Pros: "cheese and tomato SW"
Cons: "too many yuppies"
Cons: "The crew wasn’t very friendly."
Pros: "Just as same as what I expexted as a LCC."
Cons: "Flight was delayed and additional baggage charge was non-refundable."
Pros: "Service was great. Best food hubby and I ever had on a flight, international or domestic!"
Cons: "No issues!"
Pros: "Crew were awesome."
Cons: "Free coffee as opposed to paying $4 for an ordinary coffee"
Cons: "Service was fast and efficient"
Pros: "Plane was clean. Crew were professional. Ahead of schedule arrival."
Cons: "It's an economy airline, so it has the usual compromises on entertainment and refreshments."
Pros: "Crew wasn’t that polite."
Cons: "Anything extra"
Pros: "it was fast and effective"
Cons: "Free coffee"
Cons: "Seats quite uncomfortable. Could feel the seat structure through the sestback."
Pros: "We got to queenstown a little bit sooner"
Cons: "They have crazy expensive fees for luggage if over weight..I will not choose them again"
Pros: "It’s okay"
Pros: "business seats did not reclined ..... if i knew that not buying jetstar"
Cons: "The entire experience"
Pros: "Good seat and small load so could move around"
Cons: "No entertainment and charges for everything."
Pros: "Very good everything"
Pros: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Fix the food menu!!!"
Cons: "Seats unusually small. Unlikely to fly this airline again"
Cons: "Beware, they charge $15 per kilogram for over weight luggage."
Pros: "I am traveling from the USA and I had heard some bad stories about JetStar but my experience was really good."
Cons: "There are no complimentary snacks. Also, we had to pay for the movies. I wish the entertainment was free like on all other airlines."
Pros: "Nothing, had I known Jetstar was such a poor quality airline I would've never booked the flight. not to be rude just being honest they didn't even offer me water. For a five hour flight that is absolutely ridiculous,"
Cons: "Zero in-flight entertainment once again for a five hour flight. I would not recommend this airline to anybody and will not be flying jetstar ever again"
Pros: "my ear did no hurt"
Cons: "no food I little bit hungry"
Pros: "Brand new plane. Crew were quite nice."
Cons: "I paid for seat selection >6mo in advance and they gave away my seat with no explanation. The selection of movies on the paid entertainment system is quite poor."
Pros: "Their website and web check in is too basic!"
Pros: "The plane was relatively new."
Cons: "Boarding was late. Food selection was poor Entertainment choices were slim And obviously charging for luggage and food sucks."
Pros: "I am still in denpasar"
Pros: "Aircraft and crew"
Cons: "Over one hour at check in."
Pros: "Very smooth boarding and pleasant on board crew."
Pros: "Jetstar, only because we had a wheelchair request was our experience okay"
Cons: "we felt like just a number otherwise"
Cons: "2h delay"
Pros: "The check-in woman was a gem! Due to Australia's strict carry-on policy - one item, period - I had to repack my luggage, which contained a fragie printer that had been in my carry-on when I could have it AND a computer bag. The Jet Star allowed two checked pieces, and the agent gave me all the time I needed to make the changes. She then marked the bag fragile, and sent me to the oversize/fragile bay with it. It arrived in PNG rattled, but working normally.The woman was a peach!"
Pros: "The crew was amazing."
Pros: "All was good from boarding to exiting"
Cons: "Lack of communication So cheap and stingy they give Scrooge A run for his money."
Pros: "We were on our way from syd to bali and just before we reached ocean we turned around and headed back toward Melbourne. As upset as we were about that situation they were extremely accommodating. They said the Landon strip in Bali had broke so we couldn't land. They Bieber, gave us free coffee, tea and juices and gave us all free onboard entertainment. When we got to Melbourne they had set up free shuttle server and out us all up in a very very nice suite and gave us a voucher for breakfast which was more than enough! Then on our way back to bali they again gave us all free onboard entertainment. Very nice! Loved it!"
Cons: "Didn't like that they took so long to tell us about the problems on the landing strip. I thought we were being hijacked!"
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Restricted carry on weight limit"
Cons: "departing late (again)"
Pros: "plenty of room nice staff"
Pros: "Very friendly service. Departed on time"
Cons: "Long, long walk to get to departure gate. No air-bridges."
Pros: "Economical and value for money"
Cons: "No leg room at all..."
Pros: "Got me there safe"
Cons: "The seats are horrible."
Cons: "i was offered a refund, but I'm still waiting for this to be confirmed."
Pros: "Was onetime and landed early."
Pros: "Planes are new and nice!"
Cons: "Seat had a lump in it"
Airlines flying from Sydney to Perth have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travellers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Sydney to Perth
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Sydney to Perth
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Sydney to Perth
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Sydney to Perth
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Sydney to Perth