Perth – the sunniest of all Australia’s capital cities is busiest during summer (December to February) when the influx of tourists is amplified by local families who are enjoying the school holidays. Cheap flights to Perth are therefore difficult to find during this season. Temperatures range from 15°C to 30°C and people flock to the city’s beaches. A sea breeze called ‘The Freemantle Doctor’ provides some relief but the weather is mostly sunny and dry.
Perth’s Mediterranean style climate produces mild, rainy winters where temperatures range from 12°C to 20°C. During this season, spanning the months between June to August, it is easier to find the cheapest flights to Perth. June is particularly rainy, with higher instances of thunderstorms and gale force winds so travellers who are planning a trip to Perth during this season should pack protective, wet weather gear.
Autumn and spring are the seasons to look for cheap flights to Perth while also ensuring that you catch the good weather and experience Perth’s outdoor lifestyle. Autumn falls between March and May, while spring falls from September to November. Rainy weather is a rarity during these seasons and temperatures remain around 19°C on average. If festivals are on your desired itinerary, the Sculpture by the Sea arts festival takes place in March.
Flights from Cape Town to Perth – 22 hours 10 minutes (average 2 stops)
Flights from Johannesburg to Perth – 21 hours 15 minutes (average 2 stops)
Flights from Durban to Perth – 24 hours 25 minutes (average 2 stops)
These are the major airlines that offer flights to Perth: Air France, British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Etihad Airways, KLM, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Turkish Airlines, Qantas Airways, Kenya Airways. Remember when starting to compare flights to Perth – the prices of flight tickets will vary from airline to airline and according to the season during which you are visiting the city.
If you’re planning to book flights to Perth, you may want to have a look at the various ways to travel from the airport to the city centre. Taxis are an easy and reliable way to travel – signage at the airport provides directions to the taxis at the various terminals. Travelling to the city in luxury is made possible by chauffeur services and VIP charters. Remember to make pre-arrangements for these services. The CONNECT Airport Shuttle also provides transport to and from the city. Tickets cost R170 per person for a one way trip.