After some delays, the Perth airport train link has finally opened on 9th October 2022 and the Perth Airport website has now been updated to include the new service.
Perth airport train link
The new Perth airport train link is a spur off the existing Midland Line near Bayswater Station. There are three new stations on the line, which terminates at the High Wycombe Station. Redcliffe and Airport Central are the stations servicing the airport.
Services on the Airport Line will run every 12 minutes in peak hours and 15 minutes off peak with trains stopping at all stations between High Wycombe and Claremont. This effectively doubles the current frequency for these stations.
Travel time from Perth to Redcliffe is 15 minutes, 18 minutes to Airport Central Station and 20 minutes to High Wycombe. However, you don’t have to leave from Perth Station if you are connecting from another line as there are a number of intersecting stations. You can download a copy of the Transperth Train Network system to help you plan your journey. Transperth is the rail authority and they have a journey planner on their home page, that also includes other modes of public transport.
The first service from Perth towards the airport leaves at 05:12 am, arriving at Airport Central at 05:30 am, so if you have an early flight, you may be disappointed. The last train of the day leaves Airport Central at 12:21 am, arriving at Perth Central at 12:40 am. You can check the full timetable using this helpful interactive page. Please note that if your flight is from Terminal 3 or 4, you will need to take a bus from Redcliffe Station, so factor that into the time you need to allow.
All journeys on the Transperth system are capped at a two-zone fare, regardless of the number of zones you may actually travel. This means that fares are currently capped at AUD5 for a cash ticket. This is very welcome as there is no premium charged because you’re going to the airport, even though it’s a dedicated link. The charge of a premium is common in other systems, including Sydney and Brisbane. Check your fares across the whole network here.
This FAQ link has all the relevant information about the new Stations and other relevant details.