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New airport bus direct to international terminal

Perth's first direct bus route from the CBD to the airport precinct starts on November 1, 2015 aptly named Route 380 after the world's largest passenger airliner, making it easy to remember.

Transport Minister Dean Nalder said the Airbus A380 was commonly known by Perth residents and tourists.

And at a cost of $4.50 from the city (or $3.38 with a SmartRider with autoload), it is a very economical 40 minute trip.

The bus will run every half hour from the Esplanade Busport, via Burswood Station, Victoria Park transfer station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and on to the airport precinct at Terminals 1 and 2. Late night services will run every hour.

"The State Government recognises that the public wants integrated smart transport solutions to get them around our growing city - this is one of those services," Mr Nalder said.

Buses fitted with luggage racks will depart the city between 4.25am and 11.25pm, catering for 92 per cent of airport departures and 99 per cent of arrivals.

The Minister said the State and Australian governments had invested heavily in infrastructure around the airport, including Gateway WA and the Forrestfield-Airport Link.

"With the $1 billion Gateway project - Perth's biggest ever road project - on track for completion next year, and a number of vital new interchanges around the airport opened last month, tourists and travellers have a new gateway into Western Australia," he said.

"And in only five years, these same passengers will be able to catch a train on the Forrestfield-Airport Link straight into the heart of Perth.

"The new bus service is the latest in a suite of investments in an integrated road, rail and bus network around Perth Airport, making it even easier to travel in our State."

Fact File

  • Buses will meet 92% of departing flights, have luggage racks and cost a standard two-zone fare ($4.50 cash, or as little as $3.38 with an auto-load SmartRider)
  • The stop at Belmont Forum will provide a link to the popular CircleRoute service
  • Transperth will still operate bus routes 37 and 40 to the domestic terminals at T3 and T4
  • There are 19 stops between Esplanade Busport and the airport, and 17 between the airport and the Busport
  • About 1,000 boardings are expected on the service each week day
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