Cape Naturaliste Drive. Credit Ryan Murphy

Flights are now available directly from Sydney and Melbourne to Busselton-Margaret River Airport with Jetstar Airways. If driving from Perth to Margaret River, it is an easy three-hour drive.

If you want to take a journey of a lifetime, or just get from A to B, we’ve got the transport for you including taxi’s, charters, car hire & flights in Margaret River, Busselton & beyond.

International arrivals

Perth Airport

Perth Airport is one of Australia’s closest airports to South East Asia, Europe and Africa and is serviced by over 20 international, domestic and regional airlines. From Perth Airport, the Margaret River Region is just a three-hour drive.

Domestic arrivals

Direct from Sydney to Busselton

Jetstar has announced a new direct flight between Sydney and the Margaret River Region, giving you access to pristine beaches, premium food and wine and incredible natural encounters.

Jetstar flights from Sydney will arrive in the coastal town of Busselton three times a week, landing at Busselton-Margaret River Airport on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Tickets are on sale now, with the service commencing 26 March 2024. Please check with Jetstar for the latest flight schedule.

Direct from Melbourne to Busselton

Since April 2022, Jetstar operates a direct service between Melbourne and the Busselton-Margaret River Airport three times per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday).

Please check with Jetstar for the latest flight schedule.

Travel Tip: Choose an airline which has a carbon offsetting scheme. Learn about the sustainability commitments of Qantas | Jetstar | Virgin Australia Singapore Airlines

4WD car parked next to the ocean in Margaret River. Credit Ryan Murphy.

Busselton-Margaret River Airport transfers


South West Taxis operate throughout the region, servicing all towns from the airport. Please call 1300 68 1616 for bookings. The taxi rank is located between the arrivals and departure buildings.

Private Transfers

A number of limousine and private car hire companies in the region offer transfers to and from the airport. We recommend pre-booking your transport before you arrive, below are some of the operators who offer airport transfers.

Car hire

The Margaret River Region is a popular self-drive destination and car hire is an excellent choice for visitors who arrive by plane.

For passengers using the Jetstar Sydney-Busselton or Melbourne-Busselton direct air service, Hertz Busselton, Busselton & South West Car HireAvis and Northside Rentals currently operate in the City of Busselton. A wide range of car hire options are also available at the airport itself, with key drop facilities. Prior arrangements need to be made with the relevant car hire operator. Details are available via the Busselton Margaret River Airport website.

Further south, Margaret River Rent a Car is available just outside the township of Margaret River.


Visit by Ship

There’s no better arrival than a sail and anchor into Geographe Bay, to be greeted with its crystal-clear waters and kilometres of white sandy beaches.

Cruise Ship Arrivals

Several cruise lines include visits to the region each season between October and April as part of a Western Australia cruise itinerary. Most will anchor offshore near Busselton in Geographe Bay, while smaller expedition ships might choose anchorages located in Eagle Bay, Hamelin Bay and Flinders Bay (Augusta).

See the Visiting Busselton by Cruise Ship guide for more information about making the most of your time ashore.

Private Vessels & Small Ships

For smaller, private or commercial vessels, overnight berth or pen facilities and marine fuel are also available at Port Geographe Marina (Busselton) and the Augusta Boat Harbour.

Getting Around

Tours and Transfers

A variety of organised and custom-built tours are available, catering to different interests and needs. Most include pick up and drop off at your accommodation. From behind-the-scenes tours to build-your-own itineraries, the options are endless.

Ensure you make the best possible memories by travelling with a fully-licensed, accredited tour operator. Visitors travelling with uninsured drivers are at risk, and all tour operators featured on this website have the appropriate Department of Transport authorisations to ensure your safety.

Public Transport

As is typical in regional Western Australia, public transport is limited to main routes only and we would not recommend relying on public transport to make your way around the region for the duration of your holiday. For private touring, charters are a great option offered by many local companies.

For information on train and bus services within the region we recommend you get in touch with your local visitor centre or the following transport companies:

  • For express coach services between Busselton and Margaret River, contact South West Coachlines via (08) 9753 7700.
  • For rail and coach services between regional localities, contact Transwa.
  • For information on the regional public bus service, contact Western Australia’s Public Transport Authority.
  • For bus services between Busselton and Dunsborough, contact Swan Transit via (08) 9753 7500.

Drive times

It takes just 1.5 hours to drive the length of the Margaret River Region from Busselton in the north all the way to Augusta in the south. Use the drive times table below to plan your journey.

Download a PDF copy of drive times here.

Charter Flights

There are a range of charter flight services available, to transfer you to and from the region or get around while you are here. Arrive in style at your accommodation, winery or favourite beach, or let the operators curate a special day just for you.

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