Car parked at Three Bears watching sunset Credit Tim Campbell

Flights are now available directly from 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 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.

Fly Direct from Melbourne to Busselton

Jetstar now flies direct between Melbourne and the world-famous travel destination that is the Margaret River Region, giving you access to pristine beaches, premium food and wine and incredible natural encounters. Jetstar flights from Melbourne arrive in the family-friendly seaside town of Busselton three times a week, landing at Busselton-Margaret River Airport on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday from 6 April 2022. Flight time is 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Please check with Jetstar for the latest flight schedule.

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Advice from a Local

Our team of local experts are here to help plan and book your stay in the Margaret River Region.

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 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 will also be 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.


Busselton-Margaret River Airport Airport Shuttles & Transfers

Bus Service

South West Coachlines offer a free Airport Shuttle to Busselton and a Direct-to-Accommodation Shuttle servicing all major hotels from Busselton to Margaret River, including Dunsborough, Eagle Bay, Yallingup and Cowaramup with prices starting from $15 pp.
Buses will depart 20 minutes after every flight arrival, transporting guests every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Book before you arrive here.
Busselton Taxi’s operate in the Busselton area. For bookings please contact 131 008 or 9752 2730. The taxi rank is located in front of the terminal.
Private Transfers
A number of limousine and private car hire companies in the region offer transfers to and from the airport. We recommend book your transport before you arrive.

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.