Car parked at Three Bears watching sunset Credit Tim Campbell

Getting Here & Local Transport

Find essential transport information for traveling here and getting around the region

The drive from Perth to Margaret River is an easy three-hour trip. 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.

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 Hire and Avis 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.

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.