A trip to Margaret River is a great outdoor adventure. One can enjoy with their family and friends various sight scenes, activities that include wine tasting, visit to Busselton Jetty, trying out craft beers at some of the best Margaret River breweries, nature trails, caving and more. Travellers can explore some of the best places in the Great South West Region of Western Australia.

Margaret River is 280 kilometres south of Perth and feels like a country town to many tourists. The place is covered by the incredible surf of Margaret River and beaches at Prevelly and Gracetown. Margaret River is crowded with tourists every weekend as it is a beautiful destination, well worth the visit.

There are various modes of transfer available that move from Margaret River. The range of moving service includes private chauffeur driven charters, Airport transfers Perth, taxis, mini buses, car or mini-coach provided with or without a driver. Also, there are luxurious vessels built for whale watching and fishing charter boats available to charter.

How to get to Margaret River?

There are several different ways to reach the area.

Quickest Possible Route

The most direct route allows 3 – 3.5 hours to drive. From Perth one needs to take the Kwinana Freeway which becomes Forrest Highway, following the signs to Bunbury, then (via Bussell Highway) to Busselton and on to Margaret River.

By Car

  • Main route: The journey from Margaret River takes approximately three hours by car. Take the Kwinana Freeway from Perth city, which eventually becomes Forrest Highway, and follow the signs to Bunbury, then Busselton travelling via the Bussell Highway. The main roads will bypass these towns but feel free to drop in. Margaret River is 50km south of Busselton. When you start to see vineyards – you’re nearly there.
  • Alternative route: The most scenic route from Perth is South Western Highway. It is a little slower, but quite scenic. The South Western Highway guides you inland from the suburb of Armadale, Pinjarra, Waroona, Harvey, Brunswick Junction and on into Bunbury then Busselton and through to Margaret River.

Once arrived at Busselton you are at the gateway of Margaret River Region, which includes the towns of Dunsborough, Yallingup, Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta.

To drive from Busselton to Dunsborough, the quickest route follows the Busselton Bypass, turning right at the end of the Bypass and then immediately left onto Caves Road.

Alternatively, you can drive through Busselton by following the Bussell Highway through the town centre, which leads straight onto Caves Road and continues to Dunsborough. Yallingup is a short drive from Dunsborough along Caves Road.

To drive from Busselton to Cowaramup, Margaret River and Augusta there are two main options. The speedier route is via Bussell Highway, which travels through the heart of each of these towns. The more scenic route follows Caves Road, which travels through the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park. For four-wheel drive vehicles, it is also highly recommended to take a detour from Caves Road onto Boranup Drive, through the beautiful Boranup Karri Forest.

Private Transfer

There are various private transfers from Perth to Margaret River. They have several vehicles, a Mercedes Viano which seats up to 7 passengers, a Jaguar Sedan can seat 3 passengers in comfort or 4 (a little bit cosier) and a 12 seater Toyota. Rates are $485 one-way, $850 return.

By Air

Perth Airport is the closest airport to South East Asia, Europe and Africa and is serviced by over 20 international, domestic and regional airlines. Margaret River Region is an easy three-hour drive south of Perth.

By Bus

Airport shuttle bus Margaret River offer a premium door to door transfer with four scheduled services daily. It connects Perth and the South West region, departing daily from the City Bus Port, Domestic Airport & International Airport, Perth. South West destinations include Margaret River, Dunsborough, Busselton, Manjimup, Collie and Bunbury.

Daily bus services are available from East Perth i.e between Perth and Margaret River via Busselton. The Perth service can be boarded at Perth Elizabeth Quay Busport, Perth Airport Domestic or International Terminal. The bus journey takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes depending on your time of departure.

Shuttle bus from or to Perth airport to Margaret River

There are several Airport Shuttle Perth that will transport you from Perth airports to your South-West destination, and back again. For a luxurious experience one can hire a chauffeured driven shuttle service to travel in style in small groups. The Chauffer Bus provides a hop on and hop off transport service to local breweries, wineries, beaches and caves. If you are looking for a fantastic and unique way to explore all that this region has to offer, then this is the service you should choose.

Coach Travel

Comfortable coaches depart regularly from Perth Airport Domestic Terminal T3 and T4, and Perth Airport International T1, as well as Elizabeth Quay in Perth’s city centre. There are multiple designated stops including Busselton, Dunsborough, Cowaramup and Margaret River.

Charter an Aircraft

The fastest route to the destination is to travel by plane. The Margaret River-Busselton Airport has charter planes and helicopters.

Margaret River region is one of the famous destinations in Western Australia and well-known for its outstanding wineries. One can enjoy holiday in Margaret River flying through intermittent flights through the week to/from Perth. Car hire is available in Busselton from Avis or Hertz.


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