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How to get around Perth with Uber

Take the stress (and some of the cost) out of travelling around Western Australia's capital with our guide to Uber in Perth.

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We prep you on what you need to know about Uber in Perth. Learn which vehicle options are available and the fees associated with each, whether you can use Uber at Perth Airport and what options you have when riding with a pet or young child.

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Uber pick-up zones at Perth Airport

Yes, you can catch an Uber from Perth Airport. There are designated pick-up bays outside terminals 1 and 2, and a shared bay between terminals 3 and 4. If you're lost, each terminal has signs with instructions to the closest pick-up bay.

A $3 airport fee will be added to your ride total.

T1 and T2 pick-up points

T3 and T4 pick-up points

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Uber rates in Perth

There are five types of Uber vehicles in Perth.

  • UberX is your most basic and affordable option where drivers have mid-range vehicles.
  • UberAssist has drivers that are certified for extra assistance.
  • UberXL is for groups of up to 6 people.
  • UberComfort provides a more comfortable ride with some extra space.
  • UberPremier is a luxurious option in a high-end vehicle with a professional driver.

The amount you'll be charged at the end of your ride is built on a series of fees. This includes a base fare and per minute and per kilometre charge. A minimum fare is imposed on short journeys and tolls and surcharges may apply depending on your driving route.

To give you an idea of cost, an estimated fare from Perth Airport to Northbridge is $31-$41 for an UberX or UberAssist, $36-$47 for a Comfort, $51-$67 for an UberXL and $55-$71 for a Premier.

Uber rates in Perth by vehicle type

UberX and Assist

  • Base fare: $2
  • Per minute: $0.32
  • Per kilometre: $1
  • Minimum fare: $7
  • Cancellation fee: $8

Uber Premier

  • Base fare: $4
  • Per minute: $0.58
  • Per kilometre: $1.80
  • Minimum fare: $14
  • Cancellation fee: $10

Uber Comfort

  • Base fare: $2.31
  • Per minute: $0.37
  • Per kilometre: $1.16
  • Minimum fare: $8.09
  • Cancellation fee: $8

Uber XL

  • Base fare: $4.50
  • Per minute: $0.50
  • Per kilometre: $1.70
  • Minimum fare: $10
  • Cancellation fee: $10

Frequently asked questions

  • Do Ubers have baby seats? Some UberX vehicles are equipped with baby seats. To be matched up with an available car, select UberX as your vehicle type then select the "car seat" option. A $10 fee is charged for using the Uber's car seat.
  • Are Ubers pet-friendly? While service animals will always be accommodated, it is up to the driver to allow pets in their car. Contact the driver through the Uber app or call to ask for permission before the ride begins.
  • Is UberPool available? UberPool is currently not available in Perth.

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    MichApril 25, 2019

    What type of uber do i need to go to the airport ? 4 people with 3 cases.

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      NikkiApril 26, 2019

      Hi Mich,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder! You can use any type of UBER for your travel to the airport. An UberX is fit for 1-4 people and in most cases, the car type used is a sedan while an Uber XL is fit for 6 people and in most cases, the car type is a van. However, since your party is composed of four people with three suitcases, you should let your Uber driver know if 3 suitcases will fit in his car otherwise an Uber XL may be a better choice.

      Hope this helps and safe travels!

      Best,
      Nikki

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