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Travel Around the Swan Valley

There’s a variety of ways to travel around the Swan Valley, from self drive itineraries to guided tours, including cruises on the Swan River. If you’re driving yourself, it will take you just 25 minutes from Perth city centre and only 12 minutes from Perth’s domestic airport.

Contact our friendly staff at the Swan Valley Visitor Centre for more information about the many options available for travel around the Swan Valley.

Please note: It is strongly recommended you arrange transport around the Swan Valley prior to arrival as public transport services are limited in this region of Perth.


Guided Tours

Over 20 operators offer a range of tours that take in a diverse range of attractions, including the region’s award-winning wineries and fresh produce. Travel around the Swan Valley in a horse-drawn wagon, take a coach trip, jump aboard a boat cruise or join an authentic Indigenous tour. To find out more about tours, contact the Swan Valley Visitor Centre or check out the excellent range of guided tours and book online.


Travel by car

Situated just 6 kilometres from the domestic airport terminal and just over 14 kilometres from the international terminal, choosing to travel to and around the Swan Valley by car is a great option. Hire cars can be collected from either terminal.


Driving to Guildford from Perth Airport Terminals 1 & 2 (international arrivals & some domestic) :

  • Follow Airport Drive to join the Tonkin Highway north 
  • Take the Great Eastern Highway exit and turn right at the traffic lights
  • Continue on Great Eastern Highway, do not follow the bypass  
  • Turn right to join James Street
  • Turn left onto Meadow Street.

From Perth Airport Terminals 3 & 4 (domestic arrivals) :

  • Follow Brearley Avenue and turn right onto the Great Eastern Highway
  • Continue on Great Eastern Highway, do not follow the bypass
  • Turn right to join James Street
  • Turn left onto Meadow Street.

On arrival, call into the Swan Valley Visitor Centre where our friendly staff will provide you with maps and helpful advice. There’s a selection of routes you can choose from to give you a more enriching experience as you travel around the Swan Valley. 


Take a train to the Swan Valley

Visitors can board a train from Perth City to Midland and disembark at Guildford station on the Perth to Midland line. The journey takes approximately 20 to 25 minutes, with regular services running seven days a week. Transperth staff are available to assist wheelchair users. For timetable information, call 13 62 13 (within Australia only) or visit the Transperth website.

Please note, whilst train travel is available as far as Guildford (one of the gateways to the Swan Valley), we highly recommend arranging your transport throughout the Swan Valley prior to your arrival. For information on your travel options in and around the Swan Valley, please contact the Swan Valley Visitor Centre. 

The Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail covers a distance of 32 kilometres and hence it is not feasible to walk its entire length. Access from Guildford to the closest wineries would entail a walk of approximately 5 to 7 kilometres return.  


Public Bus Service

There is NO regular public bus service along the Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail.


Swan Valley Shuttle Service

A hop-on-hop-off service does operate within the Swan Valley region on select days subject to availability. Advance bookings are highly recommended.

For more information or to make a booking contact the Swan Valley Visitor Centre or book online.



Another way to see this beautiful region is by bike. Contact the Visitor Centre for more information about the Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail.

Bike Hire is available in the region.

You can board Transperth trains with your bicycle any time outside of peak hours.

Please note: In Western Australia it is illegal to ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet.

Guildford Courthouse
Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets

Phone: +61 8 9207 8899
PO Box 196 Midland WA 6936
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A selection of maps and brochures are available to help you plan your next Swan Valley adventure - Download them or even have them posted out to you.

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