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 10 minutes from Perth’s domestic airport. A hop-on hop-off shuttle service is available or you may like to cycle.
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.
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 six kilometres from the domestic airport terminal and 16 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 the international airport terminal:
- Turn right onto the Tonkin Highway
- Turn right again onto the Great Eastern Highway
- Turn right to join James Street
- Turn left onto Meadow Street.
From the domestic airport terminal:
- Turn right onto the Great Eastern Highway
- Turn right again to join James Street
- Turn left into 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 operates from Wednesday to Sunday subject to availability (bookings strongly recommended). If you prefer a more relaxed way to travel around the Swan Valley you can enjoy the convenience that the Swan Valley Shuttle Service offers. 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 new Swan Valley Heritage Cycle Trail.
Bike Hire is available in the region.
You can board Transperth trains with your bicycle anytime outside of peak hours.
Please note: In Western Australia it is illegal to ride a bicycle without wearing a helmet.