Travelling south from Perth, driving takes approximately an hour and thirty minutes when travelling on the Kwinana Freeway and Forrest Highway. Bunbury can also be accessed via the South Western Highway, a more scenic route which will take drivers through many small towns including Pinjarra, Waroona and Harvey.
There are buses travelling to Bunbury and other towns in the BunGeo daily from around the state, including Perth. For more information about buses to and from Bunbury and throughout the BunGeo, call into the Bunbury Visitor Centre for booking tickets for; South West Coach Lines, or book online for the following; Herbies Shuttles and TransWa.
The Perth International and Domestic Terminals receive flights daily from all Australian capital cities and around the world, with car hire, bus transit and other modes of transportation available to those arriving. For more information about transportation from the International and Domestic Terminals, visit Perth Airport.
The Busselton Margaret River Airport is only 45 minutes away and makes the whole of the south west more accessible. Jetstar flies direct from Melbourne Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. From March 2024 there will be direct flights from Sydney.
There are charter flights available to Bunbury’s airfield, including pickups from the Perth International and Domestic Terminals. See Bunbury Aero Club.
By Cruise Ship
As the City of Three Waters with significant port facilities, Bunbury is the perfect destination to arrive by cruise ship. On arrival, you will be offered a plethora of shore excursion options in Bunbury and travel through the stunning Geographe region.
Where your incredible journey begins. Getting around BunGeo is no hassle. By car is the best, but we also have a range of public transport options.
Before you go pick up a map from one of the BunGeo Visitor Centres because sometimes Google maps can send you to weird and wonderful places. There are several Visitor Centres across the region staffed by enthusiastic locals who are eager to share their favourite places and experiences
From Bunbury, venture east to find cool art, taste the best food and wine and relax in wide-open spaces. The road ahead will wind you through historic villages, artist communities and spectacular forests that open across sweeping hills. Pack a picnic of local produce and set-off on an exploration journey.
Bunbury is super- easy to get around. However, as it’s located on a peninsula, standard grid road systems don’t always apply. Traffic jams are uncommon in Bunbury – it’s one of the lifestyle reasons the locals love their home! A delay of a couple of minutes is equivalent to ‘heavy traffic’.
Drop into a BunGeo Visitor Centre to pick up a map or use our interactive website map. Please note: Google maps is not always accessible in our more rural and forest dense locations.
Truly relax and have someone drive for you! There are several small tour companies that service the Bunbury Geographe region and more details can be found on our Tours page.
Public Transit Bus
TransBunbury buses depart regularly from the Bunbury Bus Station, located in the centre of town behind the old train station. They offer regular services throughout Bunbury and to Eaton, Australind and Dalyellup. Contact the Infoline 136213 or find the timetable here PTA.
Taxis are available: 24/7 in Bunbury.
Call 131 008 or (08) 9781 2220