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Driving is the preferred method of choice for most visitors to our vast region. This is particularly great for those avid adventurers who enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Travelling by road is often the best way to see and experience our extensive outback regions and get the real flavour of the land and the amazing people who live and work here.

As the City is the transport hub of the Goldfields, there is a good network of sealed roads linking Kalgoorlie Boulder with Perth, Esperance, Northern Goldfields, Murchison and Gascoyne regions. There is also an extensive range of unsealed roads, some are in better condition than others, so it is always a good idea to speak with your local Visitor Centre to get up to date information on the status of the roads. More information can also be found at

Further to this, you may need to obtain correct permits if you wish to travel on Aboriginal Lands or enter WA National Parks. Information on Aboriginal Land Permits can be found at and information on WA National Parks can be found at

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Both QANTASVirgin Australia and Legendaire fly to Kalgoorlie Boulder with regular services from Perth.  Flights from Perth take approximately one hour, making air travel the most convenient way to get here. You will land at the Kalgoorlie Boulder Airport, the busiest regional airport in the state.


By Road

Kalgoorlie Boulder can easily be accessed by road from Perth by using the Great Eastern Highway. However, there's a huge choice of alternative routes that will give you a more enriching experience of as you travel to Kalgoorlie Boulder. If you have a real hunger for adventure, why not travel to Western Australia's Golden Outback along one of the world's greatest roads, taking the Eyre Highway from South Australia across the vast Nullarbor Plain. Or if you're a highly experienced four wheel drive enthusiast, you can embark on the journey of a lifetime by following the mighty Canning Stock Route or Outback Way.

Visit the Road Safety section of our website to help you plan ahead for a safe trip. 


By Coach

TransWA operates from Esperance to Kalgoorlie Boulder, three times a week.  And if you’re keen to explore the Northern Goldfields, Goldrush Tours operates a coach service once a week, linking Kalgoorlie Boulder with Menzies, Leonora and Laverton.

Tickets can be purchased at Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre in person, or by phoning 08 9021 1966. 


By Rail

TransWA operates the Prospector train services, sometimes twice daily, from Perth to Kalgoorlie, stopping in towns including Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin and Southern Cross. The Indian Pacific also stops at Kalgoorlie once a week (twice a week between June and September) on its journey between Sydney, Adelaide and Perth.

Tickets can be purchased at Kalgoorlie Boulder Visitor Centre in person, or by phoning 08 9021 1966.


Flights from Overseas

There are daily flights to Perth Airport (Western Australia's capital city) from major international hubs. These flights connect with all domestic flights which travel to Kalgoorlie Boulder.

The following international airlines operate flights to Perth:

Air Mauritius
Air New Zealand
British Airways
Malaysia Airlines
Royal Brunei
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Thai Airways
Tiger Airways