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How to get to Broome

Broome is located on the northern coast of the Kimberley region of Western Australia, around 2240km (1392 mi) north of Perth and 1871km (1162mi) southwest of Darwin.

The most convenient route to Broome is by air to Broome International Airport (BME) located less than 2km (1.2mi) west of Broome city centre.

From most international destinations this may require first flying into Perth Airport (PER), followed by a connecting flight to Broome International Airport (BME).


Flight times to Broome

The following are the most convenient flights to Broome Airport (BME).

Within Australia: Qantas and Virgin Australia offer the most convenient flights to Broome.

Brisbane to Broome is 5 hr 10 min, direct flight
Darwin to Broome is 1 hrs 50 min, direct flight
Sydney to Broome is 5 hr 15 min, direct flight
Melbourne to Broome is 4 hrs 35 min, direct flight
Perth to Broome is 2 hrs 25 min, direct flight

Adelaide to Broome is 7 hrs 40 min, connecting flightˆ
Canberra to Broome is 7 hr 15 min, connecting flightˆ


From New Zealand: Air New Zealand, Qantas and Virgin Australia offer the most convenient daily flights to Broome.

Auckland to Broome is 9 hrs 55 min, connecting flightˆ


From Singapore: Singapore Airlines, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas operate the most convenient daily flights to Broome.

Singapore to Broome is 8 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From United Kingdom: Emirates, British Airways, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific and Qantas offer the most convenient daily flights to Broome.

London to Broome is 21 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
Manchester to Broome is 22 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From France: Emirates, Air France, Etihad, Singapore Airlines and Qantas offer the most convenient daily flights to Broome.

Paris to Broome is 22 hrs 45 min, connecting flightˆ


From United States: American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Broome.

Atlanta to Broome is 28 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Boston to Broome is 30 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Chicago to Broome is 28 hrs 6 min, connecting flightˆ
Dallas-Fort Worth to Broome is 27 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ
New York to Broome is 31 hrs 10 min, connecting flightˆ
Los Angeles to Broome is 22 hrs 30 min, connecting flightˆ
San Francisco to Broome is 22 hrs 50 min, connecting flightˆ


From Canada: Air Canada, Qantas, Air New Zealand and Virgin Australia offer the most convenient daily scheduled flights to Broome.

Toronto to Broome is 28 hrs 35 min, connecting flightˆ
Montreal to Broome is 30 hrs, connecting flightˆ
Vancouver to Broome is 22 hrs 5 min, connecting flightˆ

(ˆincludes transfer time.)


Flying in

Broome International Airport (BME) is situated less than 2km from the CBD, a short taxi ride. Hire cars are available.


Entry requirements to Australia

A passport valid for at least six months beyond intended period of stay as well as a ticket for return or onward travel and sufficient funds. A visa is required, except for those with Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) valid for 90 days. ETAs are obtainable online at: www.eta.immi.gov.au.


Getting around Broome

The best way to get around Broome is on foot or bicycle. Hire cars and scooters are also available. Most hostels will rent out bicycles and scooters.

Numerous cycle paths and off-road tracks in and around Broome make hiring a bike the perfect way to getting around.

Broome Cycles (www.broomecycles.com.au) hire out mountain bikes by the day (AU$30) or week (AU$100) from their outlet in Chinatown, and from a trailer at Cable Beach Road & Sanctuary Drive during the dry season.

Broome Cycles also hire tandem bicycles for a bit of fun and road bikes for the keen road rider. Fat bikes are perfect for cruising soft sand – the tyre width makes beach riding easy.

Hire cars are available to reach those attractions that are further afield and cars are easily available from several international companies, including Hertz, Europcar and Budget.

Local operator Broome Broome (www.broomebroome.com.au) offers unlimited kilometres and alternative insurance conditions to those of the nationwide companies.

The Town Bus Service (www.bebus.com.au) provides a loop of all the major attractions, including Chinatown and Cable Beach, every 30 minutes during the Dry and every hour during the Wet. Under 16s ride free with an adult or pay AU$2 without.

Reliable taxi services in town include Broome Taxis, Chinatown Taxis or Pearl Town Taxis.


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Latest update: How to get to Broome: 30 August, 2020


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