One-Way Car Hire Perth to Karratha

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Are you considering taking a road trip up the western coastline of Australia? If you are, let Car Hire and Rental help you find the one-way car hire that suits your needs!

We have car rental partners based in both Perth and Karratha. So, if you prefer doing the round-trip, they will happily take the vehicle once you reach Karratha.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about driving in the North West of Western Australia.

Which Car Rental Companies Offer One-Way Car Hire From Perth to Karratha?

Currently, three car rental companies offer one-way car hire between Perth and Karratha. These are:

  • Avis
  • Europcar
  • Hertz

How Far is it From Perth to Karratha?

The fastest route from Perth to Karratha is along National Route 1. This route is 1523 km and will require 15 hours and 46 minutes of driving time.

Why Should You Choose a One-Way Car Hire From Perth to Karratha?

There are a few fascinating places that you can visit on the way to Karratha. There’s the opportunity to stop at several towns, roadhouses and landmarks. However, the most significant benefit is that you will be able to save money by driving several people rather than taking public transport, which can be a bit expensive.

A Quick Comparison With Other Forms of Transportation?

We’ve provided a table below that will help you compare the value of each transportation mode.

Mode of TransportationTime DurationEstimated Price
Car Hire (7 Days)15 hours and 45 minutes$1367
By Air2 hours$658
By Bus1 day and 40 minutes$280

If you are travelling with two or more people, or if you plan to travel for 5 days or more, it will be more cost-effective to hire a car one way from Perth to Karratha.

What Can I See Along the Way?

There’s plenty to see and do along the way from Perth to Karratha. We suggest stopping at the following locations along the way.


Exmouth is Australia’s Top Small Tourism Town of 2022.

Located at the northern gateway to the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, Exmouth is the ideal base to explore the majestic landscapes of the Cape Range National Park and the underwater marvels of the Ningaloo Marine Park. Tourists visit from around the world to witness and swim with the awe-inspiring gentle giants of the sea, including the whale sharks, manta rays and humpback whales.


Onslow has made its mark on the map as a haven for fishing, diving and snorkelling and a spot to see the rare natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon. A three-hour drive from Karratha and four hours from Exmouth, Onslow makes an excellent halfway stop on your North West coast road trip.

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a marine-lovers utopia and one of Western Australia’s premier family holiday stops. Named Coral Bay due to the gorgeous coral gardens which lie mere metres from the untouched white sandy beach. This tiny, laidback seaside location is a must-stop destination for nature lovers.


The spectacular Quobba coast, extending from Point Quobba to Red Bluff, is famous for exceptional fishing, walking, snorkelling and rugged scenery. Be astonished by the fascinating sight of water blasting up to 20 metres into the air at Quobba blowholes. The area is also a turtle nesting and hatching site between December to March.

Tourists can stay at Quobba Station, which is a local beachside accommodation. While in the area, spend the day at Quobba’s Shell Beach, which is near the Carnarvon.

Blowholes (North of Carnarvon)

On a bitumen road, the awe-inspiring view of the Blowholes is located just 75 kilometres north of Carnarvon. Mighty ocean swells thrust water through sea caves and out of narrow holes in the rocks. Jets of water burst into the air, sometimes up to a height of 20 metres, creating a breathtaking sight.


Cradled at the mouth of the Murchison River, Kalbarri boasts an excellent climate where you can enjoy fishing, swimming, and numerous coastal activities all year round.

Add to that the wonderful Wildflower & Humpback Whale season, and you have an excellent destination for your next holiday.

From the rough inland gorges, dramatic coastal cliffs, and sensational beaches to the peaceful Murchison River, Kalbarri is unique and has something to offer everyone.

Shark Bay

On the Indian Ocean coast at the most westerly end of Australia, Shark Bay’s waters, islands, and peninsula shroud a 2.2 million-hectare area. About 77% of this area is marine water. It also boasts several unique natural features, including one of the most extensive and most diverse seagrass beds in the world. 

However, it is for its stromatolites (colonies of microbial mats that create hard, dome-shaped deposits) that Shark Bay is most well-known. It is also recognised for its rich marine life, including a large population of dugongs, and serves as a refuge for several other globally endangered species.


More than 8 hours of driving from Perth, you’ll discover the seaside town of Denham.

Captain Henry Mangles Denham chartered this part of Australia in 1858 aboard the HMS Herald and provided the town with his surname. Once a pearling port, this pleasant coastal town is Shark Bay’s main population centre (roughly 1000 residents) and presents safe swimming beaches, restaurants, a golf course and the Monkey Mia Airport.

The seaside town, gateway to the Shark Bay area, delivers many accommodation choices for couples and families, from resorts and hotels to campsites and tourist parks. Kids will enjoy the shipwreck-themed playground at Denham’s foreshore, with a nearby pontoon to jump off and swim around the bay. Add a flip-flop, jandal or holiday footwear to the “Thong Shack” – ask a local where it’s found on Denham beach.

The 5 km Nicholson Point trail traverses from Denham across shrublands to Little Lagoon and delivers an extensive range of plant species and bird life. Denham’s Discovery Trail will take you past sites of attraction in the town, covering 2.3 kilometres.

Can’t wait to start your journey? Book your one-way vehicle hire with Car Hire and Rental today!

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