Perth - Getting Around

Bus, Train, & Ferry

TransPerth is the answer to the Perth public transport, and it includes bus, train, and ferry networks to get you where you need to go. To check out the timetables of Perth transport or create a perfect trip for your day agenda, check out their website and journey planner. From disability services to rules about animal travel, the Perth public transport system is a great alternative to walking or taking a taxi while getting around Perth.

With TransPerth, there are two convenient ways to pay for travel: cash tickets and Smart Rider Cards. Both allow you to use the Perth public transport like buses, trains, and ferries interchangeably.

Tickets for the Perth public transport

Perth public transport fares are very reasonable. Cash tickets are based on two different variables: time and zone. Every time you purchase a time ticket, the expiration time and date will be included on the ticket stub. The expiry time and zones allowed depends on which cash ticket you buy, and multiple ones can be purchased. If you plan on using the Perth public transport all day, the Day Rider and Family Rider prices per day are $12.10 for all zones within a 24-hour period and are the most cost-effective options if you plan on travelling throughout the city.

The Smart Rider card is a rechargeable card for the Perth public transport with discounts between 15-25% that apply to your fares, including additional pricing discounts for students. The Smart Rider card is most cost effective for solo travellers who plan on using the Perth public transport and travelling within Perth for more than a few days, as the discounts per zone are great deals. To check out the regular rates and the Smart Rider discount, visit this page.

Passengers should be mindful of the promptness of the Perth transport like busses, trains and ferries; and arriving five to ten minutes prior to the arrival time is advised.


One of the options of Perth transport from the airport is a shuttle service. The Perth Airport provides a shuttle service to and from the airport with 5 convenient locations for drop-off and pickup.

These locations include East Perth train station, WA Museum on Beaufort Street, Wellington Street (opposite the YHA Backpackers Hostel), The Kings Perth Hotel (corner of Pier and Hay Streets), and The Ambassador Hotel (Adelaide Terrace). Tickets for this Perth transport are $15 dollars per person for one-way travel.

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