Getting around Perth

Perth is a very ‘walkable’ city, much like Sydney, but there are also lots of public transport options. Here is our guide to getting around Perth

As it is such a spacious city, sometimes a hire car makes more sense if you are spending time travelling beyond the immediate city precinct. There are four train lines, Fremantle, Midland, Armadale, and Currambine. Ticket prices vary by number of stops, zones, and discounts for students and senior citizens. Tickets are easy to buy with the automated machines, and stations are easy to locate with zone maps located throughout the stations. Trains run about every 15 minutes and are usually not very crowded. Buses are also easy to catch (hail and ride system) and tickets can be purchased on board.

The  Perth Central Area Transit (CAT) is a FREE bus services that operate in and around Perth CBD. There are three different routes and each CAT bus is colour coded for there specific route. The red CAT bus service travels from Queens Gardens in East Perth to Outram Street in West Perth,  the blue CAT bus service travels in a North – South loop and the Yellow CAT bus service travels in a loop from East Perth to West Perth. They are a high frequency service and run everyday of the week (operating times vary depending on the day) excluding Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC day. Perth Airport’s International Terminal is located approximately 35 minutes from Perth City.

Here is a list of things to do in Perth – making sure you make the most of your time….