Travelling around Perth is easy, affordable and reliable using the Transperth public transport system. If you travel within the transit zones your journey is free of charge on both buses and trains and covers every corner. Free travel covers the South River, blossoming King’s Park in the West, the Causeway to the East and boundary of Northbridge in the Northern part of Perth. The Transperth system also operates ferries that can take you across the Swan River, running every half and hour, or if you’re feeling energetic, you might decide to follow one of the many cycle routes Transperth has to offer giving you time to take in your surroundings and relax in the world’s sunniest city.
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CAT: Central Area Transit
There are two free and reliable services in the city centre called the Central Area Transit (CAT). The red, blue and yellow CAT buses are free, all running within the transit zone borders.
BLUE CAT: Runs from the North to South including stops at the WA Museum, Arts Centre, Library and Hay Street Mall.
RED CAT: Operates West to East and including stops at the Perth Mint, Queen’s Gardens and both the bus and train station.
YELLOW CAT: Runs mainly in the north east part of the city with stops including Victoria Gardens, East Perth TAFE and the bus and train stations.
All of the CAT routes are free and you can hop on and off as many times as you like with stops all over the city.
Trains in Perth:
There are four main train lines operating to and from Perth City Centre. Trains run at twenty minute intervals making the Transperth system convenient and reliable. The fares are affordable and in the transit zone the service is free of charge. The four train lines are:
Fremantle: Trips to Cottesloe Beach, Trendy Subiaco and Fremantle itself are all accessible from the route.
Midland: Travel to the pretty suburb of Mount Lawley, Bayswater and Midland on this line.
Armadale: You can visit the Burswood Casino using the Armadale line, or stop in to Queen’s Park en route.
Joondalup: If you’re heading to a concert or big event you’ll probably be heading for the arena at Joondalup. If you’re looking to stop off for drinks and snacks on the way, you can drop in to fashionable Leederville, just one stop from the city.
Taxis in Perth:
You don’t have to stand waving your arms in the air or whistling up the street to hail a taxi in the city. All taxis will be listed and available to book by phone or you can go to one of the many taxi stands around the centre. Taxis are very safe, very reliable and all registered, so you can travel in comfort around Perth.
Ferries in Perth:
There are a variety of destinations accessible from the Barrack Street Jetty in Perth. Whether it’s a short trip across the river to visit the zoo, a Swan River Cruise or journey to Rottnest Island the Barrack Street Jetty is located centrally making it easy to find and easy to reach from all corners of the city. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants should you chose to soak up the riverside atmosphere and with ferries running every 15 minutes to half and hour you can pick and chose how to while away your day.