Perth Transport Guide

Perth has a reliable and inexpensive public transport system, however the frequency decreases remarkably on weekends and evenings. Travelling to tourist attractions within Perth, Fremantle and Cottesloe is easy by public transport, but to venture any further you’ll need a car.

How to get around Perth

Taxis in Perth are plentiful, but can be tricky to book during peak hour. Perth and Fremantle are easily navigated on foot or by bicycle - Perth has some of the best cycling pathways in Australia. For day trips out of the city, rent a car from one of the many large car hire companies in the city. For travellers, the free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus services will take you to most sights in the inner city. Trains link the suburbs to the city but you shouldn’t need to catch one unless you’re staying in the outer areas or going to Fremantle. If you’re heading to the Perth Zoo, the ferry is the best mode of transport.