Explore the Experience Perth region by rail, road, air and on water. There are many options to take and it's just up to you to decide!
A range of packaged tours are offered from adventurous four wheel drive vehicles to luxury coaches. Join a tour and let someone else do the driving for you so you don't miss a thing. For more information on tours in Western Australia do a tour search.
Perth has an excellent network of roads. All major car hire companies have an office in Perth or at the airport. Road maps and directories are available from most newsagents and some convenience stores.
For more information about hiring a vehicle, do a hire search.
Free City Transport
For city travellers, Perth and Fremantle are serviced by a free shuttle-service known as the Central Area Transit (CAT). The CAT services circulate specific routes every five to fifteen minutes during the day. Weekday timetables are more frequent than weekends.
For more information on the CAT routes, visit the Transperth website.
You will find a great network of trains which service the Perth metropolitan area from the Perth city. The train lines are:
SmartRiders are the most convenient way to use Perth's public transport system as they are a cash free method and calculate 'zones' used to travel automatically.
However, tickets are still available at each station and must be purchased before riding the train. A variety of ticket types are available (i.e. Adult, Concession, Child, Senior, Family) and are valid to be used on all Transperth services including buses and ferries. Zone maps are found at all train stations to help identify what ticket you will need to purchase.
Timetables and information for trains are available from Transperth's website or you can call 13 62 13 or +61 8 9428 1900 for interstate and international callers.
To travel around the metropolitan area, Transperth buses can take you to all the attractions you will want to see. Buses are available from bus depots conveniently located at numerous points along the train line. It is also very easy to hail a bus at regular sign posted intervals along bus routes by simply raising your hand to attract the bus driver's attention. SmartRiders or small currency amounts are preferable to use on bus services and change can be given.
Timetables and information for buses are available from Transperth on 13 62 13 or +61 8 9428 1900 for interstate and international callers.
Ferry services cross sections of the Swan River from Perth Barrack Street Jetty across to South Perth and down stream to Fremantle.
Regular high-speed ferries also travel from Perth Barrack Street Jetty, Fremantle and Hillarys to Rottnest Island.
Timetables and information for ferries going to and from Perth and South Perth are available from Transperth on 13 62 13 or +61 8 9428 1900 for interstate and international callers. Other services are operated by private companies.
There are over 1,000 taxis operating in and around Perth. All taxis are meter operated by time and distance, and run twenty four hours a day. Taxis indicate they are vacant by illuminating the sign on the vehicle's roof. Taxi ranks are situated outside some of Perth's major hotels and close to the shopping areas. They accept both cash and credit card payments for your convenience.
Swan Taxis 13 13 30 (within Australia)
Black & White Taxis 13 10 08 (within Australia)
For further information contact the Taxi Council of Western Australia.