Getting around the City of Perth is easy and doesn't necessarily need to cost you anything!

Public Transport

Public transport can be a quick and convenient option for many trips. The City of Perth is the primary destination for public transport with connections to all of metropolitan Perth.

Instead of risking traffic, try the bus or train. You can sit back and relax, save on car running and parking costs and avoid the hassles of driving while helping the environment!

The City of Perth also works closely with the Department of Transport and the Public Transport Authority to provide additional services to people using the inner city, including free public transport within City of Perth boundaries and the establishment of late-night bus services on Saturday nights departing from Western Australia's premier entertainment precinct, Northbridge.

About Public Transport options


In addition to the fully networked metropolitan Transperth bus system, a modern central bus transport sytem called CAT (Central Area Transit) operates in and around the city.

CAT buses operate on regular routes and are a free service for the community, providing convenient travel around the city.

The City of Perth contributes to the operation of the CAT bus services in order to maintain that there is a free service to visitors and reduce traffic congestion.

CAT bus stops are located throughout the city and have distinctive stands and provide real-time passenger information about when the next bus is due.

 A new CAT (Green CAT) now operates between Leederville and Esplanade stations, via West Perth.

The City of Perth contributes to the operation of the CAT bus services in order to provide a free service to visitors and reduce traffic congestion.

CAT buses provide a free, frequent and wheelchair accessible bus service in the city, operating on red, blue, yellow and green routes. The Free Transit Zone (FTZ) allows you to travel on other buses within the City of Perth boundaries, without paying a fare.

A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) also operates within the City of Perth boundaries. You can travel on any Transperth bus within the boundary limits for free.

FTZ signposts are displayed on the route limits. For travel outside the FTZ, you may purchase a ticket from the driver or purchase a SmartRider from the Perth Railway Station on Wellington Street or selected outlets.

For further information, visit Transperth Information Centres at bus stations and train stations.

Phone Transperth: 13 6213
Transperth Website:

Sightseeing transport

CitySightseeing Perth provides tourist-oriented transport around the city's popular sights.

For more information contact:
CitySightseeing Perth
08 9203 8882


Transperth trains are a division of the Public Transport Authority of Western Australia. The Public Transport Authority operates Perth metropolitan rail system as part of Transperth network.

Transperth staff are available to assist wheelchair users to access metro trains. To guarantee assistance when required, Transperth requests that one hour advance notice of boarding and alighting details are given.

The Free Transit Zone (FTZ) allows SmartRider ticketholders to travel free between the Perth Railway Station and the City West and Claisebrook stations. Conditions apply to non-SmartRider ticketholders.

You need to have a SmartRider in order to access the FTZ using any of the train services, but you will not be charged if your journey is within the FTZ boundaries.

Tickets may be purchased from machines at each train station, or you can validate your SmartRider before entering the train - Remember to tag off when you reach your destination to ensure you don't get charged for the journey!

Phone for assistance on - 1800 800 022
For the hearing impaired TTY - (08) 9428 1999

Ferry Terminal

The Transperth ferry from Barrack Street Jetty to Mends Street Jetty (South Perth and the Perth Zoo) and from Barrack Street Jetty to Elizabeth Quay is accessible for wheelchairs and scooters. The Coode Street Jetty (South Perth) is not accessible.


Designated taxi ranks are located around the central city for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate on Friday and Saturday nights. These ranks are located on Milligan Street Northbridge and William Street Perth. Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone.

Contact details of Perth's major taxi operators are:
Swan Taxis - 13 13 30 or
Black & White Taxis  - 13 10 08 or
Independent Taxis - 9375 7777

A taxi service is available for passengers with disabilities. This service operates 24 hours a day and it is recommended that you book 24 hours in advance to avoid delays.

For Maxi bookings:
Maxi Taxis - 136294

Wheelchairs and motorised scooter hire

Available at nominal rates from the Citiplace Community Centre, Perth Railway Station Upper Level between 8:30 and 15:45 on weekdays. A $20 deposit and proof of identification are required. Bookings on (08) 9325 3264 are advisable.