Perth has a convenient and safe public transport system that services the entire metropolitan area. Transperth, who manages this system, operates all bus, train and ferry services in Perth.
A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) operates in the city and provides free public transport within the Perth city boundaries. Passengers can travel within this area for free. To identify the boundaries of the FTZ, bus stops are identified with the FTZ logo.
The Central Area Transit (CAT) system provides a free, fast and convenient bus service to the city’s points of interest. CAT buses are colour coded and Perth CAT stops offer real-time information for when the next bus is due. Perth offers three CAT routes around the city and weekday services run every five to fifteen minutes from 6:50am to 6:20pm (WST). A Blue CAT stop is located at the Elizabeth Quay Busport (adjacent to Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre).
Perth’s extensive train system operates five railway lines that link to Perth suburbs and main hubs including Fremantle, Joondalup, Midland, Armadale and Mandurah. Services operate from 5:00am to midnight daily (2:00am on Saturday and Sunday). On weekdays, trains run every two – fifteen minutes until 7:30pm (after 7:30pm trains run every 30 minutes), on weekends (and public holidays), trains run every fifteen minutes, post midnight on Saturday and Sunday, trains run every hour until 2:00am.
Elizabeth Quay train station (located along the Mandurah and Joondalup Railway Line) is located at the doorstep of the Centre.
Elizabeth Quay Jetty operates the Transperth ferry services across the Swan River, between Elizabeth Quay Jetty (Perth) and Mends Street Jetty (South Perth). The service operates daily from 7:50am to 7:20pm (extended times operate on weekdays and during the Summer months).
Barrack Street Jetty is used for the services run to Rottnest Island, and Fremantle. Swan Valley wine cruises also depart from Barrack Street Jetty.
For all bus, train or ferry information please contact Transperth on 13 62 13 or visit their website. For hearing impaired TTY please contact (08) 9428 1999.
There are a number of hire car companies that operate services directly from the Domestic and International Airport Terminals as well as in the Perth CBD to provide easy pick-up and drop-off access.