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Getting around: Perth transport, taxi service and car hire

See all of Perth with these easy transport options that will get you from A to B.

Perth is actively improving and investing in the city’s walkability, but when walking isn’t an option, public transportation provides a stress-free and budget-friendly way of travelling to the city’s attractions.

We share all the information you need to know before you arrive, so you can enjoy a smooth trip from start to finish.


Perth public transport

  • Types of transport. Transperth provides transport throughout the city with public trains, buses and ferries. The city centre is compact and walkable, but if you're hoping to go further afield, you'll likely need to hop on a form of transport. You can hop on a train from the city centre to go to popular spots like Cottesloe Beach and Fremantle
  • Paying for transport. Purchase the electronic SmartRider travel card to save 15% off of the regular fares on Transperth. The card costs $10 and you can top it up at select outlets. The daily limit will automatically cap at $12.40 if taking multiple trips after 9am. Fares range from free to $10.70 depending on the zone you’re travelling in.
  • Best apps for getting around. Download the Transperth app to keep track of your SmartRider balance, find when transport is going to be at a certain stop and watch when the bus, train or ferry you need is going to arrive.

Taxis and Uber

  • Taxi. Taxis will be the most expensive way to get around, compared to public transport or ride share services. You can hail a taxi from the side of the road in the city, call for the next available pick up or find one at a taxi rank. You can also pre-book a taxi by calling in advance on 131 008.
  • Uber. Uber is available in Perth. If you're travelling between the city and airport, expect to pay anywhere from $30-$64. UberX, UberBLACK and UberXL are all available in Perth.

Perth car hire rental companies

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Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, Redspot and Thrifty service the Perth airport. Their customer service desks are on the ground floor of every terminal.


Perth car hire deals

Up to 20% off car hire

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Valid on hire cars in Australia and New Zealand for pick up before 16 December 2018. Must book 21 days in advance.

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15% off base rate on 5+ days rentals

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Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand until 29 June 2018. Book 7 days in advance to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Get one day free on weekend rentals

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of three consecutive days including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$1/day one-way car hire Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Campervan hire from $5/day Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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Up to 10% off Australia car hire

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Valid until 31 December 2018. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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15% off Audi rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia. T&Cs apply.

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10% off private car rides

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Book now and save 10% off on private car rides all over 90 airports in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean, Australia, and the Czech Republic. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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Valid on rentals until 30 September 2018 with minimum of four consecutive days rental across Australia. T&cs apply.

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15% off car hire

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Valid for pick ups from 15 April - 30 June 2018 across Australia. Minimum of seven consecutive days. T&Cs apply.

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Third weekend free car hire

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Available for rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Valid for 3 consecutive days over the weekend including Saturday. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off SUV hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 3 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Fourth day free car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 4 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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$20 off car hire

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Valid on rentals from 29 March - 4 April 2018 and 14 - 30 April 2018 across Australia. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Car hire from $23 per day Hire cars across Australia from as little as $32 per day.

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15% off 2019 car hire

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Valid for rentals between 1 January 2019 - 15 December 2019 across Australia. Minimum of 5 consecutive days rental. T&C's apply.

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Get one free day on 5-day rentals

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Valid for pick-ups until 30 June 2018 any day of the week. Valid across Australia.

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25% off premium hire insurance Get up to 25% off on your car rental when you purchase GoZen Cover. Valid at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. T&C's apply.

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15% off for 5-day car hire

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Valid for rental pick ups until 30 June 2018 across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&C's apply.

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10% off 3+ day truck, ute and van rentals

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Valid for pick ups until 31 August 2018 in Australia. Minimum three day hire required.

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Airport transfers

Perth Arrival Transfer: Airport to Perth CBD
Perth Arrival Transfer: Airport to Perth CBD

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Perth Airport Transfer by Private Chauffeur: Airport to Perth CBD Hotel
Perth Airport Transfer by Private Chauffeur: Airport to Perth CBD Hotel

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Shared Arrival or Return Transfer Service - Perth Airport to Perth City Hotel
Shared Arrival or Return Transfer Service - Perth Airport to Perth City Hotel

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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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