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.