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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

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Up to 20% off base rate

Valid for rentals until 16 December 2018 at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. Must book 21 days in advanced and a minimum of 2-days rental to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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DriveNow DriveNow

Campervan hire from $5/day

Offers and validity dates updated daily. Available on select routes in Australia and New Zealand.

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Europcar Europcar

$1/day one-way car hire in Australia

Valid on select dates on select car hire relocations in Australia. Destinations updated regularly.

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Avis Avis

Earn double Qantas points on 4+ days car hire

Valid on until 16 December 2018 across Australia. Minimum rental of 4 days to redeem offer. T&Cs apply.

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Budget Car Rental Budget Car Rental

Free upgrade car hire

Valid from 1 October - 16 December 2018 across Australia. Minimum rental of three days. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

7-day Australia car hire for the price of 5 days

Valid from 1 October - 16 December 2018. Minimum rental of seven days. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

Double upgrade car hire

Valid for rentals from 28 January - 30 April 2019 across Australia. Minimum of three days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Europcar Europcar

15% off the 5+ day hires

Valid on select dates until 16 December 2018 in Australia or New Zealand. T&Cs apply.

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire

Valid until 15 December 2018. Minimum of 7 days rental in Australia.

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Enterprise Rent a Car Enterprise Rent a Car

Up to 10% off Australia car hire

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

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Hertz Hertz

20% off car hire on prestige cars

Valid until 29 October 2018 at participating locations in Australia. T&Cs apply.

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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $23 per day

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

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Europcar Europcar

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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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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