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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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$20 off your first ride

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Campervan hire from $5/day

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$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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15% off car hire

Valid for rentals until 21 July 2019 at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum of 5 days rental. T&Cs apply.

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Free upgrade car hire

Valid from 7 January - 7 April 2019 across Australia. Minimum rental of three days. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off car hire

Valid for rentals until 1 August 2019 at participating locations across Australia and New Zealand. Minimum of 2 days rental and must be booked 21 days prior vehicle pick up. T&Cs apply.

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Avis Avis

7-day Australia car hire for the price of 6 days

Valid from 7 January - 7 April 2019. Minimum rental of seven days. T&Cs apply.

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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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DriveMyCar DriveMyCar

Car hire from $23 per day

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

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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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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

Stef is the Travel Editor at finder.com.au and has been writing about travel for over a decade. She's visited over 50 countries and has had some incredible experiences, including hot air ballooning over Cappadocia, hitchhiking across Romania and seeing the Northern Lights (twice!). And while she’d never say no to a luxury escape, she's far more likely to stretch her travel dollars as far as they can go by keeping her ear to the ground for unbeatable travel bargains. And she'll tell you all about them, too! Stef has had articles featured on Travel Weekly, Escape and Hostelworld.

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