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Greater Perth is well connected. Public transport options include buses, trains and ferries. Shuttle buses, taxis and rental cars and readily available and, if you want to get out and enjoy the weather, there are hundreds of kilometres of footpaths and cycleways throughout the city.
The Transperth train system is a quick and easy way to get around. Perth's central city train station is located on Wellington Street opposite Forrest Place and connects to the Underground station for the Joondalup and Mandurah lines. Travel from Perth to Fremantle, Midland or Joondalup takes around half an hour; to Armadale 40 minutes, and to Mandurah about an hour.
Perth's city and suburbs are well connected by busees. The main terminals are the Wellington Street Bus Station and the Transperth Esplanade Busport.
You must have a valid ticket to travel. Tickets can be purchased from machines on the platforms. A Smart Rider card is a cash-free way to use public transport in Perth, providing cheaper fares on buses and trains. Information on Smart Riders, bus and train routes and timetables can be obtained from major bus and train stations, or contact Transperth.
The free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus service operates in Perth city and Fremantle; enabling visitors to get to many of the attractions in Perth and Fremantle free of charge.
There are three circular routes in Perth and two in Fremantle that take 40-50 minutes to complete a loop.
CAT buses in both Perth and Fremantle usually don't run on public holidays.
For more information click the link above or head to the Transperth website.
Transperth ferries operate throughout the day between Barrack Street Jetty in Perth city and the Mends Street Jetty in South Perth. The Perth Zoo and South Perth cafe strip are within a short stroll of the Mends Street Jetty. Private operators run cruises on the beautiful Swan River, including Captain Cook Cruises, Rottnest Fast Ferries and Rottnest Express. See tours for more information.
Taxi ranks can be found throughout the Perth central business district and Fremantle, or you can telephone the major operators direct. Cab fare costs include a flagfall charge of $3.80 weekdays or $5.60 in peak times, plus a distance charge of around $1.55 per kilometre. Check with the company for up to date fares.
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