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GettingAround Perth


Getting around Perth is easy, you have several options you can use such as buses, trains or a ferries, depending on your destination. If you're looking for something a bit more convenient, there are plenty of taxi and ride-sharing services available.

You'll need a SmartRider card

SmartRider is a contactless payment card that can be used for public transport services in Perth and the surrounding areas. It is a convenient and secure way to pay for your travel, as it allows you to top up funds on the card and simply tap on and off when using public transport.

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Transport Options

Bus Bus

Buses are an easy way to travel in and around metropolitan Perth. Most major bus routes operate 24 hours a day. Timetables are displayed at many bus stops – showing the route number, expected arrival time and destination.

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Train Train

Trains are a quick, frequent and reliable way to travel throughout the Perth Central Business District and metropolitan areas.

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Light_Rail Light Rail

Perth doesn't have light rail, just some other cities in Australia.

Ferry Ferries

Perth Ferries provide a unique public transport service to the people of Perth. It’s a practical way to travel . Ferry services operate daily.

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Taxi Taxi

Taxis provide door-to-door service, 24 hours a day. Fares are calculated based on time and distance travelled – and are displayed on a metre. You may need to pay extra for tolls and booking fees.

A taxi from Perth Airport to the city costs approximately $35-55.

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Uber Uber

Uber is a smarter, more cost efficient, safe way to get around Perth when compared to a regular taxi. You’ll need to download the Uber app to your smartphone and set-up a user profile including your credit card details. From there, you can use the app to book a car at the tap of a button.

Best of all, Uber is cashless - your credit card is automatically charged - and there’s no need to tip.

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car Car

If you have an international drivers license, you may choose to travel by car. You’ll need to cover the cost of registration, compulsory insurance, maintenance, petrol, tolls and parking if you have your own car.

Bike Bikes

Riding a bike is a fun, healthy and sustainable way of getting around the city, and Perth is a great place to ride a bike and explore. Using 2 wheels can also save you time and money.

Note that riding without a bike helmet is illegal in Australia.

Your guide to Perth Suburbs


Key Perth Suburbs

Check out our list of the best suburbs for international students, within the Perth metropolitan area.

  1. Northbridge
  2. West Perth
  3. Leederville
  4. Scarborough
  5. Mount Lawley
  6. Shenton Park
  7. Subiaco