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