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Getting around

Whether you’re walking, cycling, driving or using public transport, the city provides safe and accessible ways to move in, out and around the city.

There are three train stations in the city centre’s main shopping and tourism precinct – Elizabeth Quay Station, Perth Underground and Perth Station. For access to outer parts of the City, you will need to use City West, McIver and Claisebrook.

If you are travelling in and out of the city on a Transperth bus, most stops terminate at either Perth Busport or Elizabeth Quay Bus Station. Both are a short walk to the City’s main business, shopping and tourism precincts.

A free transit zone (FTZ) also operates within the City of Perth boundaries. You can travel on any bus with the City of Perth for free. FTZ signposts are displayed on the route limits. For travel outside the FTZ, purchase a ticket from the driver or purchase a SmartRider from Perth Station or selected outlets.

Find further information on the Transperth website to plan your journey, access timetables and more.

Once you are in the city, hop on and off the free CAT buses which operate daily. The CAT buses have four routes covering all parts of the city. CAT bus stops have distinctive stands and real-time passenger information that tell you when the next bus is due. The CAT bus timetable is available on the Transperth website.

Designated taxi ranks are located around the central city for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate on Friday and Saturday night on William Street in the CBD and Milligan Street in Northbridge. Taxis can also be ordered by

Perth’s major taxi companies include:

  • Swan Taxis – 13 13 30
  • Black & White Taxis – 13 10 08
  • Yellow Cabs – 13 19 24
  • Tricolour – 13 22 27
  • LCAB – 13 52 22
  • UBER –

A taxi service is available for passengers with disabilities. This service operates 24 hours a day and it is recommended to book 24 hours in advance to avoid delays. The service can be booked on 08 9333 3377.

Perth has a comprehensive network of cycle and dual use paths, as well as u-rails for locking your bike. One of the most popular routes for cyclists and walkers is around the Swan River (approximately 10km). All riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers.

For more information on travelling smarter in Perth download our guide featured below.