Getting Around

Getting from A to B is so easy no matter what mode of transport you choose.  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.

Public Transport

Perth is proud to provide a cheap, clean and safe public transport network for visitors and residents alike to get in and out of the CBD. 


There are three main train stations located in the city centre, the Esplanade, Perth Underground Station and Perth Railway Station.  All stations are just a hop, skip and jump from the  main shopping and tourism precincts.  If you need to access the outer parts of the city you will need to use the periphery stations such as Claisebrook, McIver and West Perth.

To plan your journey, access timetables and gather further information click HERE


If you are travelling in and out of the city on a Transperth bus, most stops terminate at either the Wellington Street or Esplanade Busports.  Both are a short walk to the city’s main business, shopping and tourism areas. 

A Free Transit Zone (FTZ) also operates within the City of Perth boundaries. You can travel on any Transperth bus within the boundary limits for free.

FTZ signposts are displayed on the route limits. For travel outside the FTZ, you may purchase a ticket from the driver or purchase a SmartRider from the Perth Railway Station on Wellington Street or selected outlets.

For timetables and further information click HERE

CAT Buses

Once you are in the city, hop on and off the FREE Cat Buses which operate all day, everyday.

The modern CAT buses run on three routes covering all parts of the city and are colour coded and referred to by Red, Blue and Yellow routes.  A map showing the separate routes and stops can be obtained from our information kiosk in Forrest Place or at any tourist information places around the city.

CAT bus stops have distinctive stands and real-time passenger information that tell you when the next bus is due.  Click HERE to go to the Perth CAT Live Times.

This service is FREE.


Designated taxi ranks are located around the central city for safe and convenient travel. Supervised taxi ranks operate in Northbridge on Friday and Saturday nights but can get busy so prepare to wait at peak times.

Taxis may also be hailed on the street or ordered by telephone.  Most taxi’s accept major credit cards, cab charges and cash as payment.

Perth's major taxi operators are:

Swan Taxis 
13 1330 or book online at 
Black & White Taxis 
131 222
Independent Taxis
9375 7777

A taxi service is available for passengers with disabilities. This service operates twenty four hours a day and it is recommended that you book twenty four hours in advance to avoid delays. This service can be booked on (08) 9333 3377. 

Cycling and walking

Get on you’re your bike or pull on your walking shoes and make your journey into the city part of your exercise regime. It’ll be good for your backpocket too!

Perthhas a comprehensive network of cycle and dual-use paths. One of the most popular routes for cyclists and walkers is a circuit around the Swan River which is so pretty that it won’t feel like hard work. All riverside routes are clearly signposted and detailed cycle maps can be obtained from most metropolitan bicycle retailers.

If you want to bring your bike into the city... Transperth allow you to bring your bike into the City at no extra cost.

Your bike can accompany you when travelling on trains during off peak times, weekends and public holidays, and are permitted anytime on Transperth Ferries.

Check with to read the conditions that apply when planning your trip.

Free bike lockers and u-rails are installed at all train stations. You will need to provide your own lock and contents are left at your own risk.

City of Perth Parking

Click HERE to go to the City of Perth Parking information on the City of Perth Corporate website.

Universal Access

The City is working to ensure an accessible city for all people.  The City of Perth Access Map publication contains useful information about parking, public transport, pedestrian access and accessible conveniences. To download the City of Perth Access Map HERE

How are you Travelling? - Your guide to night transport and safety and in the city.

For more information on travelling smarter in Perth, click HERE

Road Closures

Click HERE to see all current Road Closures in the City.