SMS service

Find out when the next services leave from any bus, train or ferry stop, or check your SmartRider balance.

Our SMS service is designed to complement Transperth’s existing timetable information and JourneyPlanner services, as well as the 136213.mobi service for WAP enabled mobile phones.

To use SMS, simply follow the instructions below.


How to use Transperth's SMS service

Transperth's SMS service will operate through the Transperth InfoLine number 13 62 13 for Telstra, Optus and Virgin customers only. Other customers will need to use 0456 13 62 13 instead. Transperth recommends that you store the appropriate number in your phone as a contact called TransperthSMS (or similar).

Please note: This is NOT a premium service, so is available to all mobile phone users regardless of service provider. SMS's sent to Transperth's SMS number will be charged your service provider's standard SMS rate. This will not be reimbursed by the Public Transport Authority (PTA).

You can use the Transperth SMS service in the following ways:

 

For bus timetable information

Send the five-digit bus stop number you wish depart from to the Transperth SMS number and you will receive the next seven scheduled departing times from that location.

Bus stop numbers are either on the top of the bus post (for post-in-the-ground stops) or at the top of the InfoUnit (the larger green and white stops which detail bus routes and times).

For train timetable information

Send the five-digit train platform number you wish depart from to the Transperth SMS number and you will receive the next seven services departing times from that location. See ‘Train Platform Numbers’ for details below.

Alternatively you can simply enter the first 3 letters of the train line, followed by the first three letters of the station.  For example FRENOR would return departures at North Fremantle Station on the Fremantle Line.  Please note this returns times in both directions of travel where applicable.

For ferry timetable information

Send the word FERRY to the Transperth SMS number and you will receive service information for departure times in both directions.

Alternatively, you can also use the relevant stop numbers, which is 99998 for Mends St Jetty and 99999 for Barrack St Jetty.

For SmartRider information

SmartRider users can send their nine-digit SmartRider number (do not include the SR letters prior to the numbers) to the Transperth SMS number and receive a message containing their current SmartRider balance and Autoload information. Balances do not show any pending actions such as BPAY and AutoLoad payments.

Please note: Balances are one day behind the balance recorded on the SmartRider card due to time delays in transmitting the current day's transactions.

Important information

  • Passengers should note that Transperth will only reply to ten SMS messages from any unique mobile number per day.
  • Transperth advises that service information provided to passengers via SMS is drawn from timetabled service information and does not reflect service disruptions in place.
  • Transperth accepts no responsibility for delays in SMS responses. Like any SMS sent, response times are dependent on telecommunications network traffic, which is the responsibility of the various telecommunication operators.

Handy tips

  • Add a name after a stop number you regularly use i.e 10689.HOME. After you’ve done this once, you need only text the name (i.e. HOME) to us to get your times.
  • To stop receiving SMS services simply text STOP to the Transperth SMS number. Note the name you entered is valid only from the phone number that you originally used. 
  • To specify only services after a certain time, SMS the Stop Number, then an ‘@’ symbol followed by a time (in 24-hour format), e.g if you SMS 10689@0830, you will be sent times for services departing Stop Number 10689 at or after 8.30am. 
  • If a number of bus routes run past a particular stop and you only wish to receive information about one of them, text the Stop Number, ‘R’, and the route number e.g. 10689R72 would return the next five route 72 services departing from stop number 10689.

Train line services

NOTE: Platform 1 is To Perth services and Platform 2 is From Perth services.

Fremantle line services

Station Platform Stop number
City West Platform 1 99201
City West Platform 2 99202
Claremont Platform 1 99281
Claremont Platform 2 99282
Cottesloe Platform 1 99311
Cottesloe Platform 2 99312
Daglish Platform 1 99231
Daglish Platform 2 99232
Fremantle Platform 1 99351
Fremantle Platform 2 99352
Grant Street Platform 1 99301
Grant Street Platform 2 99302
Karrakatta Platform 1 99251
Karrakatta Platform 2 99252
Loch Street Platform 1 99261
Loch Street Platform 2 99262
Mosman Park Platform 1 99321
Mosman Park Platform 2 99322
North Fremantle Platform 1 99341
North Fremantle Platform 2 99342
Perth Platform 7 99007
Perth Platform 9 99009
Shenton Park Platform 1 99241
Shenton Park Platform 2 99242
Subiaco Platform 1 99221
Subiaco Platform 2 99222
Swanbourne Platform 1 99291 
Swanbourne Platform 2 99292 
Victoria Street Platform 1 99331 
Victoria Street Platform 2 99332
West Leederville Platform 1 99211
West Leederville Platform 2 99212

Joondalup line services

Station Platform Stop number
Clarkson Platform 1 99891
Clarkson Platform 2 99892
Currambine Platform 1 99881
Currambine Platform 2 99882
Edgewater Platform 1 99861
Edgewater Platform 2 99862
Esplanade Platform 1 99611
Esplanade Platform 2 99612
Glendalough Platform 1 99811
Glendalough Platform 2 99812
Greenwood Platform 1 99841
Greenwood Platform 2 99842
Joondalup Platform 1 99871
Joondalup Platform 2 99872
Leederville Platform 1 99801
Leederville Platform 2 99802
Perth Underground Platform 1 99601
Perth Underground Platform 2 99602
Stirling Platform 1 99821
Stirling Platform 2 99822
Warwick Platform 1 99831
Warwick Platform 2 99832
Whitfords Platform 1 99851
Whitfords Platform 2 99852

Mandurah line services

Station Platform Stop number
Bull Creek Platform 1 99641
Bull Creek Platform 2 99642
Canning Bridge Platform 1 99631 
Canning Bridge Platform 2  99632
Cockburn Central Platform 1  99661
Cockburn Central Platform 2  99662
Elizabeth Quay Platform 1 99611
Elizabeth Quay Platform 2 99612
Kwinana Platform 1 99681
Kwinana Platform 2 99682
Mandurah Platform 1 99731
Mandurah Platform 2 99732
Murdoch Platform 1 99651
Murdoch Platform 2 99652
Perth Underground Platform 1 99601
Perth Underground Platform 2 99602
Rockingham Platform 1 99701
Rockingham Platform 2 99702
Warnbro Platform 1 99711
Warnbro Platform 2 99712
Wellard Platform 1 99691
Wellard Platform 2 99692

Midland line services

Station Platform Stop number
Ashfield Platform 1 99471
Ashfield Platform 2 99472
Bassendean Platform 1 99481
Bassendean Platform 2 99482 
Bayswater Platform 1 99461 
Bayswater Platform 2 99462
Claisebrook Platform 3 99023
Claisebrook Platform 4 99024
East Guildford Platform 1 99511
East Guildford Platform 2 99512
East Perth Platform 1 99421
East Perth Platform 2 99422
Guildford Platform 1 99501
Guildford Platform 2 99502
Maylands Platform 1 99441
Maylands Platform 2 99442
McIver Platform 3 99013
McIver Platform 4 99014
Meltham Platform 1 99451
Meltham Platform 2 99452
Midland Platform 1 99531
Midland Platform 2 99532
Mt Lawley Platform 1 99431
Mt Lawley Platform 2 99432
Perth Platform 7 99007
Perth Platform 9 99009
Success Hill Platform 5 99491
Success Hill Platform 1 99492
Woodbridge Platform 2 99521
Woodbridge Platform 1 99522

Thornlie line services

Station Platform Stop number
Burswood Platform 1 99041
Burswood Platform 2 99042
Cannington Platform 1 99101 
Cannington Platform 2 99102 
Carlisle Platform 1  99061
Carlisle Platform 2 99062 
Claisebrook Platform 1 99021
Claisebrook Platform 2 99022
McIver Platform 1 99011
McIver Platform 2 99012
Oats Street Platform 1 99071
Oats Street Platform 2 99072
Perth Platform 4 99004
Queens Park Platform 2 99091
Queens Park Platform 1 99092
Thornlie Platform 2 99103
Thornlie Platform 1 99104
Victoria Park Platform 2 99051
Victoria Park Platform 1 99052
Welshpool Platform 2 99081
Welshpool Platform 1 99082

Feedback

If you have any queries or require help using the service, or can think of anything else that you believe would be useful to offer passengers through the service, please email us at enquiries@transperth.wa.gov.au

Terms and conditions

  • Transperth does not charge for its SMS service 
  • Transperth’s SMS service is NOT a premium service, so is available to all mobile phone users regardless of service provider. 
  • Transperth’s SMS service will operate through the Transperth InfoLine number 13 62 13 for Telstra, Optus and Virgin customers only.  Customers with other service providers will need to use 0429 332 211. 
  • SMS’s sent to Transperth’s SMS number will be charged your service provider's standard SMS rate. This will not be reimbursed by the Public Transport Authority (PTA). Consult your operator to further information on their specific charges.
  • Information presented in this website is distributed by the Public Transport Authority as an information source only. Bus, train and ferry departure times are timetables of scheduled times and are approximate only. The PTA disclaims all responsibility for information contained in this website and all liability (including without limitation, liability in negligence) for all expenses, losses (including consequential loss), damages and costs you may incur as a result of the information being inaccurate or incomplete in any way for any reason. The PTA disclaims all liability for any damages arising from your access to or use of any material or part thereof from this website. 
  • SmartRider card balances are at least 24 hours behind due to time delays in transmitting the current day’s transactions.
  • Transperth will only reply to ten SMS messages from any unique mobile number per day.
  • Transperth advises that service information provided to passengers via SMS is drawn from timetabled service information and does not reflect service disruptions in place.
  • Transperth accepts no responsibility for delays in SMS responses.  Like any SMS sent, response times are dependent on telecommunications network traffic, which is the responsibility of the various telecommunication operators.
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