Free Transit Zone

Perth city has a Free Transit Zone for buses and a SmartRider Free Transit Zone for trains.

Free Transit Zone for buses

  • To travel free, you must start and finish your journey within the zone.
  • If you start and finish within the zone, you can ride the bus without buying a ticket.
  • If your journey starts or finishes outside the zone, you must pay a fare for the whole journey.
  • The Free Transit Zone logo on bus stops identifies the boundaries of the zone.

Using your SmartRider card in the Free Transit Zone for buses

  • If your journey either starts or finishes outside the zone, you should tag on and tag off in the normal way.
  • If your journey is entirely within the zone, there is no need to tag on when you board the bus. However, if you do tag on, you should tag off too.
  • If you tag on inside the zone without tagging off, we will charge you the default fare for that bus service.

SmartRider Free Transit Zone for trains

  • To travel free, you must use a SmartRider card, start and finish your journey within the zone and tag on and off in the normal way.
  • The boundaries of zone are City West Station, Elizabeth Quay Station and Claisebrook Station.


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