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Free Transit Zones

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

To assist with contact tracing when using the Free Transit Zone (FTZ) please use a SmartRider and tag on and off each service. You will not be charged a fare if your journey starts and finishes within the FTZ.

Free Transit Zone for buses

  • To travel free, you must start and finish your journey within the zone
  • 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
  • If your journey either starts or finishes outside the zone, you should tag on and tag off in the normal way
  • 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, start and finish your journey within the zone and tag on and off in the normal way
  • The boundaries of the zone are City West Station, Elizabeth Quay Station and Claisebrook Station.

 Download the Free Transit Zone map.

CAT Buses

Central areas of Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup have these free, high frequency bus services.

Go to CAT Buses



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