Perth’s public transport system, Transperth, brings our city’s greatest attractions within easy reach, while going easy on your wallet. With this handy information, you’ll be ready to explore the best of Perth by bus, train and ferry.
Before you head out for the day, use the JourneyPlanner feature online or via our app (available for Android and iOS). JourneyPlanner will provide you with useful details like how much you’ll need to pay and what service you’ll need to take.
If you’re travelling around the Perth metropolitan area, we recommend that you download the free app onto your phone. With this app, you can:
- Find the next services from any bus stop, train station or jetty
- Plan your journey and view it on a map
- Track your bus, train or ferry in real-time
- Save your favourite journeys for quick access to timetable information
- Set up push notifications to receive alerts if your service is disrupted.
When travelling with Transperth, you have the option to buy a cash ticket, or a SmartRider card. Both can be used across all services, but please keep in mind that ferry and train fares must be purchased prior to travel, while bus fares can be paid as you board.
These reusable, non-refundable cards are the cheapest and most convenient way to travel with Transperth, giving you a 10% discount off the cash fare. You can buy a SmartRider at a Transperth InfoCentre or from one of the many Retail Sales Outlets across Perth. A Standard SmartRider costs $20, giving you $10 of travel.
These can be purchased from ticket machines at train stations and ferry jetties, and from bus drivers. In addition to single trip tickets, there are also cost-saving DayRider or FamilyRider tickets available for groups.
FamilyRider tickets are $9.80 and get up to seven people (two standard and five concession) unlimited travel on the day of purchase. DayRider tickets give you unlimited travel on the day you buy it, available after 9.00am. Visit Tickets and Fares for more information.