Getting Around Perth
Perth has a very efficient and convenient public transport
system called Transperth, which operates buses, trains and ferries.
Passengers can hop from one to the other on a single ticket, and
obtain information on all the services at booths set up for this
purpose at strategic points like Plaza Arcade, the railway station
and bus stations. Buses in the central area are free (CAT),
covering three routes, while suburban bus services and trains link
to the outer districts day and night, buses running till 11.30pm
and trains until 2am (later in summer). Ferries cross the Swan
River between the Barrack Street jetty and Mends Street jetty,
sailing between 6.45am and 7.15pm each day, and later on weekends.
Fares are based on zones and tickets can be bought from newsagents
and vending machines. Metered taxis can be hailed in the street in
Perth, found at taxi ranks or booked by telephone. All major car
hire companies are represented in Perth and driving in the city
poses no problems. Cycling is a popular way to get around, too, and
there are designated cycle routes.