Buses

Perth has two bus terminals in the city. The Wellington street bus station is approximately 200m from the train station and services the northern suburbs. The City Busport is at the bottom of Mill street on Mounts Bay road next to the Esplanade and services the southern suburbs. Both terminals have easy to follow information about times and routes as well as friendly staff to answer your questions. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 with any questions or visit the Transperth web site .

The Perth buses are easy to recognise as they are usually painted green, though some buses may have advertising covering the whole bus. The CATS are a silver colour and provide free transport within the Free Transit Zone. Buses run from 6am to 11.30pm during the week with reduced services on the weekend, and public holidays. For information about special bus services call Transperth on 13 62 13 with any questions or visit the Transperth web site.

The bus services travel throughout all the major suburbs and train stations. Some bus routes may terminate at the large train stations where you will need to catch a train to the city centre.

Perth is broken down into 8 zones and tickets are calculated on the total distance you intend to travel. Tickets covering 1 and 4 zones are valid for 2 hours. You may travel on as many Transperth services as you like within this 2 hours. Tickets covering 5 and 8 zones are valid for 2 hours and you may also travel on as many Transperth services as you like. After the time period has expired a new ticket must be purchased.

Tickets can be purchased on the platforms at the bus stations, or from the bus drivers as you board the bus. The ticket machines only accept coins and do dispense change. An alternative to purchasing a ticket on each journey is to purchase a SmartRider in which you add money to the card and swipe your card at tag off/on locations at the train station. You receive a discounted rate while using a SmartRider. You will need to fill out an application to apply for a SmartRider.

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Buses
As part of a global initiative for the development of sustainable energy and clean fuels, in September 2004, the West Australian Government introduced three new Daimler Chrysler hydrogen fuel cell buses for a two year trial period. They will be trialled on normal transport routes, this is an internationally recognised initiative into supporting clean fuels and was recently acknowledged when it received the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Outstanding Achievement award for 2004.

More information can be found at the Department of Planning and Infrastructure and the Transperth websites.


Hydrogen Fuel Cell Bus


Late Night Buses
Late Night buses leave at Midnight, 1.00am and 2.00am every Friday and Saturday night from Wellington Street Bus Station going to Mirrabooka and Morley. After 7:30pm buses will stop anywhere along the route (where safe) - just ask your driver.

Circle Route
The Circle Route is a new bus service operated by Transperth. The buses operate between the Fremantle train station and Oats street train station in East Victoria Park. Call Transperth on 13 62 13 with any questions or visit the Transperth web site for more details.

Country / Interstate Buses
Perth has a number of buses which travel both interstate and to the country.

Greyhound Pioneer Australia
Phone 1300 473 946
www.greyhound.com.au
Transwa
Phone 1300 662 205
www.transwa.wa.gov.au