CATS

Perth has a free bus service that operates around central business district. These buses are called CATS (central area transport service) and service the free transit zone (FTZ). The buses have a low ground clearance which make it easy for people of all ages to hop on an off the buses. The buses have a set route and arrive approximately every 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the route, time of day and day of the week. The CAT routes are either a red or blue route from Monday to Friday and a special modified route for weekends.

The CAT bus stops are clearly marked through out the FTZ and have an audio announcement telling you when the next CAT is due. Supplementing the CAT service is the normal Transperth buses, and the Fasttrack trains which also offer free travel within the FTZ.

A comprehensive map of the Perth city CAT Routes can be found on the Transperth webiste.

Red CAT
The red CAT travels in a east west direction from Queens Gardens in East Perth to Outram Street in West Perth, with CAT's running Monday to Thursday 6am - 7:30pm, Fridays from 6am - 9pm and weekends from 8:30am - 7pm. CATS run approximately every 5-10 minutes.
More information can be located in the CAT Services section of the Transperth website.

Blue CAT
The blue CAT runs in a north south direction from Barrack Street Jetty to Northbridge all week running Monday to Thursday 6:50am till 6:20pm every 8 minutes, the blue CAT runs longer hours on Fridays running from 6:50pm till 1:00am every 15mins, on Saturdays the Blue CAT runs 8.30am till 1.00am every 15 minutes, running on sundays 10.00am till 7pm every 15 minutes
More information can be located in the CAT Services section of the Transperth website.

Yellow CAT
The yellow CAT runs from East Perth to West Perth, running on Monday to Friday from 6:50 am till 6:20pm every 8 minutes and on weekends running from 10:00am till 7pm every 15 minutes.
More information can be located in the CAT Services section of the Transperth website.

Fremantle CAT
The Fremantle CAT services the Fremantle central business distcrict and tourist precinct. This service runs on weekdays from 7:30 am til 6:30pm every 10 minutes, on weekends 10:00am til 6:30pm every 10 minutes and on publick holidays (except Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day) from 10:00am til 6:30pm.
More information on the Fremantle CAT canbe located on the Transperth Website.

Joondalup CAT
The Joondalup CAT services the Joondalup central business distcrict and educational precinct. This service runs on weekdays from 7:30 am til 6pm every 15 minutes.
More information on the Joondalup CAT canbe located on the Transperth Website.

No CATs run on public holidays unless advertised

For more information about the CAT service visit the Transperth web site www.transperth.wa.gov.au or call the Transperth infoline on 13 62 13 for routes and timetables.

Free Transit Zone ( FTZ )
Within the Perth city centre travel on public transport is free. The boundaries of this free travel zone are defined at the Transperth web site. To travel within this zone you can simply hop on any train, bus or CAT. You are not restricted to the amount of times you can use this service and no tickets are required. The FTZ includes City West and Claisebrook on the Fremantle, Midland and Armadale train lines, the start and finish of the FTZ are clearly marked, on the train stations and bus stops. If you board a train or bus inside the FTZ and intend to travel outside of the FTZ a valid ticket must be purchased and fares apply from where you first board to your destination. If you're not sure where the FTZ starts or ends ask the bus driver.