Perth Central suburban train station is located on Wellington street. The station is across the road from Forrest Place and is accessible via an overhead walkway that joins to Forrest Chase. A walkway also joins the train station to the Perth Art Gallery, Museum and Northbridge. The Wellington Street bus station which is approximately 200m down the road from the train station is also linked via a walkway.

All suburban trains leave or pass through the Perth central train station. Perth has four main train lines travelling as far South as Fremantle and as far North as Clarkson. The trains also service Midland and Armadale passengers to ensure the transport system spans wide enough to be accessible by the majority of Perth.

The suburban trains are called "Fasttrack", they are electric, quiet, clean, fast (top speed of 110kph) safe and run on a regular basis. The train services start at 5.30am and stops at 11.30pm weekdays. The trains have a reduced service on the weekends, and public holidays, but special late night trains are available on the weekends. See the Transperth web site for timetables, or call the transperth timetable number on 13 62 13

Travel between the City West and McIver stations is free in the city because it is within the Free Transit Zone ( FTZ ). All travel outside of the FTZ requires a valid ticket. The price of a ticket is determined by the distance you are travelling, and the fare type. The city is divided into zones and each zone has a fare for travelling within that zone. Tickets can be purchased on the platforms or throughout the stations. The ticket machines only accept coins and do dispense change. An alternative to purchasing a ticket on each journey is to purchase a SmartRider which is a prepaid amount placed on a swipe card at a discounted rate. The SmartRiders can be purchased from newsagents, and must be validated prior to travel on any of the trains. The SmartRiders can also be used on the Buses and Ferries . Warning the trains often have inspectors checking for valid tickets so don't run the risk of having to pay a fine.

Train stations
Fremantle Line Joondalup Line Midland Line Armadale Line Mandurah Line
Perth Perth Perth Perth Perth
City West Leederville Mclver Mclver Esplanade
West Leederville Glendalough Claisebrook Claisebrook Canning Bridge
Subiaco Stirling East Perth Belmont Park * Bull Creek
Daglish Warwick Mount Lawley Burswood Murdoch
Shenton Park Greenwood Maylands Victoria Park Cockburn Central
Karrakatta Whitfords Meltham Carlisle Kwinana
Loch Street Edgewater Bayswater Oats Street Wellard
Showgrounds * Joondalup Ashfield Welshpool Rockingham
Claremont Currabmine Bassendean Queens Park Warnbro
Swanbourne Clarkson Success Hill Cannington Mandurah
Grant Street   Guildford Thornlie  
Cottesloe   East Guildford Beckenham  
Mosman Park   Woodbridge Kenwick  
Victoria Street Midland Maddington  
North Fremantle Gosnells  
Fremantle Seaforth  

* Special Events Station

Indian Pacific
The Indian Pacific has been described as one of the best train trips in the world. The journey starts in Perth, at the Indian Ocean and travels to Sydney, the Pacific Ocean, via Adelaide twice a week. The journey takes just under three days and leaves from the Perth Railway Terminal on Wednesdays and Sundays at 11.55am. The train provides an interesting way to see the Nullarbor, or avoid some of the long driving. Visit the Indian Pacific web site for more information

East Perth Terminal
This East Perth terminal is a 5 to 10 minute drive from Perth's CBD. Both the Indian Pacific and the Prospector leave from this terminal and it is only a couple of stops from the Perth Central train station. The terminal is serviced by Perth's suburban trains and always has plenty of buses and taxis waiting for arriving passengers.

The Prospector
A daily service from Perth to Kalgoorlie leaves from the East Perth Terminal. The train is called the Prospector and takes approximately 8 hours to get to Kalgoorlie. For more information about Perth to Kalgoorlie Timetables visit the Rail Australia website or call Reservations & Enquiries: 1300 662 205 (Statewide Local Call Fee).
Reservations & Enquiries: 13 10 53 (Statewide Local Call Fee)

The Australind
Rail Australia operates a daily service between Perth and Bunbury called The Australind. The service leaves the Perth Central train station twice-daily and takes approximately two hours. For more information about Perth to Bunbury Timetables visit the Westrail website or call Reservations & Enquiries: 1300 662 205 (Statewide Local Call Fee).