Fremantle Transportation

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    Catch the CAT!

    by CatherineReichardt Written Nov 17, 2011

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    In recent years, Fremantle has introduced two free Central Area Transit (CAT) bus services which are a brilliant way to get around the central area without having to worry about finding parking.

    The Fremantle CAT services are as follows:

    Red CAT covers the area north of Fremantle Station
    Blue CAT covers the area south of Fremantle Station

    Both Fremantle CAT services stop outside Fremantle railway station and depart approximately every 15 minutes.

    The exact frequency of the services and the stops along each route are given on the website below. Just note that CAT services do not run on Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC Day (25 April).

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    Freo's stunning railway station

    by CatherineReichardt Updated Nov 16, 2011

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    Freo's stunning railway station

    People who have read my other travel pages will know that trains make me happy! Even more so when the train can be combined with lovely architecture, such as Freo's gorgeous Victorian era railway station.

    The train is by far the quickest and easiest way to get between Perth and Freo - the journey takes just under half an hour and there are trains about every 15 minutes, depending on the time of day (see the website below for details).

    At the time of writing in November 2011, a single fare between Perth Central and Fremantle was $3.80 one way. There are also some family fares and concessions available, so check at the ticket office to work out which option is best for you.

    The train station is just by the ferry port (look for E Shed as your landmark) - less than 5 minutes walk including crossing the railway - which is the departure point for the Rottnest ferry. The station is on the edge of the Freo CBD, so allow yourself about 10 minutes to walk to the Cappucino Strip.

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    Grab a Cat

    by arianne_1504 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    The easiest way to get around is with the Fremantle CAT service, a route designed to assist you to get to all the popular Fremantle destinations.

    The service runs seven days a week and complete a circuit around the City of Fremantle stopping at popular places of interest offering easy access to major attractions and venues.

    The service is fully accessible with vehicle kneeling action at the curbside, driver activated ramp and low floor design, with the added comfort of fully air-conditioned vehicles. For the perfect day out, leave your car at home, take the train to Fremantle where you can catch a CAT.

    And best of all it's free!

    The CAT bus does not run on Good Friday, Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

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    CATCH THE FREE "ORANGE CAT" BUS

    by DennyP Updated Oct 16, 2009

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    When getting around the City of Fremantle catch the local ORANGE CAT "free bus".The bus stops at 26 locations on its journey around Fremantle beginning at the main Fremantle Railway station....making this service about every ten minutes..its just a get on and off wherever you choose...This I found was a great service and handy when visiting so many locations around the city..
    The bus operates everyday including public holidays..

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    Fremantle Tram Tours

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 28, 2008

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    Fremantle Tram Tours

    If you want to be taken on a guided tour of the city with explanations, there is the tram (which has been turned into a motor vehicle, there are no tram rails in Freo any more). Tours can be booked on the website, which has all the details.

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    Fremantle Line on the Perth Subway

    by Kathrin_E Written Aug 26, 2008

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    The Fremantle Line connects the train station in the centre of Perth with Fremantle. Trains depart every 15 minutes on Platform 7. The ride takes about 30 minutes and is the fastest connection on public transport.
    One-way fare: $ 3.40 (April 2008)

    Fremantle Line timetable

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    Orange CAT bus

    by Kathrin_E Updated Aug 26, 2008

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    Orange CAT bus

    The orange CAT is, like the red, blue and yellow CAT in Perth, a free bus running on a circle route through the city centre.
    Quite useful to get from A to B if you're tired of walking, and also useful for a free tour of the city (without explanations, though).

    Map of the route of the Orange CAT

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    The taxi situation in WA metro area is abysmal.

    by Poquita Written May 30, 2008

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    Catch the ferry from Perth to Fremantle

    You are better off hiring a car rather than using taxis as they take AGES! Use the train if you want to go to Perth, Mandurah, the beaches or the northern suburbs. Once in Freo, you can pretty much walk everywhere.

    You can add me as a 'friend' if you are visiting Perth/Freo and I will be happy to offer you any advice or tips.

    Try Fremantle World of Cars. They have good rates and good cars:

    http://www.fremantleworldofcars.com.au/rent.html

    Or you can hire a scooter or scoot car for a novel and fun way to look around for the day:

    http://www.fremantlewa.com.au/search_resultall.asp

    There is also the Public Transport option, which is cheap, clean and reliable:

    http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Home/tabid/36/Default.aspx

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    less than 30 minutes to freo

    by ukirsari Written Apr 22, 2008

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    freo is very accessible to be reached by train from perth. just take ticket from the machine, zone 2, AUD$3.40 one way. passing enroute perth-subiaco-daglish-karrakatta-freo. it's less than 30 minutes and a nice ride.

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    Perth International Airport (PER)

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 28, 2007

    Fremantle is a suburb of Perth, and is easily reached within an hour of the airport.

    Perth, Western Australia is unique for many different reasons, but in particular, this city's airport is truly the most isolated international city on Earth. It is very difficult to reach Perth by Air, although it is constantly being made easier through multiple international carriers creating flights here.

    Western Australia's airports are actually equal flying time to Singapore as Sydney. Each being a 5 hour flight from this isolated city!

    Perth however is a major launching pad for alot of Southern Hemisphere Australian travel, housing the international legs of Air New Zealand, Air Mauritius and South African Airways. Perth also serves Asia with Emirates, Cathay Pacific, Royal Brunei, Garuda, Singapore, Thai, Tiger Airways and of course Qantas.

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    Fremantle CAT

    by Xemx Updated Jul 2, 2007

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    The city centre of Fremantle is small and very easy to get around on foot, however, if you're tired or don't have much time to spare, then the Fremantle CAT service is what you need. The service does a complete circle around the city and stops at the most popular spots.

    Mondays to Fridays it runs every 10 minutes between 7.30am and 6.30 pm. Weekends and public holidays (accept for Good Friday, Christmas and Boxing Day) it runs every 10 minutes from 10.00am to 6.30pm.

    This link provides a route mapwhich shows you all the bus stop locations. The Fremantle CAT service is run by Southern Coast Transit.

    (Sorry, no pic, I will just have to go back and get one!)

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    Hertz car through the Fremantle Visitor Centre

    by vtveen Updated Jan 11, 2007

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    Fremantle Visitor Centre offers a possibility to hire cars with special rates, only available when booking direct with them. We decided to rent our car from Hertz, because they had an almost custom made offer for us:
    - unlimited km’s
    - CDW excess reduced
    - all taxes and fees included
    - free airport drop off
    - their Fremantle office was opened on a Saturday morning.

    We had to pay just AUD 56,- per day for a Toyota Corolla.

    Be aware: we could drop off our car at Perth International Airport, but there is NO petrol station on the airport. We had to buy our last petrol in one of the suburbs of Perth.

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    Great bus services

    by vtveen Updated Jan 9, 2007

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    TransPerth runs numerous buses servicing both Fremantle and Perth, to and from suburbs, surrounding towns, beaches and the Domestic Terminal of Perth Airport. There are many different lines and it is impossible to mention all the schedules, fares and possibilities of this great bus service.

    We used the bus a couple of times: to/from Perth City (the Esplanade Bus Station) and to/from Fremantle. We paid for a so called “2 zone ticket” to Perth AUD 3,10 per person, which allowed us to use all buses in these two zones for 2 hours.

    CAT buses
    CAT (Central Area Transit) services in Fremantle and Perth are free. They can be very easy to reach touristy sights or the city centre of Fremantle when having accommodation outside the centre.
    Perth has three circle lines and Fremantle (being much smaller) just one.

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    Perth Airport

    by vtveen Updated Jan 9, 2007

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    domestic flight

    We arrived from Uluru at the Domestic Terminal and left for Singapore from the International Terminal of Perth Airport. There is really a huge distance between these two terminals. One should be aware, specially when coming to Australia from abroad and having a connecting domestic flight.
    All customs (passport and luggage) and Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service will be handled in the International Terminal. Sometimes both checks can be very time consuming; added by the transfer by shuttle bus between the terminals one need really much time in Perth Airport.

    To/from
    Perth Airport is located about 15 km’s outside the city of Perth and about 30 km’s from Fremantle. Both terminals are serviced by taxis and shuttle buses to/from accommodations in both Perth and Fremantle.

    We had a taxi to our accommodation in Applecross for about AUD 35,-. Shuttle buses to Perth/Fremantle are about AUD 15,- per person.

    There is also a public bus running between the city centre of Perth and (only !!) the Domestic Terminal.

    For more info see: www.perthairport.com or www.fremantleairportshuttle.com.au.

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    Getting to Fremantle from Perth

    by xuessium Updated Dec 27, 2005

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    FremantleTrainStation

    There are 3 ways to get to Fremantle from Perth besides driving:

    1) By train - catch an electric train from Perth Central Station to Fremantle. The trip takes less than half an hour.

    2) By bus - Transperth buses leave from various stands in St George's Terrace and will take you to Fremantle via either the Canning or Stirling Highway.

    3) By ferry - catch a ferry from the Barrack Street Jetty in Perth and enjoy the sights from the Swan River as you cruise to Fremantle.

    I caught the train, just for the fun of it. It was A$2.80 one way circa 2001.

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