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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!)
Updated Jul 2, 2007
Phone: 13 62 13
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.
Updated Jan 11, 2007
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 (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.
Updated Jan 9, 2007
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.
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.
Updated Jan 9, 2007
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.
Updated Dec 27, 2005
Fremantle is pretty small to get around. You can walk to most sights. However, if you really feel tired or felt walking is beneath you, fret not. The free Fremantle CAT buses to the rescue.
The Fremantle Clipper completes 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.
Buses have been coordinated with train arrivals and departures.
Frequency of the CAT service - every 15 minutes.
Written Dec 27, 2005
Hop on the Fremantle Central Area Transit Orange Cat.
A free service from the Fremantle Bus/Train terminus which runs a continuous loop through Fremantle.
The buses are airconditioned and easily accessible for wheelchairs.
The Buses run every 10 minutes
Monday to Friday.............7.30am to 6.30pm
Weekends & Public Holidays.............10.00am to 6.30pm
( Except Good Friday,Christmas & Boxing Day )
Written Dec 25, 2005
Phone: Transperth 13 6213
The parking ticket system is mostly around the Fremantle area so look for the ticket boxes. The length of time varies depending on the street/area and there is a maximum in some places of only half an hour. Check before you start putting your coins in. The ticket you receive will show your allotted time for leaving the pace. You need to put this on your dashboard in easy view.
Written Dec 17, 2004
A different way to get around Freo. You can either hire a scooter or a Scoot Car. Scooter hire time ranges from 90mins, 3 hrs, 5 hrs or a full day. The Scoot Car hire starts at 30mins, 1 hr, 1 ½ hrs, 2, hrs, 3, hrs and 4 hrs. Petrol is provided but you will need a car licence.
Location: 2 Phillimore Street
Written Dec 14, 2004
There are tram tours around Fremantle running on the hour with full commentary. Trams West will take you past many of the historic old buildings, a lot were built by convicts. You will also go to the Fremantle Museum and Arts Centre and out around the harbour area.
There are a variety of tours and they depart from the Town Hall every hour and last roughly around 45 mins.
Updated Nov 10, 2003
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