Getting Around Perth

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    Taxis are expensive

    by walterwu Written Dec 14, 2014

    Getting around Perth on Taxis can be expensive. A short trip of about 3km in Victoria Park area cost us about $16 after 7pm. From the airport to our accommodation in Victoria Park area cost us about $30.

    Recommended to rent a car and do some self drive. With google maps and gps navigation, self-drive is, now, much easier.

    However, if you need a taxi, it easy to call for one on phone 13 13 30.

    Taxis are expensive
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    Transport from airport

    by albaaust Written Feb 6, 2013

    Was doing some research on another location and came across this site which offers transfer to the CBD area. It seems to me to pretty good value given that if you took a taxi it would be more.
    Hope it is useful.
    http://www.isango.com/australia-tours/perth-tours/private-transfer-between-perth-international-airport-and-perth-cbd-hotels_18120

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    Explorations on Foot

    by cjg1 Updated Mar 30, 2012

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    As I have found through my travels over the years; exploring a city on foot has many benefits. So much can be missed when driving, on a bus or train but when walking so many discoveries are possible.

    Perth is a very walkable city much like Sydney and has beautiful outdoor spaces. The parks and gardens are perfect to explore and wander through. The Central Buisness District has a variety of pubs, shops and restaurants as well as historic places to explore.

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    Perth Tram

    by aussirose Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Everywhere I go in Perth I see this cute little tram....well not a real one, it's on wheels.... but what a lovely way to see Perth. Like the open top red bus, it's a hop-on-hop-off service and definately another alternative way to see the sights of Perth. Actually just recently as part of the big Perth vt meet in 2007, allikat, hubby and I decided to do the Kings Park tour on this little tram and had the time of our lives! The driver was a real charactor and kept us laughing all the way! I highly recommend this little trip. Tram leaves from the Bell Tower here..in the pic. Just pay the driver when you get on.

    Perth Tram
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    Rent a car!

    by FOotFetish Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Seriously,if you're thinking of travelling around in Perth,the best option is to rent a car.UNLESS, u;re hanging around in the city, then one can catch the RED or BLUE CAT free bus service to various places close to city itself. The stop are pretty obvious around the city zone.Presonally, i think the bus and train service is ...well, put it in a nicer way is a little slow.Catching a bus needs to check out the timetable schedule.One can obtain such information at Perth City Train Station.And yes, there are scheduled times for trains too.
    Especially on a sun, you have to wait longer than usual for a bus or train to arrive.Therefore, it is really important to grab hold of the timetable phamplet of the various bus numbers.Trains leaves every half an hour from Perth City on sun then.
    hope i;m not confusing anyone else!
    Car rental is not that expensive and usually preferably it has cheaper rate if you';re 25 yr old and above. And the rate goes by week and the model of the car too.
    Oh, if you're getting off the bus, remember to say thanks to the bus driver..out of courtesy .

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  • Cheap transport

    by Bonzarella Written Mar 23, 2011

    There are heaps of other really cheap options. Aside from doing a ride share with someone like jride, or renting a car, you can do a relocation for a rental company. There are websites like transfercar who have all the companies' relocation cars and campervans on them. Cool deals but you will still need to pay for gas on some of them.

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    Australian Pinnacle Coach Tour Around Perth & WA

    by Mikebb Updated Apr 25, 2009

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    Australian Pinnacle Tours are a well known tour company and conduct day and half day tours in and around Perth.

    For visitors wanting to see Koalas, Kangaroos there are tours to Caversham Wildlife Park which is located within an hour of Perth city. Other day tours include the Swan Valley and country towns.

    There are overnight and extended tours to Margaret River, Albany, Broome etc etc.

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    City Explorer

    by aussirose Updated Sep 20, 2008

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    Ok, you've seen my tip on the famous free Perth 'Cat' bus, and you already know that any other Transperth Bus within the Perth area is free. But I've seen this cute red open top bus around the place and thought I'd give it a plug too :o) Ok, I'm a local and haven't bothered to catch it, but it definately looks like a nice way to hop on and off and vew the sights of Perth for a day. The sight below gives you the lowdown!....and btw, I think that for the price you pay, it's a nice cheap alternative to the 'free' bus services provided haha :o)

    Perth City Explorer Open Top Bus Service
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    Perth Taxi Service

    by jackliveshere Written Jan 21, 2008

    The following question the operator sometimes ask you when booking a trip to the airport sums up the taxi service in Perth, "Yes I have booked a taxi for you, but do you have alternative transport to the Airport?" Be prepared to wait at least 1 hour in general or 3 hours during ultra peak hours from the city, taxi lines reach 100m long on a regular basis.

    On another occasion when hailing a cab the driver asked where I was going, I replied and he just drove off. Obviously the fare did not suit them.

    Look elsewhere for other transport options. From my experiences Perth taxi drivers are unprofessional, rude and unwelcoming. I shudderer when thinking how such people treat guests to our City.

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    Airport-City Shuttle Bus

    by xuessium Updated Jan 14, 2006

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    From Perth International Airport, there is an airport-city shuttle bus, available from about 5.30am (I knew cos I took this first shuttle) to about 9.00pm. The bus stops at pick-up points conveniently located near hotels, motels and hostels in Perth, including Northbridge, the Central City, East Perth, West Perth, Mill Point Road and Great Eastern Highway.

    Rates:
    Adults one way $AUD13.00; Adults return $AUD24.00 (I got a discount at A$20 for 4 paxs)
    Children one way $AUD10.00; Children return $AUD16.00
    Family Package
    2 Adults and 2 Children one way $AUD34; 2 Adults and 2 Children return $AUD64

    There is also an inter-terminal shuttle bus between the International flight terminal (1) and the domestic terminals (2&3).
    Please see the link below for the rates.

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    TransPerth

    by bryINpoland Updated Jul 28, 2005

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    Getting around Perth and its outer skirts is made easy by its Trains and Bus system TransPerth.

    There are 4 train lines, Fremantle, Midland, Armadale, and Currambine. Ticket prices vary by number of stops, zones, and discounts for students and senior citizens. Tickets are easy to by with the automated machines, and stations are easy to locate with zone maps located throughout the stations. Trains run about every 15 minutes and are ussually not very crowded.

    Buses are also easy to catch and tickets can be purchased on board. Drivers are very nice and always saying "no worries". Prices vary on the route u are taking and there are also discounts available. IMPORTANT TO KNOW, YOU MUST PUT OUT YOUR HAND FOR THE BUS TO STOP. Otherwise they will just zoom on by.

    For more info on fares and all their routes, visit the following link to their website TransPerth.

    Victoria Street station in Mosman Park
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    My Aussie Wings

    by Tripack Updated Jun 15, 2005

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    I choose to fly with Virgin Blue during my Aussie trip as the price were very competitive and less time consuming compare to road or train trip.

    To obtain the lowest price you should plan your trip a bit in advance. From my personnal experience, the flghts were pleasant and ontime (Perth - Adelaide - Sydney).

    This airline operates since 2000 and have continously extend its route network. Nowadays the fleet of Boeing 737-700/800 linked all major Australian cities. Other DownUnder destinations are available in New-Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu and Cook Island.

    Virgin Blue Boeing 737
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    Driving in the city

    by ratherton Written Apr 7, 2005

    One surprising thing about central Perth is that it isn’t a total nightmare to take your car into. Whilst it can get busy, driving is not intolerable and parking either on street parking meters or in multi-story car parks, is good value.

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    The Cat

    by keeweechic Updated Mar 6, 2005

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    The CAT : There is a special free bus service, the CAT (Central Area Transport) which runs approximately every 7.5 minutes until 6pm and every 10 minutes until 1am around the greater city area. The buses are identified being silver and having a panther on them. The colour depicts the route.

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    Central Perth Rail Station

    by keeweechic Written Jan 30, 2005

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    Perths central Railway Station is just behind Forrest Chase on Wellington Street. There is a walk bridge that connect the two. The first station was opened in 1881 and ran between Fremantle and Guildford. The 2nd station was larger and built in 1894 but was found to be too small and additional wings to the east and west were added in 1897 which doubled the size of the station. This is the same station that exists today

    Suburban Rail : Trains run from the city of Perth to Fremantle, Armadale, Midland and Currambine. All suburban trains stop at the city’s main train station on Wellington Street and if need be, you can take the same train from one end of the line to the other. The cost of your ticket will depend on how many zones you are passing through.
    Location: 376 Wellington Street, Perth

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