Getting around

Lots of options

Perth’s free CAT bus. Photo: Transperth

Perth public transport includes buses, trains and ferries. All buses in the CBD are free, including the 935 bus to Kings Park along St Georges Terrace and Adelaide Terrace.

Free CAT buses operate regular circuits around the CBD on weekdays.

You can buy tickets on buses, station platforms and on the ferry jetties.  Interstate Seniors Cards can be used to obtain a concession fare ticket.

Alternatively, Smartrider cards can be purchased from designated outlets throughout the metro area. In Perth City Smartrider cards are available from the Elizabeth Quay Transport Kiosk and the Perth Train Station as well as several newsagencies.  For other location see the Transperth website.

From Perth Airport to the city

There are regular bus services from Perth Airport to the CBD. Follow the signs at the terminals.
Other options include rideshares and taxis.

Free Transit Zone

This zone operates from the West Perth end of Kings Park Road to the Causeway and north from the Swan River to Newcastle Street. Further details including map are available.
ALL buses, not just CAT buses, in this zone are FREE.

Bus to Kings Park

The 935 bus is free from Adelaide and St Georges terraces. It is the only bus which comes into Kings Park. It has 9 stops along the terraces.
To get to Mt Eliza House for registration, get off at the second stop on Fraser Avenue, about a 10-minute journey.
For buses which travel along Kings Park Road, get off at Havelock Street and walk into the park.

Central Area Transit (CAT) buses 

Distinctive Free CAT buses do circuits around the Perth CBD. The colour of the bus determines its circuit. The Green CAT No. 5 travels along Kings Park Road (weekdays only). Stop 17 for Kings Park.

CAT bus routes


There are fast, regular train services into Perth from Fremantle, Midland, Armadale, Mandurah and Clarkson. You can buy a ticket on the platform or use your Smartrider.
To get to the park from Perth City station exit to Wellington Street then walk along William Street to St Georges Terrace (about 10 minutes) turn right and catch the 935 bus outside Westralia Square, Stand 10090, to Kings Park.

South Perth ferries

South Perth ferry. Photo: Public Transport Authority

There is a regular Transperth ferry service between Elizabeth Quay and South Perth. Ferries run every 15 minutes from 6.30am to midnight.
There is no regular ferry service along the Swan River between Perth and Fremantle. Trains and buses connect these two cities.

Hire cars

National hire car companies Budget, Hertz and Thrifty operate in Western Australia.
Local firm Bayswater Car Rental is known for its good deals.
Parking is free in Kings Park carparks.

Taxi services

13 13 30 Swan Taxi
13 32 22 Black and White Taxi
13 52 22 (13LCab) London Cabs Perth
Rideshare providers Uber and Ola operate in Perth.