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Here you will find information on Transperth, Perth's public transport system. Transperth offers bus, train and even ferry services.

Journey planner

One particularly handy feature of Transperth's website is the Journey Planner.

The Journey Planner allows you to type in your start and end destination addresses and find a combination of bus and/or train routes to get you from A to B. During daytime on weekdays, buses normally come at 15 or 30 minute intervals. At night time and on weekends, times between buses can be an hour. Trains, in general, operate at higher frequencies and for longer hours. In any case, it is always best to check the bus and train timetables or use the Journey Planner.

Note that it is recommended that you view the map associated with your planned journey so that you become accustomed to the area. This can be helpful in the event that you become lost.

Curtin University of Technology and its staff accept no responsibility for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused by the use of Transperth's website or services.


Transperth currently uses two methods of automated payment: MultiRider and SmartRider.

The MultiRider system has been in place for several years. Travellers purchase cards with a pre-determined number of trips on them, stored on a magnetic strip. Each time the traveller enters a bus or train station, the MultiRider card is inserted into a machine and one ride deducted. However, this system is being phased out in favour of the new SmartRider system. This system, which is based on smartcard technology, requires the traveller to buy a card and then add credit to it. The card is then used in a similar fashion to the MultiRider card, except that you must swipe your card upon exiting the service. In this way, a more accurate fare can be calculated.

If you are a full time student, you are eligible for various student discounts, including Transperth fares. Be sure to collect your sticker from the Student Service Centre (Building 101).

Further to this, ticket inspectors on Transperth vehicles will need to see your student sticker should you have purchased a student fare on a journey.

Visit the Transperth website for more information or you can call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.