It is important to learn about all the public transport modes around Freemantle and nearby Perth including the bus, train, ferry and taxi. The cheapest and more convenient way to go around is get a Smartrider Card which you can use on trains and buses see www.transperth.wa.gov.au/tickets-fares/ticket-types .You can also purchase a ticket when boarding the bus or a train ticket from railway station. The closer your destination, the cheaper the fare is.
- Students doing VET (Vocational programs) and Higher Education (University courses) can obtain discount in public transport. Do check with the service provider is you are entitled for a discount and apply accordingly. If you are entitled to Student discount, carry your student ID card with you at all times.
- If you are travelling late at night on weekends, find out if there is a night route that goes near your destination as some routes are not scheduled on weekends.
- Disabled and elderly people as well as pregnant women have priority seating.
- Do not eat, drink or smoke in public transport or in taxis.
- Always make sure that you have your Smartrider Card topped up.
Forms of transport
For the bus, train and ferry the fare you pay for the trip depends on how far you travel (zones) and also the time of the day. Metropolitan fares apply to all areas within Perth, and are defined within Zones. Always keep a bus/train/ferry time table in your wallet see www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Timetables. Or go to www.transperth.wa.gov.au/Journey-Planner/Mobile-Services/Official-Transperth-App to download the app. Remember that times for the above services change on weekends and designated holidays.
is a healthy alternative for transport. When crossing a street, wait for the green pedestrian icon. Do not walk or run over a red pedestrian light.
RIDE A BIKE
To cycle you must wear a helmet at all times and follow the road rules.
Make sure you hail the bus so the driver stops to pick you up! Always touch on at the beginning of the trip and then off at the end of trip before you leave the bus.
TRAINS & FERRY
Each line has a distinctive colour in the map and on the screens at the station to help you find your way easily.
RIDING A MOTORCYCLE
Always wear a helmet. It is now required by law to have a special motorcycle license for models of a certain size. Check with The Department of Transport at http://www.transport.wa.gov.au
We drive on the left side of the road. To drive in Australia, you need an English translation of your driver’s license. Check the road rules in this link http://www.transport.wa.gov.au. If you are going to drink alcohol, do not drive.
A safe mode of transportation in particular if you have been drinking after a party. You can pay the taxi fare with your credit card if you do not carry cash. Always ask for a receipt.