Perth has a world-class public transport system that is safe, convenient and easy to use. In peak periods, travel by public transport is less stressful and can take less than half the time that travel by car does. Find out about catching buses and trains to get around the City of Stirling and surrounds.
Trains run every 5 minutes (or more often) during peak times, and every 15 minutes the rest of the day (30 minutes at
weekends at late at night). Many high frequency bus routes run every 15 minutes throughout the day, making taking the bus just as easy and convenient as taking the train.
TransPerth provides numerous ways to access timetables and route information including:
• Telephone or mobile
To find out more visit the TransPerth's website, or call them on 13 62 13.
The City of Stirling’s TravelSmart guides (maps) can help you to plan your journey by public transport.
Showing bus stops, bus routes and community facilities such as shops, schools and places of interest, they are an
invaluable guide to Travelling Smart. Pick one up at our Administration Office, or download them from this page.
Tickets can be bought from bus drivers and from ticketing machines at train stations, however SmartRider is the cheapest and easiest way to travel by public transport. It’s a value storage card that can be used on buses, trains and the ferry, so you don’t have to carry cash or work out your fare – your SmartRider will do that for you. Simply tag on at the start of your journey, tag off at your destination, and the fare is automatically deducted from your SmartRider.
You can add credit to your SmartRider in several ways:
- by direct debit (and you will earn a 25% discount off the cash fare);
- by BPAY (earn a 15% discount)
- using an EFTPOS card at Add-Value Machines (15% discount)
- using cash at SmartRider Retail Outlets or through your bus driver (15% discount).
Bicycles and public transport
Bicycles may be taken on trains for free at any time, except during peak periods. Bicycles are not allowed on trains travelling into Perth between 7am and 9am, nor on trains travelling out of Perth between 4.30pm and 6.30pm (weekdays), but can be taken onto trains travelling against peak flow at these times.
Bicycles cannot be taken on buses at any time.
Bicycle parking is available at all train stations. Secure bike cages which can only be accessed by registered users are currently being installed at most trains stations across Perth. To register to use your nearest bike cage, please see the TransPerth website.
Priority seating is available for seniors and those with mobility needs on all buses, trains and ferries. All trains and many bus routes are accessible to wheelchairs and prams: details of accessible services are available from
Bus stops and bus shelters
Please see our bus shelters page for information about bus stops and shelters.