What's the Easiest Way to Get Around Perth

What's the Easiest Way to Get Around Perth

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Posted 2015-04-30 by Bethanyfollow
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If, say, someone was to go on holiday to Perth, what would be the easiest way to get around? In particular, would it be more worthwhile renting a car, or taking public transport?


From what I've read, it seems that public transport is an affordable, easy way to travel in the city areas. Transperth is the public transport service in the Perth metropolitan, and using their SmartRider card gets you discounts on trains, buses, and ferries. They also have free CAT (Central Area Transit) buses for travelling within the city.

Outside the city, though, it looks like driving is the best option, especially if you're looking to go to Swan Valley, or Margaret River. There are wineries and views that you'd miss if you took public transport, but it would probably get you there quicker? Any opinions on this?

I'm more of a public transport person myself. I find that not having to drive means I get more time to look out of the window and appreciate the scenery. There are downsides, of course — you have to stay on the designated route, and wandering off can be a bit of a hassle.


Perth Airport, like every other airport, has car rental and hire. I've never really rented a car before, so I'm not sure what the usual prices are, but WebJet has a page where you can compare prices from different companies.

But I'm sure locals would have their own tips and suggestions on the best way to get around Perth, right? Are you a driver, or do you prefer to take public transport?

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