WHEN IN FREMANTLE WE RECCOMEND USING THE FREE CAT BUS SYSTEM
The CAT route is a free bus route that has busses every 20 minutes, and travels a loop from Fremantle Station to South Beach, one of Fremantles most relaxing beaches
107 Pay 'n' display bays:
Fenced car park patrolled by attendants between 7.00am and 9.00pm Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. A flat fee of $2.00 applies whether you are parked the whole day or part thereof. A valid parking ticket must be displayed, correct side up, on the vehicles dashboard at all times.
64 Lock 'n' ride bays:
Fenced car park locked between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. This parking is free of charge.
2 Free park 'n' ride NDS (National Disability Services) bays
3 Pick up/set down bays
*A release fee will be charged to release your vehicle from a secured area, Call (08) 9326 2081.
16 Bicycle Lockers
HOW TO GET A SMARTRIDER:
Getting a Smartrider card in Perth, Western Australia is the easiest way to use public transportation. It works on trains and buses, and you just need to tap on and off. WHich means no more paper tickets! Plus, you get a 10% discount on all your rides. The card also calculates your fare for you, so you don't have to worry about how many zones you're intending to travel. The cost of a smartrider is a one time $10 payment, plus the amount of credit you choose to load onto the card, we reccomend this card to any tourist that is planning on a lomger stay.
GETTING YOUR TRAIN TICKETS:
Transperth bus, train and ferry services require a ticket. Your ticket buys you up to three hours of travel on any combination of Transperth bus, train or ferry services. Transperth has two types of ticketing, SmartRider and cash tickets.
You can buy a cash ticket from all Transperth bus or ferry drivers or from the coin-operated Ticket-Vending Machines (TVM) at train stations or you can use a SmartRider, DayRider or FamilyRider Pass. SmartRider is Transperth’s electronic ticketing system and it is simple to use. Add value to your card before you travel and tag on and tag off whenever you travel on the Transperth network. The fare value of your journey will be deducted from the stored value on your card. SmartRider cards have an initial purchase fee and can be bought at any Transperth InfoCentre or SmartRider Retail Sales Outlet.
There are nine Transperth zones, fares are calculated by the number of zones you travel through on your
journey, each one is about 8 to 10 kilometres wide. When you travel over a zone boundary into another zone,
you will be charged a 2-zone fare.
Fremantle to Perth and Perth to Fremantle is currently a 2-zone fare, which is around $7.40 return trip paying with cash and $6.00 using a SmartRider Card. For $9.00 you can have unlimited travel on all buses, trains and ferrys for the full day. (So if you plan to do more than just have a return trip it's worth your while!) All DayRider Passes are purchased on the day of travel as a cash ticket from the bus or ferry drivers or from the coin-operated ticket vending machines at train stations.
Children under the age of five travel for free and must be accompanied by someone aged 15 years or older.
Western Australian Seniors are entitled to travel for free, using SmartRider, on all Transperth services between 9.00am and 3.30pm Monday to Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday, as well as public holidays.
TRAIN TRAVEL ETIQUETTE:
Please offer your seat to passengers with special needs such as people with a disability, seniors and parents with young children or babies and please be courteous to other passengers.
No eating, drinking or smoking is permitted.
Do not block entrances with your onboard items or leave them unattended, they are your responsibility at all times.
Transperth does not currently allow animals onboard with the exception of Guide dogs for harnessed vision and hearing impaired passengers.
Transperth welcomes bicycles on our trains and ferries except during the following times:
Morning peak services between 7.00am and 9.00am travelling towards Perth city (Weekdays only)
Afternoon peak services between 4.30pm and 6.30pm travelling away from Perth city (Weekdays only)
Prams can be easily accommodated on trains.
Surfboards and boogie boards up to 2.0 metres which are clean and sand-free are welcome.
More information on the south-west coast in our other Western Australian visitor guides:
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The Margaret River Region is an area of magnificent beauty on the western coast of the south west of WA. From the expansive shores of Busselton on Geographe Bay, through Dunsborough & Margaret River to Augusta, the Margaret River Region is fantastic. VISIT MARGARET RIVER
Denmark WA is one of the most beautiful places along the south coast as it has forests, beaches, rivers and waves. Everything you need for the perfect south coast holiday. Denmark Wineries are popular too! Info on Denmark Town including shopping, dining & history, VISIT DENMARK WA