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“Out and about in Perth”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Transwa

Transwa
Ranked #58 of 178 things to do in Perth
Certificate of Excellence
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Perth, Australia
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35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Out and about in Perth”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Transwa service within the 1 km radius is pretty good with trains running every 15-20 minutes and buses from 15-45minutes. There is a grey clipper which is free and runs in a large square from East to West of Perth.

I would like to see a tourist bus that is free and tells patrons along the journey all the interesting sites around Perth.

Perth has a good Highway and Freeway service around the Metropolitan area. Perth does not have enough taxi from Friday to Sunday evening.

Visited December 2012
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Williams, Australia
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“Early mornings??”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

If you want to get a bus early in the morning its a no go in Perth. we are not early workers apparently. We have the worst public transport to our airports and to catch a taxi costs a mint.

Visited January 2013
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Margaret River, Australia
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“A good allrounder”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2012

Transwa runs the buses, trains and CATs (free buses) around Perth and Western Australia. In general they provide an excellent service, though locals will moan it's a limited service in certain areas. My only bad experience with them was the Perth to Dunsborough late service on a Friday - the service took an hour longer than it should have and the driver didn't seem at all fussed at how late he was.

Visited December 2012
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Perth, Australia
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Safe and central”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The public transport in Perth is safe and central. I catch the train to Perth City instead of driving which saves the bother of city parking.

Visited September 2012
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Perth, Australia
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108 reviews
32 attraction reviews
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“Improvement needed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

You can get an electronic paid (top up) card to use both on trains and buses. Otherwise you can get your tickets from the bus driver. For trains you will need to get tickets from ticket machines. Your ticket is charged based on the zones you travel to and the duration you need. More zones and longer duration cost more. On average it will be about $2 for 1 zone for 2 hours (which is the minimum duration). There is no weekly or monthly ticket to purchase, only daily tickets.

Transperth buses are also not frequent after 6pm (you will find some buses stop running after 5.30pm or 6pm) and last bus on weekdays is usually around 11.30pm departing from bus depot in the city. (Not sure about other bus depots). On Saturdays and Sundays, buses run every hour and on Sunday the buses starts around 9am (from the city). Because Perth is such a "car city" where almost everyone has a car, there's no dependencies on buses.

right now there is no trains from the Domestic airport to the city but there is a bus number 37. Unfortunately this is also a local bus so while you get to enjoy the local sights, you also have no where to put your large backpacks or luggages. Cost $3.20 and takes about 1hr in standard traffic. From the International airport there is no public transportation to the city yet (yep, tell me about it)

Yes, trains and buses can be quite far off compared to other cities in the world, but it's still a lot cheaper than taking taxis (the meters jump quicker than your heartbeat). so it's still a very economic way of travelling around the metro area of Perth.

Visited November 2012
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