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Perth Transportation

Perth uses a variety of transport methods, including cars, buses, trains, ferries, taxis, bicycles, limos and walking. There are two main freeways that meet in the city and they join the northern and southern suburbs. The freeways are called the Kwinana freeway which runs south of the city, and the Mitchell freeway which runs north of the city.

Perth has a modern public transport system that combines the use of trains, buses, ferries and CATS, to reach from one end of the city to the other. Transperth manage all of the public facilities which means that all of the trains, buses, ferries and CATS timetables and tickets compliment each other. Within the central city area is a free transit zone which allows commuters to travel on either buses or trains for free. See the transperth map of the free transit zone. The transit free zone is provided every day of the week and stretches from Kings Park to the Causeway, and Northbridge to the Swan river.

In Australia cars drive on the left hand side of the road. Road rules may vary from state to state within Australia. A free booklet on the road rules within Western Australiais available from the Western Australian Police Department. To obtain a copy of the "Drive Safe" booklet, call the West Australian Police department on (08) 9227 6727. The city has a very efficient highway system that links the city to the major roads servicing the coastal and hills areas surrounding Perth. City speed limits tend to be 60kph and limits are posted on all the roads. Western Australiauses speed cameras to catch offenders both in the city and country regions. The wearing of seat belts is compulsory where they are fitted.

Western Australiahas very strict laws about drink driving. The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.05%, with automatic loss of license for blood alcohol levels over 0.08%. Remember not to drink and drive!


Perth has two bus terminals in the city. The Wellington streetbus station is approximately 200m from the train station and services the northern suburbs. The City Busport is at the bottom of Mill streeton Mounts Bay road next to the Esplanade and services the south