Getting Around Perth and Where to Stay in Perth

Also see: Perth Travel Info: Before Flying to Perth.
Perth Itinerary Day 1: Perth City
Perth Itinerary Day 2: Rottnest Island
Perth Itinerary Day 3: Fremantle
Suggested Day Trips from Perth City
If you’ve 1 more day, visit  Perth Itinerary Day 4: Swan Valley.
If you have 2 days, visit Perth Itinerary Days 4 & 5: Margaret River

Getting Around Perth City

perth map
 are relatively affordable. But within the city itself, it’s walkable and there are free CAT buses. I walked from the north to south in only 30 minutes. Please do NOT waste money and buy TransPerth passes for buses and trains.

Download and print a map for CAT buses on A3 paper. This map is detailed enough to act as a Perth map.

Where to Stay in Perth City

where to stay in perth
St Georges Terrace is the main street for commerce and banking. Hay St and Murray St, bounded by William St and Barrack St, are the main shopping areas. So staying anywhere within the red circle is ideal.

4 points by sheraton perth review
We stayed at Four Points by Sheraton, under the SPG group, for about A$200 a night. It was awesome. Great service, especially by this pretty receptionist. Rather new. Inexpensive. And great location. A 15-min walk to shopping district or to Northbridge, and about a 25-minute walk to Kings Park.

One complaint we had was there was free wifi only at the lobby, so you’d have to go down to the lobby to use your smart phone. Not very smart is it?

Not much amenities: no breakfast, small gym room, no pool, no bath tub, no toothbrush, and they ran out of shower gel, we had to use soap. Retro.

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  1. im suprised you wrote not to buy transperth smartconnect pass. cos i was planning to do that. i may be taking subway and buses to scarborough are u sure its not worth for the card? less fumble for coins lei… share ur view please thanks!


    • It depends on where you are going. Click on the map I’ve posted above for the bus routes. Those are the free buses. If you plan to stay in the city, the free buses are more than enough to cater to your needs. Perth is really a small place.


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