Boarding a bus

Riding a bus is a great way to get to where you need to be. You don’t need to think about parking or being dropped off at the right place. You don’t need to worry about paying for petrol. You can even beat the traffic if you’re on a route with designated bus lanes, such as the freeway.

Here are some tips to make riding a bus a great way to travel:

  • Plan ahead.  Plan your journey by working out where you need to start and finish and at what times. The Transperth Journey Planner can help you work out exactly which bus you need to catch and the route that bus will take.

  • Take your Student SmartRider or Tertiary SmartRider if you have one. A SmartRider is a reusable card you can top up as you need to so you don’t need to pay cash each time you use the bus. If you’re a full-time student, you’re also entitled to a cheaper fare. If you don’t have a SmartRider, find out the process of applying from your school or Transperth.

  • Be a great passenger. When you board a bus, you’ll find priority areas for seniors, people with mobility aids such as wheelchairs and parents with prams. You can use these areas, but should make them available to people who need them. Find a seat if there’s one available, make sure your belongings aren’t getting in anybody’s way and enjoy the ride!

  • Check if your bus is wheelchair accessible. If you use a mobility aid such as a wheelchair or motorised scooter, you can take it on any accessible bus anywhere in the Transperth network. To find out which buses are accessible, please see Transperth’s information on Disability Assistance.

For more information about riding the bus, routes and timetables, please visit the Transperth website.