Girl waiting for train

The train is a great way to travel, especially if you’re travelling at peak hour or going to a big event such as the footy or a concert. You don’t need to think about where to park or factor in traffic conditions to allow enough time to get there.

Here are some tips to make riding a train an easy way to travel:

Girl waiting for train at station

  • Plan ahead. Work out where you need to start and finish, and at what times. The Transperth JourneyPlanner can help you find exactly
    which train you need to catch.

  • 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 train. 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 train, 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!

  • Use your mobility advice on any train. If you use a mobility aid such as a wheelchair or motorised scooter, you can take it anywhere on the Transperth network. To find out more, please see Transperth’s information on Disability Assistance.

For more information about riding the train, including fares, zones and timetables, please visit the Transperth website.