Here you’ll find maps of services provided the major cities, where to use free buses and trams and how to save money by signing up for smart travel cards.

Buses, trains, trams and ferries are operated separately by each state and territory.

Western Australia

Transperth provides the public transport services for the Perth metro area. The Transperth site and app provides a journey planner, bus and train timetables and information about tickets and fares. You can find a map of the train here.

SmartRider card

The SmartRider card is Perth’s pre-pay travel card. Using a SmartRider gives you 15% off the standard fair. To get your SmartRider card, you’ll need to submit an application form at a TransPerth InfoCentre or at certain retail centres listed here.

Free Transport 

CAT Buses

These are free, high frequency buses that operate in the central areas of Perth, Fremantle and Joondalup. Check the Perth city bus circuit here.

Free Transit Zone for buses

  • To travel free, you must start and finish your journey within the zone.
  • If you start and finish within the zone, you can ride the bus without buying a ticket.
  • If your journey starts or finishes outside the zone, you must pay a fare for the whole journey.
  • The Free Transit Zone logo on bus stops identifies the boundaries of the zone.

SmartRider Free Transit Zone for trains

  • To travel free, you must use a SmartRider card, start and finish your journey within the zone and tag on and off in the normal way.
  • The boundaries of zone are City West Station, Elizabeth Quay Station and Claisebrook Station.

Regional Public Transport

TransWA provides train and coach services to regional towns in WA.

The TransWA site provides a journey planner, bus and train timetables and information about tickets and fares, found here.

New South Wales

Transport NSW looks after trains, buses, ferries and light rail around Sydney and New South Wales. They have an online trip planner and app.

Check the maps for  Sydney and intercity train routes.

Opal card

hd_opal_cards_fourThe Opal card is recommended if you’re traveling in Sydney, the Blue Mountains, the Central Coast, Hunter or the Illawarra. The Opal card is a smartca
rd that you can reload value onto and pay as you go across all modes of public transport.

You can buy an Opal c
ard online or from one the retail outlets listed here.

Regional Public Transport

To check journey times, plan a trip and book tickets, check the  NSW TrainLink journey planner here. Download your map of regional bus and train stops here.

Victoria

Public Transport Victoria operates Victoria’s trains, trams and buses. You can plan your journey across the state and buy fares at the Public Transport Victoria journey planner here.

Free Transport 

Melbourne city centre (CBD) has a free tram called the City Circle tram.

The City Circle tram service operates within Melbourne’s central business district. The service operates in a circular route passing major tourist attractions, as well as linking with other tram, train and bus routes in and around Melbourne. Check the circuit map here.

Trams run in both directions approximately every 12 minutes between 10am and 6pm Sunday to Wednesday and extended hours, 10am – 9pm Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Myki car

myki is a pre-paid, reusable travel card for trains, trams and buses Myki card
in Melbourne and regional Victorian centrs.

You can top up on
line or at machines at stations and then touch on and touch off at a myki reader as you travel.

You can use myki on:

  • Melbourne’s trains, trams and buses
  • Regional commuter train services
  • Buses in Seymour, Ballarat, Bendigo
    , Geelong, the Latrobe Valley and Warragul.

You can buy a myki card at over 800 retail outlets, major train stations, on board a bus or a V/Line train, online or by calling 1800 800 007.

Regional Public Transport

Public Transport Victoria oversees much of Victoria’s regional bus and train services. Plan your journey and book tickets here.

Check the map of Victoria’s regional train service here.

Queensland

Translink operates buses, trains, trams and ferries to the South East of Queensland, including Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast.

Check the train map here, the tram map here and the ferry map here.

Go card

The go card is a pre-paid top up card that enables you to travel on Tadult-go-cardranslink public transport at reduced prices.
Using the go card is at least 30 per cent cheaper than a single paper ticket. When you travel off-peak you can
save a further 20 per cent.

You can buy a go card online, by calling 13 12 30 or at participating retailers, listed here.

Plan your journey using Translink’s journey planner, found here.

Regional Public Transport
Buses

Bus Queensland is the largest long distance coach operator in Queensland though other bus operators exist, such as Greyhound. For more information on regional bus operators, check the Queensland government’s regional transport site, here.

Trains
Long distance train travel is operated by Queensland Rail. You can plan a journey here.

South Australia

Adelaide Metro looks after Adelaide’s buses, trains and trams. They offer an app called  ‘Metromate’ giving real time information about buses and more. You can plan all your metro or regional journeys here.

Free Transport

City Connector Bus

Adelaide Metro operates a free ‘City Connector’ bus that covers an inner city loop and broader loop around North Adelaide that links city attractions, shops and restaurants.
The city centre buses run daily every 15 minutes from early morning until 7.15pm.

Free Trams

Adelaide Metro runs two free trams, the Free City tram and the Jetty Road Glenelg tram.

Metrocard

The Metrocard is Adelaide Metro’s prepay travel card. The card automatically calculates the best fair whenever you travel.

240px-Concession_Adelaide_MetrocardYou can choose to put credit on your Metrocard or you can buy a 3 day pass or a 28 day pass. The 3 day pass allows unlimited travel on all trains, buses and trams.

The 28 day pass allows unlimited travel on all trains, buses and trams for 28 days. The 28 day pass can reduce the cost of travel by nearly 40% compared to buying standard tickets.

Find out where you can buy a Metrocard here.

Regional Public Transport

Adelaide Metro is Adelaide’s public transport system, run by the Public Transport Services Division of the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure.

Regional South Australia is serviced by Bus SA/Connect SA.

For regional bus service information, go to the Bus SA – Connect SA website.