Catching public transport in Belmont
Catching public transport is one of the easiest ways to be TravelSmart in Belmont where there are 15 bus routes that service the City. Most services connect directly to train stations or the Perth CBD via the Victoria
Park Bus Transfer station, offering superb connections to the rest of the Perth
Planning your journey
Google Transit is recommended by
Transperth as a great way to plan your public transport trip and is probably the best tool to 'get the feel' of your public transport journey. Just type in your start address,
where you want to go, when you want to be there, and Google Transit will figure
out your journey. You’ll get walking directions to the bus stop,
details on how long your journey will take and also step by step instructions
if you need to change services. There is also a list of other suggested
routes - just click on the route on the left hand side of the screen. Oh, and
of course you’ll be able to see your journey on a full screen map.
We also suggest you also give Transperth's own Journey Planner a try and see which one you prefer. The Transperth version provides a similar service with more detail, clickable links to daily timetables, fare information and stop specific timing. Planning your journey is personal thing, give both a try.
The Transperth InfoLine is another option for gaining all this journey planning information without needing a computer. Simply call 13 62 13 and speak to an operator who will be able to provide you all the information you need. Use the InfoLine for fares, timetables, ticketing, lost property, general enquiries and feedback.
Using your Smartphone
Search 'Transperth' in your iPhone or Android app store and you will find the Transperth App. This powerful app helps you to find your way when your already out and on the move. With timetable information, route maps, journey planning, stop timetables and service updates all in your hand, it is definitely worth familiarising yourself with this handy tool. Click here to find out more.
Another nifty trick to help your journey planning is possible on any mobile phone. Each Transperth bus stop has a unique
number. Simply text this number to the Transperth Infoline on 13 62 13,
and you’ll get a text back within a few seconds with the next six
services and arrival times for that stop. Save the stops you use
regularly in your phone for easy trip planning on the run.
Timetables, fares and service information
If you have access to a computer and want to know more about any Transperth service got to www.transperth.wa.gov.au. For timetable information click here, this is where you will find the most up to date timetables available to view and download.
To learn specifically about tickets and fares click here.
If you don't have access to a computer, call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 and speak to an operator who will be able to provide you all of this information.
You can use the online Journey Planner on the Transperth website to plan your trip, get the fares and get updated service information too. Just type in where you are and where you want to go, and the planner will calculate the fare and the best route for you. It will also provide information on tickets, and provide you with access to maps and timetables.
You can select to be alerted about bus, train and ferry routes that you regularly use, public transport information for events (like the footy or a concert), and even just general updates about fares and accessible services. Once you’ve selected your services, if there are any disruptions, timetable or route changes, you’ll receive an email letting you know. Log in to 'My Account' on the www.transperth.wa.gov.au website and click Travel Alerts.
Smartrider autoload and registration
A SmartRider is reusable smart card which allows easy, hassle free travel on Transperth services, find out everything you need to know here. Getting yourself a SmartRider is going to start saving you 15% off cash ticket prices. This is a great first step, but did you know that SmartRider can save you even more if you set up Autoload?
Autoload enables a payment (between $20 and $250) to be made automatically from a nominated bank account or credit card to your SmartRider when the balance on your card falls below $6. Not only does this mean that you never have to worry about topping up your SmartRider or running out of credit, but you also save 25% of the cash ticket price.
Setting up autoload only takes a few minutes online, though you do need to register your SmartRider online with Transperth. To do this, log on to 'My Account' on the Transperth website and then follow the instructions.
The added bonus of a registered SmartRider is that if you lose it, you can ‘hot-list’ your card, meaning it will no longer work and the balance on your card can be transferred to a new one. Secure, fast, and saves you money. That IS smart!