For more information, http://www.transperth.wa.gov.au or T136213.
The private Airport Shuttle runs between Perth airport and Fremantle approximately hourly from 0830-1715 and 2000-2330. Bookings essential, T9335 1614, http://www.fremantleairportshuttle.com.au. Fares are $30 single, $35 for two, add $5 for each additional passenger for groups up to 5, and $10 for every following passenger for groups of more than 5, family tickets $40. A cheaper ($3.40, concessions $1.40) but much longer option from the domestic terminal is to take the no 37 bus to the City Busport and change. A taxi will be around $40-50. The main service between the City Busport and Fremantle is the 106 that runs every 15 mins, daily from at least 0600-2045, then every 30 mins until 2315. The journey takes about 45 mins, single tickets $3.40, concessions $1.40.
Bike hire from Fleet Cycles, 66 Adelaide St, T9430 5414, http://www.fleetcycles.com.au. Mon-Fri 0900-1730, Sat 1000-1700, Sun 1100-1700.
Scooter hire from Scoot Freo, 2 Phillimore St, T9336 5933, hires out scooters and 3-wheel, 2-person scootcars. Minimum age 21. Open Mon-Fri 1000-1600, Sat-Sun 0900-1700. Closed if wet.
As well as the many scheduled services , the free Fremantle CAT circles around the town in a figure of 8 that stretches from the railway station to the History Museum, and from Victoria Quay to south of the hospital. Buses leave every 10 mins or so, Mon-Fri 0730-1830 and Sat-Sun 1000-1830. The main bus terminal is in front of the railway station.
Selected bus services from Fremantle: Booragoon, City Busport, East Perth, 105; City Busport, East Perth (from Queen St), 106, 111; Cottesloe, Stirling Highway, Kings Park, St George’s Terr, 103, 104; Cottesloe, Claremont, 70; Port Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough, 381 (weekdays); Port Beach, Cottesloe Beach, Scarborough, Hillarys, 582 (weekends only during Oct-Apr); Rockingham Bus Station, 126 (weekdays only), 920.
Hire from Ace, T9472 4222, www.acerent. com.au; M2000, T9438 2828, www.m2000 car.com.au. Car servicing from M&L Wilding, 218 South St, T9430 9805.
Fremantle presents the cheapest options to Rottnest. Oceanic Cruises, T9335 2666, http://www.oceaniccruises.com.au, and Rottnest Express, T9335 6406, www.rottnest express.com.au, both offer services daily from Victoria Quay ($51-53 day return). The latter also has several ferry/hotel packages worth looking at. Boat Torque Cruises, T9430 5844, http://www.boattorque.com.au, leaves from Rous Head Harbour. Car park available for $9 per day.
Swan, T131330, Black & White, T131008, http://www.blackandwhitecabs.com.au. From Perth it’s about $40-45.
There is a supervised taxi rank on South Terr, near Fremantle Markets, Fri-Sat 2300-0500.
The Fremantle Line runs between Perth and Fremantle via Subiaco, Claremont and Cottesloe. Services are every 10-15 mins from 0530-1930 and every 30-60 mins from 1900-0230. Saturday services are at similar times running from 0600-0230 and Sunday from 0730-2330. The journey takes about 30 mins in total.