Getting there & around
The Fremantle Airport Shuttle (9335 1614) leaves for the airport eight times daily from 8.15am to 9.15pm, picking up passengers at their accommodation ($25 per person, bookings essential). It also runs shuttle services from the airport to Fremantle 24 hours. It costs $20 per person, $30 for two and $35 for a family of four.
The train between Perth and Fremantle runs every 10 minutes or so throughout the day ($3.20). There are countless buses between Perth city and Fremantle; they include buses 103, 106, 111, 158 and 107. Some buses travel via the Canning Hwy; others go via Mounts Bay Rd and Stirling Hwy.
Oceanic Cruises (9325 1191) has daily ferries at 8.45am, 10am, noon and 2pm from Perth’s Barrack St Jetty to Freo; for the return journey they depart at 11am, 1pm, 3.15pm and 5.30pm (adult/child $14/9, return $22/12).
There is a plethora of one-way streets and parking meters in Freo. It’s easy enough to travel by foot or on the free CAT bus service, which takes in all the major sights on a continuous route every 10 minutes from 7.30am to 6pm on weekdays and 10am to 6pm on the weekend.