Getting around the city on foot
Fremantle has comprehensive wayfinding signage to help visitors to find their way around the city. This Fremantle map can be downloaded to assist in finding transport, parking options, services and practical information.
Fremantle has around 4,000 off street and on street parking bays in the Downtown area. Hourly rates apply in most car parks and time limits vary from half an hour to all day parking. Check the parking signs in the area for charges and time limits.
Multistory carparks can be found on Henderson Street and Collie Street. All day parking available at carparks on Ellen Street, Point Street, Marine Terrace, Beach Street and South Terrace.
Find out more at the City of Fremantle website.
Access for people with a disability
Displaying current ACROD parking permits in a vehicle allows free parking in all City of Fremantle car parks including on street bays for twice the signposted limit (except time limits shown on dedicated accessible bays).
Bus and train
Perth’s public transport system, Transperth, brings places of interest within easy reach and visitors can make good use of buses and trains at low cost.
Fremantle Bus & Train Station is in the centre of Fremantle and is the main transport hub for the region. Trains and buses depart regularly north to Perth CBD
and south to Rockingham and Mandurah.
Central area transit (CAT) bus
A free central area transit (CAT) bus service operates in a loop every 20 minutes around the city with stops at Fremantle Bus & Train Station, South Terrace and Fremantle Markets, Wray Avenue, South Fremantle and South Beach and back into Downtown along Marine Terrace and the West End Precinct. The service is fully accessible and runs seven days a week, including public holidays except Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Boating and mooring
Small craft are able to moor at East Street Jetty and Fishing Boat Harbour for short periods. Longer term mooring is available at Fishing Boat Harbour and Challenger Harbour through the Department of Transport. Long term mooring may be available through membership of one of the local boating or sailing clubs.
Taxis and ride share
The main taxi rank locations include Adelaide Street, adjacent to Fremantle
Town Hall, Collie Street next to Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges and Fremantle Railway Station. Several ride share services operate in the Perth metropolitan area including Fremantle.
Cycling and bike hire
Fremantle is a cycle friendly city with all major attractions and precincts easily accessible by bicycle. Dedicated bicycle lanes throughout the city and there are shared cycle paths running north, south and along the Swan River to Perth. For information on cycling rules and safety visit the Department of Transport website.
Spinway Bike Hire have automated stations outside the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges and Twin Fin. Simply insert your card, grab a bike and go. Return your bicycle to the station, 24 hours a day. Ocean Cycles offer electric bike hire.
Avis, Budget, Europcar and Thrifty Car Hire have collection points in Fremantle.
Check their websites for details.
Arriving by air
All international and domestic flights arrive at one of four terminals at Perth Airport. For details of public transport, car hire and taxis visit the Perth Airport website.
Perth Platinum Tours & Transfers offer chauffeur driven transfers to and from Perth Airport and Fremantle Passenger Terminal.
Perth City Shuttle offer 24 hours airport shuttle services from Perth Airport to Fremantle and from Fremantle to Perth Airport as well as private airport transfers. Bookings available online only.
Rottnest Express and Sealink provide regular services to and from Rottnest Island from B Shed in Fremantle’s Waterfront Precinct.
Captain Cook Cruises offer scenic river tours along the Swan River between Fremantle and Perth. Check the website for details.
All cruise ship passengers arrive at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal on Victoria Quay which is a 10 minute walk from Fremantle Bus & Train Station.
CoF_Public, a free wireless internet (wifi) service provided by the City of Fremantle can be accessed at Fremantle Visitor Centre, Fremantle Library, Market Street Piazza, Esplanade Youth Plaza and Moores Building. Some cafes, restaurants and accommodation venues also offer free wifi to their customers (often password protected). Free wifi for cruise passengers is available at the Fremantle Passenger Terminal.
A changing place is available at Walyalup Civic Centre.