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How can I help my child make this transition?

Is your child going to be travelling independently? It's an important time and we know thoughtful and practical guidance is needed.

Plan Your Journey

The first step to ensure a smooth and safe trip to school is to plan your journey. There are a number of ways to do this.

Use our online JourneyPlanner

Our JourneyPlanner is a convenient online tool designed to help you plan ahead. Simply visit the Transperth website at transperth.wa.gov.au.

Simply enter your starting point, and where you need to go and the JourneyPlanner will suggest the best route for you. It will also provide you with detailed directions, distances, fare information, a map and any service disruptions you need to be aware of. 

Did you know, once you have planned your journey you can tweak the proposed journey by using the advanced options?

Download the Transperth App

The official Transperth app is available for download on iOS and Android devices. 


With the app you will be able to:

  • Find the next services from any stop, station or jetty
  • Plan your journey and view it on a map
  • ‘Watch’ your journey so you can countdown to when your service arrives
  • Save your favourite journeys for quick access to timetable information
  • View disruption and fare information
  • Get your SmartRider balance.

CHECK OUT the BUS ROUTES SERVICING YOUR SCHOOL

Some schools have multiple bus routes that can take your children to school. To find out which bus routes go to your child’s school, and to download a timetable visit the Transperth website.

Bus services are always being reviewed and updated to ensure that they are being used in the best way to meet demand. So remember to check your bus services two weeks out from the start of the new term. 

CALL OUR INFOLINE ON 13 62 13

    Need more help? 

    Our Transperth experts can help you plan your journey, provide information on concession fares and SmartRiders and answer any questions you may have. 

    Contact us today.

CREATE MY ACCOUNT

Want to be kept informed of any disruptions to your child’s journey? 

By signing up through Transperth's My Account, we will alert you by email of any planned and unplanned disruptions affecting your child’s travel. 

Find out more about what you can do with My Account or sign up at transperth.wa.gov.au/My-Account/Create-My-Account

Play, explore, discover.

  • Talk with your child about public transport.
  • Find out what they already know and what they'd like to find out.
  • Familiarise yourself with the network by visiting our fun kids page.

Plan together.

Remember these helpful planning tips:


  • The safest thing you can do is plan a journey.
  • Whether your child is travelling with family, friends or on their own they should always plan ahead. That will help them avoid waiting for long periods of time.
  • Knowing when they'll arrive at their destination means they can arrange to have someone meet them.
  • Encourage your child to play the virtual journey game on the kids page.
  • Try the Transperth Journey planner to plan a real journey together.
  • Why not let your child plan a short journey with their friends during the school holidays?


Interactive virtual journey

Interactive virtual journey

Try our virtual journey to learn about getting around on Transperth services.

Play the virtual game