14 OCT 15
The State Government has announced the first direct Transperth-operated bus route to the T1 International terminal will begin next month (November).
The bus will run every half hour from the Esplanade Busport, via Burswood Station, Victoria Park transfer station and Belmont Forum Shopping Centre and on to the airport precinct at Terminals 1 and 2. Late night services will run every hour thereafter.
Transport Minister Dean Nalder said,
“The State Government recognises that the public wants integrated smart transport solutions to get them around our growing city – this is one of those services
With the $1 billion Gateway project – Perth’s biggest ever road project – on track for completion next year, and a number of vital new interchanges around the airport opened last month, tourists and travellers have a new gateway into Western Australia
And in only five years, these same passengers will be able to catch a train on the Forrestfield-Airport Link straight into the heart of Perth.
The new bus service is the latest in a suite of investments in an integrated road, rail and bus network around Perth Airport, making it even easier to travel in our State”.
Buses will be fitted with elevated luggage racks and will cater for a predicted 92% of passenger departures and 99% of passenger arrivals. The route will also be named ‘Route 380’ after the Airbus A380 – which operates daily into Perth.
The 40-minute trip will cost travellers $4.50 from the City, or $3.38 with a SmartRider with autoload.