Getting to PLC

PLC is well serviced by buses and the nearby Cottesloe train station. However, we recognise that there are some areas that are not a direct route to PLC. To meet the needs of these students we provide bus services to certain areas.

PLC Bus Services

This year, we will be again be sharing some of our services with Scotch College and St Hilda’s.

Please note that while some of the bus routes pass other schools, these bus services are strictly for only PLC, Scotch College, and St Hilda’s students.


PLC Perth’s dedicated Horizons West buses operate with an e-ticketing platform using your daughter’s SmartRider to pay for the service.

The first step is to ensure your daughter’s SmartRider is activated. Students can do this by taking their SmartRider card to the Tech Centre where our staff will do this. A helpful infographic on using your PLC SmartRider can be accessed here.

Then please click here to create an account. Parents are asked to do this themselves. Not the student. A step-by-step guide on how to create this account can be accessed here.

Any enquiries regarding the bus services should be directed to PLC Communications & Engagement at

NEW – Northern Route – AM & PM

Duncraig | Karrinyup | Doubleview | Scarborough | Wembley Downs | City Beach | Swanbourne | Peppermint Grove

Click here for more information on the Northern Bus Route.

IMPORTANT: This service will commence from the first day of Term 1 2024, however, the ticketing system will take 3 to 4 weeks to set up therefore we are offering all PLC students free travel using this bus service until set up is complete.

Cottesloe Circle Route – AM
Cottesloe Bus Service – PM

Peppermint Grove | Cottesloe | Swanbourne

Click here for more information on the Cottesloe PM Bus Service

Subiaco Bus Service – AM & PM

The AM Subiaco Bus Service Route services:
West Perth | Subiaco | Shenton Park | Nedlands | Claremont | Swanbourne | Cottesloe | Peppermint Grove

The PM Subiaco Bus Service Route services:
Peppermint Grove  | Cottesloe | Swanbourne | Claremont | Nedlands | Shenton Park | Subiaco | West Perth

Click here for more information on the Subiaco service

North Coogee Bus Service – AM & PM

The AM North Coogee Bus Route services:
North Coogee | South Fremantle | White Gum Valley | East Fremantle | Mosman Park | Peppermint Grove

The PM Coogee Bus Route services:
Peppermint Grove | Mosman Park | East Fremantle | White Gum Valley | Beaconsfield | North Coogee

Click here for more information on North Coogee service

South Perth Bus Service – AM & PM

The AM South Perth Bus Services: 
Como | South Perth | Applecross | Alfred Cove | Attadale | Bicton | Fremantle | Mosman Park | Peppermint Grove

The PM South Perth Bus Services:
Peppermint Grove | Mosman Park | Fremantle | Bicton | Attadale | Alfred Cove | Applecross | South Perth | Como

Click here for more information on the South Perth Bus service 

West Leederville Bus Service – AM & PM

The AM West Leederville Bus Route services:
West Leederville | Wembley | Floreat | Mt Claremont | Swanbourne | Claremont | Peppermint Grove

UPDATED – The PM West Leederville Bus Route services: 
Peppermint Grove | Claremont | Swanbourne | Mt Claremont | Floreat | Wembley | West Leederville

Click here for more information on the West Leederville Bus service

PLC-Scotch College Shuttle Service

Before School

  • PLC to Scotch
    Departs 8.10 am outside the Boarding House on View Street arriving at Scotch at approximately 8.25 am (please be at PLC at 8.00 am). This Shuttle Service is a continuation of the Coogee Bus Service.
  • Scotch to PLC
    Departs 7.45 am from Shenton Road (Senior School side, adjacent to the underpass) and arrives at PLC at approximately 8.00 am (please be at Scotch College by 7.40 am). This Shuttle Service is a continuation of the West Leederville Bus Route.

After School

  • PLC to Scotch
    Use existing Transperth Services (707, 708 and 709).
  • Scotch to PLC
    Departs Scotch College, Shenton Rd (slip road, Middle School side) at 3.35 pm and arrives at PLC at approximately 3.50 pm. Students should arrive at the bus stop 10 minutes prior to departure. The Shuttle Service is currently a free service and is an extension of the South Perth Service operated by Horizons West. Simply tell the bus driver that only travelling to PLC and do not require to pay. 

Transperth operates special school buses during term time. Buses deliver students to school by 8.30 am and depart the campus at approximately 3.30 pm. Please refer to the Transperth website for detailed information on bus routes and a travel planner.

For your first time travelling on public transport visit for tips on travelling to and from school.