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Getting to Scotch

With bus and train stations within metres of our grounds, the College is easily accessible on Perth's public transport network.

We provide a subsidised bus service for our students living in the Coogee, South Perth, Subiaco, West Leederville, Floreat, Nedlands, Duncraig, Karrinyup, Doubleview, Scarborough, Wembley Downs, City Beach, Swanbourne, Mount Claremont and Peppermint Grove areas. We also offer a shuttle service between our sister school PLC and Scotch. Some of the services are shared between PLC in Peppermint Grove, and St Hilda's in Mosman Park.

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Bus routes & timetables

Bus routes

We regularly review passenger numbers on all the routes to ensure as many students as possible can access the services. While we make every effort to facilitate this, we are not able to meet every individual need.

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All bus services in the afternoon depart from the slip lane on Shenton Road outside our Middle School.


For the Before School Service, Scotch students disembark at PLC Perth to board the South Perth Bus Service to Scotch College.

For the After School Service, Scotch students board the South Perth Bus Service to PLC Perth (Stop 2) to board the Coogee Bus Service.

North Coogee | South Fremantle | Beaconsfield | White Gum Valley | Palmyra | East Fremantle | Fremantle | North Fremantle | Mosman Park | Peppermint Grove.

North Coogee (Before School)

North Coogee (After School)

South Perth

Winthrop | Bull Creek | Brentwood | Mount Pleasant | Ardross | Applecross | Alfred Cove | Melville | Bicton | East Fremantle | Mosman Park

South Perth (Before School)

South Perth (After School)

West Leederville/Floreat

West Leederville | Floreat | Mount Claremont | Swanbourne | Peppermint Grove | Mosman Park

Please note that this service no longer stops in City Beach but Transperth buses are available. Please find further details about Transperth routes below.

This is a shared service with St Hilda's.

West Leederville/Floreat (Before School)

West Leederville/Floreat (After School)

NEW  Stop 8: HBF Stadium –  4.12 pm (will commence from 2 Feb 2024)


Nedlands | Dalkeith | Claremont | Swanbourne | Cottesloe

Nedlands (Before School)

Nedlands (After School)


West Perth | Subiaco | Shenton Park |Nedlands | Swanbourne | Peppermint Grove | Mosman Park

City/Subiaco (Before School)

City/Subiaco (After School)

Northern Bus Route

IMPORTANT: From Monday 29th April 2024, Horizons West will provide this service and our standard fare will apply.

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

Northern Bus Route (Before School)

Northern Bus Route (After School)

*Please refer to the Transperth website for bus services in other areas.

Bus tickets

Our dedicated bus routes cost $2.50 per trip.

All tickets can be purchased as online bus credits through our bus provider, Horizons West. The bus trip cost will be automatically deducted from your Horizons West account. Please note: you can not use SmartRider credits on Horizons West buses.

How do I purchase bus tickets?

To purchase tickets, please set up an account on the Horizons West website and then add money to your new account. You will be able to link the Horizons West account to a student's SmartRider, which they use to tag on and off. Please note: you can not use SmartRider credits on Horizons West buses.

SmartRiders can be ordered through the Junior and Middle School Reception and Student Services in Senior School. Please note, SmartRiders are also used in the school canteen for purchasing food and there is a separate FlexiSchools platform for uploading canteen-specific funds.

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Scotch & PLC Shuttle Service


Scotch College to PLC

Departs 7.52am from Shenton Road (bus stop 19526) and arrives at PLC at approximately 8.04am. This shuttle service is a continuation of the City/Subiaco bus service.

The West Leederville bus service departs at 7.45am from Shenton Road (slip road, Middle School side) to arrive at PLC at 8am, St Hilda's Senior School at 8.05am and St Hilda's Junior School at 8.15am.

PLC to Scotch College 

Departs 8am from outside the PLC Boarding House on View Street and arrives at Scotch at approximately 8.15am. This shuttle service is a continuation of the South Perth bus service.


Scotch College to PLC

Departs Scotch College, Shenton Road (slip road, Middle School side) at 3.35pm and arrives at PLC at approximately 3.50pm. This service continues to South Perth. Students using the Coogee Service disembark here to board the Coogee bus service.

PLC to Scotch College

This route is covered by existing Transperth services.

Transperth buses

In addition to regular Transperth bus services, there are a number of Transperth school bus services available to students. Please check the Transperth website for up-to-date bus routes and schedules.

If this is your first time travelling on public transport we recommend reading Transperth's tips for travelling to and from school.

If you need support around service changes or planning your journey, please call the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13 (TIS: 13 14 50).

Hearing or speech impaired? Call via NRS 133 677 and ask for 13 62 13.


Scotch College is a five to 10 minute walk from Swanbourne Station on the Fremantle Train Line.

Car and parking

There is plenty of visitor parking available off Australind Street and Claremont Crescent for Senior School, off Shenton Road for Junior and Middle School, and off Stirling Road for our Early Learning Centre.

Disabled parking and access requirements

There is disabled parking available in every Scotch carpark. Please note that our campus is a heritage site and is not fully accessible. Please call Reception on +61 8 9383 6800 prior to visiting if you have access needs.


The Curtin Avenue bike path is another great way to travel to the College.