School Bus Services

Scotch College provides a subsidised bus service for our students living in the Coogee, South Perth, Subiaco, West Leederville, Floreat and Shenton Park 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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Routes & Timetables

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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Bus Routes


Scotch students disembark at PLC Perth for the Scotch & PLC Shuttle Bus.

Suburbs these services stop through: North Coogee, South Fremantle, Beaconsfield, White Gum Valley, Palmyra, East Fremantle, Fremantle, North Fremantle, Mosman Park, Peppermint Grove

Coogee (Before School)

Coogee (After School)

South Perth

Suburbs these services stop through: 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

Suburbs these services stop through: West Leederville, Floreat, Mount Claremont, Swanbourne, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park

As of Monday 22 February 2021, the before-school service is now running 10 minutes earlier due to heavy traffic. It departs the first stop (Cambridge Street after Southport Street) at 7.15am.

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

West Leederville/Floreat (Before School)

West Leederville/Floreat (After School)


Suburbs these services stop through: West Perth, Subiaco, Shenton Park, Nedlands, Swanbourne, Peppermint Grove, Mosman Park

City/Subiaco (Before School)

City/Subiaco (After School)

City Beach/Wembley Downs

Please refer to the Transperth website for buses servicing City Beach and Wembley Downs.


Our dedicated bus routes cost $2.00 per trip.

Horizons West, our bus provider, has moved to an electronic ticketing system, which will be linked to students' SmartRider cards. 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.

How do I add money to my SmartRider?

To add money to your SmartRider for the Horizons West buses (separate to the Transperth and FlexiSchools) you will need to set up a separate account on the Horizons West website.

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What happens if I don't have a SmartRider yet?

Students waiting for their SmartRider card to arrive can purchase interim tickets from Junior and Middle School Reception and Student Services in Senior School. Students who have hard-copy tickets remaining may continue to use these tickets until funds have been uploaded to their Horizons West account. Any unused tickets may be return to the school for a refund on the student's account at the end of Summer Term 2021.

Scotch College & PLC Shuttle Service


Scotch College to PLC

Departs 8.08am from Shenton Road (bus stop 19526) and arrives at PLC at approximately 8.23am. This shuttle service is a continuation of the City/Subiaco bus service.

PLC to Scotch College 

Departs 8.08am from outside the PLC Boarding House on View Street and arrives at Scotch at approximately 8.23am. 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.

PLC to Scotch College

This route is covered by existing Transperth services.

Transperth Bus Services

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.



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Scotch College acknowledges the Wadjuk Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the College stands. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the sovereign First Peoples of this place.