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Morning rush-hour travel times between eight Perth suburbs and the city

Latest general info, which I've extracted from a Sunday Times article (Feb 19, 2012): Both freeways are pretty busy from 6AM to 9.30AM and from 3.30PM to 6.30PM on weekdays. The worst times (the peak hours) are: the Mitchell southbound from 5.45AM to 6.45AM and northbound from 4.30PM to 5.30PM, and the Kwinana northbound from 6AM to 7AM and southbound from 3PM to 4PM.

Earlier and more detailed data

Thanks to Dean Roberts from the Main Roads Department for sending us this data and giving us permission to publish it. (Extracted from "Morning Peak Period Travel Times, Metropolitan Centres to Perth Central Area.")

Also see: Tips on choosing a suburb in Perth.

From

To

Route Description

Minutes
(2006-07)

Wanneroo

(Conlan Ave)

Perth (Newcastle St)

Via Wanneroo Rd and Charles St

40

Joondalup

(Shenton Ave)

Perth (On Ramp Charles St)

Via Joondalup Dr, Ocean Reef Rd and Mitchell Fwy

37

Midland

(Victoria St)

Perth (Newcastle St)

Via Great Eastern Hwy, Guildford Rd and Lord St

29

Kalamunda

(Haynes St)

Perth (Riverside Dr)

Via Canning Rd, Lesmurdie Rd, Welshpool Rd, Shepperton Rd and Causeway

42

Armadale

(Armadale Rd)

Perth (Riverside Dr)

Via Albany Hwy, Shepperton Rd and Causeway

44

Baldivis

(Safety Bay Rd)

Perth (Spring St)

Via Kwinana Fwy and Mounts Bay Rd

59

Orelia

(Thomas Rd)

Perth

(Spring St)

Via Kwinana Fwy and Mounts Bay Rd

52

Fremantle

(Queen Victoria St)

Perth (Spring St)

Canning Hwy, Kwinana Fwy and Mounts Bay Rd

36


And it seems to be getting worse. In October 2009, the West Australian newspaper ran its own tests. Here's what they found:

From

To

Route Description

Time & Speed

(Oct 2009)

Armadale

Perth City

Armadale Road,

Kwinana Freeway

57 minutes

Average speed: 38km/hr

Butler

Perth City

Burns Beach Road,

Mitchell Freeway

49 minutes

Average speed:

46km/hr

Midland

Perth City

Great Eastern Highway, Graham Farmer Freeway

53 minutes

Average speed:

23km/hr

Rockingham

Perth City

Thomas Road,

Kwinana Freeway

55 minutes

Average speed:

49km/hr