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There are 4 ways to get from Edinburgh to Perth by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  1h 18m

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Perth

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Bus  •  1h 29m

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Perth, Canal Street X56b / ...

Taxi  •  50 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Perth 43.1 miles

Drive  •  50 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Perth 43.1 miles

Edinburgh to Perth by train

The train journey time between Edinburgh and Perth is around 1h 22m and covers a distance of around 56 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 12m. Services are operated by First ScotRail Service and LNER. Typically 127 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Train route information

Average train time:
1h 22m
Fastest train time:
1h 12m
Train distance:
56 miles
Trains per week:
127
Cheapest price:
£7
Carbon emissions:
4 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:28
Last train departs at:
23:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Edinburgh to Perth train schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth is to drive which costs £6 - £10 and takes 50 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth is to taxi which costs £95 - £120 and takes 50 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street and arriving at Perth, Canal Street. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 29m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Edinburgh and arriving at Perth. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 18m.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Perth is 32 miles. The road distance is 43.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Perth without a car is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £7 - £90.

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The train from Edinburgh to Perth takes 1h 18m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Edinburgh to Perth bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from West End, Queensferry Street station.

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Edinburgh to Perth train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Edinburgh station.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Perth is to train which takes 1h 18m and costs £7 - £90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £7 - £14 and takes 1h 29m.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Perth.
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  • Distance: 32.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 18m

What companies run services between Edinburgh, Scotland and Perth, Scotland?

First ScotRail Service operates a train from Edinburgh to Perth hourly. Tickets cost £12 - £40 and the journey takes 1h 18m. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Stagecoach East Scotland operates a bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Perth, Canal Street hourly. Tickets cost £8 - £12 and the journey takes 1h 29m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£12 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£12 - £18
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£28 - £40
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £90
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single
£35 - £55
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£60 - £90
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Perth, Canal Street
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Perth, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £14
Website
Scottish Citylink
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street to Perth, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£7 - £13
Website
Megabus UK
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
50 min
Estimated price
£95 - £120
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk

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Edinburgh to Perth bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, arrive at Perth, Canal Street station.

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Edinburgh to Perth train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, arrive at Perth station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Perth is 43 miles. It takes approximately 50 min to drive from Edinburgh to Perth.

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