There are 5 ways to get from Edinburgh to Perth by train, bus, night train, taxi or car

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Train  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Edinburgh to Perth

$16 - $24

Cheapest option

Bus  •  1 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Perth, Canal Street (Scott Street) X56

$7 - $11

3 alternative options

Night train  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Take the night train from Edinburgh to Perth

$20 - $29

Taxi  •  53 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Perth 43.1 miles

$130 - $160

Drive  •  53 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Perth 43.1 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth is to bus which costs £5 - £8 and takes 1 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth is to taxi which costs £100 - £130 and takes 53 min.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) and arriving at Perth, Canal Street (Scott Street). Services depart hourly, and operate Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 30 min.

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

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

ScotRail operates a train from Edinburgh to Perth hourly. Tickets cost $17 - $22 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. LNER also services this route once daily. Alternatively, Stagecoach UK operates a bus from Edinburgh to Perth hourly. Tickets cost $7 - $11 and the journey takes 1 h 30 min.

Train operators
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $22
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$11 - $16
Anytime Day Single
$17 - $22
Caledonian Sleeper
Website
sleeper.scot
Night train from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
sleeper.scot
Sleeper Berth Twin
$110 - $160
Sleeper Berth Solo
$190
Sleeper Seat
$20 - $29
Bus operators
Stagecoach UK
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from West End, Queensferry Street (after Queensferry Street Lane) to Perth, Canal Street (Scott Street)
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
stagecoachbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Perth
Ave. Duration
53 min
Estimated price
$130 - $160
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk

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