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There are 4 ways to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld by train, bus or car

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Train, line 23 bus  •  3h 30m

  1. Take the train from Portlethen to Perth
  2. Take the line 23 bus from Perth, Mill Street to Dunkeld, Royal Dunkeld Hotel 27 / ...

£21 - £58

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Portlethen, Roadside of Cookston to Arbroath, Bus Station X7
  2. Take the bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Birnam Hotel 226 / ...

£16 - £23

2 alternative options

Train  •  3h 42m

  1. Take the train from Portlethen to Montrose
  2. Take the train from Montrose to Perth

£20 - £65

Drive  •  1h 23m

  1. Drive from Portlethen to Dunkeld 77.2 miles

£11 - £18

Portlethen to Dunkeld by train, walk and bus

The journey time between Portlethen and Dunkeld is around 8h 23m and covers a distance of around 99 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 8h 21m. Operated by First ScotRail Service and Stagecoach East Scotland, the Portlethen to Dunkeld service departs from Portlethen and arrives in Dunkeld, Royal Dunkeld Hotel. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
8h 23m
Fastest journey time:
8h 21m
Journey distance:
99 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
£21
Carbon emissions:
10 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
22:37
Last service departs at:
23:34

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Portlethen to Dunkeld train, walk and bus schedules

Portlethen → Dunkeld
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The cheapest way to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld is to drive which costs £11 - £18 and takes 1h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Portlethen to Dunkeld. However, there are services departing from Portlethen, Roadside of Cookston and arriving at Birnam Hotel via Arbroath, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 43m.

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No, there is no direct train from Portlethen to Dunkeld. However, there are services departing from Portlethen and arriving at Dunkeld & Birnam via Montrose and Perth. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 42m.

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The distance between Portlethen and Dunkeld is 65 miles. The road distance is 77.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld without a car is to train and line 23 bus which takes 3h 30m and costs £20 - £60.

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It takes approximately 3h 30m to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld, including transfers.

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Portlethen to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Stagecoach East Scotland, depart from Portlethen, Roadside of Cookston station.

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Portlethen to Dunkeld train services, operated by First ScotRail Service, depart from Portlethen station.

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The best way to get from Portlethen to Dunkeld is to train which takes 3h 42m and costs £20 - £70. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £16 - £23 and takes 4h 43m.

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  • Distance: 65.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 30m

What companies run services between Portlethen, Scotland and Dunkeld, Scotland?

You can take a train from Portlethen to Dunkeld via Montrose and Perth in around 3h 42m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Portlethen to Dunkeld via Arbroath, Bus Station in around 4h 43m.

Train operators
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Portlethen to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£17 - £55
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£17 - £26
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£40 - £55
Train from Portlethen to Montrose
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£7 - £21
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£7 - £11
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£16 - £21
Train from Montrose to Perth
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£10 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£10 - £15
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£25 - £35
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Perth, Mill Street to Dunkeld, Royal Dunkeld Hotel
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£3 - £6
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Bus from Portlethen, Roadside of Cookston to Arbroath, Bus Station
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £11
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
Fishers Tours of Dundee
Phone
01382 227290
Email
enquiries@fisherstours.co.uk
Website
fisherstours.co.uk
Bus from Arbroath, Bus Station to Birnam Hotel
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Fishers Tours of Dundee

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Portlethen to Dunkeld bus services, operated by Fishers Tours of Dundee, arrive at Birnam Hotel station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Portlethen to Dunkeld is 77 miles. It takes approximately 1h 23m to drive from Portlethen to Dunkeld.

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