Travel within United Kingdom is: Partially open. See details.

There are 12 ways to get from Waterloo Station to Perth by train, bus, night train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  7h 1m

  1. Take the train from London Kings Cross to Perth

£63 - £453

Cheapest option

Bus  •  13h 3m

  1. Take the bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh National Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street X56 / ...

£24 - £54

10 alternative options

Train, bus  •  9h 31m

  1. Take the train from London Euston to Edinburgh
  2. Take the bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street X56 / ...

£160 - £564

Night train  •  9h 33m

  1. Take the night train from London Euston to Perth

£48 - £53

Drive  •  7h 29m

  1. Drive from Waterloo Station to Perth 453.1 miles

£65 - £100

Fly London City to Edinburgh, train  •  4h 51m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Edinburgh (EDI) LCY - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Perth

£71 - £309

Fly London Heathrow to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 14m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Edinburgh (EDI) LHR - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Perth

£58 - £259

Fly London Gatwick to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from London Gatwick (LGW) to Edinburgh (EDI) LGW - EDI
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Perth

£52 - £196

Fly London City to Dundee  •  4h 44m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Dundee (DND) LCY - DND

£80 - £514

Train to London Luton, fly to Edinburgh, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Take the train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
  2. Fly from London Luton (LTN) to Edinburgh (EDI) LTN - EDI
  3. Take the train from Edinburgh Gateway to Perth

£56 - £246

Fly London City to Glasgow, train  •  5h 42m

  1. Fly from London City (LCY) to Glasgow (GLA) LCY - GLA
  2. Take the train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth

£78 - £339

Fly London Heathrow to Aberdeen, train  •  6h 26m

  1. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Aberdeen (ABZ) LHR - ABZ
  2. Take the train from Aberdeen to Perth

£77 - £382

Waterloo Station to Perth by subway and train

The journey time between Waterloo Station and Perth is around 6h 10m and covers a distance of around 464 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 6h 9m. Services are operated by London Underground (Tube) and LNER. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
6h 10m
Fastest journey time:
6h 9m
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
£63
Carbon emissions:
39 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
11:41
Last service departs at:
11:41

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Waterloo Station to Perth subway and train schedules

Waterloo Station → Perth
Partially open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United Kingdom

2m

Mandatory

Travel within United Kingdom

Nationwide control measures in place

COVID-19 help in United Kingdom

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 111

Frequently Asked Questions


There are currently travel restrictions within United Kingdom.

Explore options for future travel

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are mandatory
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Nationwide control measures in place

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Perth is 111.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Perth is mandatory.

The social distance requirement in Perth is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 111.

Last updated: 13 Jun 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: UK Government.

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cost-effective way to get from Waterloo Station to Perth is to bus, which costs £23 - £55 and takes 13h 3m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Waterloo Station to Perth is to fly which costs £75 - £550 and takes 4h 44m.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Waterloo Station station to Perth. However, there are services departing from Waterloo StationUpper Taxi Rd and arriving at Perth, Canal Street via London Victoria Coach Station and Edinburgh, Bus Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 3m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from Waterloo Station station to Perth. However, there are services departing from Waterloo station and arriving at Perth via Leicester Square station and London Kings Cross. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 1m.

More details

The distance between Waterloo Station and Perth is 366 miles. The road distance is 453.1 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Perth without a car is to train which takes 7h 1m and costs £60 - £460.

More details

It takes approximately 7h 1m to get from Waterloo Station to Perth, including transfers.

More details

Waterloo Station to Perth bus services, operated by National Express, depart from London Victoria Coach Station.

More details

Waterloo Station to Perth train services, operated by LNER, depart from London Kings Cross station.

More details

The best way to get from Waterloo Station to Perth is to train which takes 7h 1m and costs £60 - £460. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs £23 - £55 and takes 13h 3m, you could also fly, which costs £75 - £550 and takes 4h 44m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Waterloo Station to Perth.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 366 miles
  • Duration: 7h 1m

What companies run services between Waterloo Station, Greater London, England and Perth, Scotland?

LNER operates a train from London Kings Cross to Perth once daily. Tickets cost £60 - £450 and the journey takes 5h 50m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Waterloo Station to Perth via Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station, London Victoria Coach Station, and Edinburgh, Bus Station in around 13h 3m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£60 - £370
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from London City to Glasgow
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£55 - £380
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£50 - £410
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£40 - £200
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Flights from London Luton to Edinburgh via Belfast (Aldergrove)
Ave. Duration
3h 12m
When
Wednesday and Sunday
Estimated price
£27 - £160
Aer Lingus
Website
aerlingus.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£130 - £550
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Belfast City
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Estimated price
£45 - £260
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Dublin
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Loganair
Website
loganair.co.uk
Flights from London Heathrow to Edinburgh via Isle Of Man
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
When
Monday and Wednesday
Estimated price
£130 - £410
Flights from London City to Dundee
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
£70 - £340
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from London Gatwick to Edinburgh via Dublin
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£30 - £200
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from London Heathrow to Aberdeen via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
£120 - £600
Train operators
LNER
Website
lner.co.uk
Train from London Kings Cross to Perth
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
£60 - £450
Website
lner.co.uk
Advance Single
£60 - £85
Anytime Day Single
£200 - £280
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£310 - £450
First ScotRail Service
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh Gateway to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£11 - £35
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£11 - £16
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£25 - £35
Train from Glasgow Queen Street to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£13 - £40
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£13 - £20
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£30 - £40
Train from Aberdeen to Perth
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
£19 - £60
Website
First ScotRail Service
Anytime Day Single
£19 - £28
Anytime Day Single 1st Class
£45 - £60
Thameslink
Phone
0345 026 4700
Website
thameslinkrailway.com
Train from West Hampstead Thameslink to Luton
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
£12 - £16
Website
Thameslink
Anytime
£12 - £16
Bus operators
Stagecoach East Scotland
Email
customer.services@stagecoachbus.com
Website
stagecoachbus.com
Bus from Edinburgh, Bus Station to Perth, Canal Street
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
£8 - £12
Website
Stagecoach East Scotland
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from London Victoria Coach Station to Edinburgh
Ave. Duration
9h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
£14 - £18
Website
National Express

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from London City Airport to Edinburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

Search flights

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

More details

Waterloo Station to Perth train services, operated by LNER, arrive at Perth station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Waterloo Station to Perth is 453 miles. It takes approximately 7h 29m to drive from Waterloo Station to Perth.

Get driving directions

British Airways offers flights from London City Airport to Edinburgh Airport.

Search flights

There are 100+ hotels available in Perth. Prices start at £75 per night.

More details