Traffic Management Information
- Royal George Hotel Traffic Information – Work will be taking place in Perth City this summer to grow our cultural quarter and improve the accessibility of city streets and buildings for all users. The work will be phased to maintain access to our hotels, shops, restaurants and pubs throughout the works. As with any major improvement work there will be some disruption and inconvenience due to temporary road closures and diversions.
Details – Mill Street Phase 1 – Section closed 25 July – approximately 28 October 2016; Mill Street Phase 2 Controlled traffic system completion of Phase 1; High Street Section closed 25 July 23 September 2016; Watergate/St John Street Diversions All traffic take Watergate, access to St John Street for loading only during existing periods 25 July – 23 September 2016
- High Street Closure – 25 July 2016 for up to 10 weeks
- East Mill Street Closure – 25 July 2016 for up to 14 weeks
From Monday, 25 July 2016 for a period of up to 10 weeks, High Street from its junction with Tay Street to its junction with George Street will be closed to vehicular traffic.
Additionally, from Monday, 25 July 2016 for a period of up to 14 weeks, Mill Street from its junction with George Street to its junction with Kinnoull Street will also be closed to vehicular traffic.
During this time, Stagecoach Perth Services 3, 7, 11 and 12 will be unable to serve High Street and George Street.
The information below details where passengers should board and alight their bus during the road closures:
- For services 3, 11, 12 – Board at South Street at St Johns Shopping Centre. Alight at Kinnoull Street at e-Computers.
- For service 7 – Board at South Street at Royal Bank of Scotland. Alight at South Street at Royal Bank of Scotland
As soon as High Street re-opens, Services 3, 7, 11 and 12 will recommence serving High Street and George Street with immediate effect.
As Mill Street will remain closed once High Street has re-opened, Services 3, 11 and 12 will recommence serving High Street and George Street but will be required to operate via Charlotte Street to Kinnoull Street.
There’s a wide range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre. If you wish to stay all day, follow the signs for South Inch, Kinnoull Street, Thimble Row or Canal Street car parks. These car parks are a short walk from the High Street.
From Saturday, November 19 the Council’s multi-storey car park on Canal Street will once again be open to members of the public. The car park has been closed since September 26th to allow for a £1.7m refurbishment to further improve the parking offering in Perth.
PERTH & KINROSS LIFT SHARE SCHEME
This scheme is provided by the regional TACTRAN network. It is free to use – you simply share the travel costs. Their website links drivers and passengers together online and is part of the largest journey sharing scheme in the UK. The project also helps to provide a lifeline in rural areas and there is no obligation to share.
There are 2 Park & Rides in the Perth area.
Perth Park & Ride is located at Broxden, a small service area just off the M90 on the outskirts of Perth.
Stagecoach service 301 provides an easy link between Broxden and Perth City Centre, via Glasgow Road, Cherrybank, Perth Leisure Pool, Mill Street and Leonard Street.
A return ticket is priced at just £1.50, with children travelling for only 80p!
Parking is free at Broxden P&R, so why not leave the car behind and visit Perth City Centre for lunch or some retail therapy?
Journeys run every 15 minutes from 0700 until 1900, Mondays to Saturdays.
Scone P&R is served by Stagecoach service 57, which travels south into Perth City Centre, or north to Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie or Alyth.
Parking is also free, and departures into Perth City Centre are up to every 30 minutes.
For full information on route 57, the full timetable can be viewed here.
Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable coach services.
Travelling around Perth is easy by bus, with many fast and reliable services available, from all over the City.
Stagecoach in Perth operate many bus routes across the city, and a handy route map, covering the City Centre and beyond, is available below:
Stagecoach have two easy single fare zones available in the City, priced at either £1.10 or £1.70, depending how far you wish to travel.
Making more than one journey? Why not purchase a dayrider – for 1 day’s unlimited travel or megarider for 7 days’ unlimited travel. You can buy from the driver, they give change, and you can pick your ticket based on travel within one of three ticket zones covering the Perth area.
Zone 1 allows unlimited travel on any Stagecoach service within Perth City and Scone, priced at only £3.50 for a dayrider or £10 for a 1 week megarider.
Zone 2 allows unlimited travel on any Stagecoach service throughout Perth City and as far as Stanley, Scone Airport, St Madoes, Bridge of Earn and Methven, priced at only £3.75 for a dayrider or £12 for 1 week.
Zone 3 allows for unlimited travel on any Stagecoach service throughout Perth City and as far as Kinrossie, Errol, Abernethy, Dunning, Burnbrae and Dunkeld, priced at only £4 for a dayrider or £14 for 1 week.
Longer period tickets are also available, as well as savings for U16s and groups. Why not plan your trip online – just visit www.stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey to see all available options, including prices for your journey!
Travelling from further afield? Perth is easily accessible from many of Scotland’s major cities using the Stagecoach Express City Connect network.
Route X55 provides hourly journeys from Edinburgh to Perth, via Ferrytoll P&R, Dunfermline, Kelty and Kinross, with off-peak return fares for only £12.70!
Coastrider X7 offers journeys up to every 30 minutes between Perth and Dundee – our luxury X7 coaches even continue up the coast to Aberdeen!
For full information on all Stagecoach services, including maps and fares, please visit stagecoachbus.com.
Perth Railway Station is a short walk from the city centre.
There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes.
Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals. This is a lovely scenic train journey, passing along the Fife coast and through some stunning scenery in North Fife and Perthshire. From Edinburgh, the journey takes an hour and 25 minutes.
The direct train to Perth from Glasgow, runs hourly from Queen Street and takes around an hour.
For train times and to book your ticket visit:
The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has presented the City of Perth with its prestigious ‘Coach Friendly’ status. The status acknowledges the commitment that the City of Perth has made to understanding the requirements of coaches and welcoming their drivers and passengers to the city centre.
Perth Shopmobility is a PKAVS project which lends wheelchairs and scooters to people with mobility problems. The project is a lifeline for hundreds of older and disabled people as it allows them to retain their independence and continue taking part in community.
Shopmobility has over 1,600 registered users and hires scooters and wheelchairs to over 400 users every month. Daily hire for a few hours is free, though a donation is greatly appreciated and helps with our running costs.
For information on Shopmobility in Perth City please visit https://www.pkavs.org.uk/en/our-services/shopmobility