Getting Here

Whether you’re a tourist visiting the area, a resident exploring your travel options or a commuter looking for the latest travel information, we’ve got it covered.

Cars

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.

More information on parking in Perth can be found here

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.

www.perthandkinrossliftshare.com

PARK+RIDE

There are 2 Park & Ride sites in the Perth area.

 

Broxden Park and Ride

Broxden Park & Ride is located at a small service area just off the M90 on the outskirts of Perth.

Stagecoach bus services 7A and 7B provide an easy link between Broxden and Perth City Centre.

These services operate via Scone P&R, Perth city centre, Hillend and Broxden P&R.

A day return ticket is priced at just £1.60, with children travelling for 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 up to every 20 minutes, Mondays to Saturdays and up to every 30 mins on Sundays.

Click here for more detailed information.

 

Scone Park and Ride

Scone P&R is located just off Angus Rd in Scone, ideal if you have travelled from Coupar Angus, Blairgowrie or Alyth.

Stagecoach services 7 and 7A provide a link into the city centre from Scone P&R.  The route also extends to Hillend and Broxden P&R

Parking is also free, and departures into Perth City Centre are up to every 10 minutes Monday to Saturday and up to every 30 mins on Sundays.

Information on the full 7/7A/7B timetable can be viewed here.

 

Bus

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 has two easy single fare zones available in the City, priced at either £1.20 or £1.80, depending how far you wish to travel.

Making more than one journey? Why not purchase a dayrider for 1 day’s unlimited travel, or a megarider for 7 days’ unlimited travel. You can buy from the driver, they give change, or via the Stagecoach Bus App 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 £3.60 for a dayrider or £10.30 for a 7 day 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 £3.90 for a dayrider or £12.30 for a 7 day megarider.

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 £4.10 for a dayrider or £14.40 for a 7 day megarider.

Stagecoach has also introduced some new day return tickets valid in the Perthshire area. See link for more details: stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east-scotland/new-day-returns

Longer period tickets are also available, as well as savings for under 16’s and groups. Why not plan your trip online – just visit: stagecoachbus.com/plan-a-journey to see all available options, including prices for your journey!

If you are travelling in the evening, let Stagecoach plan your night out with a nightrider ticket!

A nightrider ticket is valid from 7pm, 7 days a week and costs just £2, so take advantage of a night out in the city! Whether it’s a show at the new Perth Theatre or dinner and drinks at any number of fantastic local restaurants, forget the hassle of a late night taxi and hop on the bus for a great night out!  For more info see the full information on the Stagecoach Bus website.

Travelling from further afield? Perth is easily accessible from many of Scotland’s major cities using the Stagecoach Express City Connect network.

Route X56 

Provides hourly journeys from Edinburgh to Perth, via Ferrytoll P&R, Halbeath P&R, Kelty and Kinross, with a day return ticket from just £5.

Coastrider X7  offers journeys up to every 30 minutes between Perth and Dundee – our luxury X7 coaches even continue up the coast to Aberdeen!

Why not try the X8? Our service X8 compliments the Coastrider X7, offering even more journeys between Arbroath, Dundee and Perth. The X8 route is also a limited stop route, serving both Perth Royal Infirmary and Ninewells Hospital in Dundee. Service X8 is operated by double deck buses.

For full information on all Stagecoach services, including maps and fares, please visit stagecoachbus.com.

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Train

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:

https://www.scotrail.co.uk/

https://www.thetrainline.com/

Coach Parking

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‘Coach Friendly’

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.

Shopmobility

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

GoEuro

A great website with all the train, bus and even Flights so you know the best ways to get to Perth http://www.goeuro.co.uk/to_perth

Upcoming Events

Oct
19
Fri
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Oct 19 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest
Oct 19 all-day
Enchanted Forest
Set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s premier sound and light event. Current winner of UK’s Best Cultural Event, the Scottish Outdoor[...]
Oct
20
Sat
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Oct 20 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest
Oct 20 all-day
Enchanted Forest
Set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s premier sound and light event. Current winner of UK’s Best Cultural Event, the Scottish Outdoor[...]
all-day End of Season Curry Bash at King... @ King James VI Golf Course
End of Season Curry Bash at King... @ King James VI Golf Course
Oct 20 all-day
End of Season Curry Bash at King James VI @ King James VI Golf Course
While North Inch may be known as the first place King James IV played golf, the course named after his descendent, King James VI, has the distinction of being the only self contained island course[...]
10:00 am Your Place – Our Future – Public... @ King Edward Street
Your Place – Our Future – Public... @ King Edward Street
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Your Place - Our Future - Public Engagement Event @ King Edward Street  | Western Australia | Australia
An event for the public to come and find out more about placemaking projects and investment in active travel within Perth. Dicuss how we can have healthier streets, which benefit the environment, local economy and[...]
2:00 pm Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chic... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chic... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago - Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse: Music by John Kander: Lyrics by Fred Ebb – Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins All That Jazz • Razzle Dazzle • When You’re Good to[...]
2:00 pm The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 20 @ 2:00 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW Written by Oliver Emanuel Composed by Gareth Williams Directed by Wils Wilson 2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to[...]
7:30 pm The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW Written by Oliver Emanuel Composed by Gareth Williams Directed by Wils Wilson 2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to[...]
7:30 pm The Cavern Beatles @ Perth Concert Hall
The Cavern Beatles @ Perth Concert Hall
Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm
The Cavern Beatles @ Perth Concert Hall
In 1963, The Beatles embarked on their first major tours of the UK. Towards the end of that year, the term ‘Beatlemania’ was coined to describe the effect that the Fab Four from Liverpool were having on[...]
7:45 pm Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights @ Joan Knight Studio
Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights @ Joan Knight Studio
Oct 20 @ 7:45 pm
Scottish Opera: Opera Highlights @ Joan Knight Studio
In Autumn 2018, Scottish Opera is back on the road with Opera Highlights, taking four singers and a pianist to venues the length and breadth of the country for an entertaining evening of operatic treasures[...]
8:00 pm Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chic... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chic... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: Chicago - Extra week added! @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
Book by Fred Ebb & Bob Fosse: Music by John Kander: Lyrics by Fred Ebb – Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins All That Jazz • Razzle Dazzle • When You’re Good to[...]
Oct
21
Sun
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Oct 21 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest
Oct 21 all-day
Enchanted Forest
Set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s premier sound and light event. Current winner of UK’s Best Cultural Event, the Scottish Outdoor[...]
3:00 pm The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
Oct 21 @ 3:00 pm
The 306: Dusk @ Perth Theatre
A National Theatre Scotland and Perth Theatre production, co-commissioned by 14-18 NOW Written by Oliver Emanuel Composed by Gareth Williams Directed by Wils Wilson 2018. Armistice Day. A pregnant school teacher on a trip to[...]
Oct
22
Mon
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Oct 22 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]
all-day Enchanted Forest
Enchanted Forest
Oct 22 all-day
Enchanted Forest
Set amidst the stunning Autumn woodland of Forestry Commission Scotland’s Faskally Wood in Highland Perthshire, The Enchanted Forest is Scotland’s premier sound and light event. Current winner of UK’s Best Cultural Event, the Scottish Outdoor[...]
7:30 pm Some Guys Have all the Luck: The... @ Perth Concert Hall
Some Guys Have all the Luck: The... @ Perth Concert Hall
Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm
Some Guys Have all the Luck: The Rod Stewart Story @ Perth Concert Hall
Some Guys Have All The Luck is a brand new theatrical production celebrating the career of one of rocks greatest icons, Rod Stewart – from street busker through to international superstar! Paul Metcalfe delivers an authentic[...]
8:00 pm The Monday Night Thing: Lightnin... @ Joan Knight Studio
The Monday Night Thing: Lightnin... @ Joan Knight Studio
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm
The Monday Night Thing: Lightnin’ Willie & The Poorboys, Wolftrain @ Joan Knight Studio
LA-based songwriter, singer and guitarist Lightnin’ Willie has a distinctive approach to his music. It is a compelling, hard swinging brand of blues performed by the self-styled ‘biggest little band on earth’ that blows audiences away wherever[...]
Oct
23
Tue
2018
all-day Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Black Watch Museum: There but no...
Oct 23 all-day
Black Watch Museum: There but not there
11th August – 11th November 2018 Price Included in Museum entry To conclude our centenary programme The Black Watch Castle and Museum will host a There But Not There silhouette installation from 11th August until 11th November 2018. This project will[...]