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

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2018
all-day Santa’s Grotto @ Dobbies Garden Centre Perth
Santa’s Grotto @ Dobbies Garden Centre Perth
Nov 24 – Dec 24 all-day
Santa's Grotto @ Dobbies Garden Centre Perth | Scotland | United Kingdom
Santa’s Grotto is one of our most exciting festive experiences at Dobbies. Bring your little ones along to explore the magical setting, be welcomed by Santa himself and receive a toy of your choice. Choose[...]
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9:00 am Breakfast With Santa At Beales @ Beales
Breakfast With Santa At Beales @ Beales
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
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£9 per child including breakfast and gift Choice of breakfast for adults and children: Full cooked breakfast – £5.95 Coffee and Danish – £3.95 Tickets are available in store on the Christmas Dept. on 2nd[...]
10:00 am Stately Home Christmas @ Scone Palace
Stately Home Christmas @ Scone Palace
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stately Home Christmas @ Scone Palace
Visit Scone this Christmas when the Palace exterior is decked with twinkling lights, grand trees and even a glimmering Rudolf! We will be opening our doors on Sunday 16th December from 10.00am – 3.00pmand invite[...]
11:30 am The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 16 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
1:30 pm The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 16 @ 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
2:00 pm Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The Wizard of Oz @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
By L. Frank Baum • With Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg • Background Music by Herbert Stothart • Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard • Orchestration by Larry Wilcox •[...]
2:00 pm Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Dec 16 @ 2:00 pm
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Directed by Lu Kemp Co-director Barrie Hunter Snow White never asked to be beautiful. She never asked to be given a name that reduces her to her perfect complexion. It’s particularly embarrassing now that she[...]
7:30 pm Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Song... @ Perth Concert Hall
Phil Cunningham’s Christmas Song... @ Perth Concert Hall
Dec 16 @ 7:30 pm
Phil Cunningham's Christmas Songbook @ Perth Concert Hall
Now a Perth festive tradition, Phil Cunningham is once again calling his musical pals together and re-opening his Christmas songbook. Eddi Reader, Karen Matheson, John McCusker and Phil will lead you through a great fun[...]
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Tue
2018
11:30 am The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 18 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
1:30 pm The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 18 @ 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
7:00 pm Dunedin Consort: Handel’s Messiah @ Perth Concert Hall
Dunedin Consort: Handel’s Messiah @ Perth Concert Hall
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm
Dunedin Consort: Handel's Messiah @ Perth Concert Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
John Butt, conductor Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas with out Handel’s Messiah. Not just the Hallelujah Chorus but a wonderful kaleidoscopic evening of thrilling choruses and beautiful arias. All of this brought to you by the Dunedin Consort who[...]
8:00 pm Monthly Jazz Session, The Green ... @ The Green Room
Monthly Jazz Session, The Green ... @ The Green Room
Dec 18 @ 8:00 pm
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MONTHLY JAZZ SESSION – EVERY 3RD TUESDAY Free Entry Love all those great Jazz Standards? We do! Do the names Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea or Antonio Carlos Jobim spring to mind when you think of[...]
Dec
19
Wed
2018
10:30 am Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Dec 19 @ 10:30 am
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Directed by Lu Kemp Co-director Barrie Hunter Snow White never asked to be beautiful. She never asked to be given a name that reduces her to her perfect complexion. It’s particularly embarrassing now that she[...]
11:30 am The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 19 @ 11:30 am – 12:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
1:30 pm The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre
Dec 19 @ 1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The Polar Bears Go Up! @ Joan Knight Studio, Perth Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
The Polar Bears are moving up in the world. They’ve lost their balloon and they need to get it back. It’s time to get up, step up, climb up, jump up. One thing’s for sure,[...]
2:00 pm Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Dec 19 @ 2:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The Wizard of Oz @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
By L. Frank Baum • With Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg • Background Music by Herbert Stothart • Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard • Orchestration by Larry Wilcox •[...]
7:00 pm Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The ... @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
Pitlochry Festival Theatre: The Wizard of Oz @ Pitlochry Festival Theatre | Scotland | United Kingdom
By L. Frank Baum • With Music & Lyrics by Harold Arlen & E.Y. Harburg • Background Music by Herbert Stothart • Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard • Orchestration by Larry Wilcox •[...]
7:00 pm Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Directed by Lu Kemp Co-director Barrie Hunter Snow White never asked to be beautiful. She never asked to be given a name that reduces her to her perfect complexion. It’s particularly embarrassing now that she[...]
7:30 pm RSNO Christmas Concert featuring... @ Perth Concert Hall
RSNO Christmas Concert featuring... @ Perth Concert Hall
Dec 19 @ 7:30 pm
RSNO Christmas Concert featuring The Snowman @ Perth Concert Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom
Matthew Hamilton, conductor Jamie MacDougall, presenter RSNO Chorus We’re walking in the air… It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive[...]
Dec
20
Thu
2018
10:30 am Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Dec 20 @ 10:30 am
Snow White and the Seven Dames @ Perth Theatre
Directed by Lu Kemp Co-director Barrie Hunter Snow White never asked to be beautiful. She never asked to be given a name that reduces her to her perfect complexion. It’s particularly embarrassing now that she[...]