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

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Upcoming Events

Mar
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2018
all-day Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Mar 17 – Jun 24 all-day
Playing with Dinosaurs @ Perth Museum and Art Gallery
‘Playing with Dinosaurs’ is a family fun-filled, interactive gallery which...
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2018
all-day Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Jun 21 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee...
9:00 am Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Competition Format This is a “build and race” competition, so...
6:00 pm Summer Solstice Event @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Summer Solstice Event @ Willowgate Activity Centre
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Solstice Event @ Willowgate Activity Centre
June 21st is 2018’s Longest day of the year, we...
6:00 pm VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until...
7:00 pm Midsummer Music in the Crannog @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
Midsummer Music in the Crannog @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
Jun 21 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Midsummer Music in the Crannog @ The Scottish Crannog Centre
The magical, atmospheric Crannog is the only place to be...
Jun
22
Fri
2018
all-day Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Jun 22 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee...
9:00 am Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Competition Format This is a “build and race” competition, so...
6:00 pm VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until...
Jun
23
Sat
2018
all-day Diverse CiTay Festival @ Perth City Centre (Various Venues)
Diverse CiTay Festival @ Perth City Centre (Various Venues)
Jun 23 all-day
Diverse CiTay Festival @ Perth City Centre (Various Venues)
  A two Inch carnival, youth market, sport & wellness...
all-day Diverse CiTay: Perth Theatre and...
Diverse CiTay: Perth Theatre and...
Jun 23 all-day
Diverse CiTay: Perth Theatre and Concert Hall Activities
Saturday 23 June 2018 will see Perth celebrating the Year of...
all-day Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
Jun 23 all-day
Maggie’s Penguin Parade @ Dundee (and the surrounding area)
For three months in summer 2018 the streets of Dundee...
9:00 am Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monster Balance Bike Challenge 2018
Competition Format This is a “build and race” competition, so...
10:00 am Diverse CiTay Festival: Perth Mu... @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Diverse CiTay Festival: Perth Mu... @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Diverse CiTay Festival: Perth Museum & Art Gallery Activities @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Saturday 23 June 2018 will see Perth celebrating the Year of...
10:00 am Perth Model Railway Exhibition @ The Dewars Centre
Perth Model Railway Exhibition @ The Dewars Centre
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm
Perth Model Railway Exhibition @ The Dewars Centre
Come and enjoy the second biggest exhibition of model trains in...
10:00 am The Perthshire Creates Summer De... @ Civic Hall
The Perthshire Creates Summer De... @ Civic Hall
Jun 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market @ Civic Hall
The Perthshire Creates Summer Design Market follows on from the popular Christmas Design Market...
12:30 pm Diverse CiTay Festival: The Carn... @ Perth City Centre
Diverse CiTay Festival: The Carn... @ Perth City Centre
Jun 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Diverse CiTay Festival: The Carnival Parade @ Perth City Centre
Saturday 23 June 2018 will see Perth celebrating the Year of...
1:00 pm Diverse CiTay Festival: North In... @ North Inch
Diverse CiTay Festival: North In... @ North Inch
Jun 23 @ 1:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Diverse CiTay Festival: North Inch Carnival @ North Inch
Saturday 23 June 2018 will see Perth celebrating the Year of...
5:00 pm Diverse CiTay Festival: Mill Street @ Mill Street
Diverse CiTay Festival: Mill Street @ Mill Street
Jun 23 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Diverse CiTay Festival: Mill Street @ Mill Street
Saturday 23 June 2018 will see Perth celebrating the Year of...
6:00 pm VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
VIRTUAL WALLS | REAL WALLS @ Perth Concert Hall
Part of Madelon Hooykaas’ exclusive solo exhibition which continues until...