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 & 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.

Click here for more detailed information.


Another Park & Ride is available, just off Angus Road in Scone.

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.

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:

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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!

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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.

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

Jun
27
Tue
2017
4:45 pm The Chinese State Circus – Dynasty @ South Inch
The Chinese State Circus – Dynasty @ South Inch
Jun 27 @ 4:45 pm – Jun 28 @ 9:30 pm
The internationally acclaimed Chinese State Circus is coming back, returning to its roots in an innovatively spectacular new production – “DYNASTY”. The incomparable Chinese State Circus will be playing at South Inch, Perth from Tuesday[...]
Jun
28
Wed
2017
all-day Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Di...
Castlelaw Hillfort – The Big Di...
Jun 28 all-day
Castlelaw Hillfort  - The Big Dig! Abernethy
First excavated over 100 years ago TayLP are returning to excavate the impressive timber laced fort that once stood near Abernethy. Local volunteers are welcome to help with the excavations and discover more of the[...]
all-day Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Jun 28 all-day
Encore @ Perth Concert Hall
Join us for Encore as we continue to explore the relationship of visual and performing arts, teaming up with festivals of dance and drama, music and cinema to bring you newly commissioned works by Jolanta[...]
all-day Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Perthshire’s Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 28 all-day
Perthshire's Lost Houses @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Since 1945, Scotland has lost over 200 of its great country houses, a significant number of which were located in Perthshire. Through photographs, drawings and surviving artefacts, this exhibition reconstructs the story of Perthshire’s lost[...]
all-day Picts & Pixels
Picts & Pixels
Jun 28 all-day
Picts & Pixels
Unravel the mystery of the Picts and explore their world through CGI. See Pictish carved stones displayed alongside virtual reconstructions of the Forteviot Pictish burial site and Moredun Top Iron Age hillfort. Learn about the[...]
all-day The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 28 all-day
The Carpow Logboat Returns @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Travel back to prehistory in the refurbished Beginnings: The Story of Perth gallery. Hear the story of the making, use and discovery of the 3,000 year old Bronze Age logboat, excavated by archaeologists from the[...]
all-day Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
Jun 28 all-day
Voices of the River by Frances Law @ Perth Museum & Art Gallery
This community visual art project, led by local artist Frances Law, challenges traditional approaches to archaeology. Groups from Coupar Angus re-tell their stories through the archaeological process of classification and identification with objects retrieved from[...]
9:30 am Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Exploring the Ancient Sites of H...
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Exploring the Ancient Sites of Highland Perthshire: Drumderg
Learn how to accurately use maps & compass and read the landscape to discover ancient sites, find hidden remains in a natural way, and enjoy walking in remote areas safely. The first of 8 practical[...]
10:00 am Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Around the Garden by Morag Knight @ The Ruthven Gallery
Paintings from around the Japanese garden at Cowden and further afield. This exhibition captures the garden in its wild glory before the trees and shrubs were chopped back, shown alongside the beautiful Faskally Woods and[...]
10:00 am Innerpeffray Library Special Exh... @ Innerpeffray Library
Innerpeffray Library Special Exh... @ Innerpeffray Library
Jun 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm
Innerpeffray Library Special Exhibition @ Innerpeffray Library
Unique exhibition tracking the service personnel who used the Library in 1917.  An opportunity to visit this historic Library, the first free lending Library in Scotland, founded in 1680. Wednesday to Saturday, 1000 to 1245,[...]