Save money, time and hassle while you travel.

The programme aims to enhance the region’s urban environments, by reducing traffic congestion and therefore pollution, and helping people be a bit more active.

Perth & Kinross Council, Stagecoach, Tactran and others are working to provide good quality infrastructure and transport services where they can.  However, it’s up to everyone that travels to do their bit.

Cars have an important role to play in our transport system, and are essential for many people’s journeys.  But many people have other options available.

There are good alternatives to the car, particularly for local journeys, and big savings can be made by choosing them.

1) Walking & Cycling


Walking or cycling can be quick ways to travel for short journeys – and they’re free! It really doesn’t take too long – most people can walk half a mile or cycle two miles in 10 minutes.

To plan journeys on foot and by bike, visit Google Maps and CycleStreets. For walking routes in Perth, visit Walkit.

The icon Perth City walking and cycling map shows all walking and cycling routes around Perth, or check out one of the Perth Travel Guides in the Downloads section for routes in your local area.

2) Hop on a bus

Many parts of Perth and Kinross are well connected by bus, with services operating in and between the main towns and into Perth. Perth itself has an excellent bus network with frequent journeys operating into the city centre.

View details of all bus services in Perth and Kinross. To plan a public transport journey, visit Traveline Scotland. 

3) Be a Smarter Driver

If you do need a car and the alternatives don’t work for you, try to:

Share your journey with a neighbour, friend or colleague and halve your driving costs. To connect with other people looking to share, visit Perth and Kinross Liftshare.

Drive more economically. Most drivers waste money on their petrol or diesel but by making simple changes to your driving techniques you could reduce your fuel costs by 15%. For tips on how, visit the Energy Saving Trust website.

There are three Park & Ride sites operating in Perthshire, which provide convenient parking adjacent to the departure points for both buses to Perth City Centre and express coaches serving other Scottish cities.

The Perth (Broxden) and Scone Park & Ride sites provide an easy alternative means of accessing Perth City Centre. Simply drive, park and let the bus take you into the heart of the City Centre. From Broxden express coaches also serve Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. The Kinross Park & Ride facility provides improved public transport links for journeys to Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness.

 

TRAVEL GUIDES

On the Go is helping residents and visitors of Perth and Kinross to save money, time and hassle while they travel. There are good alternatives to using the car, particularly for local journeys. The travel guides below will help provide you with more information about your travel choices. Take a read!

The Perth Lade Leaflet

Explore on foot or by bike and learn more about its history and wildlife

 

Muirton & North Muirton

Take a look at our travel guide to find out about traveling from Muirton & North Muirton by bike, bus and car.

 

Scone, Bridgend & Kinnoull

Take a look at our travel guide to find out about traveling from Scone, Bridgend & Kinnoull by bike, bus and car.

 

Letham, Tulloch & Hillyland

Take a look at our travel guide to find out about traveling from Letham, Tulloch & Hillyland by bike, bus and car.

 

Cherrybank, Oakbank & Western Edge

Take a look at our travel guide to find out about traveling from Cherrybank, Oakbank & Western Edge by bike, bus and car.

 

Scone, Bridgend & Kinnoull

Take a look at our travel guide to find out about traveling from Scone, Bridgend & Kinnoull by bike, bus and car.

 

The Perth Lade Map

Explore The Perth Lade on foot or by bike and learn more about its history and wildlife

 

Get Rewarded for taking the bus with Mi Rewards

Bus operator Stagecoach is backing independent businesses in Perth by signing up to the local Mi Rewards loyalty scheme, giving passengers the chance to benefit from shopping local and travelling by bus.

Mi Rewards, the UK’s first card-linked loyalty programme launched in Perth in September 2018 by Miconex – a company founded and based in Perth. It takes an innovative approach to rewards schemes by eliminating the need for a special loyalty card. Registered users link their existing debit or credit cards to the service and receive one ‘Mi Point’ each time they spend £1.

In addition to this, Mi Rewards customers also receive perks, event tickets and random acts of kindness just for being part of the scheme.

Useful Links

Traveline Scotland

Timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland. Also, open 24 hours by phone on 0871 200 22 33.

 

Cycling Streets

CycleStreets is a UK-wide cycle journey planner system, which lets you plan routes from A to B by bike. It is designed by cyclists, for cyclists, and caters for the needs of both confident and less confident cyclists.

 

Liftshare

Sick of expensive travel? Car share for less with Liftshare, the UK’s biggest car sharing community. Cheap, social and green travel is just a few clicks away.

 

Walkit

The urban walking map and route planner that helps you get around town on foot. Get a walking route map between any two points, including your journey time

 

GET IN TOUCH

For more information on Get On The Go or to discuss your travel choices, send us an email using the contact form below or give us a call on 01738 475300!

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