Travellers seeking commercial flights to Perth for business or pleasure purposes will find Glasgow and Edinburgh airports offer a convenient and speedy solution. Glasgow is almost 60 miles from Perth, and Edinburgh is just over 40 miles away. Dundee Airport or Aberdeen Airport are closer to Perth; however, domestic customers in the UK and Ireland may discover it's not always possible to source direct flights to these airports.
Glasgow or Edinburgh airports are probably the most effective solution for passengers flying to Perth. Glasgow Airport is an international hub, handling around 10 million passengers each year, while up to 15 million passengers pass through Edinburgh Airport each year. It's 67 miles from Glasgow Airport to Perth, and the quickest and most affordable way to reach Perth by public transport is to take the Line 500 bus into Glasgow and then take a train direct to the centre. Edinburgh is around 43 miles from Perth, and the quickest way to get to the town is via train from the Edinburgh Gateway rail station located in the airport terminal.
Both Edinburgh Airport and Glasgow Airport have arrivals from within the UK and international airline arrivals. Some of the popular airlines flying into Glasgow include Aer Lingus, TUI, Virgin Atlantic, TUI and Delta, while some airlines operating to Edinburgh include Ryanair, Lufthansa, Jet2 and easyJet.
Travelling to Perth from several of the regional and London airports means taking a flight of just one hour 20 minutes or so and then a short drive or train journey of less than one hour. When compared with typical journey times by car, coach or train, flying really is a cost-effective and time-efficient solution, particularly for the increasing numbers of consumers in the UK and Europe who want to spend a couple of days of time away on city or country breaks in Scotland. The speediest UK direct domestic flights to Perth only take around one hour 20 minutes although it's also important to factor in the amount of time it will take to travel from either Edinburgh or Glasgow airports.
Some of the lesser known attractions Perth has to offer include Balhousie Castle, which has played a vital part in the history of Perth for centuries. Angling is vital to the Scottish economy, and the River Tay is renowned for its Atlantic salmon. Getting around in Perth is affordable and easy with local public buses, and visiting other Scottish cities using Megabus services from Perth is also an affordable trip option. Local trains run on a regular basis to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dundee, and visitors can also travel direct to London and other popular city destinations from the Perth railway station.