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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Perth

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
durationAverage train duration1 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price£17 (€19)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersScotrail

Trains from Edinburgh to Perth cover the 32 miles (51 km) long route taking on average 1 h 16 min with our travel partners like Scotrail. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around £17, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £10. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Perth.

Travel Tips

Trains from Edinburgh to Perth
Travel by train to Perth easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Perth.
What is the price of the cheapest train to Perth from Edinburgh?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Edinburgh and Perth for the next 7 days starting from £10  one way.
How much does the train from Edinburgh to Perth cost on average?
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this journey in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Edinburgh to Perth train prices are on average £17  one way.
What is the distance from Edinburgh to Perth via train?
When travelling this route you should expect the distance to Perth from Edinburgh via train to be approximately 32 miles (51 km).
What is the average Edinburgh to Perth train duration?
The train time from Edinburgh to Perth is on average 1 h 16 min  for the 32 miles (51 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go to Perth from Edinburgh by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.
When travelling by train from Edinburgh to Perth, which train station in Edinburgh do I depart from and which train station in Perth do I arrive in?

Omio customers who travel this route most frequently depart from Edinburgh Waverley   and arrive in Perth.

Where is the train station in Edinburgh? Where is the train station in Perth?

Passengers booking this route most frequently board their trains from Edinburgh Waverley and need to travel around 0.2 miles (429 m) from the city centre to get to this train station.

Passengers arriving in Perth most often arrive at Perth and need to travel around 0.4 miles (623 m) from this train station to the city centre.

Which train providers can get me from Edinburgh to Perth?
Take the Edinburgh to Perth train with Scotrail. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Perth from Edinburgh as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
How far in advance should I buy a train ticket from Edinburgh to Perth to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Perth from Edinburgh within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £17 one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Edinburgh to Perth a few months in advance.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip from Edinburgh to Perth.
Amenities at station
Phone Number
+44 3457114141
Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express