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from Edinburgh to Perth

You can get from Edinburgh to Perth by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Edinburgh to Perth on 4 Dec we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00Edinburgh, Elder Street1h10 09:10Perth
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23:30Edinburgh, Elder Street1h11 00:41Perth
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10:00Edinburgh, Elder Street1h10 11:10Perth
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19:50Edinburgh, Elder Street1h21 21:11Perth
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18:50Edinburgh, Elder Street1h21 20:11Perth
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Perth

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£7 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 11 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £7 • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or London North Eastern Railway

Travel 32 miles (51 km) by coach or train between Edinburgh and Perth. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 11 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £7. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Megabus or London North Eastern Railway among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Edinburgh to Perth.

Travel Tips

Travel from Edinburgh to Perth
Travel 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 are my Edinburgh to Perth travel options?

There are 2 ways to travel to Perth from Edinburgh including taking a coach or train.

How do I get from Edinburgh to Perth the cheapest way?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth. Tickets for a coach cost on average £7.

This is compared to other travel options to Perth:

A coach journey is usually £4 less than a journey to Perth by train, which costs on average £10 for the same trip.

What is the fastest way from Edinburgh to Perth?

The fastest way to get to Perth from Edinburgh is by coach with an average travel time of 1 h 11 min.

There are alternative travel options to Perth that can usually take longer:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 16 min   of travel time.

How many miles are between Edinburgh and Perth

The Edinburgh to Perth distance is approximately 32 miles (51 km).

Where do I depart from Edinburgh? Where do I arrive in Perth?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Edinburgh to Perth:

  • Coaches mostly leave from Edinburgh, Elder Street and tend to arrive in Perth, Leonard / Cross St.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Perth.
Who can get me from Edinburgh to Perth?

Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Edinburgh to Perth:

  • You can take a coach from Edinburgh to Perth with Megabus. Cheap tickets can be found for £7 with Megabus from Edinburgh to Perth.
  • You can take a train from Edinburgh to Perth with London North Eastern Railway. Cheap tickets can be found for £10 with London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Perth.
Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Perth ends?
Many of our customers travelling from Edinburgh to Perth don't make Perth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after are Glasgow, London or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your Edinburgh and Perth trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Perth to any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I buy tickets from Edinburgh to Perth online to get the best deals?

When planning your trip from Edinburgh to Perth, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Coach tickets cost £7 one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost on average £10 one way.

However, we recommend buying tickets between Edinburgh and Perth online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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