How to travel from Edinburgh to Perth

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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 28 May 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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17:50Edinburgh, Elder Street1h24 19:14Perth
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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.

There are 2 travel options from Edinburgh to Perth: coach or train.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh to Perth is by taking a coach. You can find average ticket prices around £10 compared to other travel options to Perth:

A coach journey is usually £1 less than a journey to Perth by train, which costs on average £11 for the same trip.

The fastest way to get to Perth from Edinburgh is by train with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

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

In comparison, taking a coach requires on average 1 h 10 min   of travel time.

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

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

  • Coaches mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Perth, Bus Station (stance 5).
  • Trains most often depart from Edinburgh at Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Perth at Perth.

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Edinburgh to Perth, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • Megabus can take you to Perth by coach. If searching for a good deal on coaches, you can find tickets for Megabus from Edinburgh to Perth for £10.
  • London North Eastern Railway can take you to Perth by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for London North Eastern Railway from Edinburgh to Perth for £11.
Looking to extend your trip from Edinburgh to Perth? Many Omio customers who go from Edinburgh to Perth usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like Glasgow, London or Aberdeen. If you're looking to explore Glasgow, London or Aberdeen from Perth, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

Before travelling from Edinburgh to Perth, it’s good to know what ticket you can book and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

  • The price of a coach ticket is on average £10 one way for this trip.
  • The price of a train ticket for this route is on average £11 one way.

But we recommend booking Edinburgh to Perth tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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