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from Perth to Edinburgh

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

Our recommendation

To get from Perth to Edinburgh on 22 Oct we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:00Perth1h10 19:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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18:00Perth1h10 19:10Edinburgh, Elder Street
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09:35Perth1h17 10:52Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:40Perth1h17 09:57Edinburgh, Elder Street
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08:30Perth1h27 09:57Edinburgh, Elder Street
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Travel Information between Perth and Edinburgh

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach or train
priceTicket price range£6 - £10
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeCoach • £6 • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 32 miles (51 km) by coach or train from Perth to Edinburgh. If speed is a priority, then a coach is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £6. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travellers can even take a direct from Perth to Edinburgh.

Travel Tips

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

You can travel to Edinburgh from Perth 2 different ways: coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Perth to Edinburgh?

A coach service offers the cheapest way to travel from Perth to Edinburgh, which costs on average £6.

This is compared to other ways of getting to Edinburgh:

A coach is generally £4 less than a train for the same journey. A train costs on average £10 from Perth to Edinburgh.

What is the fastest way to Edinburgh from Perth?

The quickest way to travel to Edinburgh from Perth is by coach, which takes on average 1 h 10 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 12 min   of travel time.

What is the distance from Perth to Edinburgh?

The distance between Perth and Edinburgh is around 32 miles (51 km).

Where do people depart from and arrive in when travelling from Perth to Edinburgh?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when travelling from Perth to Edinburgh:

  • Most travellers who book a coach ticket from Perth to Edinburgh depart from Perth, Leonard / Cross St. To Edinburgh, Elder Street.
  • Most travellers who purchase a train ticket from Perth to Edinburgh depart from Perth to Edinburgh Waverley.
Which travel companies can take me from Perth to Edinburgh?

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

  • Megabus can get you to Edinburgh by coach. You can find a good deal for coach tickets with Megabus from Perth to Edinburgh for £6 on Omio.
  • Travel with Scotrail to go to Edinburgh by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Scotrail Perth to Edinburgh tickets on Omio for £10.
Where should I go next after I travel to Edinburgh from Perth?
Many of our customers who book a trip from Perth to Edinburgh often extend their holiday and travel to other popular destinations like London, Glasgow or Manchester. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Perth and Edinburgh itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Edinburgh and any of these top destinations today!
How far in advance should I book tickets from Perth to Edinburgh online to get the best deals?

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

  • Coach tickets cost £6 one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average £10 one way.

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

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