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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 Jan 27 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

07:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h21 09:11PMPerth
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11:30PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h11 12:41AMPerth
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08:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h10 09:10AMPerth
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10:00AMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h10 11:10AMPerth
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06:50PMEdinburgh, Elder Street1h21 08:11PMPerth
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Travel Information from Edinburgh to Perth

distanceDistance32 miles (51 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$9 - $14
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h 10 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $9 (€7) • 1 h 10 min
carriersPopular travel companiesMegabus or Scotrail

Travel 32 miles (51 km) by bus or train from Edinburgh to Perth. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 10 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $9 (€7). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Megabus or Scotrail among others. Travelers 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.

How do I travel from Edinburgh to Perth?

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

What is the cheapest way from Edinburgh to Perth?

The cheapest way to go to Perth from Edinburgh is by taking a bus, which costs on average $9 (€7).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Perth:

Taking a bus is usually $5 (€4) less than taking a train to Perth, which costs on average $14 (€11) for the same trip.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Perth?

The quickest way to travel between Edinburgh and Perth is by bus, 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, going by train can take 1 h 16 min   on average.

How many miles from Edinburgh to Perth would I travel?

Perth is approximately 32 miles (51 km) away from Edinburgh.

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

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

  • Buses mostly depart from Edinburgh, Elder Street and arrive in Perth, Leonard Street / Cross Street.
  • Trains mostly leave from Edinburgh Waverley and tend to arrive in Perth.

Which travel operators can get me to Perth from Edinburgh?

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:

  • Travel with Megabus to go to Perth by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Megabus Edinburgh to Perth tickets on Omio for $9 (€7).
  • Travel with Scotrail to go to Perth by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Scotrail Edinburgh to Perth tickets on Omio for $14 (€11).

Where else should I travel to after my journey from Edinburgh to Perth ends?

Many of our customers traveling from Edinburgh to Perth don't make Perth their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Perth are Glasgow, London or Aberdeen, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Perth to any of these top destinations today!

How early should I buy tickets between Edinburgh and Perth online for 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:

  • Bus tickets are costing $9 (€7) one way on average.
  • Train tickets are costing on average $14 (€11) one way.

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

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