Timetable - trains from Edinburgh to Perth

Train tickets, times and fares.

Known as the Fair City, Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay, surrounded by scenic countryside – and Scone Palace, the crowning place of Scotland’s monarchs.

Perth train station delivers you right to the leafy centre of things: South Inch park is a tranquil introduction to the city. It’s a small and compact city, and its Georgian cobbled streets are perfect for exploring on foot. Get a feel for the city’s grand past in its various castles and gardens, and explore its art and culture at the museum and art gallery.

Journey information

Fastest 1h 14m
Average 1h 28m
Direct trains available? Yes
Max changes 1
Trains per day 34

About half the services involve a change at Stirling.

Next trains from Edinburgh to Perth

Departs Destination Platform Expected
11:37 Perth 16 On time
12:38 Perth 15 On time

Live departures for direct trains leaving in the next two hours.

Sample fares

Buy tickets From
Off-Peak Return £22.70
Anytime Single £17.10
3 days in advance £8.70
1 month in advance £8.70
3 months in advance £5.00

First and last trains

First train


Last train


These are the usual first and last train times on this route from Monday to Friday. Times may vary at weekends and public holidays. Check exact train times when you plan your journey and book tickets online.

Off-Peak from 08:00 Mon-Fri and all day Sat-Sun.

Prices are single (one-way) fares except where stated. Advance fares are subject to availability and the actual cost may vary.

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Download timetable PDFs for train services between Edinburgh and Perth.