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How to get to Perthshire. Travel information and weather information.

Scroll down and you will see information on airport, car hire, transport by bus, ferry, maps, route planning, and weather to expect in Scotland. There is also a section on travelling to and from Perth with information on Park + Ride and parking.

Click on the link for general travel advice and useful information from Scottish Life

Travel information

Car Hire websites
Alamo Rent A Car
Avis Rent A Car
Hertz Rent A Car
National Car Rental
Sixt Rent a Car UK
Car hire rentals available from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen and other locations

 

Travel by Bus 
Stagecoach Bus Services, throughout the country
Traveline Scotland Timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland. Also open 24 hours by phone on 0871 200 22 3
National Express coach routes, times, maps & fares

Local car hire
Struans in Perth. Contact them by phone 01738 445566.
Thrifty Hire Car, Perth is very competitively priced.

Railways
British Rail Website
Scotrail Website 
GNER
Railtrack Travel Information Definitive resource for UK rail timetables

Ferry Information 
Ferries to Newcastle from Europe. Newcastle is 185 miles (295 km) from Perth, around 3.5 hours by car .
Caledonian Macbrayne Ferries

 

Route Finders
Location finder enter the post code to find your destination
http://www.multimap.com
AA Route planner Great Britain. An excellent route planner and door to door guide

Weather
http://www.metoffice.com
British Weather a comprehensive guide to what to expect weatherwise

 

Travelling to and from Perth
Broxden Park + Ride service operates between Broxden on the Glasgow Road approach to Perth and Perth city centre. This quick and easy alternative to using the car in the city centre provides a limited stop express service, with stops at Glasgow Road (Lamberkine Drive), Cherrybank, Perth Leisure Pool, Mill Street for the city centre, and Leonard Street for bus and rail stations.

 

Bus transport
Megabus.com use the Broxden Park+Ride site as an interchange for their buses operating to Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen and Inverness. Megabus.com passengers can use the Perth Park+Ride service for journeys to/from Perth City Centre on payment of the appropriate fare to the driver or by showing your prepaid, through travel ticket, purchased from Megabus.com.

The Scone Park + Ride service is located on the northern approach into Scone and served by the no7 bus route. The Scone Park + Ride is open seven days a week from 6.36am (Monday to Friday), 7.16am (Saturday) and 9.56am(Sunday) with the site closing at 7.56pm daily. The buses depart every 10 minutes on weekdays with reduced frequencies in the early evenings and on Sundays. Parking is free.

Perth city centre has parking at the multi-storey in Kinnoull Street and Canal Street.  The open air car park in Old High Street and a large car park at the South Inch.

Perth can be reached by a network of fast and reliable Bus services . In addition, local bus operators provide frequent links to Perth from most local towns. CitylinkMegabusTravelineStagecoach are helpful websites.

Railway travel information in Perthshire

Perth Railway Station
The station is a short walk from the city centre. There are regular services to and from Stirling, Dundee and Pitlochry, with a journey time of around 30 minutes. Direct trains to and from Edinburgh run at approximately two hourly intervals.

This is a lovely scenic train journey, passing along the Fife coast and through some stunning scenery in North Fife and Perthshire. From Edinburgh, the journey takes an hour and 25 minutes. The direct train to Perth from Glasgow, runs hourly from Queen Street and takes around an hour. Contact National Rail Enquiries.

In Perth the cost of parking charges apply 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday. Take advantage of the 15-minutes free facility in the centre of town however, if you just want to make a quick trip to a shop. All on-street Pay and Display and Council operated car parks are free of charge on 1 and 2 January and also on 25 and 26 December. Charges apply on all other Bank and Local holidays.

Handy tip!

If you want to park your car overnight you can pre-pay for parking to cover the following morning. This will to save you having to dash to your car at 8 am to purchase a ticket. The valid period on any parking ticket purchased after 6 pm starts at 8 am the following morning. e.g. a 4 hour ticket purchased any time after 6 pm would be valid from 8 am until 12 noon the following day.