The 'Fair City' of Perth sits on the banks of the River Tay in the east of Scotland, just a short journey from Edinburgh or Glasgow. Perth is nestled between two sprawling public parks, and has elegant Georgian townhouses, cobbled streets and medieval spires. Explore the monuments, art galleries and museums before discovering the glorious Perthshire countryside.
Map of Perth
Travel to and Around Perth
Getting to Perth
Perth Railway Station, right in the heart of the city, has frequent fast and reliable services to and from major cities.
LNER trains run from Perth along the east coast to cities such as Edinburgh, York, Newcastle and London.
Scotrail provides an express rail service direct to Perth from many major cities.
Perth can also be reached overnight from London on the Caledonian Sleeper.
Bus and coach
The M90 from Edinburgh (1 hour) and the M80, M9 and A9 from Glasgow (1 hour) and Stirling (45 mins) offer the quickest routes into the Perthshire region.
There are also many car hire companies operating in Perth.
Getting around Perth
Perthis easily explored on foot with most key attractions within walking distance of each other. Attractions beyond the city centre can be reached cost effectively by public transport and again explored further by foot.
Bus and coach
Regular bus services provide connections from the city centre to neighbouring towns and villages.
Want to relax and let someone else drive?
Book a tour and hear from a knowledgeable local tour guide as they highlight points of interest, stop off at the best hidden gems and visit the iconic landmarks you’ve heard all about.
There’s a range of safe and secure, short stay car parks within the city centre.
Perth has made a public commitment to increasing the accessibility and availability of EV chargers, and to promoting the use of electric cars.
A tip from your local expert
Discover the whole world in Perth with a visit to the Fair Maid’s House where you can learn about our planet and Scotland’s history of leading in geology and geography.
Assistant iCentre Manager, Perth
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