Scottish Central Railway opened Perth General station in 1848. Ideally located, for a century, Perth was an important hub for travellers heading out to Scotland’s major cities. Today, the station, renamed Perth in 1952, lies on the Glasgow-to-Dundee and Aberdeen Line and the Highland Main Line, and the Caledonian Sleeper from London is a daily – or nightly – visitor.
Designed by Sir William Tite, the station’s original award-winning two-storey Tudor-style building, with its high roof is still recognizable today. Leaving the wide glass roof of the station behind, and passing the historic Station Hotel, visitors can grab a cab or take the nine-minute stroll into Scotland’s former-capital, with its tall spires and the gleaming River Tay flowing through its centre. The Bells Sports Centre, Caithness Glass Visitor Centre and St Johns Shopping Centre are all within walking distance of the station.
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Perth train station has seven platforms, split into two sections. Platforms 1 and 2 on the eastern side are the busiest with trains to Glasgow. The sprawling roof covers platforms 3 to 7, and there are two entrances, both with car parking. The ticket office, newsagent and café are between platforms 2 and 3. Ticket barriers are in operation.
Perth train station has two car parks, one on each of its entrance. Lifts and footbridges are available to get from both car parks to the station.
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Perth station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Perth station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Perth.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Perth station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Perth station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.