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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.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:45:00 until 19:30:00
  • Saturday open from 07:45:00 until 19:15:00
  • Sunday open from 08:15:00 until 19:15:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteTravelines and PhotoMe photo booth
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
WH Smith, Coffee Shop
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to all platforms. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the Ticket Office Blue Badge parking bays: 7
Toilets notesThe toilets are located near the automatic gates at the station entrance. Radar - National Key Scheme
Baby changeUnavailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces160
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces31
Sheltered cycle storageUnavailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Perth station is a major station with taxis usually available on a rank. Advance booking is not normally necessary or even possible, unless arriving early in the morning or late at night. Operators who may accept bookings include:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Perth station

Perth train station is mainly served by ScotRail trains, which connect Edinburgh to Perth in 1h 24m, Glasgow to Perth in 1h 5m, Inverness to Perth in 2h 10m and Aberdeen to Perth in 1h 34m.

Need more information on how to get to Perth by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Perth.

Perth train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Perth station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Perth railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Perth.

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 parking

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.

Hotels near Perth train station

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Frequently asked questions

Is Perth station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Perth station?

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.

Are there toilets at Perth station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Perth station.

Are dogs allowed 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.

Departures and arrivals from Perth

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Perth station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail06:195On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail06:362On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail06:534On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail06:582On time
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail07:005Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from ArbroathCaledonian Sleeper05:404On time
from ArbroathScotRail07:251On time
from ArbroathScotRail08:107Scheduled
from ArbroathScotRail08:422Scheduled
from ArbroathScotRail08:451Scheduled
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