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Perth to Dundee by train

It takes an average of 25m to travel from Perth to Dundee by train, over a distance of around 18 miles (30 km). There are normally 51 trains per day travelling from Perth to Dundee and tickets for this journey start from £5 when you book in advance.
Journey timeFrom 20m
PriceFrom £5
Distance18 miles (30 km)
Frequency51 trains per day
First train05:00
Last train23:18
Departure stationPerth
Arrival stationDundee
ChangesDirect trains available
Train operatorsScotRail

Perth to Dundee train times

Check out the next trains departing from Perth to Dundee for Tuesday 17th May 2022 using our handy timetable below, including platform and live travel information. You can view the full day timetable or search for a different date here.
11:40 12:02 22m, direct
12:22 12:48 26m, direct
12:44 13:06 22m, direct
13:25 13:50 25m, direct
13:44 14:06 22m, direct
14:23 14:48 25m, direct
14:45 15:09 24m, direct
15:28 15:53 25m, direct
15:41 16:03 22m, direct
16:30 16:54 24m, direct

Travelling from Perth to Dundee by train

Want to travel from Perth to Dundee by train? Start your journey with us.

There are around 24 trains running between Perth and Dundee daily, which usually take 24m to complete the journey over 18 miles (30 km). As soon as you board the train, you'll be able to make yourself comfortable and enjoy the journey as there are direct services available. This route is served by ScotRail and LNER. On their fastest services, you can reach Dundee in just 21m. Sit back and enjoy free WiFi and a catering service offering a wide range of food and drinks on ScotRail and LNER trains.

Use our Journey Planner at the top of the page to search for cheap ticket prices – we’ll show you how much you can save on your train tickets if you travel Off-Peak or get a Railcard.

Want to book your train tickets from Perth to Dundee now? Just start a search with us today. If you want to know if trains are running, read on for timetables (including first and last train times), FAQs and tips on how to book cheap train tickets from Perth to Dundee.

Journey details

Want to know more about your journey from Perth to Dundee? We've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions by our customers to help you plan your journey.

How long does the train from Perth to Dundee take?

The average journey time by train between Perth and Dundee is 25 minutes, with around 51 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.

What's the fastest journey time between Perth and Dundee by train?

The fastest journey time by train from Perth to Dundee is 20 minutes.

How much does the train from Perth to Dundee cost?

Train ticket prices from Perth to Dundee can start from as little as £5 when you book in advance. The cost of tickets can vary depending on the time of day, route and class you book and are usually more expensive if you book on the day.

Is there a direct train from Perth to Dundee?

Yes, it is possible to travel from Perth to Dundee without having to change trains. There are 51 direct trains from Perth to Dundee each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.

What time does the first train from Perth to Dundee leave?

The first train from Perth to Dundee leaves at 05:00. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.

What time does the last train from Perth to Dundee leave?

The last train from Perth to Dundee leaves at 23:18. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.

What's the distance between Perth and Dundee by train?

Trains travelling from Perth to Dundee cover a distance of around 18 miles (30 km) during the journey.

Looking for more information?

If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Dundee to Perth.

Cheap train tickets from Perth to Dundee

Train tickets from Perth to Dundee start at £5 one way for a Standard Class ticket if you book in advance. As most UK train companies increase their prices as the departure date approaches, we’ll help you find the cheapest tickets.

Book in advance

Look out for Advance tickets – they usually come out up to 12 weeks before the departure date and can be cheaper than buying on the day. If you’re here a tad early, sign up for our Advance ticket alert today to get notified when your tickets are released.

Consider a Season Ticket

If you catch this train more than 3 times per week, you could save money with a Season Ticket. With annual, monthly and weekly options available, find out if a season ticket for Perth to Dundee is right for you.

Use your Railcard

National Railcards offer a 1/3 off eligible train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a National Railcard here.

Split your tickets

Download our app to find split tickets — courtesy of SplitSave, our handy feature which 'splits' your train tickets where possible to find you a better deal. Learn more about the clever tech behind split tickets, and how to spot SplitSave discounts in our app.

For more money-saving tips on UK and European train travel, read our cheap train tickets guide.

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