Perth Transportation

  • Let the Train Take the Strain
    Let the Train Take the Strain
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  • On the Road Again
    On the Road Again
    by scottishvisitor
  • Our little hire car...
    Our little hire car...
    by CandS

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    Be prepared to cover a lot of miles

    by scottishvisitor Written Nov 14, 2005

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    On the Road Again

    Perthshire covers a large area with many attractions & villages. The scenery is stunning but a car is always needed. While travelling the roads be prepared for dual carriageways suddenly becoming 2 lanes. There are parking places if you want to get out of the car for a photo stop.

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    Perth Railway Station - Hotel

    by scotlandscotour Updated Dec 1, 2004

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    Railway Station Hotel Perth

    This is the site that greets you at Perth Railway Station - the Station Hotel.

    To get to the coach station, into town and the Tourist Information Office, walk to the right hand side of this hotel and follow the road. (Coach station on right hand side, 200m; town 5 minutes walk, straight ahead!)

    Note: If walking from the train station to the Tourist Information, ignore a brown tourist sign (opposite the bus station). this sign is intended for car drivers and takes them on a detour via one-way streets. On foot or bike, keep walking straight ahead. At the end of that street, ask for the Old High Street (it is ahead two blocks).

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    Perth Coach Station - view from inside

    by scotlandscotour Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Perth Coach Station  - inside view

    A view of the passenger platform at Perth. Basic. A small waiting room offers modest shelter from harsh weather - luckily not often. However, not impressive views and therefore not a fun place to hang out or have t owait too long - go to the cafe - or if more time the LIBRARY is just a minute away and FREE, WARM, with FREE INTERNET ACCESS and its just a wonderful place to be.

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    Perth Coach Station - viewed from Railway Station

    by scotlandscotour Updated Mar 19, 2004

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    Perth Coach Station

    Perth Coach Station is due to be knocked down and replaced by a modern "Rail / Bus interchange" ... but for now there is this !?
    Its got to be the least impressive bus station in Scotland, as even Glasgow's Buchanan Street has been done up. I guess part of the reason why Perth is last is because it is so safe and unthreatening (compared with elsewhere) that it hadn't the same social priority.
    Anyway, this is how you will see the Coach Station on arrival, or passing from the Train Station, in March 2004. It must have a year or two left.
    There are telephones, taxis, toilets, cafe, newsagents and nearby chip shops etc. as this is regularly served by Coaches to/from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Aberdeen, all exchanging passengers here, so its busier than the size of Perth would suggest.

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    Perth Coach station & CityLink Coaches

    by scotlandscotour Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Citylink coach - Perth Station

    Coaches = comfortable, long distance bus, like "Greyhound". CityLink is the Scottish Equivalent of National Express (who still run some coaches to Inverness, but mainly its these blue and yellow coaches you'll see.

    Cheap, quick, on time and with a toilet of course, they are the best value for travel, and Perth is the very hub of the network, so a good "Base" or at least rest point.

    CityLink are also pretty good at remote drop offs if you want to get into the remote mountains at some strange point, en-route. Ask the driver nicely, its their discression. Drivers are very good, safe and skilled.

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    Car Hire

    by scotlandscotour Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Arnold Clark Perth Car Hire

    Ok, So Perth may be well located on the main Train and Coach networks round Scotland. You're still going to want independence (good ol' Scottish word that) and flexibility, to get to all these far flung places I keep posting pictures of.
    So you are very likely to be thinking car hire. There are your usual suspects, ... Hertz, europecar, thrifty, etc. One of the best I have found, so use regularly is Arnold Clark. Though not as friendly or 'bend over backwards' helpful as their colleagues in the Inverness office, Perth AC Hire is good.
    About one minute walk from train & coach stations. (Ask direction).
    Have fun!!! Drive on the LEFT hand side and look out for "passing places".

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    Hire a Car

    by CandS Written Aug 30, 2003

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    Our little hire car...

    We hired a car and drove around the UK... It was easy for us since we are used to driving on the left side of the road, although the strange road signs had us wondering a few times... :)

    The roads were all very good except for the traffic jams around the larger cities...try to avoid 'peak' hours if you can help it.

    The distances between cities in the UK are all fairly short, it doesn't really take too long to get anywhere except if you stop for photos every few minutes. ;)

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    Senic Train Jouney

    by scottishvisitor Written Nov 14, 2005

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    Let the Train Take the Strain

    If you don't want to drive the alternative would be the train. It is a good method of transport for long journeys or in winter when the snow gates close.

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