Platform 3 is on the right and Platform 4, where the trains from Inverness arrive, is on the left

Glasgow to Perth by train

How to travel by train from Glasgow to Perth



From Glasgow Queen Street to Perth

Travel Information

Final Destination: Aberdeen or Inverness (the Inter7City trains); Dundee (the Turbostar trains)

All trains also call at: Stirling

All of these trains are operated by ScotRail and it now mainly uses its Inter7City trains on this route.
The Turbostar trains are used on Mondays to Saturdays on the services terminating at Dundee; as well as on some of the trains heading to Inverness.

On Sundays the first train doesn't depart until after 09:30 and then after 17:45 there is only a departure every other hour.

Mon - Sat = 1 - 3 x trains per hour
Sunday = 15 x trains


Book Early and Save: No

ScotRail does not place discounted Advance tickets on sale for train journeys from Glasgow to Perth, so you wil pay the same price per departure whether you book ahead online, or purchase tickets at the station just prior to boarding.

Though you can save money by travelling at less busy times when Off-Peak tickets will be available, so on this route you can save money by not departing from Glasgow between 16:20 and 18:20 when Mondays to Fridays are working days.
Because if you do depart Glasgow at those times only the more expensive type of Anytime tickets will be available

ScotRail offers ticketing deals when Adults travel with children or in groups
Though there's no need to book ahead online to obtain these discounts - you will be charged the same prices when booking these ticket at the station just before boarding .
If you will be booking these deals at the station it can be less confusing to book in person at a ticket counter, rather than using a ticket machine.

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ScotRail Guide

On this journey

Looking to the right north of Stirling Looking to the right north of Stirling
Passing by The River Earn on left to the south of Perth Passing by The River Earn on left to the south of Perth
North of Larbert the views on the left stretch into the distance North of Larbert the views on the left stretch into the distance
On the left north of Gleneagles On the left north of Gleneagles

Once the train has escaped from Glasgow, over to the left the landscape is dominated by the hills which straddle the horizon - a preview of what's to come.
Because between Stirling and Perth the railway then passes through those hills.

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