Travel from Perth to Glasgow by Bus

Cheapest way to get from Glasgow to Perth by bus

Updated September 2011

You can get from Perth to Glasgow (or Glasgow to Perth) by taking the Megabus (Scottish Citylink) buses. Journey time ranges between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour and 40 minutes. Travelling by bus is the cheapest way to get from Perth to Glasgow with very cheap tickets:

  • Starting at £2 for Megabus/Citylink return tickets made up of 2 super single tickets.
  • Megabus/Citylink have the cheapest one-way bus fares, £1 (super single tickets). These are limited in number but most Megabus/Citylink singles for this route cost £5.50-£6 if booked far enough in advance.

It's cheaper to travel between Glasgow and Inverness by bus than it is to travel by train. The cheapest Off-Peak Return train ticket is £21.80. Even the cheapest possible return rail ticket made up of two single fares is £18.00, which is more expensive than travelling by Megabus. See our Megabus and National Express coaches in-depth guide.

Tickets and times for Megabus/Scottish Citylink bus services between Glasgow and Perth.

Bus timetables for transport between Glasgow and Perth

The is a frequent service with up to 4 buses departing from Leonard St Bus Station or Broxden Park & Ride in Perth or Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow every hour. Megabus/Citylink operate a daytime and evening bus service. There are no night buses operating on this route.

Megabus/Citylink Perth buses

Bus times from Perth to Glasgow (day/evening buses)

Weekdays Weekend
From Perth (buses approx every hour) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Glasgow 06:45 06:45 06:45 06:45 06:45 06:45 06:45 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Glasgow 21:15 21:15 21:15 21:15 21:15 21:15 21:15 Book bus ticket

Bus times from Glasgow to Perth (day/evening)

Weekdays Weekend
From Glasgow (buses approx every hour) Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
First bus to Perth 06:25 06:25 06:25 06:25 06:25 06:25 07:40 Book bus ticket
Last evening bus to Perth 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 23:00 Book bus ticket

NOTE: the schedule of buses may change without notice. Please double check with the Megabus/Scottish Citylink for the latest travel times for getting to Perth or Glasgow.

First and last buses to Perth (Megabus/Citylink)

First buses to Perth

  • The first bus to Perth leaves Buchanan Bus Station at 06:25 (weekdays and Saturdays) and 07:40 (Sundays) and arrives at Perth Bus Station at 07:30 (weekdays and Saturdays) and 08:45 (Sundays).

Last buses

  • The last bus to Perth (weekdays and weekends) leaves Buchanan Bus Station at 23:00 and arrives at Perth Bus Station at 00:05.

Night buses

  • There are no night buses to Perth from Glasgow

First and last buses to Glasgow (Megabus/Citylink)

First buses to Glasgow

  • The first bus to Glasgow (weekdays and weekends) leaves Perth Bus Station at 06:45 and arrives at Buchanan Bus Station at 08:25.

Last buses

  • The last bus to Glasgow (weekdays and weekends) leaves Perth Bus Station at 21:15 and arrives at Buchanan Bus Station at 22:30.

Night buses

  • There are no night buses to Glasgow from Perth

How long does it take to get from Perth to Glasgow by bus

The journey time is around 1 hour and 20-40 minutes.

How much does the bus ticket from Perth to Glasgow cost

You can buy your Megabus (Scottish Citylink) bus ticket online.

Megabus/Scottish Citylink Bus fares

  • Single ticket: starting at £1 (super single ticket). Limited in number, though most singles start at £5.50-£6
  • Return ticket: starting at £2 (2 super single tickets). If £1 super singles are sold out then the return bus fare is around £11-£12.

Booking fee of 50p applies.

Book Perth - Glasgow bus tickets

Where does the bus between Perth and Glasgow stop

The Megabus/Citylink buses to and from Perth are in fact the Glasgow - Aberdeen or the Glasgow - Inverness services which go via Glasgow, Stirling, Dunblane, Perth and then continue to their final destination, Aberdeen or Inverness.

Full list of bus stops for this route:

  • Glasgow (Buchanan Bus Station),
  • Cumbernauld Town Centre North,
  • Stirling (St Ninians Roundabout, Goosecroft Bus Station, Kildean opp 184 Drip Rd),
  • Dunblane (Police Station, Perth Rd at Cemetery Rd),
  • Gleneagles A9 opp Station Road End
  • Perth (Glasgow Rd Broxden at Lamberkine Drv, Perth Broxden Park & Ride, Leonard St Bus Station, South St at The Tavern),

NOTE: The bus may not stop at some of these on certain services.

Where do the buses leave from?

The Megabus/Scottish Citylink buses travelling between Perth and Glasgow leave from the following bus stations:

Address of Leonard St Bus Station

Leonard Street Perth Perthshire PH2 Scotland Postcode: PH2 Tel: +44 (8705) 505 050

Address of Buchanan Bus Station

Killermont Street Glasgow Scotland Postcode: G2 3NP Tel: +44 (141) 353 2141

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Around Glasgow - Culzean Castle

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Glasgow Botanic Gardens

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Gallery of Modern Art

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