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Pitlochry - Train Station & Services

Pitlochry is on the main Highland Railway line connecting London to Glasgow and Edinburgh and on to Inverness.

Pitlochry Train Station is in the centre of Pitlochry. The rail line runs parallel with Pitlochry's main street Atholl Road. The station is set back from the main street by about 100 metres, giving a very easy short walk to the shops, restaurants, and hotels.

It is the second busiest train station in Perthshire, after Perth. Pitlochry has in the region of 125,000 passengers entering or exiting here. Dunkeld and Birnam 37,000; Blair Atholl 21,000; Rannoch on the west highland line has 8,000.

The Pitlochry station car park is small and located right next to the station.

Taxis can be difficult to get hold of, so it is a good idea to book a Pitlochry taxi before you arrive. SR Taxi - 01796 473931 OR Elizabeth Yules 01796 472290

Pitlochry Station Book Shop

Run by team of volunteers (no one is paid), raising over £235,000 for local charities since 2006 – It is open Monday to Saturday from 9.00am to 4.30pm. Most books sell at £1 each.

Highland Mainline

Pitlochry is on the main Highland Railway line connecting London to Glasgow and Edinburgh and on to Inverness, stopping at Dunkeld, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl. There are four main trains a day connecting Pitlochry with London.

Regular local trains throughout the day connect Pitlochry with Blair Atholl, Dunkeld & Birnam, Kingussie, Newtonmore and slightly further afield to Perth, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Stirling.

A new timetable for the Highland Mainline came into effect by the end of 2019, creating an hourly service between Inverness, Aviemore and Pitlochry to Perth and Edinburgh or Glasgow. An extra eight journeys on the line each day, increasing seating capacity by 50%, providing more than 2,500 extra seats each day. There will also be extra luggage space, greater comfort and an enhanced food and drink service. Aviemore and Pitlochry stations have also received upgraded signalling.

West Highland Line

If you drive or catch the local bus, you can travel on the West Highland Line to Fort William and Malaig to the north, or Glasgow and London in the south. You will need to get to Rannoch Station located in the middle of Rannoch Moor, 38 miles west of Pitlochry (about 1.5hrs away) - it is possible to get there from Pitlochry using public transport.

The Caledonian Sleeper

The slepper train stops in Pitlochry, the northbound service arrives in the early morning, around 6:30am, and the southbound service departs at around 11pm – find out more at sleeper.scot

To Book Pitlochry Tickets from Scotrail visit www.scotrail.co.uk
To Book rail tickets to and from Pitlochry via LNER visit www.lner.co.uk
To Book train tickets via National Rail Enquiries call 08457 48 49 50

The steam train Jubilee Class 5699 Galatea, at Pitlochry Station (1 mins 23 secs)