Pitlochry Train Station

Steam Pitlochry Station

Pitlochry Train Station

Cyclists coming off a train in Pitlochry Station

Pitlochry Train Station is located 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 taxis before you arrive. SR Taxi - 01796 473931 OR Elizabeth Yules 01796 472290

Pitlochry Station Book Shop - is 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.

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

Highland Railway line - 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 will come in to 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 receive upgraded signalling.

Good byes at Pitlochry StationWest 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.

If you want to learn a bit more about the trains in Scotland, seat reservations, the sleeper service to London,  Scotland Railways has a very good information page.

  • To Book Pitlochry Tickets from Scotrail - There are no telephone contact details.
  • To Book rail tickets to and from Pitlochry via Direct Rail - There is no telephone number.
  • To Book train tickets via National Rail Enquiries - Tel:- 08457 48 49 50
  • Also TrainTracker™: 0871 200 49 50 (Calls cost 10p per minute from a BT landline, calls from other operators and mobiles may be higher).Pitlochry Train Station Book Shop
  • TrainTracker™ Text - text station name to: 8 49 50 (Costs 25p for each successful reply).
  • National Rail Enquiries from overseas +44(0)20 7278 5240 (Please note: International rates apply):
    National Rail Enquiries Textphone 0845 60 50 600 (for customers with hearing impairments):