Trains to Edinburgh
Edinburgh Waverley railway station
Edinburgh has great rail links to other major cities too. York, Newcastle, Inverness and Aberdeen are all about 2 hours away while Glasgow is just 50 minutes away on the First ScotRail service which leaves Waverley train station every 15 minutes.
ScotRail also operate an overnight service, the Caledonian Sleeper between London (Euston) and Edinburgh every night of the week.
The following companies can provide more information on cross-border rail services.
For routes to Edinburgh Waverley train station from London via the East Coast main line
For routes to Edinburgh Waverley train station from Birmingham via the Lake District, Carlisle and Lockerbie
For routes to Edinburgh Waverley train station from Manchester and Manchester Airport via the Lake District, Carlisle and Lockerbie
For routes to Edinburgh Waverley train station from south west England via Birmingham and Newcastle
For routes to Edinburgh Waverley train station from stations around Scotland
For all your timetables and fares UK wide
- National Rail Enquiries - contact number: 08457 48 49 50
For all your rail travel requirements
- Traveline Scotland - contact number: 0871 200 22 33
Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket Stations
Edinburgh has two main train stations: Edinburgh Waverley, which is in the heart of the city centre and Haymarket which lies a mile or so west of Princes Street.
Both stations operate security barriers so you need to buy your tickets before boarding the train (for some services you can't get onto the platform without a ticket). There are other stations in the area which operate local and fast express services, tickets for these trains can be purchased at the station you're travelling from or on board the train. Remember that it may be better value to buy your ticket at the station rather than on the train.
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Edinburgh and the Lothians sits on the eastern side of Scotland's central belt, in the heart of the country.