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What is the name of the main station in Edinburgh?

The principal railway station serving Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. It's the terminus for many trains coming from London and for other Scotland-bound trains from England. The station is situated between the medieval Old Town and the 18th century New Town.

Can you walk from the station to the (old) city centre?

The train station is located near Princes Street, Edinburgh's main shopping street. There are excellent public transport options, such as bus and tram to the other parts of the city. For example, the district of Waterfront is accessible in just half an hour by bus.

Which hotels do you recommend near the station?

Please refer to our hotel suggestions on this page.

Which train services run to Edinburgh?

Among others, the following rail companies run lines to and from Edinburgh:

Are there direct trains to major cities nearby?

Yes, there are trains to a lot of places. Both within Scotland and in England. For example to/from London, Plymouth, Aberdeen, Manchester, Birmingham and many other cities.

Do you offer all train tickets to Edinburgh?

Yes, we offer all train tickets - always the best price, no booking fees and e-tickets!

About Edinburgh

Visit the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh. Hike up the Arthur's Seat mountain, eat Haggis in one of the many pubs or restaurants and shop till you drop in Princes Street. 

Edinburgh Waverley - Info

Railway Station Edinburgh

Edinburgh Waverley is the name of the main station of Edinburgh.

Collection of pre-purchased tickets

  • From ticket office: yes
  • Ticket machine: yes


Station map

Ticket office 

  • Monday - Friday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Saturday 05:00 - 23:59
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:59


  • Bicycle parking: yes
  • Wifi: yes
  • Parking: yes, paid, New Street: Long Stay, http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 
  • First class Lounge: yes
  • Left luggage: Lockers located on Platform 19. Mon - Sun 07:00 - 23:00.

To the city centre

  • Walking: 15 minutes
  • Bike: 5 minutes
  • Tram: - 
  • Bus: 15 minutes 
  • Taxi: yes, www.traintaxi.co.uk 


Bike & Go: Bikes available for public hire from the station concourse. Register online: www.scotrail.co.uk/bike-and-go

To the airport

  • 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus, operated by Lothian Buses. For details: www.lothianbuses.com 

Finding your platform

Check the large departure boards to find the right train - if it's not clear do not hesitate to ask one of the many helpful staff.  

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