Edinburgh Rail Travel

Arguably the most spectacular route into Edinburgh is via rail. Not only is the East coast line visually stunning, but the exit from Waverley Station to the heart of city is enough to take your breath away. Edinburgh's principal train station is located between the old and new towns, and the view of the city once you emerge from the station is quite unique.
Scotland's rail network connects Edinburgh to the rest of the country, including a regular one hour service to Glasgow and services to other stations in Edinburgh and the Lothians. Edinburgh is also easily accessible by rail from England with direct links to London, Manchester, Birmingham, Cornwall and lots in between. All trains out of Edinburgh pass through or depart from Waverley, although many also stop at Haymarket in the West End.

Rail services in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh Waverley

There are a number of fast food outlets and shops in Waverley although you will find a much greater choice outside of the station. There is also a Left Luggage, car parking, bicycle storage and a car hire centre. A taxi rank can be found inside the station or walk up to Waverley Bridge to catch a bus. Several different train operators run out of Edinburgh Waverley, namely First ScotRail, East Coast, Virgin Trains, Cross Country Trains and First TransPennine.

Station Reception +44 (0)131 550 2031
Left Luggage +44 (0)131 558 3829
Lost Property +44 (0)131 550 2333
Car Parking +44 (0)8450 774224
National Rail Enquiries +44 (0)8457 484950
First ScotRail (ticket sales) +44 (0)8457 550033
East Coast (ticket sales) +44 (0)8457 225225
Virgin Trains (ticket sales) +44 (0)8457 222333
Cross Country Trains (ticket sales) +44 (0)8448 110124
First TransPennine (ticket sales) +44 (0)8456 786974