Edinburgh Rail TravelArguably 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
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.