The Caledonian Sleeper (aka the sleeper train to Scotland) is one of two main sleeper trains in the UK and runs six nights a week from London Euston to Scotland and vice versa, offering different services on the Highlander and Lowlander routes:

  • The Highlander route takes you to popular Scottish destinations like Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William
  • The Lowlander route takes you to Edinburgh and Glasgow.

To find Caledonian Sleeper tickets, simply start a search on our Caledonian Sleeper booking page, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices.

Interested? Keep reading for more information about the Caledonian Sleeper overnight train to Scotland. For more information about accessibility on Caledonian Sleeper services, check out our Accessible Travel guide.

Caledonian Sleeper route map

Unsure about where to start your adventure? Use our Caledonian Sleeper map to plan out where you want to go. Enjoy speedy cross-country services six nights per week from the Capital, London to Scotland and vice versa.

The Caledonian Sleeper is a sleeper train that takes you to Scotland. From the Highlander Route, departing from Aberdeen, Inverness or Fort William, to the popular Lowlander Route, which leaves from either Edinburgh or Glasgow, Caledonian Sleeper makes it smooth and hassle-free.

Trains to Inverness, Aberdeen and Fort William stop at Edinburgh, where the carriages will split into 3 separate services, where passengers stay on board before taking on to their destination. Alternatively, the Caledonian Sleeper route to Glasgow Central divides at Carlisle, with the front portion of the train heading to Glasgow, and then onwards to Motherwell.

To get your adventure underway, check out our Caledonian Sleeper booking page and find a seat and train time to match.

How to book Caledonian Sleeper tickets on Trainline

We'll be honest - booking sleeper tickets on Trainline isn't as straightforward as booking normal tickets. But if you follow these instructions closely, you'll be able to find a variety of fares for sleeper trains, from single seats to cabins.

Booking a sleeper train to Scotland on Trainline is a bit trickier than other services. It's by no means impossible though, you've just got to pay a bit more attention than usual. Here's a step-by-step guide:

  1. Click on the button above to enter our Advanced Search Journey Planner.
  2. Enter where you're travelling to and from, for instance, London to Inverness.
  3. Important: make sure you select a departure time in the evening, preferably after 20:00. This will filter out all the day-time services from the results.
  4. You will be taken to a page telling you that a Sleeper service is available. Hit 'Continue'.
  5. Sleeper services will have 'sleeper' written underneath the number of changes on the journey. We display the cheapest (seated) fares by default.
  6. To see the full list of accommodation options available, click on 'View all single tickets' below the price matrix.
  7. Select your desired berth and check out.

This applies to the Caledonian Sleeper and Night Riviera services. We're working on integrating sleeper trains into our booking system in a more user-friendly way, so watch this space. But follow these instructions and you should very quickly be on your way!

Good to know

Travel with Pets

You can bring one small pet with you on your journey for a fee but only if you’re travelling First Class. Assistance and guide dogs can travel for free.

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0330 0600 500

Twitter Customer Help: @CalSleeper

Cycle Policy

On every train, there is space for up to one bike per passenger but this must be reserved in advance.


There is free WiFi for all passengers.

First Class

All services offer First Class, which includes an individual sleeping berth.

Lost Property

If you would like more information regarding Caledonian Sleeper lost property, onboard facilities or train times, then please call Caledonian Sleeper on +(44) 330 060 0500.

Caledonian Sleeper First Class

Travelling in First Class with the Caledonian Sleeper is a great way of reclining and enjoying the passing scenery as you head to your destination. You can find First Class options on special trains leaving at night and all First Class tickets come with a sleeping berth (room) for comfort and privacy.

So, what do you get when you upgrade to First Class? First of all, a First Class ticket grants you access to the First Class lounges at Aberdeen, Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Inverness and London Euston. Caledonian Sleeper offers complimentary breakfasts, sleeping packs, and an in-room washbasin and towel. The room itself is spacious and has everything you need, from coat hangers to storage units, so all you need to think about is what lies ahead on your trip.

Find out more about travelling on the Caledonian Sleeper First Class or First Class train tickets in the UK.

Caledonian Sleeper Delay Repay

Did you know you can claim Delay Repay if your Caledonian Sleeper train was delayed by 30 minutes or more? Check out our Delay Repay page for more details.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the Caledonian Sleeper start and finish?

The Caledonian Sleeper Highlander route runs between London Euston and Fort William, Inverness, and Aberdeen. The Caledonian Sleeper Lowlander route runs between London Euston and Glasgow Central or Edinburgh Waverley.

How fast does the Caledonian Sleeper go?

The Caledonian Sleeper normally operates at a maximum speed of 80 mph (130 km/h), but it can reach up to 100 mph (160 km/h) if the train has been delayed by more than 20 minutes.

How can I buy Caledonian Sleeper tickets?

You can buy your Caledonian Sleeper ticket from our Advanced Search Journey Planner. Simply enter where you're travelling to and from, select a departure time in the evening and one of the available types of accommodation. We'll show you the cheapest seated fares by default.

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