It takes an average of 49m to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling by train, over a distance of around 31 miles (50 km). There are normally 56 trains per day traveling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling and tickets for this journey start from $6.10 when you book in advance.
31 miles (50 km)
56 trains per day
Direct trains available
Want to visit the “gateway to the Highlands” and need more information on how to take the train from Edinburgh to Stirling? Look no further!
Generally, the journey time from Edinburgh to Stirling by train takes around 49 minutes, although on the fastest services it can take just 41 minutes. Usually, you’ll find around 54 direct trains running between these two cities, so you don’t need to make any changes along the way.
On this route, you’ll board a ScotRail train at Edinburgh Waverley station. Once you’ve found your seat, you can start to enjoy the onboard amenities, such as family-sized tables, power sockets and generous luggage allowances. If you prefer to treat yourself, why not upgrade to ScotRail First Class? You’ll take advantage of the benefits of Standard Class as well as extra space and complimentary food and drink. After just 41 minutes, you’ll arrive at Stirling station.
Once you’ve left the station, you’ll find yourself located close to the city’s most famous sights, including the National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle – a royal castle dating back to the Middle Ages.
If you’d like to book cheaper tickets, try traveling at Off-Peak times, as tickets tend to be cheaper outside of morning/evening rush hours between Monday and Friday. Also, keep an eye out for Advance tickets – they are usually released 12 weeks before the departure date and tend to be a lot cheaper than purchasing tickets on the day of travel.
Eager to book? Start a search for cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Stirling in our Journey Planner at the top of the page. For more information about the journey, keep reading our train timetables where you can view first and last trains, as well as FAQs and tips on how to find cheap train tickets.
The average journey time by train between Edinburgh (Waverley) and Stirling is 49 minutes, with around 56 trains per day. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays, so use our Journey Planner on this page to search for a specific travel date.
The fastest journey time by train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling is 40 minutes.
Train tickets from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling can start from as little as $6.10 when you book in advance and are usually more expensive when purchased on the day. Prices can also vary depending the time of day, route and class you book.
Yes, it is possible to travel from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling without having to change trains. There are 56 direct trains from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling each day. Though there may be fewer direct services available depending on your exact departure date.
The first train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling leaves at 04:18. Times and services may vary during weekends and holidays.
The last train from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling leaves at 23:35. Trains that depart in the early morning hours or very late evening may be sleeper services, time and services may also vary during weekends and holidays.
Trains travelling from Edinburgh (Waverley) to Stirling cover a distance of around 31 miles (50 km) during the journey.
If you’re looking for the return train journey, check out trains from Stirling to Edinburgh (Waverley).
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