Edinburgh Waverley Station is located on Princes Street in central Edinburgh. Waverley Station sits in the bed of a former loch which once separated Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns and was drained as part of the city’s redevelopment. In its place, three train stations were built. The site was named ‘Waverley’ after Scottish writer, Sir Walter Scott’s first novel. In 1868, the existing buildings were demolished and construction began on today’s Victorian structure. The current station covers 25 acres and is the second-largest station in the UK.
Edinburgh Waverley station is the main terminus for LNER in the north, although there are a select few that continue on into other parts of Scotland. Other train companies that operate out of Edinburgh Waverley are ScotRail, including trains to Glasgow Queen Street, Caledonian Sleeper trains from London Euston, Avanti West Coast on their west coast line, one CrossCountry train service, as well as a Transpennine Express route too. The amount of services and trains that run through Edinburgh on a daily basis means passengers can reach as far south as Exeter St David's in a day, or London, Inverness or Manchester.
|Weekdays||05:00 - 23:59|
|Saturday||05:00 - 23:59|
|Sunday||07:00 - 23:59|
|Staffing level||Full time|
|Left Luggage phone number||0131 558 3829|
|Left Luggage Website||http://www.left-baggage.co.uk/locations.php|
|Shops note||Wide range of shops Passport Photo Booth|
|Telephone types||Coins and cards|
|Station Buffet notes|
Coffee shop Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
Located on concourse Located by the ticket office
|Bureau de Change||Available|
|Tourist Information Office||Unavailable|
|Staff Help notes|
Assistance is available from welcome hosts, the travel centre, and the mobility assistance office as well as the customer information point in the main concourse
The Mobility Assistance Room is currently under renovation and is temporarily located upstairs in the Virgin Trains East Coast passenger lounge next to platform 11
|Customer Service notes|
Please ask a welcome host or at the travel centre / mobility assistance room or at the customer information point in the centre of the main concourse
|Customer help points||Available|
|Weekdays||04:00 - 00:45|
|06:00 - 00:45|
|Carpark name||New Street: Long Stay|
|Car parking spaces||617|
|Cycle storage spaces||223|
|Sheltered cycle storage||Unavailable|
|Cycle storage CCTV||Available|
|Cycle storage notes|
Cycle storage can be found in the station: by the lift at Platform 2 (37 spaces) Platform 3 (68 Spaces) and adjacent to Platform 19 (86 Spaces). Additional cycle spaces are available in New Street car park (32 spaces).
|Cycle storage notes||Please do not leave panniers, bags or trailers attached to bicycles or racks. Panniers, bags or trailers attached to bicycles will be removed and deposited in lost property, a fee may be charged for their return.|
|Step-free access||Whole station|
|Step-free access notes|
There is step free access to all parts of the station with lifts and escalators giving access to the platforms
|Ramps for train access||Available|
|Accessible ticket machines||Available|
|Accessible Booking Office counter||Available|
|Accessible taxis notes|
Accessible taxis can be located on Waverley Bridge (exit 2) please note this includes a steep incline. There is also a temporary taxi rank on Market Street exit 3 which can be accessed by lifts
Virgin Trains East Coast:
ScotRail: Lounge facilities on request between the following times
Virgin Trains East Coast lounge is opposite platform 11, ScotRail lounge is on Platform 14
Tickets Accepted in ScotRail First Class Lounge
All First Class.
Tickets Accepted in Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounge
All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators, including Sleepers
Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all Virgin Trains East Coast First Class Lounges.
Toilets/Fax/Printer/Meeting rooms, TV, newspapers, screens with updated train information, fax, telephone
Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits
Trains to Waverley Station will arrive on one of 20 platforms. There are four ways to exit the station. If heading for New Town, take the Prince’s Street exit, if going to the Old Town, take the Market Street exit. Waverley Bridge exits allow access to both sides of the city. The main concourse is in the centre of the station; here you will find the main ticket office and timetables for trains to and from Edinburgh.
Since 25th October 2021, a brand-new train operator called Lumo has been running between London Kings Cross and Edinburgh via the East Coast Main Line, calling at Stevenage, Newcastle and Morpeth. Learn more about Lumo trains.
Edinburgh Waverley station is open every day that services are running to and from the station. The station usually opens just before the first train of the day leaves and then closes after the last train departs. Ticket office opening hours may vary.
Trains arrive into and depart from Edinburgh Waverley station almost every day, although there may be less services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Edinburgh Waverley station.
Yes, there are toilets available to use at Edinburgh Waverley station.
Yes, dogs are allowed at Edinburgh Waverley station but should be kept on a lead or comfortable in a pet carrier at all times.