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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

Station details & facilities

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.

Frequently asked questions

Is Edinburgh Waverley station open?

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.

Are trains running today from Edinburgh Waverley station?

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.

Are there toilets in Edinburgh Waverley station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Edinburgh Waverley station.

Are dogs allowed in 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.

Departures and arrivals from Edinburgh

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Edinburgh station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to Fort WilliamCaledonian Sleeper23:58Early
to DunblaneScotRail05:1818Scheduled
to NewcastleTransPennine Express05:292Scheduled
to AberdeenScotRail05:3016Scheduled
to DunblaneScotRail05:3319Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from AberdeenCrossCountry23:5919On time
from Glasgow Queen StreetScotRail00:039EOn time
from CowdenbeathScotRail00:0816On time
from DunblaneScotRail00:1711On time
from TweedbankScotRail00:2210On time
† Average savings on advance fares booked at least one week before day of travel vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel. Subject to availability. Excludes coach.

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