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The railway arrived in Elgin in 1852, and the link with Lossiemouth on the coast was crucial to both the growth of the town and its late 19th century prosperity. Travellers don’t get much of a Victorian flavour today, as the platforms look out over modern shops, and the station buildings themselves were completely rebuilt in 1990. Regular services from Elgin include trains to Inverness and Aberdeen, with a single weekday train to Dundee and Edinburgh Waverley. The pedestrianised High Street in the town centre and the St Giles Shopping Centre are a ten minute walk north of the station. Elgin is in the Speyside whisky producing region of Scotland, and the west end of town is home to the Glen Moray Distillery. Open every weekday (and Saturdays in summer), the distillery offers five scheduled tours a day and is a twenty-five minute walk from the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:25 - 19:30
Saturday 06:25 - 19:30
Sunday 10:25 - 19:30
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsAvailable
PostboxUnavailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
CCTVAvailable
Carpark opening hours:
DayOpening Hours
EverydayOpen 24 hours
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Car parking spaces50
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces19
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVUnavailable
Step-free accessWhole station
Step-free access notes

Level to platform 1 - ramp up to platform 2 and connecting footbridge between platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsUnavailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Elgin station’s main building has a ticket counter and toilets, and leads out onto platform 1 (towards Aberdeen). If the ticket hall is closed, use the two side entrances and the ticket machine on the platform. Access to platform 2 (towards Inverness) is via a footbridge – if you need step-free access, there’s a direct entrance off the supermarket car park behind the station. There’s bench seating on both platforms, and there are several bike racks on platform 1.

Departures and arrivals from Elgin

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Elgin station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AberdeenScotRail06:401On time
to InvernessScotRail07:291On time
to InvernessScotRail07:552On time
to AberdeenScotRail07:571On time
to InvernessScotRail08:521On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessScotRail06:391On time
from AberdeenScotRail07:482On time
from InvernessScotRail07:541On time
from DundeeScotRail08:461On time
from InvernessScotRail09:451On time
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