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Stirling first joined the railway network in 1848, but today trains to the ÔGateway to the Highlands' arrive at a 1915 building by the famous Scottish architect James Miller. Stirling is well connected for destinations across Scotland, with regular services to Dundee, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. It is also a stop on the famous Caledonian Sleeper service from London Euston.

The medieval heart of Stirling is known as the ÔTop of the Town', and its atmospheric streets are home to many restaurants, pubs and hotels, as well as attractions such as the Old Town Jail, where you will also find the tourist office. The walk from the station through the old town to Stirling Castle, the town's iconic fortress, is fairly steep and takes about 15 minutes. The Thistles, the main shopping centre in Stirling, is just south of the station.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 06:20:00 until 21:00:00
  • Saturday open from 06:20:00 until 21:00:00
  • Sunday open from 08:50:00 until 22:00:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at specific times. Please check at the station.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
Left Luggage Websitehttps://www.nationalrail.co.uk/
Shops noteWHSmith
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
WH Smith, Coffee Vending Machines
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
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This is a Category A station. This station has step-free access to all platform. The Passenger Assist meeting point is at the Automatic ticket gatesBlue Badge parking bays: 10
Toilets notesThe toilets are located on the Concourse (RADAR key required) and in the Waiting Room on Platform 3.
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Customer help pointsAvailable
Carpark nameStation Car Park
Carpark operatorScotRail
Car parking spaces276
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces88
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Cycle storage notesThere are lockers available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Accessible taxis notes

Stirling station is served by a taxi rank or a cab office. Check availability before travelling, and pre-book if necessary. Consider using the following local operators:

There is no First Class lounge at this station.

Trains to Stirling station

Stirling train station is mainly served by LNER and ScotRail trains.

While LNER services connect London Kings Cross to Stirling in 5h 48m, ScotRail train run from Inverness to Stirling in 2h 42m, from Glasgow to Stirling in 31m and from Edinburgh to Stirling in 46m.

Need more information on how to get to Stirling by train? Check out our dedicated page to trains to Stirling.

Stirling train station departures and arrivals

Want to know when your next train from/to Stirling station departs? Scroll down this page and click on the ‘Departures’ tab if you want to check all trains departing from Stirling railway station or click on the ‘Arrivals’ tab for more information about all services arriving into Stirling.

There are nine platforms at Stirling train station. The majority of trains use platform 2 (northbound services to Dunblane, Dundee and Inverness) or platform 3 (southbound services to Glasgow and Edinburgh). Platform 2 is accessed directly from the ticket office, and other platforms via a bridge with steps, ramps and lifts. Toilets and a waiting room can be found in the centre of the station between platforms 3 and 6.

Stirling train station parking

Stirling train station has one car park right next to the building. There are 276 parking spaces, 5 of which are accessible ones. Step-free access is available from the car park to the station.

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Frequently asked questions

Is Stirling station open?

Stirling 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 Stirling station?

Trains arrive into and depart from Stirling station almost every day, although there may be fewer services during the weekends and bank holidays. Check our live train times for up-to-date information on trains running to and from Stirling.

Are there toilets at Stirling station?

Yes, there are toilets available to use at Stirling station.

Are dogs allowed at Stirling station?

Yes, dogs are allowed at Stirling station, but they should be kept on a lead or in a pet carrier at all times.

Departures and arrivals from Stirling

Want to check the latest departures and arrivals into Stirling station? Find live information for the next trains departing and arriving at the station below.
Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to AlloaLondon North Eastern Railway10:383Late
to AlloaScotRail10:559On time
to AlloaScotRail11:043On time
to AlloaScotRail11:182On time
to AlloaScotRail11:246On time
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail10:539On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:033On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:162On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:216On time
from Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail11:262On time
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