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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:
DayOpening Hours
Weekdays06:20 - 21:00
Saturday 06:20 - 21:00
Sunday 08:50 - 22:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelPart time
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageUnavailable
ShopsUnavailable
Shops noteNews agent
PostboxAvailable
TelephonesAvailable
Telephone typesCoins and cards
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Coffee kiosk Cold drinks vending machine Food outlet (Seating available)
ATMUnavailable
Bureau de ChangeUnavailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Information Systems
  • Announcements
  • Arrival screens
  • Departure screens
ToiletsAvailable
ShowersUnavailable
Baby changeAvailable
WiFiUnavailable
WiFi notes

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Web kioskUnavailable
Customer Service notes
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces88
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
Step-free accessPart of station
Step-free access notes

Level to platform 2 with connecting lift to platforms 3 - 8, no access to platform 9 & 10 and connecting footbridge with stairs to all platforms.

Ramps for train accessAvailable
WheelchairsAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesAvailable
Accessible Booking Office counterAvailable
Accessible taxisunknown
Accessible taxis notes

Most taxis accessible, at front of 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 London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway12:383On time
to InvernessLondon North Eastern Railway17:222On time
to London EustonCaledonian Sleeper23:533On time
to London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway05:266Scheduled
to Edinburgh (Waverley)ScotRail05:423Scheduled
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InvernessLondon North Eastern Railway12:363On time
from London Kings CrossLondon North Eastern Railway17:172On time
from London EustonCaledonian Sleeper04:58On time
from DunblaneScotRail05:213Scheduled
from PerthScotRail05:533Scheduled
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