Travelling by train to the Camera Obscura is super-easy. The nearest railway station to the Camera Obscura is Edinburgh Waverley, which is served by LNER and ScotRail services throughout the day. It's 10 minutes to the Camera Obscura on foot - you'll find it west of the station on Castlehill. Exit the station at Waverley Bridge for the quickest route to Camera Obscura.

The Camera Obscura & World of Illusions is full of wonders for all to enjoy. You'll find it jam-packed with a fascinating collection and intriguing displays, suitable for all ages.

Visit the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions website for opening information.

Station details & facilities

Ticket Office opening hours:
  • Monday to Friday open from 05:00:00 until 23:59:00
  • Saturday open from 05:00:00 until 23:59:00
  • Sunday open from 07:00:00 until 23:59:00
Ticket MachineAvailable
Staff helpUnavailable
Staffing levelThe staff is available at all times.
Oyster PrepayUnavailable
Oyster topupUnavailable
Oyster validatorUnavailable
Pre-purchase collectionAvailable
Left LuggageAvailable
Left Luggage phone number0131 516 9834
Left Luggage Website
Shops noteWide range of shops Passport Photo Booth
Telephone typesCards and coins
Station BuffetAvailable
Station Buffet notes
Coffee shop Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)
ATM notes
Located on concourse Located by the ticket office
Bureau de ChangeAvailable
Tourist Information OfficeUnavailable
Nearest station with more facilities
There is step free access to all parts of the station with lifts and escalators giving access to the platforms
Baby changeAvailable
Web kioskUnavailable
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 located opposite platform 4.
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 pointsAvailable
Carpark nameNew Street: Long Stay
Carpark operatorAPCOA
Car parking spaces617
Cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage spaces223
Sheltered cycle storageAvailable
Cycle storage CCTVAvailable
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 notesThere are stands available.
Step-free accessStep free access is available throughout the whole station.
Ramps for train accessAvailable
Induction LoopAvailable
Accessible ticket machinesUnavailable
Accessible Booking Office counterUnavailable
Accessible taxisAccessible taxis are available at this station, please see below for more information
Opening Hours London North Eastern Railway
  • Mon-Fri 06:30-21:00
  • Sat 09:00-17:30
  • Sun 09:45-19:00
Located London North Eastern lounge is opposite platform 4 <>Tickets Acceptedin London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounge
  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one traincompany)
  • Any First ClassAnytimeticket valid for travel on the London North Eastern Railway route
  • Any London North Eastern Railway First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER First Class Reader Offer (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER First Class Flat Fare (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER Rewards First Class Leisure Single (routed LNER & connections)
  • LNER Self-Print First Class Upgrade voucher (routed LNER & connections)
  • Inclusive Tour Tickets (eg. Superbreak)
  • Weekend First
  • Caledonian Sleeper First Class
Restricted tickets. AllFirst Class tickets valid only on other train operators. Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London NorthEastern Railway First Class Lounges. Facilities Toilets, Meeting rooms, TV, newspapers, screens with updated train information, telephone Refreshments Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits Wi-Fi Yes Showers Accessible showers are currently unavailable due to refurbishment.

Departures and arrivals from Edinburgh

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Departing toTrainTimePlatformStatus
to TweedbankScotRail01:008Early
to TweedbankScotRail01:001Early
to TweedbankLondon North Eastern Railway01:005Early
to TweedbankScotRail01:004Early
to TweedbankScotRail01:001Early
Arriving fromTrainTimePlatformStatus
from InverkeithingScotRail01:0014Early
from InverkeithingScotRail01:004Early
from InverkeithingScotRail01:0012Early
from InverkeithingScotRail01:0014Early
from InverkeithingScotRail01:0017Early

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