Travelling to Edinburgh
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Travelling from Glasgow to Edinburgh
Edinburgh is known as one of the liveliest cities in Europe. It is home to medieval architecture, fascinating stone buildings and the culture is palpable. The city is surrounded by green hills and blue sea, and is the perfect place to explore by foot. Our trains take you right into the heart of the city, making it easy to begin your adventure around beautiful Edinburgh.
Are there direct trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Yes, direct trains are available on the CrossCountry network from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Glasgow to Edinburgh?
Travel in comfort between Glasgow and Edinburgh with CrossCountry. From a selection of hot and cold snacks to a variety of drinks, our at-seat service will keep you and your family satisfied throughout your journey. CrossCountry provide a great selection of table seats and plug sockets, as well as plenty of luggage storage space. If you fancy even more comfort, why not book a ticket in our First Class coach?
Does Edinburgh Waverly Station have step-free access?
Edinburgh Waverly is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs. Plus, assistance is available to help passengers get to and from the platforms if required.
How far is the city centre?
Edinburgh’s Waverley Station is in the heart of the city, so is extremely easy to navigate by foot.
Does the station have family areas?
Yes, the station has dedicated baby changing areas, waiting rooms and refreshment facilities. Plus, a First Class lounge is available for those with the appropriate ticket.
For further information about Edinburgh Waverly Station check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Edinburgh
Onward travel: Taxis and Buses in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a bus service that operates from right outside the station and will take you throughout the city. Buses also run from Princes Street, which is just a short walk from the station and are available throughout the day. For those who prefer to travel directly, there is a taxi rank just a short walk outside the station that is easy to book in advance if you choose.
Shopping in Edinburgh
Edinburgh has a diverse selection of shopping options, with everything from designer department stores and high street classics to smaller boutiques and craft markets. Princes Street is a visually spectacular setting, offering panoramic views of the Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh Castle and the Old Town. Here you can find popular department stores such as Marks & Spencer, Primark and Debenhams, as well as a wide range of restaurants and coffee shops. George Street has recently become one of Edinburgh’s most upmarket shopping areas and is home to a plethora of designer stores.
Culture in Edinburgh
As the capital of Scotland, Edinburgh provides visitors with an insight into Scottish culture. There is a wonderful mix of museums, galleries and stunning architecture, as well as a varied range of music venues in the city that are known for being home to some well-known bands. One of Edinburgh’s biggest annual attractions is the Fringe Festival in August, where artists from all over the world showcase the best in music, dance, theatre and comedy performances. The city is also the birthplace of Harry Potter and in recent years has opened a multitude of Harry-Potter-themed shops, tours and bars.
Spending time in Edinburgh
If you want to spend a day, a long weekend or a whole week in Edinburgh, check out our Guide to Edinburgh to help you plan the perfect trip.