Travelling from Motherwell to Edinburgh is quick and easy with CrossCountry. Enjoy great savings with Advance tickets even on the day,up until 15 minutes before departure.
Sit back and relax as CrossCountry takes you from Motherwell Station to Edinburgh Waverly in less than an hour. This short journey takes you through some typical Scottish villages on your way across the country to Edinburgh. Enjoy views of the countryside as they speed by your window.
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Travelling to Edinburgh
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Travelling from Motherwell to Edinburgh
The busy city of Edinburgh has long been a magnet for tourists and business travellers alike. Whatever your reason for visiting the Scottish capital, there’s something here for everyone. Whether you’re visiting for the history, the culture, the shopping or the amazing theatre scene that lasts long after the festival has packed up and gone home, there’s something here for everyone.
Are there direct trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh?
Yes, CrossCountry provides regular train services between Motherwell and Edinburgh without the need to change.
What amenities are available onboard trains from Motherwell to Edinburgh?
Whilst travelling from Motherwell to Edinburgh with CrossCountry you can expect our usual standard of care. All our trains have electric charging points, a choice of seating, and dedicated luggage storage space as standard. A trolley service of hot and cold refreshments is also available. Those wanting a little more comfort might wish to upgrade to our First Class carriage.
Does Edinburgh Waverly Station have step-free access?
Edinburgh Waverly Station is fully accessible to those with a range of mobility needs; step-free access is available throughout the station, and ramps for train access and assistance reaching platforms can also be provided when needed.
How far is the city centre?
Edinburgh Waverly is conveniently located in the heart of the city.
Does the station have family areas?
The station has baby changing facilities as well as waiting rooms where families can spend time before catching their train. There are also cafés with seating areas where families may wait should they prefer.
For further information about Edinburgh Waverly Station, check out our station guide.
Once you have arrived in Edinburgh
Onward travel: Taxis, Trams and Buses in Edinburgh
There are a variety of options open to visitors to Edinburgh on their arrival at Waverly Station. Regular tram services link the city centre to the airport, as well as intervening stops and can be found just a short walk from the station. An excellent bus service also links the station to the wider city as well as the surrounding areas. Should you prefer, a taxi rank is available adjacent to the station.
Shopping in Edinburgh
People come to Edinburgh for the shopping from across Scotland and beyond and it’s easy to see why. Just beyond the station lies Princes Street, which is home to a range of fashion outlets to suit every budget, from high street favourites to designer labels. If you’re looking for vintage finds then search no further than the Grassmarket, which has a range of antique books, retro clothing, and backdated vinyl. It is also home to a weekly Farmers Market where you can pick up fresh local produce. At the end of a long day shopping you will be able to choose from a plethora of cafés, bars or restaurants.
Culture in Edinburgh
There’s a huge amount to see and do in Edinburgh! Whether you wish to visit the Botanical gardens, or one of the many museums dotted around the city, there’s plenty to learn. Alternatively admire the architecture of the UNESCO protected city centre which turns 250 years old next year. If you visit during the summer you won’t be able to miss the impact of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival on the local culture, however, even at other times there is plenty of theatre to discover at one of the many venues which showcase a wide variety of performances year-round.
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