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A ticket office is available. Ticket office
Baby changing facilities are available. Baby changing facilities
A ticket machine is available. Ticket machine
A waiting room is available. Waiting room
Wheelchairs are available. Wheelchairs
Wi-Fi is available. Wi-Fi
A phone box is available. Phone box
Toilets are available. Toilets
A post box is available. Post box

Buying tickets and collecting them -

Facility Information
Ticket office opening hours

In the Travel Centre

Monday to Friday: 05:00 to 23:59

Saturday: 05:00 to 23:59

Sunday: 07:00 to 23:59

Self service ticket machines A ticket machine is available.
Collection of pre-purchased tickets Collection of pre-purchased tickets is available.

General services information +

Service Information
Edinburgh station customer services 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
Left luggage Left luggage is available.
Lost property (at the station) Lost property is available at the station.
British Transport Police 0800 40 50 40

First class information +

Facility Information

Opening Hours

London North Eastern Railway

  • Mon-Fri 06:30-21:00
  • Sat 09:00-17:30
  • Sun 09:45-19:00


London North Eastern lounge is opposite platform 4

Tickets Accepted in London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounge

  • Fully inter-available First Class Season Ticket (i.e. tickets not specific to one train company)
  • Any First Class Anytime ticket 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
All First Class tickets valid only on other train operators

Assistance dogs and other well behaved dogs on leads will be permitted in all London North Eastern Railway First Class Lounges.


Toilets, Meeting rooms, TV, newspapers, screens with updated train information, telephone


Complimentary: tea/coffee/hot chocolate/orange juice/water/ biscuits




Accessible showers are currently unavailable due to refurbishment.

Station facilities +

Facility Information
Seating area A seating area is not available.
Waiting rooms Waiting rooms are available.
Trolleys Trolleys are available.
Refreshment facilities Refreshment facilities are available.
Toilets Toilets are available.
Baby changing Baby changing facilities are available.
Pay phone Pay phones are available.
Public Wi-Fi Wi-Fi is available.
Post box A Post box is available.
Tourist information office A tourist information office is not available.
Cashpoint A cashpoint is available.
Bureau de change A bureau de change is available.
Shops Shops are available.

Accesibility +

Facility Information
Helpline Unknown
Customer help points Customer help points are available.
Staff help Staff help is available.
Accessible ticket machines Accessible ticket machines are not available.
Accessible ticket office counter An accessible ticket office counter is not available.
Induction loop An induction loop is available.
Ramp for train access A ramp for train access is available.
Accessible taxis

Taxi ranks are located on Waverley Bridge and also Market Street. Market Street can be accessed step free via available lifts. 

Accessible public pay phones

Available in part on the main concourse during Station Opening times

National key toilets National key toilets are available.
Step free access coverage Whole Station
Impaired mobility set down Impaired mobility set down Machine is available.
Disabled parking

A drop off area is located at Calton Road, an assistance call point is located beside the lift.

Assistance is available to and from platforms, please call in advance to use this service. Please contact customer services of the relevant train operator:

  • LNER - 03457 225 333
  • Avanti West Coast - 03453280253
  • ScotRail - 0845 6015 929
Wheelchairs Wheelchairs are available.

Transport links +

Facility Information
Cycle storage availability
  • Spaces: 223
  • Sheltered: Yes
  • CCTV: Yes
Car park A car park is available.
Taxi rank A taxi rank is available.
Bus services Bus services are available.

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Edinburgh Waverley train station is one of the busiest in the UK outside of London with 20 platforms. It originally opened in 1846, but a rebuild between 1892 and 1902 turned it into the station you recognise today. It sits between modern Edinburgh and the old town, close by to Princes Street and Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh’s largest train station has played a vital role in the city’s history by delivering new rail lines from other major locations. A £130 million investment has turned it into a 21st century station, while still preserving its heritage.

CrossCountry runs many different services in and out of Edinburgh Waverley, with Glasgow to Edinburgh, Edinburgh to Glasgow, Edinburgh to Leeds, Motherwell to Edinburgh and Edinburgh to Bristol being some of the most popular.

Need more information on travelling in and around the city? Check out our trains to Edinburgh page.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, is a hub of culture, food and drink, and history. There’s so much to see and do, the hardest part of your visit will be deciding what you can and can’t fit in.

Edinburgh’s theatre scene is unrivalled, with the Fringe Festival recognised around the world for putting on top-quality shows every year. Even outside of the August festival, there are plenty of independent theatres scattered around the city, so be sure to get your fix whilst you’re visiting.

Exploring Edinburgh Castle is a must-do – even if history isn’t your cup of tea. Recently voted the UK’s top attraction in the British Travel Awards, the castle, perched atop Castle Rock, is home to important artefacts and stunning grounds. It also offers one of the best views of the city. Other unmissable attractions include the National Museum Scotland, Arthur’s Seat, and Scott Monument.

For shopping, you’ll want to start at Princes Street. It’s a stunning road with all of your high street favourites, as well as some smaller independents. If you’re visiting over Christmas, you’ll also find the German Christmas Market nearby, with the Farmer’s Market at summertime. Head to George Street for your more upmarket stores, or West End for a taste of Edinburgh’s independent shops. It’s no wonder it’s known as the Paris of the North.

Scotland is renowned for its quirky tastes when it comes to food. Discover deep fried Mars bars and haggis in abundance when you’re strolling the streets of Edinburgh. It isn’t all strange delights, though. Be sure to head to The Kitchin, run by TV chef Tom Kitchin, for Michelin-starred cuisine. For contemporary Indian food, head to Mother India’s Café, and for Japanese there’s no better place than Yes Sushi.


Where is Edinburgh Waverley train station? +

Edinburgh Waverley is situated in the city centre, in between the old town and modern city. It’s just a few minutes’ walk prom Princes Street, Edinburgh Castle, and other major attractions.

Why is Edinburgh train station called Waverley? +

The station, collectively with Leith and Granton Railway’s Canal Street Station, are known as ‘Waverley’ after the Sir Walter Scott Waverley novels.

Is Edinburgh Gateway the same as Edinburgh Waverley? +

Edinburgh Gateway and Waverley are two different train stations. Edinburgh Gateway is on the west side of the city, serving the outskirts. Edinburgh Waverley is the larger and older train station located in the city centre.

How do I get from Edinburgh Waverley to an airport? +

Edinburgh Waverley is just eight miles from Edinburgh airport. To reach the airport, you can take the 100 Airlink bus, which takes just over 30 minutes.

Can I leave luggage at Edinburgh Waverley station? +

There is a left luggage office at Edinburgh Waverley station, where you can leave your bags for a few hours, days, or weeks. The facility is open between 8am and 9pm, and you can book online in advance here.

Does Edinburgh Waverley station have lockers? +

You can leave your luggage at the storage facility. Just head to platform 2 and find Excess Baggage Co for all your heavy, awkward, or high-value luggage. You can pre-book storage to make it easier on the day, too.

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