Edinburgh Waverley train station, also known locally as just "Waverley" is the main railway station in the Scottish capital Edinburgh. It is the second largest railway station in the UK after London Waterloo in terms of area. The station is the terminus of the East Coast Main Line and for the Edinburgh branch of the West Coast Main Line. The main routes from Edinburgh are to the south and London or the West and Glasgow. For more details of train times and prices click the button below:
Train fares are more complicated than they need to be in the UK, and if you just turn up at the station without booking a ticket you are likely to pay more than double what you need too. To get the cheapest train fares it is better to book in advance and travel during non peak times. For example the single fare from London to Edinburgh can vary an amazing amount - between 41 over 100 GBP depending on whether you just turn up at the station or book online in advance.
If you purchase your tickets online, you can either have them sent to you or collect them from the automated ticket machines at Oxford station, just remember to bring the credit or debit card you booked them with to the station and the reference number you have been emailed or you will not be able to pick them up.
Edinburgh Waverley Station's car parks are managed by APCOA, who have an enquiry line which is telephone +44 (0) 845 0774 224. They operate a short stay and a long stay car park at the station. The short stay car park is open 24 hours a day and is pay and display with cash, debit and credit cards (except Amex) accepted and a maximum height of 3.1 metres. The first 20 minutes stay are free then the charge is 2 GBP for every 20 minutes you stay. Enter the postcode EH1 1BB on your satnav or google maps to locate the car park.
The long stay car park is open 24 hours and has a max height 2.1 metres. It costs 18 GBP per day during week days and 4 GBP for over-night stays and all day Saturday and Sunday. You can pay at the pay station prior to exit with cash or debit and credit cards (except Amex). Enter the postcode EH8 8BH to find the car park.
There are a selection of shops within the station, including Marks & Spencers, WH Smith (newsagents) and Boots (chemist) News Paper shop, Coffee shop, Tourist Information Centre and a couple of cash machines. The station has a seating area in the main station a waiting room and left luggage storage. For more details download a map of the Edinburgh Waverley station. Outside the front of the station you will find a Taxi rank, several bus stops and Princess street and the Balmoral Hotel are just a 5 minute walk away.
Edinburgh Mela Festival
(Tue 29th Aug, 2017)
The Edinburgh Mela Festival is a celebration of cultural diversity through the arts. Theatre, music, film, visual art and physical performance take place alongside a food and craft market.
International Storytelling Festival
(Wed 18th Oct, 2017)
The Scottish International Storytelling Festival is Scotland's annual celebration of traditional and contemporary storytelling.
Christmas in Edinburgh
(Wed 22nd Nov, 2017)
The city of Edinburgh invites visitors to get in to the Christmas spirit with fabulous festive celebrations and a month long Christmas party! Attractions in include a German Christmas market, an ice rink and various Christmas decorations.