Edinburgh station
Princes Street

Station information


Staffing level

Full time

Cash Machines

Located on concourse Located by the ticket office

Baby Changing

Female toilets,Male toilets,


Coffee shop Public House/Bar Food outlet (Seating available)

Left Luggage

Self-Service Fastticket


Step Free Access

There is step free access to all parts of the station with lifts and escalators giving access to the platforms

Staff Help Available

Opening hours
Monday - Friday
04:00 - 00:45
04:00 - 00:45
06:00 - 00:45

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 Help Points

There is a Customer Information Point in the Main Concourse opposite the main departure boards.

Waiting Room


Wheelchairs Available

Ramp For Train Access

Induction Loop

Impaired Mobility Set Down

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

Car Parking

Car Parking

New Street: Long Stay

Spaces - 617
Off-peak: £N/A
Per Hour: £N/A
Per Day: £N/A
Weekly: £N/A
Monthly: £N/A
Three Months: £N/A
Six Months: £N/A
Annual: £N/A

To book online parking see http://www.trainstationparking.co.uk/ 


Bus/Travel link

Buses can be found on Princess Street exit 1. Lothian Buses provide a network of daily and frequent bus services around the city. For details please visit: www.lothianbuses.com

All Lothian buses are accessible and can be lowered to give step free access and have a dedicated mobility space.

Buy an Edinburgh PLUSBUS ticket with you train ticket, for unlimited bus travel around the whole of Edinburgh. For details please visit: www.plusbus.info

Edinburgh Tram stop can be found just outside the station entrance. The tram route runs from Edinburgh Airport to York Place in the City Centre. For full details please visit: www.edinburghtrams.com

Taxi Rank

Nearest Taxi Ranks are on Market St and Waverley Bridge outside the station.

First Class

First Class Lounge

Opening Hours


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


LNER lounge is opposite platform 4

Tickets Accepted in LNER 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 LNER route
  • Any LNER First Class packages
  • First Advance (routed LNER & connections)
  • 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 LNER First Class Lounges.


Toilets, TV, screens with updated train information


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




Accessible showers are currently unavailable due to refurbishment.

Travel centre opening hours

Monday - Friday
06:00 - 22:00
06:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00

In the Travel Centre

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Related FAQs

Does the station have cycle storage?

It’s simple to cycle to Edinburgh Waverley Station where you’ll find 223 sheltered cycle stands and wheel racks. Everything is watched over carefully with CCTV.

Where can I find the rail replacement services at Edinburgh station?

Jeffrey Street is where the buses that replace trains pick up and drop off passengers. It’s a very short walk away from the station.

Where is the nearest taxi rank?

You have a choice of taxi ranks, with the two closest being on Market St and Waverley Bridge just outside the station.

Are bus services available from the station?

You won't be short of bus options in Edinburgh and many of them stop at Princess Street leaving the station at Exit 1. The Lothian bus service makes its transport accessible and convenient for people with wheelchairs who have a dedicated space in the bus. See: www.lothianbuses.com for more information.

Is there airport connectivity from the station?

The 'Airlink 100' express shuttle bus frequently runs from outside the station. You can also buy a connecting train ticket to Edinburgh Airport from the station (ask for the Edinburgh Airport' ticket code K671). Equally, trams run from York Place in the City centre to the airport all the time. Go here for more details.

Are there barriers at Edinburgh Waverley station?

Make sure you have your ticket ready as you’ll need to pass through barriers to get in and out of Edinburgh Waverley station and there are likely to be ticket inspectors in place as well.

Is there luggage storage at Edinburgh Waverley station?

Got some heavy or awkward bags you’d rather leave at Edinburgh Waverley station? The good news is that you can use the left luggage office and book then pay online in advance here.

How can I contact lost property at Edinburgh Waverley station?

Think you’ve lost something at Edinburgh Waverley station or on the train. Don't panic, but contact Our Lost Property team here.

Is Edinburgh Waverley station open 24 hours?

Edinburgh Waverley station is open for much of the day, from 05:00 to 23:59, apart from Sundays when the station opens at 07:00.

How far is Edinburgh Waverley station from the city centre?

You don’t have far to travel to the city centre when you leave Edinburgh Waverley station which is located between Edinburgh Old Town and the New Town. It only takes a 10-minute walk to reach the station from Edinburgh Castle.

What is there to do near Edinburgh Waverley station?

There is plenty to do and eat around Edinburgh Waverley station. We’ve put together this handy little guide to give you some ideas.