The station is managed by Network Rail and is staffed. The station is fully disability compliant with both escalators and lifts to all access points, plus stairs in addition. It is situated in the heart of the City Centre and is convenient for city centre attractions and public transport connections.
Fully covered waiting areas
Covered cycle accommodation
Paying car park – access from New Street via High Street.
Car drop off point situated in Calton Road (access via Leith Street). Be aware that this is policed with CCTV to avoid illegal parking and over-length stays.
Toilets (paying 30p per visit) are provided in the central concourse
Limited seating on the platforms and internal seating in concourse area
A variety of typical national shops available in the station – newsagent, chemist, sandwich bars, coffee bars, café, burger bar, mini supermarket. Friday morning market near Platform 3.
Fully staffed with ScotRail employees willing to assist.
Ticket office and advance purchase ticket office. Full range of tourist leaflets available.
ScotRail wall or poster mounted timetables are always available at the station. In addition a comprehensive automatic train display is in operation showing arrivals and departures.
Full timetable information is available at https://www.scotrail.co.uk/plan-your-journey/timetables-and-routes
Public Transport Connectivity
The majority of bus services serve the city centre. A detailed notice of bus stop locations is provided by, and only for, Lothian Buses outside the North door of the central enclosed concourse. Other bus operators – East Coast Buses, First Scotland East, Stagecoach, Perrymans and Edinburgh Coachlines do not provide this information within the station.
Timetable and other information can be obtained from:
Edinburgh trams run from York Place to the airport. Information can be obtained from https://edinburghtrams.com/
In addition Lothian Buses operate their Airlink service 100 to the airport from directly outside the station in Waverley Bridge. https://lothianbuses.co.uk/timetables-and-maps/timetables/100
Other Lothian Buses (within city and to East Lothian and Mid Lothian) timetable information is available at https://lothianbuses.co.uk/
Borders Buses (to Peebles, Galashiels, Melrose, Hawick and Carlisle) https://bordersbuses.co.uk/timetables
East Coast Buses (to East Lothian): https://eastcoastbuses.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/170423_ECBTimetable_v2.pdf
First Scotland East (to West Lothian area)
Stagecoach (to Fife and Dumfries area) https://www.stagecoachbus.com/about/east-scotland
Perrymans of Berwick (to Berwick upon Tweed and Dunbar, and Lauder, Kelso and Jedburgh)
Edinburgh Coachlines (local service 13 Blackhall – Lochend) http://service13.co.uk/timetable/
Taxis ranks are well signposted within the station.
Onward Travel To Local Attractions
There are so many local attractions to visit in Edinburgh that it is not possible to detail them all here. However, all will be accessible by walking or public transport from close to the station.