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Buy Caledonian Sleeper tickets at www.sleeper.scot...

Booking opens a year in advance.  No booking fees, overseas visitors welcome.  You print your own ticket.

If you have an InterRail, Eurail or BritRail pass, you can buy the sleeper berth supplement online.

To buy tickets by phone, see here.

 

All aboard the sleeper to Scotland...

Every night except Saturday night, Caledonian Sleeper trains link London with towns & cities all over Scotland, arriving in time for breakfast.  It's the most civilised, romantic, time-effective & environmentally-friendly way between central London and the heart of Scotland, for a weekend in the Highlands or business meeting in London.  See photos of what the sleeper is like or watch the Video guide.

  Caledonian Sleeper timetable

  Caledonian Sleeper fares

  How to buy tickets

  What's the sleeper like? (original trains)

  Video guide (original trains)

  What's the sleeper like? (new trains)

  Video guide (new trains)

  Station lounges

  Power sockets, WiFi, showers   

 

  Luggage, bikes, dogs & pets

  Wheelchair-accessible sleepers

  Compensation if there's a delay

  Scotland to Paris by sleeper+Eurostar

  The Best Train in Britain: The Deerstalker

  London to Edinburgh by daytime train

  Hotels in Scotland or London

New sleeper trains:  Brand-new sleeper trains were introduced on the London-Glasgow/Edinburgh route on 28 April 2019 and will be introduced on the London-Highlands route starting 7 July from London, 8 July towards London.  See the new train guide and see the new sleeper video.

Two trains, five portions:  Two lengthy 16-car sleeper trains leave London for Scotland every night except Saturday nights and 24, 25, 31 December.  The Highland sleeper has 3 portions which split around 04:30 at a service stop at Edinburgh into a portion for Stirling, Perth, Aviemore & Inverness, another for Dundee & Aberdeen, and another for Fort William.  The Lowland sleeper has 2 portions which split at Carstairs, one for Edinburgh & another for Glasgow.  The Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness & Aberdeen portions each consist of up to six sleeping-cars, one lounge car and one seats/baggage car with bike spaces.  The London-Fort William portion consists of just two sleeping-cars, but you can use the Aberdeen lounge car in the evening and another lounge car & a seats/baggage car are added at Edinburgh for the morning part of the journey to Fort William.  Seats passengers between London & Ft William must switch cars at Edinburgh.

Sleeper timetable northbound...

 London ► Scotland by sleeper

 

Mondays-Fridays

Sundays

Boarding at Euston starts:

20:30

23:00

20:15

22:45

London Euston depart:

21:15

23:50

21:00

23:28

Watford Junction depart

21:33

00:10

21:20

23:49

Crewe depart

23:50

|

23:36

|

Preston depart

00:56

|

00:35

|

Arrive next morning:

|

|

|

|

Carlisle

|

05:13

|

04:43

Carstairs

|

06:22

|

06:22

Edinburgh

*

07:23

*

07:24

Motherwell

|

06:58

|

06:57

Glasgow

|

07:22

|

07:22

Inverkeithing

05:01

-

05:01

-

Kirkcaldy

05:20

-

05:20

-

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

05:47

-

05:47

-

Dundee

06:07

-

06:07

-

Carnoustie

06:23

-

06:23

-

Arbroath

06:32

-

06:32

-

Montrose

06:49

-

06:49

-

Stonehaven

07:14

-

07:14

-

Aberdeen

07:39

-

07:39

-

Stirling

04:53

-

04:53

-

Dunblane

05:02

-

05:02

-

Gleneagles

05:21

-

05:21

-

Perth

05:41

-

05:41

-

Dunkeld & Birnam

06:03

-

06:03

-

Pitlochry

06:18

-

06:18

-

Blair Atholl

06:30

-

06:30

-

Dalwhinnie

07:01

-

07:01

-

Newtonmore

07:12

-

07:12

-

Kingussie

07:20

-

07:20

-

Aviemore

07:43

-

07:43

-

Inverness

08:41

-

08:41

-

Crianlarich

07:46

-

07:46

-

Fort William

09:57

-

09:57

-

* = The Highland sleeper in fact stops at Edinburgh, where the three portions divide, but it's an unadvertised service stop.

Always check train times for your dates of travel at either www.sleeper.scot or www.nationalrail.co.uk.  Weekend engineering work can affect times at weekends, so please double-check when you book.

There are no sleeper trains on Saturday nights.

The shading highlights the different portions of the train, the London-Inverness, London-Aberdeen & London-Fort William portions of the Highland sleeper and the London-Glasgow & London-Edinburgh portions of the Lowland sleeper.

You can board your sleeper from 20:00 (19:45 on Sundays) onwards at Inverness, from 23:00 (22:30 Sundays) at Edinburgh and from 22:00 at Glasgow.

Sleeper timetable southbound...

 

 Scotland ► London by sleeper

 

Mondays-Fridays

Sundays

Fort William

19:50

-

19:00

-

Crianlarich

22:08

-

21:18

-

Inverness

20:45

-

20:26

-

Aviemore

21:33

-

21:15

-

Kingussie

21:51

-

21:29

-

Newtonmore

21:57

-

21:35

-

Dalwhinie

22:11

-

21:50

-

Blair Atholl

22:37

-

22:15

-

Pitlochry

22:49

-

22:29

-

Dunkeld & Birnam

23:03

-

22:43

-

Perth

23:31

-

23:06

-

Gleneagles

23:50

-

23:24

-

Dunblane

00:06

-

23:43

-

Stirling

00:17

-

23:53

-

Falkirk Grahamston

00:37

-

00:10

-

Aberdeen

21:43

-

21:43

-

Stonehaven

22:01

-

22:01

-

Montrose

22:26

-

22:26

-

Arbroath

22:44

-

22:44

-

Carnoustie

22:53

-

22:53

-

Dundee

23:08

-

23:08

-

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

23:27

-

23:27

-

Kirkcaldy

23:56

-

23:56

-

Inverkeithing

00:14

-

00:14

-

Glasgow

|

23:40

|

23:15

Motherwell

|

23:59

|

23:30

Edinburgh

*

23:40

*

23:15

Carstairs

|

00:20

|

23:49

Carlisle

|

01:45

|

01:41

Arrive next morning:

|

|

|

|

Preston arrive

04:28

|

04:28

|

Crewe arrive

05:38

|

05:38

|

Watford Junction arrive

|

06:42

|

06:41

London Euston arrive:

07:49

07:07

07:49

07:07

Vacate sleepers by:

08:00

08:00

08:00

08:00

* = The Highland sleeper in fact stops at Edinburgh, where the three portions are combined, but it's an unadvertised service stop.

Always check train times for your dates of travel at either www.sleeper.scot or www.nationalrail.co.uk.  Weekend engineering work can affect times at weekends, so please double-check when you book.

No sleeper trains run on Saturday nights.

The shading highlights the different portions of the train, the Inverness-London, Aberdeen-London & Fort William-London portions of the Highland sleeper combine at a service stop in Edinburgh and the Glasgow-London & Edinburgh-London portions of the Lowland sleeper combine at Carstairs.

You can remain in your sleeper until 08:00 on arrival at Edinburgh & Glasgow.

How much does it cost?

Fares for original trains...

 

London to or from

Edinburgh or Glasgow

London to or from

Inverness, Aberdeen, Fort William, Perth, Dundee, Aviemore

 

First class

single-bed

sleeper

Standard class

One bed in shared

2-bed sleeper

Standard class

Reclining

seat

First class

single-bed

sleeper

Standard class

One bed in shared

2-bed sleeper

Standard class

Reclining

seat

Fixed Advance:

n/a

n/a

n/a

From £150

From £80

From £40

Flexible:

n/a

n/a

n/a

From £180

From £105

From £60

Fares for new trains...

These fares apply to the brand-new sleeper trains already running on the Edinburgh/Glasgow 'lowlander' train, and coming to the 'highlander' 7/8 July 2019.

Price per room, one-way (twin = price for 2 people)

London to or from

Edinburgh or Glasgow

London to or from

Inverness, Aberdeen, Fort William,

Perth, Dundee, Aviemore

Class...

Room type...

Sold as a single

Sold as a twin

Sold as a single

Sold as a twin

Classic:

Upper & lower berth with washbasin

From £140

From £170

From £140

From £170

Club:

Upper & lower berth with shower & toilet

From £205

From £250

From £205

From £250

Caledonian Double:

Double bed with shower & toilet

From £335

From £400

From £395

From £470

Accessible:

Wheelchair accessible, double bed, washbasin

From £140

From £170

From £140

From £170

Comfort seat:

Reclining seat, no access to club car.

From £35

From £40

Family deal, Classic:

2 adults, 2 kids in two adjacent Classic rooms

From £170

From £185

Family deal, Club:

2 adults, 2 kids in two adjacent Club rooms

From £250

From £275

Children...

Railcard holders...

If you have an existing ticket, Rail Rover, BritRail, InterRail or Eurail pass...

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How to buy tickets online

How to buy tickets by phone

If you live overseas in the USA, Canada, Australia etc...

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What are Caledonian Sleeper's original trains like?

These original trains continue to operate on the Highland sleeper to/from Ft William, Aberdeen & Inverness until 7/8 July 2019, although Caledonian Sleeper's new trains have already taken over on the lowland sleeper to/from Glasgow & Edinburgh.

Standard class 2-bed sleepers...

Standard class 2-bed sleeper   Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston
 
Highland breakfast served in your sleeper

Standard class twin-bed sleeper.  360° photo.

 

Breakfast is extra.  The Highland breakfast shown here is £6.00.

First class 1-bed sleepers...

First class sleep kit   First class single sleeper

First class complimentary sleep kit, with aromatic pillow spray...

 
Highland breakfast served in your sleeper  

Breakfast is included. This is the Highland breakfast...

 

First class sleeper.  360° photo.

Both first & standard class sleepers have...

Caledonian Sleeper corridor   There are toilets at the end of the corridor   Sleeping-car toilet

The sleeper corridor...

 

Two toilets are located at one end of the corridor in each sleeping-car...

The Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston...

The lounge car...

Caledonian sleeper lounge car   Pea and mint soup

The sleeper lounge car...  See panorama photo

 

Pea & mint soup, £3.50...

Haggis, tatties n neeps   Leather sofas in the Caledonian Sleeper lounge

An old favourite:  Haggis, tatties 'n neeps, £6.50...

 

The only leather sofas on any regular British train...

Caledonian Sleeper lounge car table for 3   Highland breakfast in the lounge car

Lounge car table...

 

A highland breakfast served in the lounge car...

Accessible sleepers...

Caledonian Sleeper wheelchair accessible compartment   Caledonian Sleeper wheelchair accessible sleeper   Caledonian Sleeper accessible toilet

Seats cars...

The Caledonian Sleeper at Fort William   Caledonian Sleeper seats car

Video guide London to Scotland on Caledonian Sleeper's original trains...

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What are Caledonian Sleeper's new trains like?

These new trains entered service on the London-Edinburgh/Glasgow lowland sleeper from 28 April 2019 and will be introduced on the highland sleeper from 7 July northwards and from 8 July southwards.

The Glasgow, Edinburgh & Inverness portions usually each consist of 1 seats car, 1 lounge car, 5 regular sleeping-cars and 1 accessible sleeping car.

The London-Aberdeen portion usually consists of 1 seats car, 1 lounge car, 3 regular sleeping-cars and 1 accessible sleeping car.

The London-Fort William portion usually consists of 1 regular sleeping-car and 1 accessible sleeping car.  Between London & a service stop in Edinburgh passengers use the lounge car & seats in the London-Aberdeen portion.  A seats car & lounge car are then attached between Edinburgh & Fort William.

The sleeping-cars...

The new Caledonian Sleeper trains offer a choice of Classic, Club, Caledonian Double, Accessible Double and Accessible Classic rooms.  All come with soap, towels, power sockets, USB ports & free WiFi.  The regular sleeping-cars have 6 Club rooms (numbered 1 to 6) and 4 Classic rooms (numbered 7-10).  The Accessible sleeping-car has one Accessible Double room (room 1), two Caledonian Double rooms (room numbers 2 & 5), two Classic rooms (rooms 3 & 4) and an Accessible Classic room (room 6).  Each type of room is described below...

Classic rooms...

Classic rooms are compact 1 or 2 bed rooms which can be booked for single or double occupancy.  They're identical to the Club rooms in every respect, size, decor and facilities, just without the en suite toilet & shower unit - so see the Club photos below.  As a single they have one lower berth, when set up for double occupancy they have an upper and lower berth.  There's a washbasin with soap and towels provided, power sockets & USB ports, free WiFi, and the room has an electronic card key lock so you can lock it securely when you go to the toilet or lounge car.  There's a toilet at the end of the corridor, although no shower.  Breakfast is not included in a Classic room, but you can order breakfast items at extra cost on an order form and hang it on the outside of you room door on departure.  They will be served at the time you specify in your compartment.  Or you can have breakfast in the lounge car.

The beds are 190cm long and approx 63cm wide.  There's luggage space under the bottom bed, in a recess 31cm high by 122cm wide by 54cm deep.

Interconnecting door between Classic rooms:  There is an interconnecting door between Classic rooms 7 & 8 and rooms 9 & 10 in each standard sleeping-car which can be opened if your group books both rooms, ideal for families or groups of friends.

Club rooms...

Club rooms are compact 1 or 2 bed rooms with en suite toilet & shower which can be booked for single or double occupancy.  As a single, they have one lower berth, when set up for double occupancy they have an upper and lower berth.  There's a washbasin with soap and towels provided, power sockets & USB ports, free WiFi, and the room has an electronic card key lock so you can lock it securely when you go to the lounge car.  Club rooms are identical to Classic rooms apart from the en suite toilet/shower, also note that there's no interconnecting door between Club rooms.  With a Club room, breakfast is included, served in the lounge car or in your compartment at a time you specify.  You tick the breakfast items you want on an order form and hang it on the outside of you room door on departure. 

The beds are 190cm long and approx 63cm wide.  There's luggage space under the bottom bed, in a recess 31cm high by 122cm wide by 54cm deep.

Club room, set up as a twin berth   Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston

All rooms have electronic card key locks.

Highland breakfast served in your sleeper

Club room set up for double occupancy.  Larger photo  360° photo.

 

Breakfast is included in Club & Caledonian Double rooms, but costs extra in Classic.  This is the Highland breakfast.

Club room, set up as a twin berth   Club room en suite

Club class en suite room, set up for single occupancy.  Larger photo  360° photo.

 

En suite toilet & shower.

Caledonian Double rooms

Caledonian Double rooms can be booked for single or double occupancy, they have a double bed and en suite toilet & shower.  There is normally just one sleeping-car with 2 Caledonian Double rooms in each portion of the train.  There's a washbasin with soap and towels provided, power sockets & USB ports, free WiFi, and the room has an electronic card key lock so it's secure when you go to the lounge car.  With a Caledonian Double room, breakfast is included, served in the lounge car or in your compartment at a time you specify.  You tick the breakfast items you want on an order form and hang it on the outside of you room door on departure.

The bed is 190cm long.  There's luggage space underneath the bed, in a recess 31cm high by 122cm wide and more than 54cm deep.

  Caledonian Double room

Head end: Main light & dimmer, berth light, temperature control & USB port...

Foot end:  Two USB ports, two plug sockets...

 

Caledonian Double room with en suite toilet & shower.  The en suite is identical to the one in the Club rooms shown above.  Larger photo.

The lounge car...

All passengers with sleeping berths can use the lounge car.  Officially, access to the lounge may be limited to passengers in Club & Caledonian Double rooms at busy times, but in practice this is relatively unusual.  Passengers travelling in the seats are not allowed in the lounge car.

The lounge car features bays of seats around tables plus a row of individual swivel stools at a bar.  A steward takes orders and serves food & drink from a fully-equipped galley at the end of the car.

The Caledonian Sleeper sets out to showcase the best of Scottish food & drink.  The surprisingly extensive menu includes several starters such as soup or smoked salmon, several main courses such as lamb casserole or haggis tatties 'n neeps, and desserts such as cheesecake or the Scottish cheeseboard.  The wine list includes red, white and rosé wine in small, half or full bottles, prosecco, port & champagne.  The whisky list includes as many as 14 different types of Scottish whisky, most of which are single malts.  Sandwiches, snacks, soft drinks, tea & coffee are served.  You can find sample menus with prices at www.sleeper.scot.

The Man in Seat 61 says "It doesn't get any more civilised than this.  Speeding north with haggis, tatties 'n neeps and maybe a dram or two of a single malt in the lounge car, retiring to your private sleeper and waking up in the highlands of Scotland as deer bound away from the train.  Top tip, leave your luggage in your compartment and go and grab a seat in the lounge car before the train leaves.  On busy nights especially Fridays & Sundays the lounge is very popular and if you wait you might find all seats taken.  Finding a seat for breakfast in the morning isn't usually a problem, and the big lounge windows give you the best view of the highland scenery over you bacon and scrambled egg..."

Caledonian Sleeper new lounge car   Caledonian Sleeper soup

Lounge car, looking towards the galley end. Larger photo.

 

Celeriac & truffle soup...

Caledonian Sleeper haggis tatties n neeps   Caledonian Sleeper new lounge car

Haggis, tatties 'n neeps...

 

Lounge car, from galley end.  Larger photo.

Accessible rooms...

There is one accessible sleeping-car in each portion of the Caledonian Sleeper trains.  At one end of the car there's an Accessible Classic room (room 6) with upper & lower berth and adjacent accessible toilet.  At the other end of the car there's an Accessible Double room (room 1) with a double bed and adjacent accessible toilet.  Both rooms have extra-wide access doors which open at the touch of a button.  The rooms have power sockets, USB ports, free WiFi and washbasin, soap & towels as other sleepers.

The accessible sleeping-car is always marshalled next to the lounge car in the Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness & Aberdeen portions, with the Accessible Double room at the end nearest the lounge.  That gives easy and short wheelchair access from the Accessible Double room to the wheelchair spaces in the lounge car via a wide wheelchair-friendly gangway.  The Accessible Classic room is at the other end of the sleeping-car from the lounge, with a corridor that's (unavoidably) too narrow for wheelchairs, but food from the lounge menu can be ordered from your room and brought to you by the steward.

The beds are 190cm long.  There's luggage space underneath the bottom bed, in an area 31cm high by 122cm wide at least 54cm deep.

 

Accessible Classic room (room 6) with upper & lower berths, set up for twin occupancy.  Larger photo.

 

Accessible toilet.  Behind it is the door to the Accessible Classic room.  The arrangement of room & toilet for the Accessible Double room at the other end of the car is identical.

  Accessible Double room on Caledonian Sleeper

The Accessible toilet.  There's one at each end of the accessible sleeping-car, next to rooms 1 & 6.

 

Accessible Double room (room 1).  The accessible toilet is outside and immediately adjacent to the room, arranged exactly the same as for the Accessible Classic room at the other end of the sleeping-car, see the photo above this one.  Larger photo.

Seats car...

Seats are the economy way to travel.  Each seat has a drop-down table, power socket & USB port.  The seats recline by about 20 degrees, but not further than that.  There is a large area for bicycles and baggage at one end of the seats car, with shutters that are closed during the journey.  Each seat also has its own secure locker for valuables with a combination lock, just below the overhead rack.  The car also offers wheelchair spaces.

Seats car   Caledonian Sleeper at London Euston

 

Highland breakfast served in your sleeper

Seats car.  Larger photo.

 

Combination locker for valuables...

Video guide London to Scotland on Caledonian Sleeper's brand-new trains...

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Luggage, bikes, dogs & pets...

Station lounges & dinner before boarding...

Virgin Trains first class lounge at London Euston   Virgin Trains first class lounge at London Euston

The Virgin Trains first class lounge at London Euston...

Caledonian Sleeper lounge at Inverness   Caledonian Sleeper lounge at Inverness

The Caledonian Sleeper lounge at Inverness for 1st class sleeper passengers.  It's across the road from the station - the arrow shows the location of the lounge, as seen when standing outside the main entrance to Inverness station.  The building on the left is the Highland Hotel, where all passengers can wait in the bar or lounge for the price of a drink or two.

Power sockets, WiFi, showers, connecting doors...

Compensation if there's a delay...

The Best Train in Britain:  See the Deerstalker page & watch the video...

Crossing desolate Rannoch Moor on a summer's evening on the Fort William to London Caledonian Sleeper, the Deerstalker.  And yes, big deer with huge mossy antlers were spotted from the train on this trip, more than once...

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Scotland to Paris or Brussels

 

Eurostar train from London to Paris

How to buy tickets from Scotland to Paris...

You can't buy through tickets online using the sleeper, but it's easy to buy tickets online for the sleeper & Eurostar separately.

1.  Buy your Caledonian Sleeper ticket using the online booking form above...

2.  Buy your Eurostar ticket separately at www.eurostar.com

By all means take a later Eurostar southbound or an earlier Eurostar northbound, if these have cheaper seats available or if you'd like to stop off in London.

Do a dry run on both sites first to check prices & availability.

 
     

Sleeper + Eurostar...

Dinner in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Inverness, then lunch in central Paris next day, no airports, airlines or flights required!  Just take the Caledonian Sleeper train from anywhere in Scotland up to London Euston, it's just 10 minutes walk along the road to St Pancras then Eurostar will whisk you to central Paris or Brussels in 2 hours or so.

Edinburgh, Glasgow ► Paris & Brussels...

Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Perth, Dundee ► Paris & Brussels...

Paris & Brussels ► Edinburgh, Glasgow...

Paris & Brussels ► Aberdeen, Inverness, Fort William, Perth, Dundee...

Fares...

Scotland to Amsterdam...

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Hotels in Scotland or London

For hotels in Scotland (or anywhere else for that matter), search all the main hotel websites at once using the Hotels Combined booking form below.

    

Favourite hotel search & price comparison: hotelscombined.com

www.hotelscombined.com checks all the main hotel booking sites at once to find the widest choice of hotels & the cheapest seller.  It's been named as the World's Leading Hotel Comparison Site in the World Travel Awards and I recommend it to find hotels in even the smallest places and to check that another retailer isn't selling the same hotel for less.

Favourite hotel booking site: www.booking.com

www.booking.com is my favourite hotel booking site, and unless HotelsCombined throws up major price differences I prefer doing my bookings in one place here. 

You can usually book with free cancellation - this allows you to confirm your accommodation at no risk before train booking opens.  It also means you can hold accommodation while you finalise your itinerary, and alter your plans as they evolve - a feature I use all the time when putting a trip together.

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