Buy Caledonian Sleeper tickets online...

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

Booking now opens a year in advance.  No booking fees.  Overseas visitors welcome.  You simply print your own ticket.

In Standard class sleepers, if you book for two people, you get a whole 2-berth compartment.  If you book for one person, you get one bed in a 2-bed compartment shared with another passenger of the same sex.

In First Class sleepers you get sole occupancy of a single-bed sleeper.

To buy tickets by phone, see here.

If you also need a hotel, I recommend the excellent hotel price comparison site hotelscombined.com.

 

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?

  Sleeper video guide

  Station lounges

  Power sockets, WiFi, showers   

 

  Luggage, bikes, dogs & pets

  Wheelchair-accessible sleepers

  Inter-connecting doors to make suites

  Scotland to Paris by sleeper+Eurostar

  The Best Train in Britain: The Deerstalker

  London to Edinburgh by daytime train

  Hotels in Scotland or London

A bright future for the sleeper:  A new 15-year Caledonian Sleeper franchise started in March 2015, with brand-new sleeper trains due to be introduced from summer 2018, featuring Suites with double bed & en suite shower & toilet, single or double Club rooms with en suite shower & toilet, single or double Classic rooms with washbasin, 'brasserie-style' club car and reclining  seats.  See newtrains.sleeper.scot.

Sleeper timetable...

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 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 reclining 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.

Always check train times for your dates of travel at either www.sleeper.scot or www.nationalrail.co.ukRemember that there are no sleeper trains on Saturday nights!

 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

20:57

23:27

Watford Junction depart

21:33

00:10

21:17

23:47

Crewe depart

23:56

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23:34

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Preston depart

01:00

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00:33

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Arrive next morning:

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Carlisle

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05:10

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05:10

Carstairs

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06:19

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06:17

Edinburgh

*

07:22

*

07:19

Motherwell

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06:52

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06:52

Glasgow

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07:18

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07:18

Inverkeithing

04:58

-

04:58

-

Kirkcaldy

05:18

-

05:18

-

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

05:46

-

05:46

-

Dundee

06:08

-

06:08

-

Carnoustie

06:23

-

06:23

-

Arbroath

06:31

-

06:31

-

Montrose

06:48

-

06:48

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Stonehaven

07:13

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07:13

-

Aberdeen

07:34

-

07:34

-

Stirling

04:55

-

04:55

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Dunblane

05:04

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05:04

-

Gleneagles

05:19

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05:19

-

Perth

05:39

-

05:39

-

Dunkeld & Birnam

06:00

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06:00

-

Pitlochry

06:16

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06:16

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Blair Atholl

06:28

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06:28

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Dalwhinnie

06:59

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06:59

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Newtonmore

07:11

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07:11

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Kingussie

07:19

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07:19

-

Aviemore

07:43

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07:43

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Inverness

08:38

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08:38

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Crianlarich

07:45

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07:45

-

Fort William

09:55

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09:55

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

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

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.

No sleeper trains run on Saturday nights.

Weekend engineering work:  Sunday departure times often vary, so please double-check when you book.

London Underground map www.tfl.gov.uk/maps.

 

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 Scotland ► London by sleeper
 

Mondays-Fridays

Sundays

Fort William

19:50

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19:00

-

Crianlarich

22:05

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21:18

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Inverness

20:44

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20:26

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Aviemore

21:31

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21:15

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Kingussie

21:44

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21:29

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Newtonmore

21:50

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21:35

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Dalwhinie

22:04

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21:50

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Blair Atholl

22:30

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22:15

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Pitlochry

22:43

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22:29

-

Dunkeld & Birnam

22:58

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22:43

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Perth

23:21

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23:06

-

Gleneagles

23:39

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23:24

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Dunblane

23:55

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23:41

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Stirling

00:06

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23:51

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Falkirk Grahamston

00:23

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00:08

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Aberdeen

21:43

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21:43

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Stonehaven

22:01

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22:01

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Montrose

22:26

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22:26

-

Arbroath

22:44

-

22:44

-

Carnoustie

22:53

-

22:53

-

Dundee

23:06

-

23:06

-

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

23:25

-

23:25

-

Kirkcaldy

23:54

-

23:54

-

Inverkeithing

00:13

-

00:13

-

Glasgow

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23:40

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23:15

Motherwell

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23:57

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23:30

Edinburgh

*

23:40

*

23:15

Carstairs

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00:19

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23:47

Carlisle

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01:41

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01:11

Arrive next morning:

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|

|

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Preston arrive

04:36

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04:45

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Crewe arrive

05:37

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05:37

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Watford Junction arrive

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06:43

|

06:22

London Euston arrive:

07:47

07:07

07:47

06:47

Vacate sleepers by:

08:00

08:00

08:00

08:00

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How much does it cost? 

 

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:

From £130

From £70

From £35

From £150

From £80

From £40

Flexible:

From £160

From £95

From £55

From £180

From £105

From £60

Children...

Railcard holders...

If you have an existing ticket, BritRail pass or Rail Rover:  Sleeper berth supplements...

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How to buy sleeper tickets...

...how to buy by phone.

...if you live overseas (in the USA, Canada, Australia etc.)

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What's the Caledonian Sleeper like?     Watch the video guide

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...

 

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.  See panorama 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...

Seats cars...

The Caledonian Sleeper at Fort William   Caledonian Sleeper seats car

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Watch the video guide London to Scotland by Caledonian Sleeper...

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

The Man in Seat 61 says:  "All of the highland routes offer great scenery on the Scottish part of the journey when it's light, but the London-Fort William route is special, taking you onto the fabulous West Highland Line, voted World's Most Scenic Train Ride more than once.  This is the Best Train in Britain, the train they call the Deerstalker...   See the Deerstalker page for more information, photos & 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...

Sunset on a summer's evening from the Fort William to London Caledonian Sleeper.  That's Beinn Dorain behind us, 3524 feet high, the train has just rounded the famous horseshoe curve around the valley at the foot of the mountain...

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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...

Inter-connecting doors between sleeper compartments...

Wheelchair-accessible sleeper...

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

If there's a delay...

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Scotland to Paris or Brussels

  All aboard the Caledonian Sleeper from London to Scotland...

Scotland to Paris or Brussels by sleeper & Eurostar...

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.

    

◄◄ Hotel search & price comparison.

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

►► My recommended 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 great feature I use all the time when putting a trip together.

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