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Buy Caledonian Sleeper tickets

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.

COVID-19 update:  Caledonian Sleeper is running a reduced timetable, check the booking system at www.sleeper.scot.  Masks must be worn except in the privacy of your compartment.  The club car is closed, please bring your own food & drink.

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New sleeper trains:  Brand-new sleeper trains were introduced on the London-Glasgow/Edinburgh Lowland route on 28 April 2019 and on the London-Highlands route from 9 October 2019.  See the new train guide & 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 times northbound...

 London ► Scotland by sleeper

 

Mondays-Fridays

Sundays

Boarding at Euston starts:

20:30

22:30

20:15

22:45

London Euston depart:

21:15

23:50

20:59

23:28

Watford Junction depart

21:33

00:10

21:20

23:49

Crewe depart

23:50

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23:40

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Preston depart

00:56

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00:33

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Arrive next morning:

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Carlisle

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05:13

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04:43

Carstairs

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06:22

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06:22

Edinburgh

*

07:23

*

07:23

Motherwell

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07:00

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07:00

Glasgow

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07:22

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07:22

Inverkeithing

04:57

-

04:57

-

Kirkcaldy

05:16

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05:16

-

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

05:44

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05:44

-

Dundee

06:05

-

06:05

-

Carnoustie

06:22

-

06:22

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Arbroath

06:31

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06:31

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Montrose

06:48

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06:48

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Stonehaven

07:15

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07:15

-

Aberdeen

07:40

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07:40

-

Stirling

04:57

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04:57

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Dunblane

05:07

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05:07

-

Gleneagles

05:21

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05:21

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Perth

05:41

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05:41

-

Dunkeld & Birnam

06:03

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06:03

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Pitlochry

06:17

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06:17

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Blair Atholl

06:30

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06:30

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Dalwhinnie

07:01

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07:01

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Newtonmore

07:12

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07:12

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Kingussie

07:20

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07:20

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Aviemore

07:45

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07:43

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Inverness

08:42

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08:41

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Crianlarich

07:46

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07:46

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Fort William

09:57

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09:57

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

Sleeper times southbound...

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 Scotland ► London by sleeper

 

Mondays-Fridays

Sundays

Fort William

19:50

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19:00

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Crianlarich

22:08

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21:18

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Inverness

20:45

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20:26

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Aviemore

21:34

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21:18

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Kingussie

21:54

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21:32

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Newtonmore

22:00

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21:39

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Dalwhinie

22:14

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21:53

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Blair Atholl

22:40

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22:20

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Pitlochry

22:52

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22:32

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Dunkeld & Birnam

23:06

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22:47

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Perth

23:27

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23:07

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Gleneagles

23:46

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23:26

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Dunblane

00:02

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23:43

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Stirling

00:13

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23:52

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Falkirk Grahamston

00:27

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00:11

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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

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Arbroath

22:44

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22:44

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Carnoustie

22:53

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22:53

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Dundee

23:09

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23:09

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Leuchars (for St Andrews)

23:28

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23:28

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Kirkcaldy

23:59

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23:59

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Inverkeithing

00:16

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00:16

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Glasgow

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23:40

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23:15

Motherwell

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23:59

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23:30

Edinburgh

*

23:40

*

23:15

Carstairs

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00:20

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23:49

Carlisle

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01:45

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01:41

Arrive next morning:

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Preston arrive

04:32

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04:29

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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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06:42

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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 simply highlights the different portions of each train.

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.

How much does it cost?

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 washbasin, shower & toilet

From £205

From £250

From £205

From £250

Caledonian Double

Double bed with washbasin, shower & toilet

From £335

From £400

From £395

From £470

Accessible twin or double

Wheelchair accessible, double bed or twin bunks, washbasin

From £140

From £170

From £140

From £170

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

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What is the Caledonian Sleeper like?

These new sleeper trains entered service on the London-Edinburgh/Glasgow lowland sleeper on 28 April 2019 and on the highland sleeper on 9 October 2019.

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.  Each type of room is described below...

Caledonian Sleeper train

Sleeping-car layout, regular type:  Most sleeping-cars are like this.  6 Club rooms (numbered 1 to 6) and 4 Classic rooms (numbered 7 to 10).  Larger image.

Berth numbering layout, Caledonian Sleeper regular sleeping-car

 Sleeping-car layout, accessible type:  There is one accessible-type sleeping-car in each portion.  One Accessible Double room (room 1), two Caledonian Double rooms (rooms 4 & 5), two Classic rooms (rooms 2 & 3) and one Accessible Classic room (room 6).  Larger image.

Berth numbering layout, Caledonian Sleeper accessible sleeping-car

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 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.

Lighting switch panel   Caledonian Double room

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

Plug socket & USB panel

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.

Wheelchair-accessible rooms...

There's normally one accessible sleeping-car in each portion of each Caledonian Sleeper train, featuring two different types of accessible room.  At one end of the car there's an Accessible Classic room (room 6) with upper & lower bunks and adjacent wheelchair-accessible toilet.  At the other end of the car there's an Accessible Double room (room 1) with a double bed and adjacent wheelchair-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.  There are no accessible showers.

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 the Accessible Double room easy access 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 car, along 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. 

On the London to Ft William portion going northbound, neither of the accessible rooms has wheelchair access to the lounge in the evening.  However, the accessible twin room has direct lounge access to the lounge car in the morning.  On the Ft William to London portion going southbound, the accessible twin room has direct lounge access in the evening, but neither of the accessible rooms has wheelchair access to the lounge in the morning.  But food can be ordered & served in your room.

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.

Caledonian Sleeper accessible classic room   Accessible toilet on Caledonian Sleeper

Accessible Classic room (room 6) with upper & lower berths.  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.

Wheelchair-accessible toilet on the Caledonian Sleeper   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.  Lights remain on and at normal brightness throughout the journey.  There's a large area for bicycles & 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 has 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: Caledonian Sleeper...

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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 Avanti West Coast (formerly 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.

WiFi, power sockets, showers, connecting doors...

Compensation if there's a delay...

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

Scenery from the West Highland sleeper

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.

 

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

Highlands ► Paris & Brussels

Paris, Brussels ► Edinburgh, Glasgow

Paris & Brussels ► Highlands

Fares...

Scotland to Amsterdam...

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Short breaks to Scotland by sleeper...

Railbookers short breaks to Scotland by sleeper

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Hotels in Scotland or London

Find hotels at Booking.comMy favourite hotel search site: www.booking.com

www.booking.com is my favourite hotel booking site and I generally prefer booking my hotels all 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.  I never book hotels non-refundably.  I have also come to trust their review scores - you won't be disappointed with anything over 8.0.

Tip:  It can pay to compare prices across multiple hotel sites:  HotelsCombined.com is a price comparison site which compares hotel prices on Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Accor, Agoda and many others.  Though if there's not much in it, I prefer keeping all my bookings together in one place at www.booking.com.

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