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Train services from Scotland's capital to the historic city of Stirling are frequent and direct, offering a useful alternative to a drive up the motorway. Travellers planning a visit to Stirling Castle or the Wallace Monument can take direct trains from Edinburgh to Stirling seven days a week, with journey times of around 40 minutes. Departures run throughout the day, from early morning to very late in the evening on most days, with slightly fewer services on Sundays.
Scotland's national rail operator, ScotRail, provides all the daily direct trains from Edinburgh to Stirling. Due to the frequency of direct connections from the capital, indirect journeys are not a practical consideration on this route.
The fastest trains to Stirling from Edinburgh Waverley station take just 40 minutes to complete the 37-mile trip north-west up the Forth valley to Stirling. Most services take from one to eight minutes longer to cover this route.
The ScotRail weekday schedule begins with an early morning service to Stirling leaving Edinburgh Waverley just after 5:00 a.m. The timetable continues with trains departing roughly every half hour throughout the day and evening, with the final connection from the capital leaving around 11:30 p.m. The Sunday timetable features fewer services, with a first departure to Stirling leaving Edinburgh in the mid-morning and an hourly service in the evening.
Departure train station: Edinburgh Waverley Station is located in the heart of the Scottish capital, with numerous public transport connections provided by tram and city bus routes stopping nearby on Princes Street as well as a 24-hour airport shuttle service from Waverley Bridge. Station facilities include a pub, fast-food restaurant, supermarket, left luggage store and taxi rank on the main concourse.
Arrival train station: Stirling Station is located in the city centre, adjacent to the Thistles shopping centre and a short walk from the castle, served by city buses stopping nearby on Station Road and Goosecroft Road. Passenger facilities include a coffee shop, newsagent, cash point, free WiFi and a taxi rank.