Edinburgh to Stirling train

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Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Stirling

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Cheapest

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Edinburgh to Stirling is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid travelling at rush hour.

London North Eastern Railway
16:330h42
Edinburgh
17:15Stirling
£51One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
19:270h45
Edinburgh
20:12Stirling
£61One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
09:050h52
Edinburgh
09:57Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
17:050h55
Edinburgh
18:00Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:350h47
Edinburgh
09:22Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes

Train timetableEdinburgh to Stirling

Showing trains for tomorrow, Friday, 24 May
Scotrail
09:050h52
Edinburgh
09:57Stirling
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
19:270h45
Edinburgh
20:12Stirling
0 changes
Scotrail
17:330h46
Edinburgh
18:19Stirling
0 changes
Scotrail
08:380h52
Edinburgh
09:30Stirling
0 changes
Scotrail
17:050h55
Edinburgh
18:00Stirling
0 changes

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Train times from Edinburgh to Stirling

Showing times and prices for 24 May

Fastest Journey

42 m

Average

48 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

50 km

Of the 10 trains that leave Edinburgh for Stirling every day 10 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

London North Eastern Railway
16:330h42
Edinburgh
17:15Stirling
£51One-way
0 changes
London North Eastern Railway
19:270h45
Edinburgh
20:12Stirling
£61One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
17:330h46
Edinburgh
18:19Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
08:350h47
Edinburgh
09:22Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes
Scotrail
21:030h47
Edinburgh
21:50Stirling
£121One-way
0 changes

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Overview: Train from Edinburgh to Stirling

distanceDistance30 miles
durationAverage train duration42 min
priceAverage train ticket price£11 (€13)
frequencyTrain frequency16 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 16 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersScotRail, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper

Trains from Edinburgh to Stirling cover the 30 miles long route taking on average 42 min with our travel partners like ScotRail, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. Normally, there are 16 trains operating per day. While the average ticket price for this trip costs around £11, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £4. Travellers depart most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley and arrive in Stirling.

Train providers: ScotRail, East Coast and Caledonian Sleeper trains Edinburgh to Stirling

You can travel by train between Edinburgh and Stirling with ScotRail, East Coast and Caledonian Sleeper for as low as £5. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

LNER is a train company based in the United Kingdom. It operates a wide range of services, from high-speed intercity trains to local services. Its most popular routes include London to Edinburgh, London to Leeds, and London to York. LNER offers a variety of train types, including the Azuma, InterCity 225, and HST. The Azuma is a modern, high-speed train that offers comfortable seating and onboard Wi-Fi. The InterCity 225 is a classic train that offers a more traditional experience. The HST is a high-speed train that offers a smooth ride and plenty of legroom. LNER offers a variety of ticket types, including Advance, Anytime, and Off-Peak. Advance tickets are the cheapest option and must be booked in advance. Anytime tickets are more expensive but can be used at any time. Off-Peak tickets are the most affordable option for travelling during off-peak times. Onboard facilities include comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, power sockets, and a range of food and drink options. LNER also offers a range of discounts and special offers, making it an affordable and convenient way to travel.

Train information from Edinburgh to Stirling with East Coast:

  • Average Duration: 42 min
  • Cheapest Price: £5
  • East Coast frequency: 2 a day

Trains from Edinburgh to Stirling

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.

Which train companies travel from Edinburgh to Stirling?

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.

How long is the train from Edinburgh to Stirling?

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.

How many trains are there from Edinburgh to Stirling?

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.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Edinburgh to Stirling?

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.

FAQs: Edinburgh to Stirling train

FAQs: Travel by train from Edinburgh to Stirling easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Edinburgh to Stirling.
FAQs
Cheap train tickets from Edinburgh to Stirling can start from as little as £4 when you book in advance. The average train ticket price for Edinburgh to Stirling is £11; however, prices vary depending on the time of day and class and they tend to be more expensive on the day.
The average journey time by train from Edinburgh to Stirling is 42 min   to travel the 30 mile long trip, with around there are 16 trains per day. Journey times can vary on weekends and holidays.
The first train from Edinburgh to Stirling leaves at 05: 18. Plan your trip with the Journey Planner   from Omio.
The last train from Edinburgh to Stirling leaves at 23: 32.
There are 16 trains a day from Edinburgh to Stirling which require at least one change with ScotRail, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. Schedules can vary on holidays or weekends with fewer trains.
Take the Edinburgh to Stirling train with ScotRail, East Coast or Caledonian Sleeper. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip from Edinburgh to Stirling as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Yes, you can take a night train from Edinburgh to Stirling with Caledonian Sleeper. Find all the info regarding night trains in Europe.  

Passengers board the train most frequently from Edinburgh Waverley, which is located around 0.4 miles (727 m) away from the city centre, and they get off the train at Stirling, located 1.3 miles (2.1 km) away from the city centre.

The cheapest month to travel from Edinburgh to Stirling by train is November.
It's helpful to compare your options as there are 2 ways to travel from Edinburgh to Stirling including taking a train or coach.

Important Stations and Airports in Edinburgh and Stirling

Edinburgh
Stirling
The major railway station for departures from Edinburgh is Edinburgh Waverley. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Edinburgh Waverley for your trip from Edinburgh to Stirling.
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ParkingParking
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Ticket Office Hours
Mon - Sat: 05: 00 - 23: 59 | Sun: 07: 00 - 23: 59
Public transport options for Edinburgh Waverley
Bus lines: 22, 30, 33, X22, X25, X37
Train lines: Avanti West Coast, Caledonian Sleeper, CrossCountry, LNER, ScotRail, Transpennine Express
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off on Waterloo Place, pick up across from Apex Hotel and drop off outside the Apex Hotel.
Metro: No metro available.
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Park
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from Platform 2 bus stop, adjacent to Herminston Gate
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Public transport options for Edinburgh Gateway
Location for Rail Replacement Services: Buses pick up/drop off from the bus stops outside the station
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