We’ve made improvements to our website

We’ve improved our booking engine to make it easier for you to book a unique way to travel. Below are a list of some of the new features we’ve added to our website.

New booking widget

We’ve made it easier for you to select all the booking options available, including children, adding a railcard, adding a bike, or pet to your journey.

Book larger groups

You can now book groups of up to 8 people in a single transaction.

Accommodation selection

We now have a list of features available at a glance for our accommodation options. You can also see when our scheduled boarding and arrival times are too!

We’ve added accessible booking options

For the first time we can offer guests with accessible needs the opportunity to book online.

In the accommodation selection section if you check the accessible options button (shown below) you can toggle the view for our accessible rooms.

Picture of accessible options button

This will show our three options for accessible travel – Accessible Double, Accessible Twin and the Seat and Wheelchair space in our seated coach.

We’ve added month view

Now you can check availability on a calendar, allowing you to check availability and price differences around your selected date.

You can access the calendar view by clicking on the “show more dates button” shown below:

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This will give you an overview with prices available for the whole month around your selected dates including availability and pricing as shown below:

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We’ve improved our room and seat picker

When you have selected your accommodation type and added your guest details, on our review page (shown below) you have the options to select your room on the train (subject to availability).

Review page

On this page click on the change room button (shown below)

Picture of change rooms button

This will take you to our room picker page (shown below)

Picture of room picker

If you click on the “edit” button on the right hand side (circled in red in the image below) you will open the room/seat picker.

Room picker with Edit button circled

You can then select the room of your choice (subject to availability).

Picture of room picker room selection tool

When you have selected your room you will see a message saying “changed successfully” as shown below:

Picture of changed successfully button

You can then select the “save selection” option (button shown below) to confirm your selection..

Picture of save your selection button

You will then be able to review your whole order before making payment.

Watch our video of how to use seat picker below:

From Scotland to London

London is one of the world’s great cities and offers so much whether you’re looking for museums, historical sites, theatre and so much more! We have a blog on things to do in London in 2023 you’ll find here for some destination inspiration.

Our services have their terminating stations at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Aberdeen but we serve many more destinations across 11 council areas in Scotland, so you’re never too far from one of our services to London.

We’ve split up our services by council area, so you have an easy, at a glance guide to the stations we serve in your area.


Picture of Stonehaven Harbour

With only one stop in Aberdeenshire, our Aberdeen service calls at Stonehaven.


Picture of Arbroath Abbey

Continuing south, our Aberdeen service serves the Angus council area at Carnoustie, Arbroath & Montrose.

Argyll & Bute


For people who live in Argyll and Bute we serve Helensburgh Upper, Garelochhead, Arrochar and Tarbet, Bridge of Orchy and Ardlui on our Fort William service.



For Dundonians, our Aberdeen service calls at Dundee.



Our Inverness route’s furthest south stop in Scotland is Falkirk Grahamston.


Aerial shot of Kirkcaldy

Fifers can join our Aberdeen service at Leuchars, Kirkcaldy and Inverkeithing.


Picture of Corrour Station

For people who live in the Highland council area our Fort William services call at Corrour, Tulloch, Roybridge and Spean Bridge. Highlanders can also catch our southbound Inverness services at Dalwhinnie, Newtonmore, Kingussie , Aviemore and Carrbridge.

North Lanarkshire

Aerial image of Motherwell

Our Glasgow service calls at North Lanarkshire at Motherwell.

Perth & Kinross

Picture of Dunkeld

Perth and Kinross is served by two of our services. Our Fort William service calls at Rannoch and our Inverness service calls at Gleneagles, Perth, Dunkeld and Birnam, Pitlochry and Blair Atholl.


Dunblane Cathedral and River Allan

For people living in the Stirling council area, our Fort William services call at Crianlarich & Tyndrum.  Inverness service calls at Stirling & Dunblane.

West Dunbartonshire

Dumbarton rock

Our Fort William service calls at West Dunbartonshire at Dalmuir and Dumbarton Central.


See More of Scotland

Scotland’s scenery is world renowned and although we serve 43 destinations there are some places we can’t take you, so if you want to see more of our dramatic landscape we have some trip ideas for walkers, cyclists and drivers to see even more of our beautiful country.

West Highland Way

Glasgow – Fort William

Buachaille Etive Mor and West Highland Way sign in Scotland

One of Scotland’s most famous trails, the West Highland way is a favourite of both walkers and cyclists. Spanning 96 miles from Milngavie, just north of Glasgow, to Fort William, the route is normally completed from South to North, easing people in from the less strenuous stages near Glasgow to the more highly elevated stages near Fort William, which reach up to over 500m.

Great Glen Way

Inverness – Fort William

Hiker on the "Great Glen Way" in Scotland, with Scottish highlands and loch in the distance

Starting in Inverness and ending in Fort William, the Great Glen Way stretches across 78 miles, following Scotland’s greatest geological fault line and follows sections of the Caledonian Canal, including Neptune’s staircase – a series of 8 locks. The route takes in Loch Ness, Loch Oich and Loch Lochy and is accessible by foot, by bike or by boat. The route can be walked in 4-7 days and is a favourite of wildlife watchers with Golden Eagles, Ospreys, Pine Martens and Deer all spotted on the way.

East Highland Way

Aviemore – Fort William

Loch Laggan, aerial view, colour. Scotland

Devised by Kevin Langan in 2007, the East Highland Way links Aviemore with Fort William across 82 miles. The going on this trail is tougher than the West Highland Way or the Great Glen Way and is suitable for the more seasoned walker. Only some of the trail is marked and large sections follow forestry tracks, so good navigation skills are required.  The East Highland Way takes in a variety of woodland, with open sections where you can enjoy highland views, the picturesque beaches of Loch Laggan and the open moors of Strath an Eilich.

North Coast 500

Inverness – Fort William

Achmelvic Beach

For those who prefer to take in their scenery from the comfort of a vehicle rather than walking, the NC500 offers 500 miles of stunning scenery around Scotland’s north coast. Starting in Inverness, the route stretches across six regions as far as John O’Groats and Durness in the North and as far as Applecross on the west coast. The NC500 route is a loop which can be started and finished in Inverness, but if you want to see a bit more of Scotland then you could take a one-way car hire and start in Inverness, take the NC500 route westwards and travel over the sea (now by bridge) to Skye. From there you can head towards Fort William and rejoin the Caledonian Sleeper to head back south.

Family activity packs for our youngest guests

Our youngest guests can now make the most of their time with us with our free family activity pack!

Our family activity pack contains:

  • A Caledonian Sleeper reusable kit bag for keeping everything together
  • A Caledonian Sleeper reusable water bottle for keeping hydrated
  • A Caledonian Sleeper games kit

The games kit includes a “rails and Nessie” snakes and ladders game with a pop out die and pop out playing pieces, a spot the difference, a joke and riddle, some fascinating facts and a Loch Ness Slippery Search.

The family activity pack is available to every guest travelling with a child’s ticket and our on board hosts will give out packs to all eligible guests during your journey.

Win a trip to London with ARRAN Sense of Scotland!

To help celebrate the mother figures in our lives we have partnered with ARRAN Sense of Scotland to offer you the chance to win a fantastic trip to London!

Travelling by Caledonian Sleeper, the lucky winner will be based in the UK’s capital – London, enjoying an overnight stay for two in a hotel in Central London and afternoon tea for two. Experience one of the world’s most mesmerizing cities. Marvel at modern architectural delights like the Shard and the Gherkin, soak up some of the world’s most iconic locations, shop till you drop, enjoy fantastic restaurants, or simply relax and unwind with a trip to the theatre.

Arran sense of Scotland hamper

One lucky winner will win:

  • Return Train tickets for 2 adults from any starting destination along the Caledonian Sleeper route
  • 1 night’s bed and breakfast at a central London hotel
  • Afternoon tea for two
  • Tickets for two for the Pretty Woman musical at The Savoy Theatre
  • A hamper of Arran products

There are also three runners up prizes of ARRAN Sense of Scotland hampers worth £250!

The competition runs from 6th – 17th March 2023 and the lucky winner will be announced on our social channels.

To enter, simply head over to ARRAN Sense of Scotland’s website and enter you details. Good Luck!


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The Biggest Cycling Event ever is coming to Scotland in 2023!

The world’s largest cycling event, the UCI Cycling World Championship is coming to Scotland on 3-13th August 2023.  The world’s greatest riders will get together in Glasgow and across Scotland to compete at the highest level, make history, and show the world the power of the bike.

The Championships host 13 World Championships across 7 disciplines over 11 days at 7 different venues across Scotland.

Indoor track cycling

The Emirates Arena in Glasgow hosts the indoor competitions where the beautiful game is played on bikes in the Cycleball competition and the show of skill and strength in the Artistic cycling competition where riders perform handstands on handlebars and ride their saddles like surfboards in spectacular feats of bravery, balletic balance and physical strength on 11-13th August.

Glasgow Green is the venue for the BMX Flatland and Freestyle competitions on 5-7th August, where BMX riders combine parkour with breakdancing. The flatland event is an open canvas where riders have to use their creativity to create medal-worthy routines. The Freestyle event allows the riders to use obstacles to fly like super heroes off of ramps, ride on walls and use the terrain to help them create their routine.

Glasgow’s BMX Centre in the West End’s Knightswood Park is hosting the BMX racing events on 12th and 13th August, where eight riders face off on a complex on a 400m course of high speed curves, big bumps and even bigger jumps.

The Gran Fondo will be held in Glasgow on 4th and 7th of August. The Gran Fondo (which translates as Big Race) is a long-distance mass participation event that celebrates competitive cycling for everyone, not just the professionals. The top 20% of riders from 30 qualifying events held around the world have been invited to compete in Scotland.

Glentress Forest near Peebles in the Borders will host both the Mountain Bike Cross Country and the Mountain Bike Cross Country Marathon events betwenn 6th and 12th August. Glentress Forest is legendary amongst mountain bikers for its technical climbs and fast, flowing descents.

Cross country mountain biking

Fort William’s Nevis Range is host to the Mountain Bike Downhill events where riders take on jumps, bumps, berms and rock gardens against the clock at white-knuckle speeds of up to 80km/h. The events are held between the 3rd-5th August.

Dumfries and Galloway will host the para-cycling road championships between the 9th and 13th of August, where the World’s top paracycling riders pit themselves in the time trials and the mixed relay races.

Eleven events make up the track championships, held at the Chris Hoy Velodrome between 3rd-9th August, where cyclists reach breakneck speeds and offer up some of the most thrilling races of the championships.

You can find the full schedule of events here.

Book your tickets for UCI World Championship here.

Our Glasgow and Fort William services will take you right to the heart of your destination and allow you a whole day to take in the events, so make sure to book with us now to make the most of the UCI World Cycling Championships.