6th February to 15th March – Services between Aberdeen and London Euston – please view our service alterations page.

Planned service alterations during February, March & April due to engineering works – please view our service alterations page.

Environmentally friendly travel

Not only is Caledonian Sleeper a unique way to travel, it’s good for the planet too! Generating almost 7 times less CO2 emissions than other less sustainable forms of transport.

So, why not dream your way through the night in your own private room while keeping your carbon footprint in check too?

Infographic showing values of kg of CO2 equivalent, per passenger, per mile. UK domestic flight average 0.440 kgCO2e/pmi UK short-haul flight business 0.405 kgCO2e/pmi UK short-haul flight average 0.275 kgCO2e/pmi Petrol car 0.235 kgCO2e/pmi Diesel car 0.227 kgCO2e/pmi National Rail 0.069 kgCO2e/pmi Caledonian Sleeper 0.065 kgCO2e/pmi

 

Source: SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit Ltd, November 2022

Hotel stay values

Did you know that you also save a further 13.9kg CO2e by not requiring a hotel at your destination?

With Caledonian Sleeper you can have a room for the night too, so no need to increase your carbon footprint with a hotel at your destination.


Complete journey calculations

The calculations below show the total kgCO2e/p for a complete journey including a stay for a night in a hotel.

London Euston to Edinburgh

Distance (miles) Travel kgCO2e/p Hotel kgCO2e/p Total kgCO2e/p
Caledonian Sleeper 400 17.8 n/a 17.8
Car Diesel 378 90.9 13.9 104.8
Car Petrol 378 94.1 13.9 108.0
Domestic Flight 332 146.1 13.9 160.0
National Rail 332 22.9 13.9 36.8

London Euston to Glasgow Central

Distance (miles) Travel kgCO2e/p Hotel kgCO2e/p Total kgCO2e/p
Caledonian Sleeper 400 17.8 n/a 17.8
Car Diesel 403 91.6 13.9 105.5
Car Petrol 403 94.8 13.9 108.7
Domestic Flight 346 152.2 13.9 166.1
National Rail 401 27.6 13.9 41.5

London Euston to Aberdeen

Distance (miles) Travel kgCO2e/p Hotel kgCO2e/p Total kgCO2e/p
Caledonian Sleeper 531 38.1* n/a 38.1*
Car Diesel 548 124.6 13.9 138.5
Car Petrol 548 129.0 13.9 142.9
Domestic Flight 398 175.1 13.9 189.0
National Rail 523 36.0 13.9 49.9

* – Calculated using the specific distance ratio between diesel and electric for the Aberdeen journey.

London Euston to Inverness

Distance (miles) Travel kgCO2e/p Hotel kgCO2e/p Total kgCO2e/p
Caledonian Sleeper 588 47.0* n/a 47.0*
Car Diesel 550 125.0 13.9 138.9
Car Petrol 550 129.4 13.9 143.3
Domestic Flight 600 264.0 13.9 277.9
National Rail 568 39.1 13.9 53.0

* – Calculated using the specific distance ratio between diesel and electric for the Inverness journey.

London Euston to Fort William

Distance (miles) Travel kgCO2e/p Hotel kgCO2e/p Total kgCO2e/p
Caledonian Sleeper 570  44.2*  n/a  44.2*
Car Diesel 519 118.0  13.9  131.9
Car Petrol 519 122.1  13.9  136.0
Domestic Flight 345  151.8  13.9  169.1**
Bus from Glasgow  100  3.4**  n/a  **
National Rail 522 36.0 13.9 49.9

* – Calculated using the specific distance ratio between diesel and electric for the Fort William  journey.

**- Domestic flight is calculated based on a flight from London to Glasgow and a connecting bus service to Fort William

Source: SNC Lavalin Rail & Transit Ltd, November 2022