Travel Guide

The journey of a night time on board Caledonian Sleeper

Eight hours of relaxation and 500 miles of space. Welcome to the Caledonian Sleeper service. For business or for pleasure, it’s the most relaxing way to travel.

Giving you eight hours to relax and 500 miles of space, you can avoid the crowds by travelling overnight between Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Fort William, Glasgow, Inverness, London Euston and other destinations. The quality of our overnight service ensures that you’ll arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to take on the day.

For top class service, a warm welcome and a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, it’s simply the most comfortable way to travel between Scotland and London.

Stress-free travel

The Caledonian Sleeper has a long and proud history and it holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the British public. The service remains one of the most environmentally friendly and enjoyable ways to travel between London and Scotland.

With the Caledonian Sleeper, there is no need to arrive hours before departure. No complicated check-in process. No stressful security searches. No long waits in the departure lounge and certainly no need to throw away your bottle of water before boarding.

Once you’re settled, you can choose to enjoy a drink, read a book or simply close your eyes and wake up in the destination of your choice before you know it.

nd to make things even simpler, we’ve improved the booking system to allow guests to book up to 12 months in advance, showing the commitment we have to giving you the best experience when booking and travelling with the Caledonian Sleeper. See it for yourself at sleeper.scot.

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What you’ll find on board

From the moment you board the Caledonian Sleeper, you’ll know you’re about to travel in style. Our friendly and attentive staff will ensure your stay is a comfortable one. The well-appointed Lounge Car and buffet facilities will provide a variety of delicious meals.

First Class

  • Air-conditioned, comfortable one person room with single bed
  • In-cabin washbasin and towel
  • Complimentary Arran Aromatics guest toiletries
  • Complimentary sleep kit
  • Breakfast served in the Lounge Car
  • Priority access to the Lounge Car
  • Access to first class lounges at selected stations*

Standard Class

  • Shared twin occupancy room with bunk beds**
  • In-cabin washbasin and towels
  • Adjoining rooms available for families
  • Counter service available for food and drink

Standard Sleeper Seat

  • Reclining seats
  • Individual reading lights
  • Counter service available for food and drink

Entertainment

  • Book library available
  • Board games
  • Daily newspapers available on board
  • Facilities for charging devices

* Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and London Euston

** Couples are permitted to book together but if you book on your own you may have to share with someone of the same sex

Food and drink

The Caledonian Sleeper is a celebration of the best of Scotland – and food and drink plays a vital role.

Enjoy our new, seasonal menus, created in the Highlands, using only the best, fresh, Scottish produce.

Guests travelling in First Class Sleeper berths will have priority access to the Lounge Car, where they can dine in a relaxed and sociable environment. Breakfast can be enjoyed in the Lounge Car or in your cabin.

And for those travelling with their families, children under the age of 12 eat free!

A full bar service is available, featuring a selection of Scottish craft beers, spirits, malt whisky and wines.

More information about our food and drink offering can be found in our on board section.

Travel options

Just booked tickets for a concert in London next year? Heading to a conference in Aberdeen? We accept bookings up to one year in advance, with the latest offers and best prices available at sleeper.scot.

Four simple travel options are available to suit every budget.

First Class – For the solo traveller wanting to travel in style

Standard Class – For those wanting to share, a twin room with adjoining rooms available for families

Standard Sleeper Seat – For those wanting to travel in our comfortable reclining seats

Stations

Fort William

Spean Bridge

Roy Bridge

Tulloch

Corrour

Rannoch

Bridge of Orchy

Upper Tyndrum

Crianlarich

Ardlui

Arrochar & Tarbet

Garelochhead

Helensburgh Upper

Dumbarton Central

Dalmuir

Glasgow Queen Street

Inverness

Carrbridge

Aviemore

Kingussie

Newtonmore

Dalwhinnie

Blair Atholl

Pitlochry

Dunkeld & Birnam

Perth

Gleneagles

Dunblane

Stirling

Falkirk Grahamston

Aberdeen

Stonehaven

Montrose

Arbroath

Carnoustie

Dundee

Leuchars (for St Andrews)

Kirkcaldy

Inverkeithing

 

Destination guide

Fort William

Fort William sits amongst some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.

As the UK’s Outdoor Capital, it offers unrivalled skiing, walking and sporting opportunities for all the family. For those who enjoy an extreme challenge, Ben Nevis provides an unforgettable climb and the Mountain Bike World Cup is a fantastic spectacle.

Home to many a lively ceilidh – where the celebrated local malt is the toast of the guests - it is an idyllic escape.

Inverness

As a gateway to the Highlands, Inverness has matured to become one of the UK’s most spectacular cities.

Not only is it a stone’s throw away from the banks of Loch Ness, it offers a wealth of cultural and shopping attractions.

There is nothing quite like starting your day with a hunt for Nessie in the warm glow of a Highland sunrise.

Castles, historic ruins and colourful tales mean you’re never far away from discovering the Highlands’ rich heritage.

Aberdeen

Far more than just the Granite City, Aberdeen has established itself as an unmissable shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

As well as being home to the oil and gas sector, Aberdeen is the north east’s go-to spot for art, theatre, music and festivals.

And for fans of the Royal Family, the chance to travel to nearby Balmoral will prove irresistible.

Edinburgh

Castles, dungeons, ghosts and tunnels give Scotland’s capital an air of mystique, but there’s more to Edinburgh than history and creepy tales.

Known as the Festival City, Edinburgh traditionally comes alive in August when art, comedy, film, music, dance and book festivals are all held.

Most famous of all is the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, held every August in the Unesco City of Literature.

Glasgow

Wake up in Glasgow to enjoy the famous west coast welcome and discover a city with more to offer than you think.

With a real passion for live music, sport and comedy, Scotland’s largest city is well-known for its entertainers.

A haven for shoppers thanks to the Style Mile, Merchant City and the West End, Glasgow also has a growing reputation for the quality and breadth of food it offers.

London

A hub for business, entertainment and leisure, the UK’s capital is one of the country’s liveliest destinations.

Visiting attractions such as the famous Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace to hidden gems such as the Merton Abbey Mills craft village makes every trip to London unique.

Extensive transport links and Euston Station’s central location make it an attractive arrival point for business commuters too.

You can now book your tickets up to 12 months in advance at sleeper.scot

Moving forward: The Future of the Caledonian Sleeper

From 2018, the Caledonian Sleeper will take a leap forward thanks to an investment of over £100million in 75 new state-of-the-art carriages

On board, guests will enjoy:

  • En-suite rooms
  • New pod flat-beds for affordable comfort
  • Reclining seats with adjustable headrests
  • Luxurious new Brasserie Club Car
  • Films and TV available via free Wi-Fi

Renowned Edinburgh-based designer Ian Smith is creating a contemporary, environment for the carriages, bringing our guests a travel experience to rival any in the world.

And we’re not just improving the train itself. We’re completely overhauling all aspects - including sales, guest services and station facilities.

Until then, there are plenty of other improvements we will be working to deliver, including:

  • Installation of digital guest information ‘totems’ at each of the 48 stations from late 2015.
  • Onward travel information
  • Station Wi-Fi access for all guests

Disabled access and Guest charter

We are committed to providing the highest quality of service to all guests and will do our utmost to make your stay with us as comfortable as possible.

Accessibility

We are committed to maintaining and improving the current standards of accessibility. You can read more about our plans in the Disabled People’s Protection Policy online at sleeper.scot and from our Guest Services Centre.

Bicycles

Bikes can be transported free of charge. We recommend booking in advance for peace of mind. You can also hire bikes at certain destinations if you’d prefer not to take your own.

Animals

If you have a berth and want to bring a domestic pet with you, there will be an additional charge to cover the cost of a deep clean of the cabin.