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Route details for London to Edinburgh

Route entered by

Tom McMillan

Method

Train

Cost

MIN

AVERAGE

MAX

CURRENCY

90.00

90.00

90.00

Pound Sterling

Last travelled

23/07/2010

Last rated

23/07/2010

Duration

MIN

AVERAGE

MAX

7h 0m

7h 0m

7h 0m

Route notes

The best thing about getting the Caledonian Sleeper is that real travel time is about 30 mins as you are asleep the rest of the time.

I took the cheapest ticket I could (as a very late booking) which meant that I had to share with one other person. The cabin is very small (although the bed is a decent size) so if you don't know the other person you soon will! The wake-up call in the morning was half an hour before arrival when then handed out free tea and coffee along with a muffin.

There is a sink in the cabin under the table by the window if you want a wash. In terms of first class I had a look at these cabins and they are the same as the second class (standard class) except there is no top bunk so there is a bit more head room and obviously no one to share with.

If you have children its worth having a wonder up the train as one of the carriages usually has a modern large toilet designed for wheelchair access but available for everyones use.

If your wanting to charge your laptop or mobile phone then good luck! I was unable to find any sockets in my cabin or any of the carriages except for shaver sockets.

There was a buffet carriage at the front of the train, quite busy in the evening and quiet in the morning. Not sure as to the range of food they do but there were a couple of people having breakfast. I did notice that there was a notice on the buffet carriage door stating that the carriage was for everyones use but during busy times preference is given to first class customers.

At Edinburgh the train split with one half heading up the east coast to Dundee and Aberdeen and the other half up the West Coast to Fort William, all the trains also have stops in Glasgow and some go to Inverness with stops in beautiful Perthshire.

Tom McMillan
4 years ago


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