Travel advice for major events

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

There's plenty to look forward to year-round in Scotland.

Here we'll pick out some of the very top events currently on the horizon, with tips on reaching them by train.

Our top tips for travelling to events:

  • Buy your ticket before you board. You’ll need a valid ticket for travel, and checks will be in place at many stations
  • Check your train times. Remember to leave time to catch any connecting services that you need
  • Listen up! We’ll have extra staff on the ground to help things go smoothly. To help them help you, please listen to their instructions
  • Download the ScotRail app. You can use it to buy tickets, check train times, and see live service information
  • Don’t leave it too late. Services will be busy, and you might not be able to board your first choice of train​

Getting there

  • Haymarket station is the closest to BT Murrayfield – a 20 minute walk, or a short bus/tram ride to the stadium.
  • Travelling from Dunbar, North Berwick or Tweedbank? These trains don’t go to Haymarket. You’ll need to change at Edinburgh Waverley, or catch a bus/tram – there’s stops less than five minutes away.
  • Trains will be very busy heading to and from the gig. We’ll be adding extra carriages to key services where we can.
  • Please be aware that buses replace trains on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Shotts and Carstairs, and journeys will take longer than normal.
    • Trains will be running as normal between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via both Falkirk High and Bathgate.

After the concert

Please be aware that the last trains of the night will depart soon after the end of the gig and that a queuing system will be in place at Haymarket station. Therefore, you should go straight to the station when the concert ends to avoid disappointment. As these trains will be the last departures of the evening, no connections are guaranteed.
Get your ticket to the gig

Buy tickets

Getting there

  • Mount Florida is the closest station to Hampden Park. It’s a five minute walk to the stadium.
  • Trains will be very busy heading to and from the gig. We’ll be adding extra carriages to key services where we can.
  • Please be aware that buses replace trains on services between Glasgow and Edinburgh via Shotts and Carstairs, and journeys will take longer than normal.
    • Trains will be running as normal between Glasgow Queen Street and Edinburgh via both Falkirk High and Bathgate.

After the concert

Please be aware that the last trains of the night will depart soon after the end of the gig and that a queuing system will be in place at Mount Florida station. Therefore, you should go straight to the station when the concert ends to avoid disappointment. As these trains will be the last departures of the evening, no connections are guaranteed.
Get your ticket to the gig

Buy tickets