Our Routes map

ScotRail is your railway, here to take you wherever you need to be quickly, safely and in an environmentally friendly way.

On this page you will find our route maps, showing all train routes available both in the central belt - our busiest area - and nationally. Every day we operate thousands of services across the country, connecting people, families and communities.

These maps are available to view and download from this page, but you will also find them on trains and in stations across the network.

You can also view our live network map, showing Realtime information, here.

Central Routes

In the Central belt we operate thousands of services everyday, connecting stations from as far north as Balloch all the way down to the Scottish Borders. Our busiest routes are in this area, so it’s also where we have most capacity, ensuring everyone can travel comfortably. Since the electrification of the Edinburgh to Glasgow route, not only are journey times much quicker, but our Class 385 eXpress trains also offer a quicker, quieter, much more environmentally friendly way to travel. Our Central Routes train map will help you see the range of our connecting train lines and plan your travels.

Central Routes map

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National Routes

We operate services across the whole of Scotland, from the UK’s most northerly station of Thurso, all the way down to Gretna Green. We also operate a service to Carlisle in the north of England, alongside other further connecting railway routes. Taking the train is one of the best ways to enjoy our country's stunning landscapes, with some places only accessible by rail.

National Routes map

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Our services go beyond just rail tickets – we offer a wide range of options for travel, including Rail & Sail passes , Rail & Bus tickets , Sprit of Scotland tickets and much more, to help you explore the beauty of our country in as many ways as you like.

Find out more about our range of tickets

Frequently Asked Questions

Glasgow Central is our busiest station, closely followed by Edinburgh Waverley .

Glasgow Queen Street , Paisley Gilmour Street and Partick are also amongst our most popular stations on the central route.

Central routes are generally at their busiest during peak hours i.e. between 06:30-09:30, as well as 15:30-18:30.

Take a look at our off-peak train tickets guide for more detail on the best times to travel.

The busiest stations on our national routes are Aberdeen , Stirling and Dundee , all seeing over 1.1 million entries and exits between 2021-2022. Inverness is another hugely popular station, with around 750,000 entries and exits last year, while Inverkiething had around 645,000.

National routes are generally at their busiest during peak hours: between 06:30-09:30, as well as 15:30-18:30.

Take a look at our off-peak train tickets guide for more detail on the best times to travel.

All of our Great Scenic Rail Lines feature beautiful scenic views as you explore the Scottish landscape.

However, the West Highland Line follows one of the most stunning routes in the world, as it dives deep into the west coast after leaving Glasgow. Take the West Highland Line to Mallaig to experience the Glenfinnan Viaduct, famously used in the Harry Potter films for the Hogwarts Express.

Be sure to explore our full railway network maps, for both Central Routes and National Routes.

Yes, ScotRail does connect to other rail networks.

Our major stations, such as Glasgow Central and Edinburgh Waverly, feature the most connections to other networks and from the rest of the UK.

Ensure you are correctly prepared and check the necessary connection times for each station and journey.

Looking for travel inspiration?

If you are looking for travel inspiration, be sure to explore our guides to Scotland for more ideas.

You can also find insight into things to do during your visit, from events to family days out, walks by the coast and everything in between.