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About the sleeper

About the sleeper

If you are looking for a way to beat the crowds and make better use of your time, why not travel overnight? Our Caledonian Sleepers are overnight train services that run between Scotland and London Euston – getting you to your destination refreshed and ready to start your day.

Travel overnight in comfort

Our service links London Euston, North West England and over 40 locations in Scotland, operating six nights a week (Sunday to Friday). And even before you set off, we make sure that you’re taken care of. As you board the train, our friendly hosts will greet you, show you to your comfortable cabin and make sure you have everything you need.

Enjoy a range of services

ScotRail’s Caledonian Sleeper offers:

  • Air-conditioned single or twin berth cabins, as well as seated accommodation.
  • Cabins with soft beds and comfortable duvets, bedside lighting, washbasin and shaver point. 
  • A pleasant lounge car where you can stretch your legs before bed, enjoy a light snack, hot or cold drink or even a nightcap from our well stocked bar.
  • Light snacks from room service.

All Caledonian Sleeper services are non-smoking, including Lounge Cars. To find out more about the route, take a look at our Caledonian Sleeper map.

For further information about the Caledonian Sleeper, please download our Caledonian Sleeper Timetables and Tickets guide.

Book in advance

You can book online now for services up to 12 weeks in advance, and choose from seated or berth accommodation. You can also book at your nearest principal staffed station, rail accredited travel agent – or from ScotRail Telesales on 0330 303 0111.

All Caledonian Sleeper services are non-smoking, including Lounge Cars. To find out more about the route, take a look at our Caledonian Sleeper map.


Travelling with children

All children under 16 must travel in a twin berth cabin with another member of their group, or have sole occupancy of a cabin. If you’ve chosen seated sleeper accommodation, remember that an adult must accompany children under 16.

Children under 5 travel free, but please note that there is no separate berth or seat allocated to them, and cots cannot be set up due to lack of available space within the cabin. Passengers travelling with children under 5 must have sole occupancy of their cabin.

Travelling with assistance dogs or domestic pets

Updated January 2014

You are welcome to bring assistance dogs or domestic pets on the Sleeper.    

There's no charge for assistance dogs. For pets, a fee of £92 is payable for each leg of the journey at the time of booking. This goes towards the cost of deep cleaning the cabins afterwards. We do this to provide additional reassurance for customers, particularly those who may suffer from allergies.

No animals are allowed in the seated Sleeper coach for the same reason. However, for those travelling with assistance dogs, a free upgrade to a cabin will normally be provided, subject to availability.

We allow pets in Sleeper cabins where the owner has booked exclusive use via a single occupancy fare such as First Class or a Solo supplement, or is travelling in the same cabin as someone known to them. If you book adjoining cabins, we will not be able to open the connecting doors between them unless you pay the deep cleaning charge for both cabins.

We understand that you may have to travel at short notice so, subject to cabin availability, reservations and fee payments for domestic pets can be made up to 3 p.m. on the day of travel.  If you are travelling with an assistance dog we ask that you notify us before 3 p.m. on the day of travel if possible, however we accept assistance dogs only, subject to availability, up until train departure.

You can notify us of your intention to travel with your pet via ScotRail Telesales on 0330 303 0111 or at a staffed station.  

As a separate matter, if you would like extra help during your journey, you may notify the Assisted Travel team by calling 0800 912 2 901, our Text Relay Service (for the hard of hearing) on 18001 0800 912 2 901 or by visiting a staffed station.  You can also book online.  More details here.