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Information about parking near Edinburgh Waverley Station
Driving to Edinburgh Waverley station is much like driving to the centre of Edinburgh, as it is located at the heart of the old town. It is easily reached via the A1 which leads to within a few hundred metres of the station entrance.
There are quite a good number of on-street pay-and-display spaces in Edinburgh, but those surrounding the station are particularly expensive compared to some in the city. However, due to the station’s central location, there are a good choice of off-street car parks to choose from nearby.
JustPark provides information on plenty of parking options near Edinburgh Waverley, many of which are reservable – including spaces on-street and off-street, from driveways to car parks.
On-street parking charges vary significantly throughout Edinburgh, but on-street spaces surrounding the station are amongst the most expensive in the city. Pay-and-display spaces typically operate from 8.30am-6.30pm and there are quite a number available on all sides of the station (with the majority to the north).
Be aware that some spaces are reserved solely for permit holders or will have their own specific city centre restrictions, so always make sure to check in advance and read signage.
You can use the JustPark parking map to find information on available on-street parking spaces near Edinburgh Waverley station.
Location Operator Price Max Stay West Register Street/Core, Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council £1.90 / 30 minutes 3 hours Jeffrey Street/Zone 3, Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council £1.70 / 30 minutes 4 hours Cockburn Street/Core, Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council £1.90 / 30 minutes 3 hours Market Street/Core, Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council £1.90 / 30 minutes 3 hours St Giles Street/Core, Edinburgh City of Edinburgh Council £1.90 / 30 minutes 3 hours
There is an on-site car park which provides great access to the station but is reasonably expensive for both hourly and daily stays. Edinburgh Waverley Station Long Stay car park (New Street, EH1 1BB) is open 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday, and does offer free parking for up to 40 minutes for the purpose of drop-off and pick-up.
Alternatively, a short walk to the northeast of the station, Edinburgh Q-Park Omni (Greenside Row, Edinburgh, EH1 3AN) is the largest centrally-located off-street car park in the city and charges a marginally lower tariff than the nearby on-site car park. This car park also operates 24 hours a day, Monday-Sunday.
JustPark offers a range of reservable off-street spaces nearby – in both council and commercially-run car parks, as well as at hotels, offices and on private driveways. You can browse these options and book a guaranteed space via our website or app.
Location Operator Price Max Stay St James Centre Edinburgh City Council £3.00 / hour Q-Park Omni Edinburgh City Council £2.50 / hour Blackfriars Street Edinburgh City Council £12.50 / day Castle Terrace Edinburgh City Council £5.00 / hour St Johns Hill NCP £3.50 / hour
Edinburgh Waverley station acts as the northern terminus on the East Coast Main Line, with regular trains to and from stations all the way down to London and to other areas within Scotland.
Just north stands Edinburgh bus station, where bus services operate in the surrounding area primarily through the expansive Lothian Buses group.
There are 16 disabled spaces in the on-site Long Stay car park and there is also a designated drop off point on Calton Road, with an assistance call point on location if needed.
Disabled drivers displaying their Blue Badge can park free of charge and for an unlimited amount of time in any on-street pay-and-display or disabled space surrounding the station – and throughout Edinburgh.
As well as this, Blue Badge holders can park on single or double yellow lines for up to 3 hours – provided local signage doesn’t specify otherwise or there is no clear obstruction to local buses.
You can filter when searching on JustPark to show all our parking spaces with disabled access around Edinburgh Waverley station (select this option by clicking ‘Filters’ on the search results page).
Edinburgh is divided up into multiple Controlled Parking Zones that have varying tariffs and restrictions for on-street spaces. Edinburgh Waverley station is in a particularly expensive zone, being very central – and its location also means spaces are quite limited in this area.
On the JustPark map, we’ll only show you spaces which you’re allowed to park in between the times you search for.
Only on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Monday, can drivers park free of charge in Edinburgh. However, most on-street pay-and-display spaces can be used on Sundays at no cost.
Edinburgh Waverley Station Long Stay car park (New Street, EH1 1BB) has specific daily and long stay tariffs – and with its convenient location, this is a viable option when parking overnight or for longer stays.
Enter your dates and times on our search results page to see what’s available overnight.
There is no designated drop-off and pick-up point at Edinburgh Waverley, as they are committed to creating a vehicle-free station. However, New Street car park, located toward the southern end of the station, allows for 40 minutes free parking for this purpose.
Edinburgh Waverley station is a beautiful and historic station worth seeing all on its own but once you leave its confines, you’ll be in amongst the old setting of Edinburgh’s streets. A short walk south of the station and you can explore history at Edinburgh Dungeon or the famous Edinburgh Castle. But wherever you go, this station is in the heart of a city filled with quirky streets and luscious greens throughout – so park up and get lost within it.