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asked questions

  • How much does it cost to store luggage near Waverley Station?

    The price for luggage storage near Waverley Station starts from just £5.00/bag for the entire day.

  • Where can I store luggage near Waverley Station?

    There are multiple locations in the Waverley Station area which can be booked through the Bounce platform including near Linlithgow Railway Station (LIN), Fife Airport, and Drem Railway Station and all over Edinburgh.

  • Is it safe to store your bags near Waverley Station?

    Yes. Every bag is tagged with a security seal and comes with the $10,000 Bounce Guarantee. Every location is required to uphold tight security precautions. You may be asked to show ID and you will be required to use a credit card to book through Bounce in advance. With hundreds of thousands of bags stored, you can count on Bounce to handle your baggage near Waverley Station.

  • Are there storage lockers near Waverley Station?

    Yes, there are storage lockers and many other luggage drop off points in the Waverley Station area. Bounce has multiple luggage storage locations nearby Waverley Station and in the broader Edinburgh area where you can conveniently store your luggage with full security and the $10,000 safekeeping guarantee.

  • Where are the best hotel accommodations near Waverley Station?

    The top-ranked middle to high-range hotels near Waverley Station are The Balmoral Hotel, Hilton Edinburgh Carlton, and Edinburgh University Pollock Halls. When traveling on a budget, the best hostels near Waverley Station are Castle Rock Hostel, Syha, and CoDE Pod Hostels - the CoURT.

  • Where are the best restaurants near Waverley Station?

    The most popular restaurants to visit when near Waverley Station are McDonald's and YO! Sushi.

  • Where are the best parks and nature attractions near Waverley Station?

    Check out the nearby The Meadows, Leith Links, and Holyrood Park.


About Waverley Station

Waverley Station is one of the busiest train stations in Scotland, with services running across the whole of the UK, including London, Bristol, and Leeds. As well as being one of the busiest stations in Scotland, Waverley has more platforms than any other station in the country.

The area that's now Waverley Station was a town known as Calton. North British Railway got permission to demolish the town in the early 1840s—very little remains of Calton other than the ruins of an old church. Waverley Station first opened in 1846 but underwent significant changes in the 20th century. 

Now an essential transport hub, Edinburgh Waverley features tons of stores and restaurants to enjoy while waiting for your train. It’s also within walking distance from the city’s major tourist attractions, including the Royal Mile, Scott Monument, Holyrood Park and Edinburgh Castle.

Fun fact: Waverley Station is named after a novel by Sir Walter Scott and is the only railway station named after a piece of literature.

Wondering where to store your luggage while exploring beyond Waverley Station? Discover Bounce luggage storage options in Edinburgh for a smooth and hands-free journey. 

Can I leave my luggage at Waverley Station?

Yes. Bounce has left luggage facilities inside Edinburgh Waverley and the surrounding areas. Some are open for 24 hours, while others are accessible until late. Download the Bounce app for a quick and efficient way to access luggage storage locations on your mobile device and reserve a space to store your items or any excess baggage.

How much does it cost to store luggage at Edinburgh Waverley?

Bounce offers secure long- and short-term storage at Edinburgh Waverley at an affordable price. For a flat rate per bag, you have the freedom to explore Edinburgh and beyond and take advantage of opportunities for spontaneity without non-essential items getting in the way. 

No need to bring cash because Bounce is a cashless platform for your security. You can pre-book online and pay through the luggage storage app. Then, drop your things at our left luggage facility. Unlike luggage lockers, we can take large bags, even during peak times of the day.

Are hotel luggage storage options safe?

Many hotels have designated locker rooms or a left luggage office to safely store your luggage. But if you want peace of mind during your trip knowing your belongings are secure and well-protected, our luggage storage service is a reliable option you can trust.

Unlike luggage lockers, we always have availability. We vet each location and offer a comprehensive $10,000 BounceShield™ protection and security seal for every bag we store. We also have a fantastic customer support team available 24/7 to address any concerns you may have. Book baggage storage with us to ensure you have a safe spot for your items. Skip the long lines and begin your adventure right away. 

Things to do near Waverley Station

Situated at the center of Edinburgh, Waverley Station has excellent amenities and is close to some of the city's best attractions. If you've got a few hours to spend before the next train, or you don't fancy straying too far, check out these things to do near Waverley Station.

Princes Street Gardens

Get a nice view of the historic Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens. It’s only about six minutes’ walk from the train station and is regarded as one of the Scotland capital’s most important urban parks. It features an artificial hill called The Mound, which connects Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town. It’s beautiful year-round and a favorite gathering place in the city centre among locals and tourists.

Calton Hill

Beyond the eastern end of Princess Street, you’ll find a volcanic hill and a UNESCO World Heritage Site—Calton Hill. Due to its elevated position, you can expect to witness striking views of the city’s skyline, including many iconic landmarks like Arthur’s Seat and Edinburgh Castle. It also features several neoclassic monuments, such as the Nelson Monument, the National Monument, and the City Observatory.

Pay attention to the time, especially if you only have a few hours before your train arrives, as it’s easy to get lost in the beauty of nature and the views at Calton Hill. Drop off your bulky baggage before hiking so nothing slows you down during your trip.

The Real Mary King's Close

Reopened in 2003, Mary King’s Close tells the story of the plague victims and the misery that tormented the city throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. It’s nestled on the famous Royal Mile in the heart of the historic capital.

Explore several closes or alleyways and see the living environments of the poorest residents of the Old Town. Many find it a life-changing experience as they wander through the Real Mary King’s Close and hear the spine-chilling stories based on people who lived, worked, and died in the area.

The Real Mary King's Close bag policy

Mary King’s Close has storage lockers that guests can use for a fee. Due to limited capacity, it’s best to book with an alternative luggage storage service like Bounce. Bypass waiting in line by pre-booking online through our luggage storage app.

The People's Story Museum

Discover what makes the capital of Scotland unique by learning more about its people at the People’s Story Museum. It’s about half a mile from the train station, so you can easily reach it on foot. Here, visitors can witness the fascinating displays reflecting the lives of the city residents from the 18th century to the present day.

The museum is housed in a former prison dating from 1591. It has three floors with different exhibitions that show the day-to-day lives of the town’s inhabitants—their jobs, how their houses were, and how they enjoyed their free time.

The People's Story Museum bag policy

You’ll need to call the Museum of Edinburgh if you require a place to leave your bags or suitcases. To expedite your entry to the museum, it’s best to check the most convenient luggage storage options nearby. We have multiple storage spots near Edinburgh bus station, train station, and famous landmarks and museums. 

Airport travel from Waverley Station

Edinburg Airport to Waverley Station

Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport to Edinburgh Waverley train station and can be easily accessed via tram services, buses, taxis, or private transfers. The cheapest option is catching a bus, with tickets costing about £4.50. If you wish to take the train, you’ll leave from the airport and stop at St Andrew Square. It’s just a short walk from Waverley. Trams run between Edinburgh Airport and the main city stations every seven minutes.

Glasgow International Airport to Waverley Station

There’s no direct bus or train from Glasgow Airport to Waverley Station in Edinburgh—you’ll have to take a bus and a train or a taxi. From the airport, go to Stance 1 Terminal Building to catch an Airport Express bus to Dundas Street. From there, walk for a couple of minutes to reach the Glasgow Queen Street station. Then, hop on a train to Waverley Station. The entire journey takes approximately 1.5 hours and costs about £17.50.

Dundee Airport to Waverley Station

There are direct trains from Dundee to Edinburgh. But you have to transfer if you arrive at the airport and want to go straight to Waverley Station. Catch a 5A Blue Line bus at Hazel Avenue, located near the airport. It will take you to Dundee City Centre, where you can hop on a train to Edinburgh Waverley.

There are direct trains from Dundee to Waverley Station, operated by CrossCountry, ScotRail, or London North Eastern Railway. The cost of a journey from Dundee to Edinburgh can start from £8.30.

Getting around Edinburgh from Waverley Station

Located in the heart of Edinburgh's city center, Waverley Station is an ideal starting point for your trip to Scotland’s capital and beyond. It’s a major transport hub for long-distance and local trains, so anyone visiting Edinburgh and wanting to see more of the country will likely catch a train here. Here are a few exciting destinations you can explore from Waverley:

From Waverley Station to Dean Village

Dean Village is a charming oasis by the Water of Leith. It’s off the main tourist trail in Edinburgh, which is why many consider it a hidden gem away from the city bustle. Walk down the cobbled Hawthornbank Lane, and you’ll be mesmerized by the scenic views of the river and the quaint houses lining the street.

Hop on a train from Edinburgh Waverley Platform 10, and get off at Haymarket. Dean Village is only a short walk from the train station. A one-way ticket costs £1-£2 for a three-minute train ride.

From Waverley Station to Portobello Beach

Are you looking for beaches near Edinburgh? For beach lovers who want to bask in the sun or swim, Portobello Beach is an ideal summer spot in Scotland. It’s only a few miles from the central city of Edinburgh, offering a beautiful promenade and numerous events. It’s home to Portobello Kayaking and Sailing Club and a coastal rowing club.

ScotRail has trains that run from Waverley Station to Brunstane train station. From Brunstane, you can walk briskly to the beach. Alternatively, catch a bus from Princes Street to Portobello and pay £1.80 for a one-way ticket or £4.50 for an unlimited all-day ticket.

From Waverley Station to Edinburgh Zoo

Animal-loving travelers should plan a visit to Edinburgh Zoo. It boasts an extensive animal collection and world-class experiences for families. From giant pandas and flamingos to wallabies and kangaroos, you’ll meet fascinating creatures at the zoo. There are also cafes, a gift shop, and picnic areas to chill and relax. This zoo shouldn't be missed when looking for things to do with the kids.

There’s no direct train from the station to the zoo, but you can hop on a train from Waverley to Haymarket Station. Then, catch a Lothian 12, 26, or 31 bus service, which stops outside the zoo. The entire journey takes about 30 minutes and costs £2-4 for a one-way trip.

Luggage Storage near Waverley Station

Edinburgh is a beautiful city with tons of historic landmarks and famous attractions. From the nautical Royal Yacht Britannia to the 17th-century Palace of Holyroodhouse and iconic monuments, there’s history, art, and architecture on every corner. There are also hotels nearby, like the Balmoral Hotel, just a stone’s throw from many of the city’s points of interest.

The city is quite hilly, so touring on foot can be challenging if you're lugging heavy bags around. Luckily, there are several Edinburgh storage facilities a few minutes from Waverley Station. Download the Bounce app and book luggage storage in Edinburgh. You'll be free to explore the scenic capital of Scotland without being weighed down by your bulky luggage.

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