Situated in the south east of Scotland, the regions of Edinburgh, Midlothian and the Scottish Borders all blend rich history, landscapes, thrilling outdoor activities and much more.

Experiencing all that these enchanting regions have to offer is easier than ever before, thanks to the Borders Railway. Get all the information you need about the railway, and find great things to do along the route.

Borders Railways FAQs

Which railway stations does the Borders Railway stop at?

The Borders Railway connects Edinburgh with Tweedbank and stops at Brunstane, Newcraighall, Shawfair, Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Stow and Galashiels in between. 

How long does the journey to the end of the line take?

Travelling the full length of the line from Edinburgh to Tweedback takes around 55 minutes. The line is 30 miles long (49 km) and passes over and through 140 bridges and tunnels, including the majestic Lothianbridge Viaduct in Newtongrange and the beautiful Redbridge Viaduct near Tweedbank.

Where can I find Borders Railway train times?

During peak times, the train service runs half hourly from both Edinburgh and Tweedbank - check Scotrail's timetables to plan your journey.

How much do tickets cost and where can I buy them?

Prices vary depending on the time of day that you travel, whether you book a single or return, and if you are eligible for any discounts. There are also a range of travel passes and railcards that could make your travel cheaper. Check prices and buy tickets now.

Can I travel the railway by steam train?

A special steam train service usually runs in August, but is currently not running. Board a steam train at Linlithgow in West Lothian for a beautiful journey across the iconic Forth Road Bridge, through Edinburgh, and along the Borders Railway.

Can you tell me about the history and construction of the Borders Railway?

The Borders Railway follows part of a historic railway line that was originally opened between Edinburgh and Hawick in 1849, before being extended to Carlisle. The line, which became known as the Waverley Route, closed in 1969. Work on the new Borders Railway route began in 2013, and was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in September 2015. See more of the railway history.