The Luxury Train Club
Reserve your luxury train journey: +44 (0)1249 890205  /
Home   /   Bookings
join The Luxury Train Club
About   /   Press   /   Contact

Belmond Royal Scotsman FAQs

Belmond Royal Scotsman FAQs

What makes the Belmond Royal Scotsman special?

Is it the superb Highland scenery, or the sense of truly exclusive train travel that makes the Belmond Royal Scotsman so special? It may be Europe's only Open Observation Deck or Spa & Beauty Salon.

Perhaps having an easy access luxury train suite is important to you.

Maybe you are a whisky connoisseur, or prepared to learn (be drink aware); in which case the Bar has over 60 brands.

The Belmond Royal Scotsman is perfect for private charters and for wearing your clan's kilt - or hiring a kilt and kit for the occasion.

It may be the unique experience of crossing the famous Forth Bridge on the Open Deck of the Belmond Royal Scotsman


Please advise Belmond Royal Scotsman office or your travel agent of any health restrictions before travelling with us. No specific vaccinations are required for entry into the UK. It is advised, however, that you consult your doctor or physician for requirements based on your travel itinerary, or for any personal health recommendations relating to your journey. Please note that there are no professional medical facilities on Belmond Royal Scotsman.

Smoking Policy

In accordance with Scottish Law, smoking is not permitted on board, except on the open observation deck.

Check-in Procedure

The train departs from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Check-in is at least 40 minutes prior to departure at The Balmoral Hotel, after which the Host and Crew members will escort you onto the train. Luggage is taken for you.

Luggage and On-Board Storage

Cabins have limited space, therefore we recommend each guest travels with one suitcase and one carry-on bag. Twin State Cabins have storage space under each bed measuring 71cm x 23cm. If necessary, facilities are available at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh for luggage storage during your journey. If you are staying at another hotel, please ask the Hotel Manager. Prior to boarding, please attach a Belmond The Royal Scotsman luggage label/tag to each piece of your luggage.

Dress Code

For daytime excursions and relaxing on board, we recommend casual, comfortable clothing. In the evening we recommend a jacket and tie for informal dinners and black tie/tuxedo or kilt for formal dinners.


There are electrical outlets in all cabins. Electricity in the UK runs on 220/240 volts. You may wish to bring an adaptor for electrical appliances.


On the final night of your journey, Belmond Royal Scotsman crew can reserve taxis/limousines for onwards transfers, for example to the airport or your hotel. Please speak to the Train Manager.


Please contact us about these Belmond Royal Scotsman FAQs or any other questions you may have about luxury train travel.


Join Our Mailing List:

And be a Club Member for exclusive offers and luxury train news

26,383 people have already joined

I have read and
agree with the
privacy policy

If you are having problems subscribing, please email

Travel Agents

If you are a travel agent you can book through us too - using World Train Travel.

Booking For Travel Agents

Other Services We Offer

Private Rail Car Rentals

Private rail cars give you the luxury of time alone with the people who matter most.

Rail Charters

Escorted group train travel, with project and guest management.



The Luxury Train Club
Benwell House
Preston, Chippenham, Wiltshire
SN15 4DX
United Kingdom

T: +44 (0)1249 890205

How to book


Social Media

© 2019 The Train Chartering Company Ltd · website by Reactor 15
Join The Club

Sign up to the club for free

Club discount Guarantee of any valid offer
I have read and agree with the privacy policy