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Get in the vacation vibe as soon as you leave the house when you take the train to Edinburgh Airport with CrossCountry. There’s no need to stress about traffic and getting to the airport on time when you can sit back and enjoy the ride.

Although Edinburgh Airport has no train station of its own, it does have strong transport links by bus and tram from train stations in Edinburgh. Connections with the rest of Scotland, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London are available through Edinburgh city.

Getting to Edinburgh Airport by train

Edinburgh Airport is connected by tram and bus to both Edinburgh Waverley and Haymarket train stations. Edinburgh Waverley is the most convenient station for those arriving from the south, and Haymarket would be more suited for those coming from the north or west of Edinburgh. The service runs from Waverley Bridge outside Edinburgh Waverley Station and from Haymarket Station. Buses run regularly with a journey duration of around half an hour.

There is also a tram service that serves the airport - departing from St Andrew Square, which is only a five-minute walk from Edinburgh Waverley. The tram also departs from Haymarket station.

Before you travel, find out about accessibility at Edinburgh Waverly Station and Haymarket Station.

For more information about getting to Edinburgh Airport, visit Edinburgh Airport's website.

Our Top Travel Tips

Here are our top travel tips to help make sure your journey runs smoothly:

  • Discover the best time to travel – Learn more about Anytime and Off-Peak fares and what they mean for your journey.
  • Skip the queues by purchasing your ticket on our website. Alternatively, buy them on our mobile site and have them immediately sent to your device as an m-Ticket via our app.
  • Download the CrossCountry app for real-time train information, tickets and live departure information.
  • Edinburgh hotels – If you have an early flight and want to stay in Edinburgh for the night, you’ll want to book a great value hotel.

Facilities at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has a great selection of shops for you to pick up any last-minute essentials for your holiday or if you want to treat yourself to something new before you jet off. Enjoy perusing the magazine selection at the newsagents, where you can also find holiday books, sweets, and travel accessories. You can also shop for beauty and health essentials - just in case you've forgotten your suncream. 

Don't forget to have a browse in the fashion stores at Edinburgh Airport, where you can find luxury and high-street fashion brands. Before you jump on your flight, be sure to pick up some Edinburgh gifts and souvenirs for your loved ones at home.

For something to eat at Edinburgh Airport, there are plenty of cafes and restaurants to enjoy. From sit-down meals at classic British pubs to grab-and-go sandwiches and salads, with everything in between. Make sure to get a cup of coffee before boarding your flight - or a chamomile tea if you're planning to have an in-flight nap.

Edinburgh Airport offers free WiFi across all kinds of device for everyone using the airport, with some time restrictions. Passengers may also make use of a prayer room in its international arrivals area on the ground floor. The Aspire Lounge allows you to escape the crowds to catch up on last minute business or just relax, no matter your class of travel or airline. 

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