Trains to Edinburgh Airport
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Get in the holiday spirit 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 through Edinburgh City.
Benefits of taking the train to Edinburgh International Airport
- Saves you paying for airport parking
- No need to stress about traffic
- Saves you paying for a taxi
- Eco-friendly compared to a car
CrossCountry makes it easy to book cheap train tickets to Edinburgh Airport.
Travelling by train is an easy, cost effective way of getting to the airport. Instead of worrying about driving there yourself, parking fees, or paying for a taxi – you can make great savings by booking your train ticket in advance and travelling with CrossCountry.
Order a drink and snack from our at-seat service and travel in comfort as we whisk you towards your holiday. Luggage space is provided on our trains, so there is plenty of room for your case. Charging points are also available to charge up your devices before your flight.
Whether you’re travelling in a group or by yourself, you will appreciate the extra comfort and convenience that travelling to Edinburgh airport by CrossCountry trains provides.
As well as saving you money, if you purchase your ticket to Edinburgh Airport in Advance, your ticket can be sent straight to your phone as an e-Ticket saving you time and hassle. All you’ll need to travel is your mobile phone.
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 24/7 and are as frequent as every 10 minutes during the day with journey duration of around 30 minutes.
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. From St Andrew Square the journey takes around 40 minutes and from Haymarket takes around 30 minutes.
To find out about each station’s accessibility check out our station guides:
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.
- Avoid the ticket office queue 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 Train Tickets 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.
Once you have arrived in Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport has a variety of shops, restaurants and helpful facilities to make your time at the airport an enjoyable experience.
Shopping in 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.
WHSmith is your one stop shop for all journey essentials. From sweets to magazines, and travel accessories to books; you’ll find everything you need here. For healthcare products, toiletries and travel essentials, head to Superdrug. And for the latest gadgets and technology, you will find Europe’s leading airport electrical store, Dixons Travel.
Pick up some new sports gear from JD Spots or have a browse in Fat Face. Ladies will be pleased to hear that they will find Accessorize and M.A.C, alongside luxury brands like Kurt Geiger and Michael Kors.
There are even shops dedicated to Scotland. Pick up Scottish souvenirs from Discover Scotland, or head to Brora for Scottish knitwear and accessories. Tartan fans will enjoy browsing the Tartan Weaving Mill, which sells a range of high quality cashmere and lambswool products along with a collection of souvenirs. You’ll also find Scottish Fine Gifts, showcasing Scottish products, artists and crafts.
Restaurants in Edinburgh Airport
There’s loads of options to keep your tummy from rumbling at Edinburgh Airport. Whether you want a sit-down meal or to grab a quick snack, you’re guaranteed to find something tasty before you fly.
For coffee, cake, or a tasty sandwich, head to one of the popular chains in the airport. You’ll find Caffé Nero, Costa, EAT. and even Krispy Kreme Doughnuts.
Families will do well heading to The Sir Walter Scott - a relaxing, child-friendly Wetherspoon pub offering exceptional value and a great kid’s menu. All Bar One do a wide variety of food - from burgers to salads, alongside fine beer, wine and cocktails.
The Gathering Deli Café & Takeaway offers a wide range of filled croissants, baguettes and hoagie rolls, fresh salads and a selection of 100% organic, Fairtrade coffees. Or why not head to Barburrito for an authentic taste of Mexico.
You can even sit at YO! Sushi’s iconic conveyer belt and select your favourite Japanese dishes before you fly.
Amenities in Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport offers a selection of amenities to ensure your time at the airport is enjoyable.
Edinburgh Airport offers two free hours of WiFi per day and per device, whether on mobile phone, laptop or tablet.
Edinburgh Airport also offers passengers the use of a prayer room in its international arrivals area on the ground floor, beside Costa Coffee.
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. Book into the Aspire Lounge to enjoy free unlimited WiFi, complimentary food and drink, and private booths with TVs.