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Whether you're jetting off on holiday, visiting loved ones, or taking a business trip, make your travel plans a little less stressful with CrossCountry's trouble-free airport connections. Wherever in the UK you're travelling from, you'll find local CrossCountry routes to take you to the airport in comfort.

Find Trains Direct to the Airport

You can easily reach the following airports using CrossCountry services direct to airport train stations.

Birmingham Airport

Take the Sky-Rail Link free monorail service, taking less than 2 minutes.

Birmingham International

Southampton Airport

Southampton airport is just 99 steps away from the station.

Southampton Airport Station

Stansted Airport

The station is directly below the terminal building with step-free access via escalators, lifts, and ramps.

Stansted Airport

Find Train Stations Near the Airport

You can get to many other UK airports by using dedicated bus or rail links from train stations served by CrossCountry services.


Take a train from Aberdeen station to Dyce station where you can join a JetConnect bus straight to Aberdeen Airport. JetConnect runs from 6:30-18:30 daily, taking around 10 minutes.

Aberdeen station


Bournemouth Airport is around 20 minutes from Bournemouth station. You can travel by bus directly from the rail station; they run from 7am to 8pm, 7 days a week. The timetable can be accessed on Yellow Buses website.

Bournemouth station


Take the Airport Flyer Express bus direct from Bristol Temple Meads train station to Bristol Airport in around 30 minutes. Buses run 7 days a week every 10 minutes from 6:00 to 18:00, with a less frequent service in the evening.

Bristol Temple Meads station


Doncaster Sheffield airport is currently closed. Please check the City of Doncaster Council's statement for more information.

Doncaster station

Durham Tees Valley

Durham Tees Valley Airport is deceptively, best accessed from Darlington train station. Arriva North East runs the number 12 bus service from right outside the train station directly to Durham Tees Valley Airport, taking around 50 minutes.

Darlington station

East Midlands

Take the Skylink bus service from either Long Eaton, Derby, Nottingham, or Leicester train stations to East Midlands Airport. Find combined rail & bus tickets using our fares finder.

Nottingham station


Reach Edinburgh Airport by bus or tram in 30-40 minutes. The Airlink 100 service runs from Waverley Bridge every 10 minutes, 24/7; trams depart from St Andrew's Square.

Edinburgh Waverley station


Take the number 56 bus from outside Exeter St David's train station directly to Exeter Airport. Buses run from 6:25 to 18:15, taking around 35 minutes.

Exeter St. Davids station


The best CrossCountry station for reaching Heathrow Airport is Reading. Take a RailAir bus from Reading, leaving around every 20 minutes during the day.

Reading station

Leeds Bradford

Explore transport options to Leeds Bradford airport, including the 757 bus which runs from early morning to late evening, taking around 30 minutes.

Leeds station


Take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to 'The Station'; Manchester Airport's transport hub, followed by a short walk to the airport terminal.

Manchester Piccadilly station


Newcastle Airport has easy access on the Tyne and Wear Metro green line. This takes around 25 minutes, with trains running every 12 minutes from early morning to late evening.

Newcastle station

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Book Train Tickets to the Airport

Don't leave it until the last minute to plan your journey to the airport - check out our routes to major UK airports from train stations across the country. Find the right ticket type for your journey and book in advance to ensure that you arrive on time and ready for your flight!

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