Trains to Edinburgh Airport

Getting a train to Edinburgh Airport is easy. Having its own station in Edinburgh Gateway, makes the journey efficient and easy.

How to get to Edinburgh Airport by train 

Whether you're in Edinburgh or beyond, major stations like Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Queen Street, Haymarket and Inverness offer frequent and reliable train services to the airport.

Trains from Edinburgh Waverley to Edinburgh Gateway take around 35-40 minutes. They depart every 5-10 minutes during peak times.

From Edinburgh Gateway station, it's just a short walk to the check-in area of the airport.

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Top routes to Edinburgh Airport

Penrith to Edinburgh Waverley 1h 33mins £14
Birmingham New Street to Edinburgh Waverley 4h 13mins £24
Lancaster to Edinburgh Waverley 2h 10mins £12
London Euston to Edinburgh Waverley 4h 48mins £40
Carlisle to Edinburgh Waverley 1h 17mins £9.50

What to do at Edinburgh Airport

At Edinburgh Airport, you'll find an abundance of activities to keep you occupied while waiting for your glitch. As with most airports, shopping is a prominent feature. Edinburgh boasts a diverse range of stores offering last-minute travel essentials, clothing, and jewellery.

If you're feeling peckish before you take off, Edinburgh Airport offers an array of dining options to satisfy your cravings. From traditional pubs serving familiar dishes to global restaurants, the culinary choices are endless.

For those who enjoy a drink before boarding, the airport has several inviting pubs where you can savour a refreshing beverage, such as The Gathering Restaurant and Bar, The Sir Walter Scott, and The Turnhouse. Ideal places for an “airport pint”.

Whether you seek a quick snack or prefer a leisurely sit-down meal, Edinburgh Airport caters to every culinary preference.

Edinburgh also has luxury lounges, including the Plaza Premium Lounge and Aspire Lounge. These are perfect settings for both business and leisure travellers, offering complimentary refreshments, unlimited Wi-Fi and runway views.

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Ways to save on your train ticket to Edinburgh Airport

If you’re wanting to save some extra money on your train ticket to Edinburgh Airport, there are a few ways to do that.

Firstly, try Avanti's Best Fare Finder, to get the best deal on train tickets. You can also set up Advance Train Ticket Alerts to secure the lowest price ahead of time.

If your flight times allow, make the most of off-peak prices. This involves travelling between 10:30 and 14:30 or after 20:00 in the midweek, or any time on Friday or the weekend.

For those of you looking to book tickets as a family, you need to check out our Family Tickets page. Here you can find out everything you need to know about child tickets and Family & Friends railcards, which can get you a discount of up to 60%.

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Get the Avanti app

If you want to pick your own seat, keep in tune with train times and generally make your life easier when travelling with us, download the Avanti West Coast App.

This app gives you great benefits, such as making changes to your route, tracking your train, and buying tickets with your chosen payment method. It also allows you to store all your tickets in one place, all with zero booking fees.

We understand that air travel can be stressful, so we want to make the bits in between as smooth as possible for you.

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