what is the nearest rail station to Edinburgh Airport ?

Edinburgh Airport does not have its own railway station.  Edinburgh Park is the nearest railway station . It can be reached by bus or taxi from the airport . The airport is linked to the railway stations in Edinburgh city centre , Waverley and Haymarket, by tram ,  bus or taxi. A new station is being built at Gogar to connect trams from the airport to the Fife railway line .

For those travelling north, the Jet 747 service provides a convenient link between the airport and Inverkeithing station in Fife.

Rail passengers can get between airport and station by taxi or by bus. The Airlink 100 service runs 24 hours and calls at Waverley and Haymarket stations. Journey times to and from the airport are between 25 and 30 minutes in normal traffic. A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport.

Rail services to Edinburgh city

Train operator Services to/from
ScotRail Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and stations throughout Scotland.
First TransPennine Express Manchester Airport via the West Coast Main Line.
Virgin Trains East Coast London Kings Cross via the East Coast Main Line.
CrossCountry Birmingham, Leeds and other UK destinations.
Virgin Trains West Coast Birmingham New Street via the West Coast Main Line

Travelling onwards by rail

Combined tickets are available for purchase from the vending machine at Domestic Arrivals. The RailBus ticket includes your bus to Haymarket, Waverley or Inverkeithing, then onward rail travel to your final destination.

Edinburgh Airport terminal map

Further information

National Rail Enquiries: For timetables, service updates and station information UK-wide, call +44 (0)8457 484950 or visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.

Traveline Scotland: For journey planning within Scotland, visit www.travelinescotland.com.

Edinburgh Airport app

Edinburgh Airport has shown it can keep up with the digital age by launching its own mobile app, developed to provide passengers with flight tracking, terminal and parking information – making it easier to travel to and through Scotland’s busiest airport. Travellers can get the Edinburgh Airport App free from the Android Market and iTunes App Store. The app, which can also be used over Boingo wifi in the airport, features of the following:

• Flight tracking for both in- and out-bound journeys
• Journey planner to and from the airport via taxi , bus or train
• Integrated Google map with directions to the busy hub for drivers
• Comprehensive terminal map with hotspots for shopping and eating

Gordon Robertson, Head of Communications at Edinburgh Airport, said:
“The creation of the Edinburgh Airport App will help our passengers with their journey even before they set foot in the terminal. We’re always looking for ways we can improve our travellers’ experience and we’re hoping the new Edinburgh Airport App will enhance their time at Edinburgh Airport. Its free use in the terminal thanks to our work with Boingo means it’s an invaluable tool for all passengers.”

Bjorn Thorngren, Director of EMEA for Boingo Wireless, said:
“Travelling can be a bit chaotic, and it’s a stressful experience for many. EDI’s Airport App is a great tool to help users navigate the airport and better coordinate their trip. We’re always looking for ways to help our airport partners maximise their passenger experience; this is a great way we both can add value to travellers.”

There is also an innovative section for car parking. You can take a photo of your spot and store it so you don’t lose your car in the car park. Travellers can also reserve their parking space in advance using geo location and tagging of the exact location of their vehicles.

The app is available for both Android and iPhone and is free to download.

Android: https://market.android.com/details?id=com.baa.edinburgh

iPhone: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/edinburgh-airport-guide/id493183512