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Rail stations

Edinburgh Gateway railway station is on the airport perimeter. It can be accessed from the terminal via a tram link which operates up to every 7 minutes (journey time to station 7 minutes). This station provides quick and easy rail connections to Fife, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and northern Scotland.

The Tram also provides connections to Edinburgh Park railway station up to every 7 minutes (journey time to station 13 minutes). Rail connections are available from Edinburgh Park to Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Dunblane and much of central Scotland.

For rail travel into The Borders region or North East England, the regular Airlink bus service operates between the Terminal Building and Edinburgh Waverley station in the city centre.

Integrated tram/train ticketing provides seamless booking from any railway station in the UK to/from Edinburgh 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 for the tram/train are available for purchase from the ticket vending machine at Domestic Arrivals.

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

Traveline Scotland: For journey planning within Scotland, visit