The fastest journeys to Edinburgh mean arriving at Edinburgh Airport and hopping aboard a direct, frequent Airport bus or tram into the city. There are direct flights from 20 UK locations, and real bargains if you book ahead.  Train travel is the more relaxed option and brings you to the city centre using the west or east coast lines, and ScotRail’s excellent service.  Don’t forget the one third off with your Railcard!

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport is where Scotland meets the world! Just 8 miles west of the city centre, there are direct flights from 20 UK locations – from Sumburgh in the north to Newquay in the south – or 24 counting all 5 London airports.

Loganair flies from East Midlands, Cardiff, Norwich and many Scottish locations.

Other carriers include EasyJet, Flybe, Ryanair and British Airways.


The distinctively branded, blue Airlink bus services provides a fast and frequent service into Edinburgh in plush leather seats.

There are 4 services: the 100, 200, 300 and 400 servicing different areas.  The flagship 100 has a journey time to the City Centre of 25-30 minutes and operates every 10 minutes during the day.

Edinburgh Trams

Avoid the traffic and jump on Edinburgh Trams direct from the Airport to the City centre from every 7 minutes throughout the day, 7 days a week.  Journey time to the city centre is just 35 minutes and the tram operates with 99% reliability.  Tram Airport Open Return tickets are available to buy online before you fly at or at the tram stop when you arrive.

Edinburgh Waverley Station

In Edinburgh, even our railway station is wow!

Step off the ScotRail, LNER or TransPennine Express service here at Waverley, in sight of the Castle and right on Princes Street.

LNER wows with a half-hourly service from King’s Cross with stops at Newark, York, Darlington, Durham and Newcastle and Scotrail serves all of Scotland of course.   TransPennine Express speeds you here from Manchester.

[Image credit: Network Rail]