Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes?
July 15, 2012 3:30 PM Subscribe
Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes? We're arriving on a flight from the Republic of Ireland. Perfectly happy to pay whatever is necessary.
posted by Nelsormensch to Travel & Transportation around Edinburgh, Scotland (15 answers total)
Main question is just if it's possible to reasonably get from Edinburgh Airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes around 1 PM on a Monday in September (Sept 17 to be precise). More than happy to pay for a cab or whatever is fastest.
We're Canadians and will be traveling on Canadian passports. I'm mostly concerned with potential customs delays preventing us from even getting out of the airport for like an hour.
Longer version is my wife and I will be spending two weeks in Ireland and Scotland in the middle of September. We're spending the first week in Ireland then going to Scotland. In Scotland, the first portion of the trip is going to be in Skye (where her family comes from) before coming back to Edinburgh. We're very much trying to get all the Edinburgh -> Skye travel done in one day, so we can spend as much time on Skye as possible.
Tricky bit is, the last train from Edinburgh to Kyle of Lochalsh (access to Skye) leaves at 1:35 PM. Our flight from the west of Ireland (Republic) lands at 12:20 PM.
We booked flights from the west of Ireland to Edinburgh already, not realizing that getting from Edinburgh to Inverness by air is not really sensible in September (it's comically expensive and requires going through either Manchester or Belfast and takes like 6-8 hours). Changing that flight isn't really an option at this point. Plus, taking the train all the way would be scenic and desirable anyway.
If the flight is delayed or something out of our control occurs, we can always just take a train to Inverness (which are far more frequent), stay the night and go on to Kyle of Lochalsh the next morning. But that means half a day we'd otherwise spend on Skye will still be spent traveling, so we'd like to avoid that if we can.
Any insight (i.e. this is totally feasible or absolutely impossible) is much appreciated and if there's some other way to get to Skye from Edinburgh that's better than this, I'd love to hear it. Thanks!