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Edinburgh Airport

General information

Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland, named as the best airport in the country. Public transport between the airport and the centre of Edinburgh is well organized. Since May 2014, you can travel by taxi, bus and tram between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh.


Where is Edinburgh Airport situated?

The airport is located on the western side of the city, where the M8 motorway and M9 motorway converge. From the city, the airport is easily accessible via the A8 road.

How many terminals does Edinburgh Airport have?

Edinburgh Airport has one runway and one passenger terminal. The terminal consists of two floors, the Departures hall is located on the first floor. The check-in desks and Arrivals hall (Domestic, International 1, International 2) can be found on the ground floor. The South East Pier (Gates 17-29) is accessible from the Main Terminal via a covered walkway.

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Nearby airports

A good alternative for flying to or from Edinburgh Airport are the following airports, sorted by distance from the airport. You can also take a look at the complete list of airports in United Kingdom.

Airport Distance
Glasgow Airport 68km
Glasgow Prestwick Airport 92km
Newcastle Airport 146km
Aberdeen Airport 156km



The distance from Edinburgh Airport to the centre of Edinburgh is 13 kilometres. By car, it takes 20 minutes to get to the centre of Edinburgh.

From EDI Airport to Edinburgh City centre by Car
13 km
20 min

Travel by car

Public transport

It is possible to travel to and from Edinburgh Airport by public transport. If you opt for public transport to and from Edinburgh Airport you can travel by bus and tram. Visit the Edinburgh Airport transportation page for the possibilities.

Public transport

Taxi transfer

A taxi is the quickest and most comfortable way to get to and from Edinburgh Airport. The price for a taxi ride from the airport to the centre of Edinburgh is about £ 30.-. Book your taxi at Edinburgh Airport and discover the comfort of pre-booked taxis.

From EDI Airport to Edinburgh City centre by Taxi
13 km
25 min
£ 30.-

Book a taxi

Car rental

At Edinburgh Airport you can rent a car from car rental companies Alamo (Enterprise Holdings), Europcar, National (Enterprise Holdings), Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, Sixt, Thrifty (The Hertz Corporation) and local providers. It is most convenient to find and book a car well in advance. By doing so, you can save money and time at the airport.

Airport parking

Edinburgh Airport offers various official parking options, from premium to low cost. In addition, alternative parking options are available near the airport. If you want to park as cheaply as possible, it's wise to book online!

Book your parking space

At the airport

Do you want more information about facilities, currency exchange, services, free Wi-Fi, lounges, etc. at Edinburgh Airport? Check our at the airport page for a complete overview of all facilities and services at Edinburgh Airport.



Departures and arrivals

Looking for departure times and/or arrival times? Find the latest flight status information for flights departing from and arriving at Edinburgh Airport.

Flight tickets

Looking for a cheap flight? Use our flight search engine to find and book cheap flights from and to the airport.

Which airlines fly from and to Edinburgh Airport?

We offer you a list of airlines at Edinburgh Airport. The main airlines at the airport are:

  • Ryanair
  • easyJet
  • Jet2
  • TUI Airways
  • British Airways


Hotels near the airport

Looking for the best hotels near Edinburgh Airport? We have selected the best hotels near the airport in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston

This DoubleTree by Hilton is set a 7-minute walk from Edinburgh Airport. It boasts a sauna, a gym and a fine restaurant. Rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport are light and airy and have large opening windows.


ibis budget Hotel Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh

An 8-minute drive from Edinburgh Airport, ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park lies just off the City of Edinburgh Bypass and 30 minutes’ walk from Edinburgh Park Train Station.


Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, an IHG Hotel, Ingliston

Next to Edinburgh Airport, the award-winning Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport offers a paid 24-hour shuttle service and rooms with showers. Central Edinburgh is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Hotels in Edinburgh

Looking for the best hotels in Edinburgh? We have selected the best hotels in the city in different price ranges. Take a look at our accommodations page for more information.


Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh City Centre, Edinburgh

On the historic Royal Mile, Radisson Blu Hotel Edinburgh is a modern hotel which features a spa / fitness centre, stylish bar and luxury bedrooms with free Wi-Fi. Waverley train station is just a 5-minute walk away.


Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh

Situated in the centre of Edinburgh, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal is 5 minutes’ walk away from the train station, and only half a mile from the Castle. Guests can reach the historical St.


Leonardo Royal Edinburgh Haymarket, Edinburgh

In Edinburgh city centre, less than 500 metres from Haymarket Rail Station, the Leonardo Royal Hotel Edinburgh offers great value, with modern family-friendly en suite rooms and a restaurant-bar.

Things to do

It is possible to book tickets, activities and tours in the city and near Edinburgh Airport. You can avoid queues and save money by buying your tickets online. Planning a trip and wondering what to do, we give you some inspiration!


Edinburgh: Edinburgh Castle Guided Tour w/ Fast-Track Entry

Join this engaging English-language guided tour of Edinburgh Castle to discover its incredible 3,000-year history and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.


Edinburgh: Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Scottish Highlands Tour

See the best of Scotland's Highlands on a guided day trip from Edinburgh. Search for 'Nessie', meet some 'hairy coos' and see stunning landscapes.

Tour & transport

Edinburgh: Ghostly Underground Vaults Tour

Go on a thrilling ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town that takes you underground to the Edinburgh Vaults. Join your cloaked guide on a journey to reveal the ghostly, unsettling, dark history of the city's past and its people.


  3 reviews

Have you visited Edinburgh Airport lately? So far, 3 airport passengers have written an airport review about Edinburgh Airport. This airport has an average score of 2 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport reviews

J Orr
3 years ago

Was at Edinburgh Airport at 8am today. It was so cold. We had breakfast at All Bar One. Breakfast was warm..not hot. We moved to Weatherspoons because it was cold.
And Weatherspoons was NOT any warmer. Edinburgh Airport...PLEASE turn heating up? It is October.

3 years ago

I was refused boarding because special assistance team could not get to me in time and was forced to spend the night in my wheelchair. It was a longer story trying to sort things out but this review is not a novel... KEEP IN MIND: if you have booked the assistance with your airline and go through security check without going to the assistance desk first you are stuck. Seems departments there don't use the same system

4 years ago

Edinburgh Aiport is a nice medium sized airport. However, the airport is really overcrowded. There is not much seating room and not enough walking space in for example the check-in area.

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