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. As of May 2014, you can also use the tram to travel between Edinburgh Airport and Edinburgh.

Location

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 passenger terminal.

Airport Map


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

Transportation

Car

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 £ 25.-. 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
£ 25.-

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.

Services

Flights

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 (FR)
  • easyJet (U2)
  • Jet2 (LS)
  • TUI Airways (BY)
  • British Airways (BA)

Accommodations

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.

business

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston

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

budget

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.

family

DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh Airport, Ingliston

This DoubleTree by Hilton hotel provides an express 24-hour shuttle bus to Edinburgh Airport, which is just 2 minutes’ away. It boasts a sauna, a gym and a fine restaurant.

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.

luxury

Radisson Blu Hotel, Edinburgh, 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.

business

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.

family

Leonardo Royal Hotel 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!

Ticket

Edinburgh Castle Ticket

Visit Edinburgh Castle with this ticket. Learn about the battles and sieges fought at the castle, and about the royals who lived and died within its walls. Get panoramic views over Edinburgh, see the Crown Jewels, and more.

Activity

Loch Ness, Highlands & Whisky Distillery Tour from Edinburgh

Experience the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands on a full-day mini coach tour to Loch Ness, Glencoe and the Trossachs National Park. Go to a working whisky distillery for an optional tasting. Stop for lunch in Fort Augustus and more.

Tour & transport

City Sightseeing Edinburgh: 24-Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour

Hop-on to a City Sightseeing Edinburgh bus tour and enjoy unlimited hop on hop off for 24 hours. Discover sights such as Edinburgh Castle and the Grassmarket, as you travel on an open-top, double-decker bus with panoramic views of the city.

Reviews

  1 review

Have you visited Edinburgh Airport lately? So far, 1 airport passenger has written an airport review about Edinburgh Airport and gave a score of 3 out of 5. Provide other airport travellers with essential airport information and tell us about your airport experience.

Latest airport review

By Kai
Written 3 months 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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