Transportation to and from Edinburgh Airport

Car

What is the distance from Edinburgh Airport to the centre of Edinburgh?

The busiest airport in Scotland is located 13 kilometres / 8.1 miles from the city. By car, it takes at least 20 minutes to get into the centre of Edinburgh (St Andrew Square).

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

Public transport

Bus to Edinburgh

The bus Airlink (service 100) departs at least every 10 minutes from bus stop D at Edinburgh Airport. The final stop in the city can be found in the street Waverley Bridge, next to Waverley Railway Station (largest train station in the city). The double-decker buses have a comfortable interior, free WiFi and plenty of space for luggage. You can buy tickets online, at the airport and from the bus driver. The price is £ 4.50 for a single ticket and £ 7.50 for a return, children from 5 up to 15 years pay only £ 2.00 for a single ticket and £ 3.00 for a return.

Travel time is around 30 minutes, stops include Edinburgh Zoo, Haymarket Station and Princes Street (busy shopping street in the city). The journey time from the airport to Murrayfield Stadium (rugby) is 17 minutes, from here it is a 20-minute walk to Tynecastle Stadium (Heart of Midlothian FC football stadium). Please consult website and timetable Airlink for more information. Pre-book a bus transfer from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre and take the worry and stress out of your arrival.

You can also choose to travel with Skylink 200 – North Edinburgh and Skylink 300 – West Edinburgh if you have to be north or south of the city centre. The final stop of bus 200 is Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith. Bus 300 runs through the west and centre of the city to Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. During the night, between 00:45 hours and 04:00 hours, you can take night bus N22 from the airport to Ocean Terminal in Leith, via South Gyle and the centre of Edinburgh. Please consult Airport Services Lothian Buses for more information.

Tram to Edinburgh BUY TICKETS

Edinburgh Trams makes it possible to travel by tram to and from the airport. Every 7 minutes, between 06:15 hours and 22:45 hours, a tram departs from the airport in the direction of York Place. Travel time to Princes Street Tram Stop is 35 minutes, a journey by tram to St Andrew Square Tram Stop next to Waverley Railway Station takes 40 minutes. The price of a ticket is £ 6.00 (£ 8.50 return) for adults and £ 3.00 (£ 4.50 return) for children aged 5 to 15 years. Edinburgh Airport tram stop can be reached via a covered walkway from the terminal. Please consult website Edinburgh Trams for more information.

Be well prepared before arrival ⇒ buy tickets for the airport bus Airlink and skip-the-line admission tickets to the most famous landmark in Scotland: Edinburgh Castle, with a free tour and some breathtaking views!

Tickets

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

£ 31

This engaging castle tour enables you to skip the line into Scotland's most iconic fortification. The 90-minute tour in English will cover the 3,000-year history of Edinburgh Castle and the significant role it has played in shaping Scotland.

Edinburgh: Palace of Holyroodhouse Ticket

£ 15

Discover the regal splendor of Edinburgh’s Palace of Holyroodhouse complex with an entrance ticket to the Queen’s official Scottish residence. Explore the State Apartments, see Mary Queen of Scots' historic chambers, the Throne Room, and more.

Edinburgh Castle Ticket

£ 17.50

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.

Activities

Ghostly Underground Vaults Evening Tour with Whisky

£ 18

Edinburgh’s best and oldest ghost tour shows you the Old Town and the city’s underground vaults. Your cloaked guide will reveal the dark side of Edinburgh's history with passion, humor, and flair. Be ready for the unusual on this 2-hour adventure!

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

£ 16

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.

Rosslyn Chapel, Scottish Borders & Glenkinchie Distillery

£ 39

Visit the intriguing Rosslyn Chapel, experience the pretty Border town of Melrose and explore its Abbey. Then be led from the spiritual to the spiritful with 'a tour and a taste' at a small and rare lowland whisky distillery.

Tours and transport

Edinburgh Old Town and Underground Historical Tour

£ 13

Join a local published historian around Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile and visit its Underground Vaults. Learn about some of Edinburgh’s fascinating history, literary heroes, infamous criminals and the battles that shaped the city into what is today.

Edinburgh: Haunted Vaults Tour + Medieval Torture Exhibition

£ 16

Go under the streets of Edinburgh's Royal Mile to hear terrifying ghost stories on a 75-minute tour of the Auld Reekie. See the infamous stone circle vault, and a horrifying torture exhibition. Wander the wynds and closes off the Royal Mile above ground.

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

£ 32

Skip the lines for a 1.5-hour tour of Edinburgh Castle and hear stories of one of the world’s most heroic and bloody national histories. Enjoy panoramic views over Edinburgh and learn about the kings, queens, and soldiers that lived in the castle.

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