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Transportation to and from Edinburgh Airport

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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 Taxi
13 km
25 min
£ 30.-

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.

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!

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 £ 6.50 (£ 9.00 return) for adults and £ 3.30 (£ 4.80 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.

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Tickets

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Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour in English

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.

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Edinburgh Zoo Entrance Ticket

Set in 82 acres of sloping parkland, Edinburgh Zoo is Scotland’s wildest visitor attraction. Just a 10-minute journey out of the city centre by bus or car, it is home to over 1,000 rare and beautiful animals including the UK’s only giant pandas & koalas.

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The Edinburgh Dungeon Entrance Ticket

The Edinburgh Dungeon is the ultimate underground journey through Edinburgh's darkest history, using live actors, theatrical sets, and thrilling rides.

Activities

Activity

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.

Activity

Edinburgh Castle: Skip-the-Line Guided Walking Tour

Explore one the most important fortresses in the history of Scotland on this guided walking tour of Edinburgh Castle. Make the most of your time with skip-the-line tickets to this popular attraction.

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Queensferry: 1.5-Hour Maid of the Forth Sightseeing Cruise

Cruise under the Forth Bridges on this award winning 1.5-hour sightseeing cruise. The cruise was recently voted one of the best things to do in Edinburgh, and will display many highlights of the region to you.

Tours and transport

Tour & transport

Edinburgh Airport: Bus Transfer

Take the worry out of your transfers to/from Edinburgh Airport and pre-book a bus ticket. Conveniently located outside the main airport, the bus offers frequent departures, comfortable seating, and free WiFi.

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Edinburgh: 'Firth of Forth' Three Bridges Sightseeing Cruise

A 90-minute sightseeing cruise with views of the "three bridges", including the UNESCO world Heritage Forth Bridge, Inchcolm Island and medieval abbey. During your cruise, you will also have incredible views of the Edinburgh skyline.

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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.

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