Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is Scotland’s busiest airport, positioned only 30 minutes’ drive west of the city centre and about an hour from Glasgow and Perth.
Crowned ‘Best European Airport’ and ‘Airport of the Year’ in 2013, it has 40 airlines and hundreds of destinations in Europe and beyond.
Driving to Edinburgh:
Edinburgh Airport’s postcode for Sat Navs: EH12 9DN
The airport is near the M8 and M9, with access via the A8 Glasgow Road between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts.
Driving from Edinburgh: Enter the A8/Glasgow Road (towards Glasgow) from the city bypass. Take the exit for ‘Ingliston, Airport, Royal Highland Centre’ and drive onto Eastfield Road. Follow signs to the airport.
Driving from the north or west: Join the A8 via the Newbridge roundabout (3rd exit). Go left onto Ingliston road, then turn right onto Fairview road and follow signposts for the airport.
Parking at Edinburgh Airport:
There are designated drop-off and pick-up areas on the ground floor of the terminal’s multi-storey car park – charges apply.
The terminal car parks are right outside the terminal with multi-storey and dry surface parking areas. These can be pre-booked (best value for money) or you can just drive up and park.
Opt for the Long Stay car park if you’re on a weeklong ski holiday – the car park is on site with a free shuttle service to take you to the terminal (which takes about 2 minutes). Last time we checked a week’s parking cost £100, with big discounts if you booked online in advance through the airport.
Valet parking can also be pre-booked – to reach the designated area go straight ahead from the Hilton Hotel roundabout and take the green lane marked for ‘authorised vehicles’.
Public Transport to/from Edinburgh Airport:
Edinburgh Airport Buses:
All bus stops are located at the main entrance of the airport.
Airlink 100 (every 10 minutes) - Waverly Bridge (close to Princes Street and the main rail and bus station)
Night Bus N22 (every 30 minutes) – South Gyle, City Centre, Ocean Terminal in Leith.
Lothian Buses service 35 (every 15 minutes / 30 minutes on Sundays) – City Centre, Ocean Terminal, calling at RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Trains to/from Edinburgh Airport:
The closest stations are Edinburgh, Waverly and Haymarket, which can be reached from the airport by bus, tram or taxi.
The Airlink 100 service stops in the city centre (for access to Edinburgh station) as well as Waverley and Haymarket stations.
For travellers heading north, the Jet 747 service runs to the Inverkeithing station in Fife.
A tram service runs between Edinburgh Airport tram station and Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations, departing every 8-12 minutes.
Taxis to/from Edinburgh Airport:
Taxis can be found on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park.
Coaches to/from Edinburgh Airport:
Jet 747 (every 30 minutes / hourly on Sundays): Ratho Station, South Queensferry (Forth Road Bridge), Ferrytoll Park & Ride, Fife, Inverkeithing rail station, Halbeath Park & Ride
Citylink Air (every 30 minutes): Nonstop service to Glasgow
National Express has services to Edinburgh Bus Station, from which local buses (the Waverley Bridge stop is a 10 minute walk away for the Airlink 100), trams (St Andrew Square stop is an 8 minute walk) and taxis serve the airport.
Edinburgh Airport facilities:
There are 3 business lounges: Aspire Lounge, British Airways Lounge and No.1 Traveller.
Food and Drink:
For coffee and light meals, you’ll find the likes of AMT Coffee, Caffe Nero, Costa and EAT. There’s also a YO! Sushi and Wetherspoon.
Shops include Accessorize, AeroSpa, Boss, Dixons, Jo Malone, Kurt Geiger, WH Smith, Superdrug and World Duty Free.
Last time we checked travellers got 2 hours of free Wi-Fi per device.
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