Edinburgh Airport

This information is correct as of October 2016.

Scotland's busiest airport is about nine miles from the centre of Edinburgh. It has one terminal, with check-in desks on the ground floor and security upstairs. It's owned by Global Infrastructure Partners, the same company behind London Gatwick Airport and London City Airport. Two hours of free Wi-Fi is available in the terminal, provided by Skyscanner.

The airport has recently been expanded, with lots of new places to eat and shop. Our guide has all the information you need to get the most out of your time at Edinburgh Airport.

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Parking at Edinburgh Airport

The official car park at Edinburgh Airport has round-the-clock security, and you can park your car up to two hours before your flight is scheduled to depart. You can sometimes find cheap parking at Edinburgh Airport if you book in advance. There are two official car parks: long stay (five minutes from the terminal by shuttle), and the terminal car park (two minutes on foot). Park and fly and NCP Scotpark are alternative options.

Restaurants at Edinburgh Airport

From light snacks to pub grub, there are lots of places grab a bite before your flight. There's a food court just before you go through security. The departure lounge has a wide range of places, including The Sir Walter Scott bar by Wetherspoons, Yo! Sushi and the Fringe Bar and Eating Place. In the mood to celebrate? Sip some fizz at Flutes & Tails champagne bar. In a hurry? Grab a coffee at Costa or EAT.

Edinburgh Airport shops

After security, passengers walk through World Duty Free to reach the departure hall. It's hard to resist temptation here, but there are plenty more shops once you get through. These include Accessorize, Dixon's Travel and Liquorice Tree. There's also a MAC Cosmetics and a big Superdrug with a pharmacist, in case you need to pick up some travel medication such as malaria tablets. The Aerospa offers lots of quick and cheap 15 minute treatments for some pre-holiday pampering.

Lounges at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport has three lounges. The British Airways lounge is exclusively for the airline's passengers, but anyone can use the No.1 Traveller Lounge and the Aspire Lounge for a fee. Aspire has free Wi-Fi, a range of complimentary beverages, and booths with their own private TVs. The No.1 Lounge has a cold buffet, free Wi-Fi and a fully tended bar.

Hotels close to Edinburgh Airport

Staying in a hotel near the airport can take a lot of stress out of early morning flights. Hotels near Edinburgh Airport include the Travelodge Edinburgh Airport, the Ibis Budget Hotel Edinburgh Park, and Kellerstain Stables B&B. Compare and book hotels in Edinburgh.

Airports near Edinburgh:
  • Dundee airport (60km)
  • Glasgow International airport (67km)
  • Glasgow Prestwick airport (90km)
  • Carlisle airport (118km)
  • Oban Connel airport (138km)
  • See all airports in United Kingdom.

 Getting to & from the Airport

Driving hide 

Edinburgh Airport is just off Glasgow Road. It's in Ingliston on the west side of Edinburgh. You can reach it from junction 2 of the M8 and junction 1 of the M9. It's also easy to reach from the City of Edinburgh bypass. The airport is well signposted, but if in doubt follow signs for Glasgow. It only takes about 25 minutes to drive to Edinburgh Airport from the city centre, although this can jump to 50 minutes during rush hour. Note that there's a £1 charge for dropping off passengers.

Trains hide 

There are no trains but there is a tram to Edinburgh Airport from the city centre. The service runs every 8-12 minutes, takes 35 minutes, and tickets cost £5.50 (£8.50 return). You can buy your tickets from the machines at the tram stops.

Buses hide 

There are three local bus routes that run between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre.

· Airlink 100 leaves from Waverley Bridge and takes about half an hour to reach the airport. The service runs every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £4.50 (£7.50 return).

· The 35 departs every 15 minutes, and takes about an hour to reach the airport from Holyrood. Tickets are much cheaper at £1.60 (single only).

· The N22 is the only bus route serving the airport at night. It leaves Waverley Steps every half an hour and takes just under half an hour to reach the airport. Tickets cost £3. Note that the daytime service, the 22, doesn't stop at the airport.

Taxi hide 

There are taxi ranks throughout Edinburgh (you can find a map of them on the council website). It's also possible to phone a local taxi firm, or use Uber. The journey to the airport should cost around £15-20 from the city centre, and take around 25 minutes in light traffic. The airport has two taxi stands: one for licensed black cabs, and another for private hire vehicles. Private hire cars have to be pre-booked, but don't worry: you can do this on arrival. Just tell the person at the booth where you're going. There's usually a car waiting, so it's simply a formality.

 Who flies to Edinburgh

 Airport Contact Details

Edinburgh Airport

Administration Building,
EH12 9DN,

Tel:+44 (0)870 0400007
Fax:+44 (0)131 3334108


British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Location Details

Longitude:3° 21' 48'' W
Latitude:55° 56' 58'' N
Distance to city centre:12 km
Driving duration:20 minutes

 Airport Location

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