Edinburgh Airport Transport: Transfers From and To Edinburgh Airport:
Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s main airport and it is home to more than 40 airlines which serve over 100 destinations. With some nine million passengers a year passing through Edinburgh Airport, it is Scotland’s busiest airport.
The airport is about eight miles (12 km) west of the Edinburgh city centre and it takes about 25 minutes to travel from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh city centre in light traffic.
Edinburgh Airport Destinations and Airlines
Transport From/To Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport Bus:
Buses to Edinburgh and other local destinations stop at the terminal forecourt, outside the main entrance.
This express bus service departs from outside Edinburgh Airport entrance and runs to Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations, where the long distance coaches are located). Journey time is about 25 minutes and service frequency is every 10 minutes (early services every 20 minutes).
You can buy tickets at the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or in advance online.
Night bus N22
This Airport Night bus service runs from the airport via South Gyle to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal in Leith between 00:47 and 04:13, seven nights a week. It takes about 28 minutes (Waverley Steps). Service frequency is every 30 minutes.
This Lothian Buses service runs to Edinburgh city centre and on to Ocean Terminal. The stops on this service include the RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Buses run every 15 minutes (Mon – Sat) daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays. The trip takes about an hour depending on traffic (Holyrood).
Other Local Buses
- Airdirect 747 coach service connects the airport with Inverkeithing and Ferrytoll Park & Ride
- Services 555 and 777 are half-hourly services to communities in West Lothian
- Service 64 is an hourly bus service to communities in North Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s main rail stations (Waverley and Haymarket) are in the city centre. To get to these stations catch the Airlink 100. The night bus N22 stops at Waverley station.
Private taxis and city “black cabs” call at ranks outside the airport terminal. Taxis can be booked in advance or picked up at the rank.
Car Rental Centre
All the major car hire companies operate from the airport. The journey into town (via the A8 Glasgow Road) takes about 25 minutes in light traffic.
Edinburgh Airport Parking
Both Long Stay and Short Stay airport parking are available. The car parks are located close to the airport terminal, with quick transfer times. For more on Edinburgh Airport Parking see here.> To make sure that you are getting the best deal, you can do a price check with Purple Parking HERE.
Edinburgh Airport Hotels
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