Information – Edinburgh Airport EDI

Edinburgh Airport — Edinburgh Airport is the seventh busiest airport in the United Kingdom by passengers. The airport is a hub for EasyJet, Flyglobespan and Ryanair.

From the airport the historic centre of Edinburgh is within easy reach. Here you can enjoy wonderful architecture, including Edinburgh castle, and a host of cultural attractions, from museums to theatres. It is also home to wonderful shopping.

Edinburgh Int. Airport has one terminal. There is frequent public transportation to and from the airport with a choice of trains, coaches, taxis and car hire.

Where is Edinburgh Airport ?

Edinburgh Airport is located at Turnhouse just 10 miles or 16 km to the west of Edinburgh city centre and 65 miles east of central Glasgow.

Edinburgh airport is close to a number of A roads and 3 major motorways including the M90 with routes into North Scotland, the M8 towards Glasgow (just 45 minutes away by car) and the M9 towards Stirling and the Highlands.

How far is Edinburgh Int. airport from Edinburgh city centre ?

The airport is situated 10 miles or 16 km west of Edinburgh city centre.

How can I reach Edinburgh Airport by car ?

The airport is located just off the A8 from the centre of Edinburgh. The well-signed access road turns north off the A8 between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. Journey time is about 25 minutes drive from the city centre, outside of peak rush-hour times when the journey time can be as much as an hour.

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How to get to Edinburgh City Centre ?

By Car :

Edinburgh city centre is well signposted from the airport if you are travelling by road. The airport is about eight miles (12km) west of the city centre and the journey (via the A8 Glasgow Road) takes about 25 minutes in light traffic. A number of car hire companies operate from the airport.

By Bus and Coach :

Public bus services stop outside the UK arrivals doors on the terminal forecourt.

Airlink 100 is an express bus service to Edinburgh city centre. This service runs every 10 minutes at peak times through the day, and every 30 minutes at night and terminates at Waverley Bridge, near Waverley railway station. It operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

35 bus service runs between the airport and Leith’s Ocean Terminal via South Gyle, Sighthill and Fountainbridge, operated by Lothian Buses.

The Air Direct 747 service connecting the airport with Inverkeithing Railway station and Ferrytoll Park & Ride is run by Stagecoach.

Both Citylink and National Express operate coach services from the primary coach station, located in Elder Street in Edinburgh. Coaches travel to destinations across Scotland and the UK.

By Tram :

Trams run every 7 minutes to the City Centre. Journey time is approx. 30 minutes. Services to the City Centre operate between 06:18 – 22:48 hours. In addition to the City Centre, trams service the financial district, Murrayfield Stadium and railways stations at Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and St Andrew Square (for Waverley).

By Train :

Edinburgh Airport does not have direct rail access at present. You can take a taxi or bus to Edinburgh Waverley train station in the city centre.

From Edinburgh main railway station (Waverley) there are services to Glasgow and a variety of other destinations in Scotland and England. Most train services also operate from Edinburgh Haymarket station which is on the main bus route between the airport and city centre.

By Taxi :

Taxis are available beside the coach park outside the UK arrivals hall.

Edinburgh Airport Area Information

From the airport there are plenty of things to see and do for the whole family, all within easy reach. Local leisure activities include golf, climbing, skiing, shopping, and visiting the zoo.

From the airport Edinburgh Zoo is around 3.5 miles (5.6km) away and Murrayfield Stadium is 3 miles (4.8km) away.

Explore Edinburgh, famous cities like Sterling, and historic sites within the Highlands.

Nearby sightseeing attractions include Edinburgh Castle, Holyrood Palace and the Museum of Scotland.

In the vicinity of the airport and the surrounding area are a wide choice of excellent hotels.