The busiest airport in Scotland, Edinburgh International Airport is located just six miles (9.3km) west of central Edinburgh. The airport is a small facility, despite being among the busiest in the UK, and serves nearly nine million passengers each year.
Edinburgh International Airport is a convenient gateway to the rolling hills of Scotland, and is busiest in late summer when the city doubles in population for the massive Edinburgh Festival. Direct flights to Edinburgh International Airport are available from many other cities in the UK, and Europe.
The airport itself is housed under one roof, and is fairly easy to navigate. A few gift shops and a variety of restaurants make up the bulk of the entertainment options in the terminal, however there are massage chairs to help with tired limbs after long flights.
The airport is eight miles (13km) west of Edinburgh.
Getting to the city
Airlink 100 buses connect the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost around £4; the journey takes approximately 30 minutes. There are many alternative buses, including Night Bus N22, Service 35 and Jat 747, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated on the terminal forecourt road outside the main entrance.
GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 0)844 481 8989.
There is a car rental centre located next to the parking area, connected to the terminal by a covered walkway. Car rental companies include Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Budget, Thrifty, Hertz and National.
The taxi ranks for airport taxis and city black cabs are outside the east end of the airport terminal. The drive to the city centre takes approximately 25 minutes.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, shops, a pharmacy, wifi, a children's play area, baby change rooms, restaurants and bars. The Aspire Lounge is available to departing passengers on the first floor past security; bookings can be made online via the airport's website. The airport also has an art gallery displaying Scottish works near Gate 12.
A multilevel car park is located just across from the terminal building; pricing is £3.50 for 15 minutes, £5 for 30 minutes, £7 for an hour, and varied amounts per hour thereafter. The long-term car park is a few minutes away; a courtesy bus ferries passengers to the terminal.
Flights to Edinburgh International Airport are available on Aer Lingus, Air France, British Airways, easyJet, Flybe, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook, Thomson and United, among others.
Free wifi is provided for two hours per day per device.
The Servisair Executive Lounge provides comfortable chairs, snacks, magazines, and internet-ready workstations with phone lines.
Edinburgh Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.