The biggest 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 Fringe Festival. Flights to Edinburgh International Airport are available from everywhere in the UK, as well as busy routes to Amsterdam, Paris, New York, Frankfurt and Geneva.
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 between the airport and the city centre every 10 minutes, from early morning until after midnight, and cost £3.50 (calling at the Waverley and Haymarket train stations); the journey takes approximately 25 minutes. There are many alternative buses including Night bus N22, Service 35 and Airdirect 747, that run to the city centre via a couple of stops en route. Stops for public buses are situated at stand 18 on the terminal forecourt road outside the UK Arrivals Hall. The designated taxi rank is also outside the UK Arrivals Hall beside the coach park. Car rental companies are also available.
GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).
Tel: +44 0)844 481 8989.
There is a new 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 and costs about £18.50. Taxi arrangements are managed by Onward Travel.
Facilities at the airport include ATMs, a bureau de change, shops, pharmacy, wi-fi, children's play area, baby change rooms, restaurants and bars. The Servicair Executive Lounge is available to departing passengers on the first floor past security, bookings can be made online via the airport's website. OHM Therapies is located near Gate 7 and offers a range of massages. The airport also has an art gallery displaying Scottish works near Gate 12. Disabled facilities are good; those with special needs should contact their airline in advance.
A multilevel car park is located just across from the terminal building; pricing is £1 for 10 minutes, £5 for 20 minutes, £7 for an hour, and £9 per hour thereafter. The long-term car park is a few minutes away; a courtesy bus ferries passengers to the terminal. The airport offers Fast Track parking for speedy terminal access. There are discounts available if parking is pre-booked; book online or call +44 (0)121 410 5105.
Flights to Edinburgh International Airport are available on Aer Lingus, Air France, bmi, British Airways, easyJet, Flybe, Jet2.com, KLM, Lufthansa, Norwegian Air, Ryanair, Scandinavian Airlines, Thomas Cook, Thomson and United.
Boingo provides wifi at Edinburgh International Airport, and passengers can pay with a credit card through their browser.
The Servisair Executive Lounge provides comfortable chairs, snacks, magazines, and internet-ready workstations with phone lines. The lounge costs £15 for up to three hours.
Edinburgh Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.