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Airports in Edinburgh

Edinburgh International Airport (EDI)

Overview

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.

Location

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, 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. The designated taxi rank is outside the UK Arrivals Hall beside the coach park. Car rental companies are also available.

Time

GMT (GMT +1 from last Sunday in March to Saturday before last Sunday in October).

Contacts

Tel: +44 0)844 481 8989.

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Edinburgh Airport Taxis: the taxi fares above are intended as a guideline only.

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