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