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Edinburgh (EDI):
Location:
10 km/6 Miles W of the City.


By Taxi:
General: Taxis are available from a new taxi rank located directly ahead on exiting the terminal, alongside the glass shelter, next to the bus park. There is a taxi booking desk in arrivals.
Approximate Costs: To the city centre takes ~25 mins and fares vary according to the distance travelled. Typical fare into the city 18-22/20-30 mins. To Corstorphine 9-12. Note: Taxi fares from the airport are typically 50-75% higher than trips from the city. To Glasgow ~75.
Taxi Companies: Airportcarz 0131 333 4555. Festival City Cabs Tel 0131 552 1777. Edinburgh City Private Hire Ltd +44 (0)131 477 4000.
Onward Travel: Onward Travel is a taxi company offering trips to Edinburgh city for a fixed cost. Zone 1 includes the city centre and costs 12. Zone 2 extends to Leith, Granton, Duddingston & Morningside and costs 15. These prices are valid for up to 5 passengers and are per car, not per person. Contact: Tel 0131 272 8222.
Taximatch.net: If you are planning ahead, submit your journey details with Taximatch.net and receive quotes from taxi companies who pass your location on their way to or from the airport.

By Limo:
Limos.com: Find limo service, click here. Click here to find a locally based limousine company.

By Bus:
General: Public service bus stops are at stand 18 on the terminal forecourt road outside the UK arrivals hall. Other buses stop at the East end of the arrivals area from the bus shelters. Timetables are available from the travel desk in the UK arrivals hall and the information desk in the intl arrivals area.
Airlink 100 Bus & 100 Express (100X) to the city centre: Route: Airport (bus stand 19) - Maybury (For Marriot Hotel 5 mins) - Drum Brae - Edinburgh Zoo - Murrayfield (Rugby Stadium) - Haymarket (for trains) - West End, Princes St (at Frederick St) - Waverley Bridge, near to the main railway station and bus station.
Timings: Buses now run 24 hrs a day. It runs every 10 mins at peak times through the day until 2130, and every 15 mins after. During the night hours it runs every 30 mins. Buses leave the city (Waverley Bridge) every 10-30 mins. Travel Time: Takes 25-35 mins. Buses leave Waverley Bridge in Edinburgh city centre. Free Wifi on board.
Cost: 4 one-way, 7 return (children 2 single, 3 return). Tickets can be brought from a travel desk in the UK arrivals hall, the airport info desk in the Intl arrivals hall, or on the bus. The bus departs from outside the arrivals area and NOT from the bus stops further down. Contact: Operated by Lothian Buses on +44 (0)131 555 6363 or see website .
Lothian Bus #35 to city centre & Ocean Terminal: Lothian Bus service 35 goes from the Airport to the city centre (via a bit of a tortuous route, taking almost an hour) and then on to the Ocean Terminal. For a quicker journey, change at the Gyle Centre (after 10 mins) for the #12 straight down Corstorphine road to Princes St, saving 20 mins.
Route: Airport - Ingliston Park & Ride - Gogarburn RBS - Gyle Centre - Edinburgh Park at Redheughs - South Gyle Crescent - Lightning Roundabout - Stevenson College - Bankhead Roundabout - Sighthill Colleges - Slateford train Station - Fountainbridge - Tollcross - Forrest Rd - Canongate - Holyrood Scottish Parliament - Easter Rd - The Shore - Ocean Terminal. Timetable for Bus 35: www.lothianbuses.co.uk.
Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri at 0558, 0634, 0659 then every 10-20 mins until 1932 then every 30 mins until 2302. Saturdays 0756, 0831, 0857 then every 15-25 mins until 1904, 1932 then every 30 mins until 2302. Sundays every ~30 mins 0945-2302. Buses leave Ocean Terminal in Leith Mon-Fri at 0452, 0552, 0622, then every 15-30 mins until 2148. Saturdays at 0649, 0743, 0803, then every 15-30 mins until 2148. Sundays at 0835, 0944, then every ~30 mins until 2148. For latest timings, see here.
Cost: A single ticket is only 1.30 (child 0.70) any distance on Lothian Buses but you can't change buses with this option. Day rovers are valid, 3.20 for adults (child 5-15 years 2.), pay the driver - exact change only. Note: The Airlink 100 Buses are still 6 return, 3.50 one-way, so this new bus is good news if you're travelling on by bus in the city.
N22 Bus to city centre: The N22 night bus runs hourly to Waverley Steps in the city centre, at night only. Route: Airport (bus stand 19)- Edinburgh Park - Broomhouse Roundabout - Stenhouse Dr/Grove - Lothian Road (foot) - Opposite Waverley Steps - Omni Leith Street - Foot of Leith Walk & Ocean Terminal. Timings: Buses leave the airport every 30 mins 0047-0413. Buses leave Waverley Steps daily 0015-0415. Cost: A single ticket is only 1.30 (child 0.70) any distance on Lothian Buses but you can't change buses with this option. Day rovers are valid, 3.20 for adults (child 5-15 years 2.), pay the driver - exact change only. Contact: For further info call Lothian Buses +44 (0)131 555 6363, visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk or www.travelinescotland.com.
airdirect 747 bus to Fife & Gogarburn: Route: Inverkeithing train station - Ferrytoll Park & Ride - Forth Bridge North Access - Forth Bridge Tolls - Airport (stops outside Intl arrivals) - (Royal Bank of Scotland at Gogarburn. Peak times only. Some buses then continue to South Gyle, Sighthill, Hermiston & Herriott Watt Uni). Bus connections are available at Inverkeithing to Dunfermline, Dundee, Glenrothes, Kircaldy, Leven & St Andrews. Timings: Buses leave the airport for Ferrytoll & Inverkeithing Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0515-2345. Saturdays every 20-30 mins 0545-2345. Sundays every hour 0545-2345. Buses leave Inverkeithing Mon-Sat every 30 mins 0515-2315. Sundays every 60 mins 0515-2315. Buses leave Ferrytoll Mon-Sat every 30 mins 0518-2318. Sundays every 60 mins 0518-2318. Buses leave Gogarburn/Royal Bank of Scotland Mon-Fri every 30 mins 0740-0910 and again 1650-1820. Travel Times & Cost: To Inverkeithing 4.50 one way or day return/25 mins, Ferrytoll 4.50 one way or day return/22 mins. Child fare 2.25 one way or day return. Contact: Operated by Stagecoach 0871 200 2233.
Bus 555 to Livingston: A new bus has started running on a circular route in one direction only. Route: Edinburgh Airport - Newbridge - Broxburn - Uphall - St John's Hospital - Livingston Bus terminal - Morrisons - Mid Calder - East Calder - Wilkieston - Hermiston - Stevenson College - Gyle Shopping Centre - Edinburgh Park (RBS HQ) - Edinburgh Airport. Bus 777 runs in the opposite direction (see below). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0530-2230. Weekends every 2 hrs 0530-1930 & 2114. Travel Time: To Livingston Bus Terminal 48 mins. Cost: To Livingston 2.50 adult one-way. To Broxburn 2. Contact: Operated by E & M Horsburgh Ltd, Tel 01506 432251.
Bus 777 to Livingston: A new bus has started running on a circular route in one direction only. Route: Edinburgh Airport - Edinburgh Park (RBS HQ) - Gyle Shopping Centre - Stevenson College - Herminston - Wilkieston - East Calder - Mid Calder - Livingston Morrisons - Livingstone Bus Terminal - St John's Hospital - Uphall - Broxburn - Newbridge - Edinburgh Airport. Bus 555 runs in the opposite direction (see above). Timings: Buses leave the airport Mon-Fri every hour 0554-2154. Weekends every 2 hrs 0554-1954 & 2154.  Cost: To Livingston 2.50 adult one-way. Contact: Operated by E & M Horsburgh Ltd, Tel 01506 432251.
To Glasgow: There is no direct service from the airport to Glasgow. However, the Edinburgh to Glasgow Citylink bus passes close to the airport. Use the Express Bus 100 and get off at Maybury Junction (only 5 mins). Citylink Buses stop here on their way to Glasgow Mon-Fri every 15-20 mins 0624-0022. At weekends, buses continue throughout the night every 2 hours or so, and then every 15-20 mins during the day.
Courtesy Buses: Various courtesy buses leave from the covered bus stops: Edinburgh Park & Fly Bus from Bay 7, Flying Scot Parking from Bay 9, NCP Eastfield Rd Parking from bay 11, Secure Air Parks from bay 8, Marriot Dalmahoy Hotel from bay 3 & The Quality hotel from bay 6.

By Shuttle Van:
Shuttlefare: On-line shuttle van reservations to and from this airport. Click here to make a reservation.
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By Tram: There is now a tram service. This links the airport with Edinburgh city centre. Trams take 30-35 minutes to get to the city centre. The website is http://edinburghtrams.com. Tram and bus info is at +44 (0)131 555 6363. Route: Airport - Ingliston Park+Ride - Gogarburn (for Royal Bank of Scotland) - Gyle Centre - Edinburgh Park Central - Edinburgh Park Station (railway interchange) - Bankhead - Saughton - Murrayfield (National Rugby Stadium) - Haymarket (railway interchange) - West End - Princes Street - St Andrew Square (for Waverley station and for Edinburgh bus station) - York Place.
By Train: 
Edinburgh's main railway station (Waverley) is in the city centre and can be reached by taxi or bus (the tram stops nearby at St Andrew's Sq). From here there are services to Glasgow and all over the UK. Most train services also stop at Edinburgh Haymarket station which is on the main bus and tram route between the airport and the city centre. Further info: Please call 44+(0)8457 484950 or visit Railtrack's website or www.travelinescotland.com.

Rental Cars:
On-Airport Rental Car Providers: AVIS, ALAMO, Budget, Enterprise, EUROPCAR, Dollar/Thrifty, eSixT, Hertz & National have desks in the Car Rental Centre. Follow the signs from the baggage reclaim area: exit the doors and walk through the covered walkway.
Weblinks: Click here to book -----> Car Trawler Car Hire.

Car Parking:
Short Stay: Within walking distance of the terminal. Two hour car park:  Up to 30 mins 1.50, 30 mins-1 hr 3, 1-2 hrs 5, 2-3 hrs 6, 3-12 hrs 18 & 12-24 hrs 22. Main short stay: 0-30 mins 1.50, 30 mins-1 hr 3, 1-2 hrs 5, 2-4 hrs 6, 4-6 hrs 7.50, 6-12 hrs 9, 12-24 hrs 11 & 1-2 days 22. A second short stay car park has opened in Almond Rd. Special Weekender Rate:  A discounted weekend (midday Thu-midday Mon) pre-book rate of 15 for 3 days is available for customers who stay on a Saturday night. Call 0870 000 1 000 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).
Long Stay/Holiday: A courtesy transfer service to the terminal operates every 10 mins 0600-2200, and on demand at other times.  This service leaves from the terminal forecourt road at Stand 17 with transfer journey from the car park to the terminal taking up to 10 mins. Price: 4.90 per day. Operated by Meteor Parking. Call 0870 000 1 000 (UK) or +44(0)121 410 5105 (from outside the UK).
Economy Parking: Several other companies operate at or near the airport.
Weblinks: Click here to book ----->  

Notes: Left luggage facilities are reported to be available. ATMs/Cash machines in the terminal.
Airport Hotels:
Edinburgh Airport Hotels. Click here to book!

Airport Website: www.baa.co.uk
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Airport Tel No:
+44 (0)870 040 0007.
Updated Jul14 C Cooke. Last Visit Jul11. 
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