Edinburgh Airport

Hoping to see a unicorn? The magical creature is Scotland’s national animal, a mythical creature which symbolises purity. While it’s unlikely that you’ll see one, there are plenty of other reasons to fly into Edinburgh Airport, the country’s primary gateway to the world and beyond. Approximately 9km from the heart of Edinburgh, the airport is found near the west of Scotland’s capital city. Spending its initial years of the early 1900s under military control, the airport has undergone extensive overhauls and developments, including the establishment of proper runways and a passenger terminal in 1977. Today, Edinburgh Airport enjoys one of the United Kingdom’s highest passenger traffic, and operates flights to all around the region and the world. Popular destinations that connect with this Scottish gateway are Heathrow, Amsterdam, New York and Spain.


Edinburgh Airport manages its operations from one main passenger terminal. Renowned airlines which dock at this gateway include British Airways, United Airlines and Aer Lingus. Passengers looking to check-in may do so at the respective airline counters, or utilise the self-check-in kiosks located nearby to avoid snaking queues. For a small fee, the airport also offers a FastTrack security lane for passengers who wish to enter the departure gates pronto and sidestep the endless waiting time at security clearance. Do sign up in advance for a hassle-free experience.

Services and Facilities

Regardless of whichever carrier you are with, passengers may check themselves into the airport’s Servisair Executive Lounge to refresh themselves. Complimentary amenities are provided to enhance the passenger’s experience before sending him off on his next flight.

Edinburgh Airport is also home to a myriad dining options. Whether you choose take-away or to dine in, be assured that you will never go hungry. Also, foreign currency is available for purchase at the airport, or visitors can make a pre-order prior to their arrival. Other general amenities offered by the airport in a bid to alleviate the hassle of travelling include a prayer room, WiFi connections throughout the airport, ATMs, and nursing facilities. At the airport, passengers can also pick up a trinket or two from any of the retail shops. Do check the airport’s official page for ongoing promotions.

At Edinburgh Airport, the ground staff are committed to ensuring your safety and comfort levels are maximised throughout your time spent at the airport. Should you require special assistance upon landing or before departing, do not hesitate to contact the relevant airport personnel in advance. Personalised arrangements can be made to meet passengers directly at their vehicle or aircraft, and have them escorted through security clearance with appropriate assistance provided. Also, passengers who have hearing difficulties and wish to make a phone call may look out for the ‘sympathetic ear’ icon which indicates the presence of help.

Passengers (such as children travelling on their own) who are physically able, but require special arrangements all the same, may request the assistance of the Helping Hand service, who will see that their journey through the airport premises are well taken care of.

Airport or nearby transit hotels

Passengers looking to spend the night close to the airport’s premises may choose from a selection of accommodation. Quality lodging include the Holiday Inn Express and Hilton Hotel, both located less than 0.6km away from the airport.

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 Getting to & from the Airport

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Driving down to Edinburgh Airport from downtown? Set your maps in the direction of the M8, M9 or M90 motorway; and exit at the airport’s location at A8 Glasgow Road. Visitors looking to park their vehicles at the airport’s premises may do so safely at an affordable fee, depending on the duration of their absence. Rental vehicles are also up for hire at the airport’s rental centre where operators are collectively located.
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Rather than train services, the airport is serviced by the Tram. Reliable and regular, Edinburgh Trams are the best way to get into the city. Tram services stop along a handful of major landmarks after departing from the airport station, so do check which stop to alight at before embarking!
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Bus services are the quickest mode of transport to get into the city centre. In particular, the Lothian Bus Airlink 100 express service will get you downtown in less than half an hour (subject to traffic conditions).
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Taxis are abundant outside the main terminal, waiting to ferry arriving passengers off to their destinations within and around the city of Edinburgh. Passengers may opt to book a taxi upon their arrival or hop on to any of the waiting cabs at the respective taxi ranks.

 Who flies to Edinburgh

 Airport Contact Details

Edinburgh Airport

Administration Building,
EH12 9DN,

Tel:+44 (0)870 0400007
Fax:+44 (0)131 3334108


British Airports Authority ( BAA Limited )

 Location Details

Longitude:3° 21' 48'' W
Latitude:55° 56' 58'' N

 Airport Location

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