Edinburgh Transport - Rail, Coach and Bus
Edinburgh airport is easily accessible from the North of England and from further North in Scotland, and all over the UK by both private and public transport. Explore the options below to find out which method of getting to Edinburgh is best for you.
You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets online. Transport providers will cut prices to those who book early, so it is definitely worth sorting out all transport to and from Edinburgh Airport in advance and saves a lot of hassle too!
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Edinburgh Airport by Car
Travelling to Edinburgh by car is a great option for most people. If you have your own car there are plenty of cheap airport parking options to choose from. If you have an early morning flight or would rather be closer to the airport the day before your flight the most hassle free option is to book an airport hotel.
This is a reasonably priced option and saves you the hassle of having to get up at the crack of dawn to travel for an early flight! Airport Hotel Shop offers great overnight hotel and long or short stay parking packages to save you money!
Edinburgh Airport is situated just 12km outside of the city centre and is easily accessible from the surrounding motorways and so to and from the whole country.
You can find out much more about directions, and view interactive transportation and terminal maps by visiting our Edinburgh Maps & Directions page.
Edinburgh Airport by Coach
National Express operates a large number of national coach services into various Scottish, English and Welsh destinations, over 1400 actually!
Although National Express don't go to Edinburgh Airport, they do stop at a number of destinations which are close to the airport. These include Corstorphine and Edinburgh City Centre which are only a short journey from the airport, easily accessible by an Edinburgh taxi, or by the Edinburgh Airlink bus service from just £3.50. You should allow 30 minutes for your journey to the city centre from Edinburgh Airport.
Edinburgh Airport by Train
Edinburgh airport does not have its own train station, but the two main stations in Edinburgh are easily accessible as they are both on regular bus routes between them and the airport. Both Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket stations operate services between Glasgow and other Scottish and English destinations, including a GNER stopping service to London King's Cross.
Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from thetrainline.com. Booking in advance can save you up to 43% as opposed to booking at the train station, so it's worth getting your tickets sorted online today!
Disabled passengers should arrange assistance at least 24 hours before their journey by contacting the relevant train company direct. Information on planning all aspects of your journey can be obtained by contacting Traveline Scotland: Tel: 08457 484950
Edinburgh Airport by Taxi
Taxis are a great, hassle-free and convenient way to get to the airport. There are over 500 taxi companies serving Edinburgh airport and the surrounding areas, many of which specialise in airport taxis and can offer great rates.
Find cheap airport taxis near you by checking out our Edinburgh airport Taxi Listings.
The listings include contact details and a description of each company's services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.
Edinburgh Airport by Bus
There are several regular bus services between Edinburgh airport and the city centre. The bus stands can be found in the front of the terminal building outside the UK arrivals lounge.
The number 100 bus is a regular shuttle which runs between the airport and the city (close to the bus and train stations and the high street.) This service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every ten minutes during peak hours and every half an hour off-peak.
A less frequent bus service operated by Lothian buses runs between the Ocean Terminal just outside the city centre, through the city and to the airport. This service runs from early morning until late at night; more details can be found on the Lothian buses website.
The information desk in the international arrivals hall also has access to bus timetables. For more information on planning your bus journey from Edinburgh airport, contact Traveline Scotland: Tel: 08457 484950 Website: Traveline Scotland
The Megabus offer regular services to and from Edinburgh Airport from Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness, Kinross and Perth. The price of the Megabus increases as you near your departure date so try and book in advance. If you book far enough in advance you can get a deal from as little as £1 plus 50p booking fee. Website: Megabus