Edinburgh Airport Guide

Welcome to the Edinburgh Airport Guide – the independent resource to help you find everything you need when travelling to, from and around Edinburgh Airport.

  • 12km from Edinburgh
  • +44 (0)844 448 8833

Edinburgh Airport Guide is here to provide a handy reference for those travelling to, from and through Edinburgh Airport.

As Scotland’s busiest airport, with over 9.4 million passengers passing through its terminal in 2016, Edinburgh Airport has won a number of awards, including Best European Airport!

The easily accessible site makes it ideal for all modes of travel; from 1000s of car parking spaces to bus and train stations close by, anyone can reach the terminal doors with ease.

Find a Taxi

Browse our list of trusted local taxis firms around Edinburgh Airport.

Find a Hotel

Get a good nights sleep the night before you fly in a local hotel.

Rent a Car

Comparing and Booking your car hire in advance is sure to dave you time.

Order your currency in advance!

Edinburgh Airport Transport

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Who We Are

The Airport Guides Network; Independent Information for the Traveller

Your guide to the Airport – the Airport Guides were created to help the traveller find their way to, through, and from, UK airports. We are an unofficial guide and are keen to hear about your experiences at the airport, including the good and the bad!

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Edinburgh Airport News

    Top 10 Christmas Things to Do near Edinburgh Airport

    Things to do for Christmas near Edinburgh Airport

    With just a few sleeps left until the big day, it's time to start feeling a little festive in Edinburgh! Step back in time with Lauriston's traditional festivities, visit Santa Claus and his Elves or unravel the Christmas Tree maze in George Street.

    Here are our Top 10 things to see to enjoy Christmas near Edinburgh Airport to add a little sparkle to your holiday season.

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    Edinburgh Airport, fastest growing airport in the UK

    New research shows that Edinburgh Airport is officially the fastest growing airport in the UK, when looking at passenger numbers travelling internationally.

    From 2015-2016, the airport saw a 21% growth in international passenger numbers, which helped catapult it towards the leading position in the Civil Aviation Authority’s table of UK airports.

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    Edinburgh Airport has new plans to expand!

    Edinburgh Airport has plans to expand its facilities! They have launched a consultation period which will be open for 6 weeks, to allow the public to provide their feedback on the details of the proposed development between now and 2040 The new plans look to concentrate on improving ground operations opposed to implementing new routes or alter the flight paths. With increased opposition from environmental campaigners, specific changes have been released such as enlarging terminal buildings and aircraft parking plans. The airport also aims to improve access to the site with the suggestion of a new road which will act as a link to the Gogar Roundabout.

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    Edinburgh Airport’s 11.9% passenger increase in August

    Edinburgh Airport have revealed that August was the 5th consecutive month where passenger numbers exceeded 1 million, a trend that began in April. August also marked a great year on year growth pattern as passenger numbers were up 11.9% over the same month the year before, reaching 1,296,189. As well as that, International passenger numbers increased by 18.4 per cent year-on-year to 819,218 and domestic passenger numbers rose by 2.1 per cent to 476,971.

    International passenger numbers were supported by 11 new routes from Jet2, as well as new routes to Reykjavik, Vienna, Venice, Stuttgart, Copenhagen, Paris Orly, Barcelona, Rome Fiumicino and Alicante.

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    Edinburgh Airport celebrates opening 100 years ago today

    Scotland’s busiest airport is celebrating their 100th year of being open today. It was on this day in 1916 that Edinburgh Airport opened as a Royal Flying Corps aerodrome, named Turnhouse, which was a key base for the military in WW1. It was opened commercially in the 1940s, with the new terminal being opened to the public in 1977.

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