Edinburgh Airport Terminal Information

The one terminal is home to more than 50 airlines which visit multiple domestic and international destinations each day. | All passenger flights are served by this terminal. | Within the building you’ll find a vast array of shops, bars and restaurants to keep you entertained pre-flight as well as currency exchange providers and airport lounges. | Arrivals (both UK and International) are situated on the ground floor. Keep an eye on your flight status using our flight arrivals and departures tool. | Also situated on the ground floor are the Check-in desks and baggage reclaim areas but for departures, please head to the first floor. Lifts are available. | Boarding usually begins 45 minutes before departure.


Hungry? Tuck into a treat from one of the many shops on-site. There are places like Costa, Wetherspoons & Krispy Kreme to choose from.

Terminal Information for Business Travellers

Start your trip the right way by booking into an airport lounge. Peace and quiet, alongside complimentary food and drink. Bliss!

Terminal Information about Security and Customs

Find out more about hand luggage restrictions and take a look at the latest duty-free allowances at Edinburgh Airport.

Special assistance at Edinburgh airport

Edinburgh Airport are proud to offer a multitude of services for those that require special assistance, including lanyards for those with hidden disabilities

Edinburgh airport terminal info

Explore the shops and restaurants Edinburgh Airport has to offer; a great way to kill time before a flight and treat yourself.

Travelling with children terminal information

Need a few tips on how to manage the journey with young children in tow? Head to our dedicated page for help and tips galore.

Edinburgh Airport Check-In Times

What’s that saying, “it’s better to be too early than too late”? Well, that most certainly applies when checking in for a flight. You need to give yourself enough time to arrive, check in and get through security. No one wants to be the person whose name is being called over the tannoy! As a guide, we recommend allowing yourself the following amount of time:
Edinburgh Airport Terminal - International Check In time is around 3 hours
Edinburgh Airport Terminal - European Check In time is around 2 hours
Edinburgh Airport Terminal - Domestic Check In time is around 90 minutes
Edinburgh Airport Terminal - Fast Track to streamline the security process

Why not streamline the security process with a Fast Track ticket? From just £4.49 per adult at Edinburgh Airport, it’s a very small price to pay for no queuing!

Edinburgh Airport Terminal Facilities

Airport and Tourist Information

There is an information desk situated in the international arrivals hall on the ground floor.

Babies and Children

Throughout the terminal, you’ll find changing facilities behind Costa and near WH Smith before security and near Gate 11 after security. For arriving passengers, there are facilities in the baggage reclaim hall.

Bureau de change

There are 6 kiosks throughout the terminal; 3 before security and 3 after security.

Cash Dispensers

These accept all major bank cards and can be found throughout the terminal building, both before and after security.

Left Luggage/lost property

Luggage Point deal with all property lost or left in the airport. Call the team on 03302230893 or use their contact form to search for your lost item.

Restaurants and Bars

There are several restaurants and bars both before and after the security checks.


A variety can be found on both sides of the security checks.


Available throughout the terminal building.


Ample facilities are available both before and after security and in arrivals.

book your hotel

If you have a particularly early departure time or your flight lands pretty late at night, booking into an Edinburgh Airport Hotel is a must. Browse our selection of nearby hotels; some are right on the airport grounds whilst others are a short drive away. Options range from your cheap and cheerful budget hotels to 4* luxury at worldwide chains.

book car hire

Are you visiting Edinburgh and keen to explore the beautiful city and its surroundings? Hiring a car is a great option! Enjoy the freedom a hire car offers you as you get to explore at your own pace; no standing around in the rain waiting for buses or missing the train for you!