Edinburgh Transport – Rail, Coach and Bus

Reaching the beautiful city of Edinburgh is relatively simple thanks to great road, rail and air connections. You can easily reach the surrounding towns and cities and even venture south into Northern England.
You can often make big savings when you research which method of travel you would like to use and book your tickets in advance. Keep on reading to discover which method is best suited to you and ways yu can ge it booked.

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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. Why not run a quote with airport parking shop to see how much you can save?
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 by Bus and Coach

National Express operates a large number of national coach services around the UK and are a great way to travel long distances in comfort.

Although National Express don’t go to Edinburgh Airport, they do stop at a number of destinations which are close to the airport including Edinburgh City Centre. From here, jump on the Edinburgh Airlink 100 bus service from just £4.50 one way and you’ll be at the airport within 30 minutes.

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. You can actually travel from London Victoria to Edinburgh for £1 one way!

Other bus services

There are several other 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 Airlink 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 every ten minutes during peak hours and every half an hour off-peak.

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 on 0871 200 22 33 or visit Traveline Scotland

Edinburgh 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. Both Edinburgh Waverley and Edinburgh Haymarket train stations operate services between Glasgow and other cross country destinations.

Train times, cheapest fare finders and discounts on UK attractions can be found from trainline.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 on 0871 200 22 33

Edinburgh 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 cheaper, more reliable airport taxis near you by checking out our Edinburgh Airport Taxi Listings. They include contact details and a description of each company’s services to help you book a taxi to suit your needs.

Free ride up to £10 with Uber
You can now get £10 off a transfer to or from Edinburgh Airport, or just a standard Uber ride in Edinburgh! Simply click on the link below, sign up with Uber and use our unique promotional code airportguides to claim the offer. Enjoy your cheaper/free ride!