Transport around Edinburgh Airport (EDI)

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is well served by public transport. There is no direct rail link to the airport but buses, shuttles and taxis are all available to take passengers to the city centre, with buses being the cheapest mode.

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Edinburgh has two main rail stations, Haymarket and Waverley, located in the city centre. Passengers travelling by rail can reach either station by bus or by taxi. During the day Waverley and Haymarket are served by the Airlink 100 service taking 25 to 30 minutes to reach from the airport. At night the N22 gets airport passengers to and from Waverley Station. Inverkeithing Station in Fife can be reached using the AirDirect 747 bus.


a number of public bus services will take passengers from the airport the city. All can be caught outside the main entrance to the airport on the terminal forecourt. National Express and Scottish Citylink operate coach services to the main bus station in Elder Street.


there are two taxi ranks outside the UK Arrivals end of the airport terminal building, with one for private taxis and one for city black cabs. An additional taxi rank for pre-arranged taxis is located in the multi-storey car park opposite the terminal. Arrangements for taxis are managed by Onward Travel (tel: +44 131 333 2255).


Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles from the city centre close to the M8 and M9 motorways. The entrance is off the A8 Glasgow Road between Newbridge and Gogar roundabouts.

From Edinburgh via the city bypass, join the A8 heading towards Glasgow. Coming from the north or west, get on the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and follow signs for Edinburgh and the airport. Satellite navigation users should use the postcode EH12 9DN.


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