Edinburgh Airport by Road vs Rail, Coach or Taxi
Your flight is booked, youre ready to go. Now whats the best way to get to the airport? There are many possibilities, but what if you have the whole family in tow, or youre loaded down with bags? Well how about this for an idea - take your own car? Pre-book one of the long term stay Edinburgh Airport parking options and pay just £37.50 for 8 days. Its the ultimate door to door service and youre at the wheel.
Still not convinced? Here are some other options
Rail transport to Edinburgh Airport
Theres no direct train route to Edinburgh Airport. If youre arriving into Edinburgh Central Station from outside of the city, you must transfer onto the Airport Express Bus Service, which then makes the 7 mile journey to Edinburgh Airport. It is frequent, efficient and affordable, but again, if youre travelling with young children or loaded down with bags, it adds one more layer of inconvenience to your journey.
Coach transport to Edinburgh Airport
There are frequent coach services to Edinburgh Airport from Edinburgh Central, but this of course means a separate journey into the city centre, which could mean a cab ride, an added expense not factored in. Then theres the journey back from the airport to home. What seemed like a small inconvenience when you were flying out becomes a huge headache when youre jetlagged, tired, over it and just want to get home.
Taxi transport to Edinburgh Airport
In terms of convenience, getting to Edinburgh Airport by taxi is probably the next best thing to taking your own car. But when the taxi arrives at the door, you must be ready to go. Taking your own car means you can load in the likes of heavy bags or push chairs hours before you need to go. Its also a mobile storage unit. If you decide at the last minute not to take something on the flight, you can just leave it safe and secure in the boot.