Getting From Edinburgh Airport To Edinburgh

Edinburgh city centre is located 25 minutes (around 8 miles) from the airport, with great transport links all day, every day of the week.

By Bus

Getting to the heart of Edinburgh by bus is simple thanks to the Airlink bus service which regularly runs to the city centre. This bus services is available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, with buses running every 10 minutes. The journey takes around 30 minutes.

By Rail and Tram

Unfortunately there is no train station located directly at Edinburgh Airport; however, Edinburgh Gateway train station is on the airport outskirts and is accessible from the terminal via a tram. Edinburgh's two main train stations in the city centre are Waverley and Haymarket.

The tram from the airport to Edinburgh Gateway runs every 7 minutes, and every 10 minutes after 7:00pm.The tram takes 7 minutes to get to the train station.

The train takes around 15 minutes from Edinburgh Gateway to Edinburgh (Waverley), with a single ticket costing £3.20.

The Edinburgh Trams run every 7 minutes to the city, and the journey takes 30 minutes, with the trams running from 6:18am - 10:48pm.

By Car

The distance to Edinburgh city centre from the airport is 8 miles; the journey (via Glasgow Road on the A8) takes around 25 minutes in good traffic.

By Taxi

When you've arrived at Edinburgh Airport, there are two taxi options:

  • Get in a black cab at the taxi rank situated on the ground floor of the multi storey car park.
  • Book an official Edinburgh Airport private hire car in advance by calling 0844 448 8576. You will find the private hire rank situated in the multi storey car park on the ground floor.

Edinburgh Airport Hotels

If your flight into Edinburgh Airport is arriving late, why not catch up on some sleep before heading into the city centre the next day? Edinburgh Airport Hotels start from as little as £48.00 a night.