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Edinburgh International Airport
Edinburgh International Airport -
 Address Edinburgh Airport,
Edinburgh EH12 9DN,
Scotland UK
 Location The airport is located 12km (8 miles) west of Edinburgh
 Country code 44
 Tel. (0)870 040 0007
 Fax (0)131 333 3181
 Web site
 Airport code EDI
Scotland’s fastest growing airport is located 12km or eight miles west of Edinburgh. Over 100 million Pounds was invested in developing the airport and was completed in April 2001. Edinburgh International Airport serves over five million passengers to over 56 destinations worldwide. There are more than 30 daily flights to London’s five airports, with regular flights to other major cities in the UK and overseas. Direct transatlantic links are available from Glasgow International Airport, about one hour from Edinburgh.

Time Zone

GMT (GMT + 1 hour from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Major Airlines

Scotland has not had its own national airline since the demise of British Caledonian in 1987. British Midland (telephone: (0870) 607 0555) flies to a many destinations from Edinburgh. Others include Air France, Air Scotland, British Airways, British European, easyJet, KLM UK, Lufthansa, Ryanair and Scot Airways.

Approximate flight times

To Edinburgh from:

 London is 1 hour 15 mins

 New York is 8 hours 30 mins

 Los Angeles is 12 hours

 Toronto is 8 hours 45 mins

 Sydney is 22 hours 15 mins

Arrival/departure tax

£20 is included in the price of the flight.

Driving directions

The airport is located off the A8 from the centre of Edinburgh. The airport access road turns north off the A8 between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts.

Car parking

The short-term car park is directly in front of the terminal building. Car Park 3, on Almond Road, with 400 short-stay spaces provides additional short-stay car parking. The long-term car park is close by, with a free courtesy coach to the terminal. Discounts are available for pre-booked long-term parking (telephone: (0)870 000 1000), which can also be done online via the airport’s website.

Car rental

Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National, all have desks located in the Domestic Arrivals hall.

Public Transport


Taxis are available from the rank in front of the terminal or by calling Airport Taxis (telephone: (0131) 344 3344). A trip to the city centre (journey time about 20 minutes) costs approximately £20. Taxis are also available from Skycabs (telephone: (0)131 333 2220), departing from outside Domestic Arrivals.


Bus services run from the bus station outside Domestic Arrivals to the central Edinburgh bus terminus at Waverley Bridge, also stopping at Edinburgh Haymarket rail station. The express service (bus no.100) operates daily 24 hours. Bus no.35 operates from Ocean Terminal via the city centre to Edinburgh Airport.

For more information on times and fares, or to book tickets, contact Lothian Buses (telephone: (0)131 555 6363).

Information and help desks

The combined airport information and Edinburgh & Lothian Tourist Board desk is located next to International Arrivals (telephone: (0)131 473 3800).

Airport facilities

The airport has bureau de change, ATMs and a post office.
Coffee shops throughout the airport and there are two bars and a food village.
There are duty-free outlets. For more information on shopping at the airport, contact the Shopping Information Line (telephone: (0)870 000 1000).


A left-luggage facility and a lost property desk (telephone: (0)131 344 3486).

Other facilities

Include baby care facilities and a prayer room.

Conference and business facilities

Bmi, British Airways, Scotways and Servisair have executive lounges equipped with telephone, fax and Internet. The Hilton Edinburgh Airport Hotel (telephone: (0)131 519 4400) has conference facilities for up to 220 people.

Disabled facilities

Facilities for disabled people include toilets, ramps, lifts and reserved seating. Reserved parking and wheelchairs and help with baggage are available. Assistance can also be pre-booked (telephone: (0)131 344 3486).

Airport hotels

The Hilton Edinburgh Airport (telephone: (0)131 519 4400) is a short walk and is also connected by a free shuttle service. Note Edinburgh City Centre is only twenty minutes by taxi ride, so it may be worth considering Edinburgh City Centre hotels as an alternative.
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