Edinburgh EH12 9DN,
||The airport is located
12km (8 miles) west of Edinburgh
||(0)870 040 0007
||(0)131 333 3181
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.
GMT (GMT + 1 hour from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday
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.
To Edinburgh from:
is 1 hour 15 mins
York is 8 hours 30 mins
Angeles is 12 hours
is 8 hours 45 mins
is 22 hours 15 mins
£20 is included in the
price of the flight.
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.
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.
Europcar, Hertz and National,
all have desks located in the Domestic Arrivals hall.
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
Buses (telephone: (0)131 555 6363).
and help desks
The combined airport information and Edinburgh & Lothian Tourist
Board desk is located next to International Arrivals (telephone:
(0)131 473 3800).
The airport has bureau de change, ATMs and a post office.
Coffee shops throughout the airport and there are two bars and a
There are duty-free outlets. For more information on shopping at
the airport, contact the Shopping Information Line (telephone: (0)870
A left-luggage facility and a lost property desk (telephone: (0)131
Include baby care facilities and a prayer room.
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.
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).
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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