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Edinburgh Airport, Scotland

Edinburgh Airport (IATA: EDI) serves the Scottish capital of Edinburgh and about 10 km (6 miles) from the city centre. It is the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest in the UK, handling 13.4 million passengers in 2017. Flights at Edinburgh Airport are mostly flights within the UK and locations across Europe including many popular holiday destinations. However, there are a few long haul flights between North America and the Middle East. Edinburgh Airport comprises of two runways and one passenger terminal equipped with a comprehensive range of services and facilities for the convenience of the passengers. Ground transport from the airport includes trams, buses, taxis and car rentals.


Airlines & Flights

Edinburgh Airport handles full service and low-cost airlines as well as charter flights. Low-cost airlines EasyJet, Flybe, Ryanair and are the main airlines at Edinburgh Airport, serving an extensive network of flights across the UK and Europe. Other European airlines include Aer Lingus, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Eurowings, KLM, Loganair, Norwegian Air Shuttle and Vueling. Routes within the UK include London, Bristol, Belfast, Birmingham and Southampton. The busiest international routes include Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Tenerife and Alicante.

Edinburgh Airport by Kim Traynor

Several US and Canadian airlines operate scheduled and seasonal transatlantic flights between North America and Edinburgh Airport. These include Air Canada Rouge (Toronto), American Airlines (New York City), Delta Airlines (New York City) and United Airlines (Newark). Norwegian Air Shuttle also flies on the transatlantic route between Newburgh in the United States. Airlines from the Middle East include Etihad Airways serving flights between Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar Airways flying between Doha in Qatar. Chinese airline Hainan Airlines flies between Beijing in China.

Airport Facilities

Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout Edinburgh Airport for up to 2 hours per day. You can also find internet kiosks with PCs connected to broadband before and after security. International Currency Exchange (ICE) offers a foreign currency exchange service at five counters across the airport. There are also cash machines (ATMs) at various points in the airport and will accept UK bank and building society cards without surcharge.

Departure lounge at Edinburgh Airport by Dbx54

There is a good choice of food outlets before and after security serving hot and cold foods including traditional dishes, sandwiches, rolls, pastries and even sushi. For last minute retail therapy, there are several stores selling fashion, sportswear, knitwear, accessories and jewellery. There are two premium lounges if you wish to relax and enjoy your pre-flight time. Other amenities include left luggage service, baby changing facilities and a multi-faith prayer room in the international arrivals area.

Ground Transport

Trams are a convenient, quick and cheap way to get from the airport to Edinburgh. The trams depart every 7 minutes from the airport terminal to the city centre and arrive in just 30 minutes. The trams also link the airport to the Edinburgh Gateway railway station (for train connections to Fife, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness and northern Scotland) and Edinburgh Park railway station (for train connections to Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Dunblane and central Scotland).

The Airlink 100 bus service departs to Waverly Bridge near Edinburgh’s main railway and bus stations. Other buses include Service 35 to Edinburgh’s city centre, CityLink to Glasgow’s city centre and Stagecoach’s Jet 747 to Fife. You can find taxis and private hire vehicles located on the ground floor of the multi-level car park near the terminal. Car rental companies at the airport include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National, Sixt and Thrifty.

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