Edinburgh Airport is one of Scotland's busiest airports, with over 25 airlines offering direct and connecting flights to and from more than 100 UK, European and international destinations.
Edinburgh Airport is also a busy transatlantic gateway with regular flights to and from New York and Toronto.
The airport is located 8 miles (12 km) west of the capital and there are a range of transport options for travelling to and from the city centre.
There are a number of bus services at the airport, including the Airlink 100 express bus service which operates a 24-hour shuttle service between Edinburgh Airport and Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations), with designated stops en route. The service is frequent - every 10 minutes at peak times – with a journey time of about 25 minutes.
Taxis at Edinburgh Aiport include offical airport taxis, pre-booked private hire taxis and city black cabs are all available, each with separate ranks. Many taxis are wheelchair-accessible and the journey time is around 25 minutes, although this may be longer during rush hours.
Car hire and driving
For driving from Edinburgh Airport, vehicles can be hired from all major companies at the airport’s car rental facility close to the main terminal building. For satellite navigation systems, the postcode to use for the airport is EH12 9DN.
Train and tram
At present, there is no direct rail access between central Edinburgh and the airport.
A high-quality, modern and efficient tram network is currently being built for Edinburgh and is scheduled to be running from the airport to the city centre from 2014.
The Edinburgh Trams website gives up-to-date information on the current progress of the project.