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, Chicago, Philadelphia, Toronto and Doha.
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.
Find out more information about direct flights to Scotland.
Getting to Edinburgh 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 official 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.
Edinburgh trams are the latest addition to Edinburgh’s existing range of first-class public transport. The high-quality and efficient tram network now runs between Edinburgh Airport and the city centre with 15 stops along the route, including Princes Street and Haymarket Station.
Single or return tickets can be purchased for journeys to or from Edinburgh airport. Tickets can be purchased from vending machines at every tram stop. You can pay using your debit or credit card as well as coins, but please note that no change is given.
Find more information about trams, including pricing and timetables, with our guide to travel around Edinburgh.
At present, there is no direct rail access between central Edinburgh and the airport.