Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest airport and the sixth busiest in the UK situated just under 10km from the center of Edinburgh. Handling over 12 million passengers in 2016, Edinburgh Airport primarily operates flights around Europe and has grown significantly in recent years.
Terminals at Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh is a single-terminal airport that has seen considerable expansion and renovation work over the past decade. The terminal itself is still being expanded to further increase the capacity of the airport and also add many more facilities and amenities. As the airport is housed within a single terminal building, you won’t need to make a long journey if you need to transfer between flights.
Facilities at Edinburgh Airport
There is a wide range of amenities and facilities available to travelers at Edinburgh Airport whether it’s places to eat, shops to browse or lounges to relax in. Shopping enthusiasts can explore the airport’s excellent selection of shops ranging from the latest designer brands to basic travel shops. You can also find extensive duty free shopping to pick up some cheap goods and gifts before your journey.
Edinburgh Airport boasts a large number of places to eat and drink, so you’re sure to find something that matches your tastes whether it’s convenient fast food or top quality restaurants. There are also a number of pubs and bars which offer a lively atmosphere to enjoy whilst waiting for your flight. Alternatively, many international coffee chains such as Starbucks offer an ideal place to relax with a hot drink or a small snack before your journey.
If you like to wait for flights in comfortable airport lounges then you can consider visiting the Aspire Lounge or No.1 Edinburgh airport lounges, both of which offer access to passengers paying at the door. Other amenities available at Edinburgh Airport include free Wi-Fi for a period of up to 2 hours and three children’s play areas throughout the airport for those traveling with kids.
Edinburgh Airport Travel Information
Getting from Edinburgh Airport into the center of Edinburgh is possible in a number of different ways including public transportation. The airport has recently connected to the Edinburgh tram network which takes travelers into the city center in just over 30 minutes. Alternatively, there are many local buses and coach services running from the airport into the city and the surrounding area.
If you would prefer a direct route to your destination, licensed taxis can be found just opposite the passenger terminal by the multi-story car park. These metered taxis can either be reserved or flagged down and will whisk you into the city center in under 30 minutes.
Travelers looking to use their own vehicle during their trip will find many of the world’s leading car rental companies at the Car Rental Facility which is connected to the terminal building via a walkway. Alternatively, if you have your own vehicle you will find extensive parking available at the airport whether it’s short or long term parking you need.
*This information is correct as of April 2017