Edinburgh Airport is Scotland's capital airport. More than 40 airlines serve 100-plus destinations and some nine million passengers a year pass through the airport - figures which are set to grow as Scotland's international connections develop.
Driving to Edinburgh Airport
Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways.
The A8 airport junction is between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. If you're approaching from Edinburgh, join the A8 from the city bypass and head towards Glasgow. If you're coming from the north or west, join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and head towards Edinburgh, then follow signs for the airport.
The postcode to use for satellite navigation systems is EH12 9DN.
Buses to Edinburgh Airport:
This express bus service runs from the airport to Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations).
Buy tickets at the airport information desk, at the bus stop, from the driver or in advance online.
- Frequency: Every 10 minutes (early services every 20 minutes).
- Journey time: 25 minutes (Waverley Bridge).
- Fare: Single £3.50, return £6 (reductions for children)
This Lothian Buses service runs to the city centre and on to Ocean Terminal, with stops including RBS World Headquarters, the Scottish Parliament and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Buses run every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday daytime and every 30 minutes evenings and Sundays.
- Frequency: Every 15 minutes.
- Journey time: About an hour depending on traffic (Holyrood).
- Fare: Single £1.30, day ticket £3.20 (reductions for children).