Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire - Did You Know?

  • The Edinburgh Airport terminal was designed by an architect named Robert Matthew in 1977.
  • Edinburgh Airport is the sixth busiest airport in the United Kingdom in terms of passenger numbers.
  • Edinburgh Airport expects to triple its passenger numbers by 2030 with a terminal expansion.
  • The international consortium ADI Limited owns Edinburgh Airport.
  • Edinburgh Airport is actually located in the suburb of Turnhouse in the west of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport Mini Guide

Edinburgh Airport is situated approximately 12km west of the city centre and serves the Edinburgh area and the whole of Scotland.  The main terminal building has two floors and all domestic and international airlines operate from this terminal.  Arrivals are situated on the ground floor and departure gates are on the first floor. The airport is close to the M8 and M9 motorways and the entrance to the airport is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road.  For satellite navigation users the postcode is EH12 9DN.

Edinburgh Airport

The main rail stations of Edinburgh, Waverley and Haymarket, are situated in the city centre.  Transport between the airport and the rail stations is provided by taxis or by Airlink 100.  Edinburgh Shuttle buses can pick up or drop off at the stations.  The journey time is normally approximately 30 minutes.  A night bus, the N22, also operates between Waverley station and the airport.  Buses to Edinburgh and other local destinations stop outside the main entrance on the terminal forecourt.  Seven seater executive minibuses provide a shuttle service to the airport.  These minibuses pick up or drop off at any point within the city zone.  The service is frequent and runs approximately every 15 minutes.

Edinburgh Waverley station

National Express and Scottish Citylink operate services to and from Edinburgh’s main bus station in Elder Street.  Some services also call at Waverley Bridge to connect with the Airlink100 airport service.  In addition to this, some long-distance buses and coaches call at Ferrytoll Park and Ride.  The airport has a choice of short stay car parks which are a short walk from check-in and arrivals or long stay car parks from which a courtesy bus operates to the terminal, valet parking is also available. Cheap car hire and taxis are readily available at the airport.

Edinburgh is the beautiful capital city of Scotland and a great place to visit at any time of the year.  There are excellent sightseeing opportunities including Edinburgh Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanical Garden. The beautiful and scenic Highlands of Scotland are also well worth a visit.  Numerous hotels are to be found near the airport, however Edinburgh itself has a vast array of hotels ranging from luxury retreats to budget stop overs.

Edinburgh Royal Botanical Garden

Latest Update from Edinburgh Airport:

14/05/12- It has recently been announced that BAA has sold Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners, current owners of Gatwick Airport, for over £800m. There is some doubt now over whether the remainder of the £250m investment BAA were to make in the airport infrastructure will go ahead and this has been coupled with the news that Ryanair are ending several of their routes to the airport from the autumn.

16/05/13 - As part of Edinburgh Airport's expansion plans, three new routes are being introduced this summer. New flights to Toronto Pearson, Antalya and Alicante expand the range of destinations for Scottish travellers.

Driving in Edinburgh Airport

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    Road Driving Side

  • 25-48kph

    Urban speed Limit

  • 95kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  • 110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  • 50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  • GBP £


  • 23

    Min Rental Age

  • YES


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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the busiest airport in Scotland and deals with just under nine and a half million passengers a year. Edinburgh Airport car rentals make travel to and from the airport very convenient as it is located by the M8 motorway. With a car you can also make the short six kilometre journey to Edinburgh city centre with ease.

Edinburgh Airport has a large catchment area and it serves the areas of Fife and Lothian as well as the Scottish capital. There are many airlines operating there including low cost carrier Jet2 which offers a number of cheap European destinations.

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