Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh International Airport (EDI) is located in Turnhouse, a western suburb of Edinburgh and 8 miles from the city centre. It is the larget airport in Scotland, catering to over 9 million visitors a year. Irish airlines Aer Lingus, Ryanair and Aer Arann (in conjunction with Aer Lingus) offer flights from Dublin, Cork, Galway, Shannon and Knock (Ireland West) to Edinburgh Airport. Check out our guide on Getting from Ireland to Edinburgh by Plane

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Edinburgh Airport Facilities

Car Hire at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Facilities

Cash machines

Cash machines (ATMs) are dispersed throughout the terminal building, before and after airport security control. All ATMs accept valid Irish bank and building society cards but check with your bank before your travels to ensure your card will be accepted in Scotland. Cash Machines at the airport also accept Visa, Mastercard and all other major credit cards.

Currency Exchange

Scotland’s national currency is the Pound (£). Scotland issue their own Scottish notes and coins, but there is also no problem in using English notes and coins in during your visit in Scotland. Likewise, Scottish notes are accepted in all other parts of the UK. There are exchange bureau desks in Edinburgh Airport, but it’s probably best and cheaper to get some UK pounds (£) in Ireland before you leave. An Post currently offer a 0% commission rate on UK currency conversions.

It’s also possible to use your Bank Card in airport ATMs to withdraw UK Pounds. Please check with your bank first as to what exchange rate you will be charged, but in most cases it works out cheaper than the rate being offered by the airport exchange bureaus.

Baby Changing

On arrival at Edinburgh airport, baby changing facilities are situated in the baggage reclaim hall.  When leaving Edinburgh Airport, baby changing facilities are located before entering security on the first floor beside Borders book store and at Gate 11 after going through security.


Free baggage trolleys are located in the baggage reclaim hall, terminal forecourt, car park and check-in areas.

Information Point

The VisitScotland tourist information point is located in the arrivals area just after baggage reclaim.  VisitScotland provides information on local events and places of interest.

Food & Drink

There are a number of cafes, restaurants and bars at Edinburgh Airport where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner or a quick snack.

Eating Options Before Security
Caffé Nero – European Style Coffee House, serving authentic Italian food products.

EAT – Sandwich, soup and coffee shop.

The Turnhouse – Operated by British Pub Chain Wetherspoon, offering a great selection of food, beers, wine and spirits from all over the world.

The West Cornwall Pasty Company – Serving traditional Scottish Pasties.

Eating Options After Security
Caffé Nero – European Style Coffee House, serving authentic Italian food products.

Costa – Enjoy a great range of authentic coffee drinks, teas and hot chocolate. Food offerings include paninis, sandwiches and wraps.

EAT – Sandwich, soup and coffee shop.

Fringe Bar & Eating Place – Serving beers, wines and spirits plus a large selection of hot and cold food.

The Gathering Deli Café & Takeaway – Offers a wide range of filled croissants, baguettes and hoagie rolls, fresh salads and a selection of 100% organic, Fairtrade coffees.

The Gathering Restaurant & Lounge – Offers a menu based on fresh, local ingredients and traditional dishes.

Thermidors Seafood and Champagne Bar – Famous Seafood and Champagne kiosk

WHSmith Café – Attached to the WHSmith store near Gate 16 serving coffee, sandwiches, cakes and light bites.

Wetherspoon Express – Serving local and international beers, wines and spirits, plus a good selection of sandwiches and snacks.

Wetherspoons – Child Friendly Pub serving a choice of classic pub food.

YO! Sushi – Famous conveyor belt Sushi Bar serving Japanese inspired food. As seen at Dundrum Shopping centre in Dublin.

Eating Options at Arrivals
Costa - Enjoy a great range of authentic coffee drinks, teas and hot chocolate. Food offerings include paninis, sandwiches and wraps.


There are a large range of shops at Edinburgh Airport, including a good size Duty Free shop located after security in the departure area.

Shops before security

WHSmithSelling books, newspapers, magazines along with drink and snacks.

Shops after security

Boots – Health and beauty products.

Dixons Travel – Selling travel related gadgets including the latest cameras, laptops, mp3 players and more.

Inside & Out – Unisex beauty salon offering relaxing treatments and therapies.

Jo Malone – Selling a unique range of fragrances, gels and candles.

Liquorice Tree – Collection of Scottish gifts.

MAC – Skincare and cosmetic products.

Sunglasses – Large number of designer sunglasses on offer.

The Airport Gallery – Large collection of original art from Scottish aritsts and crafts people.

The Collection – Offering Italian leather-bags, luggage and accessories.

WHSmith – Selling books, newspapers, magazines along with drink and snacks.

World Duty Free – Large number of products on offer tax free.

Internet Access

Spectrum Interactive provide a number of Internet terminals with broadband connected computers.  The machines accept payment online by credit card, by voucher or by coin (Euro’s are accepted).  The Internet terminals are located before and after security.

Pay as you go wireless internet access is also available for your laptop or handheld device throughout Edinburgh Airport.  Simply select the Boingo network when prompted, and payment can be made online via credit card.  Check www.boingo.com for prices.

Storage Facilities

A left baggage desk is located between the arrivals area and the check-in hall. It is open seven days a week from 06:00 to 22:00. The price for each item stored is £7.50 per day (or part there of) and £10 per day for over-sized items such as golf bags, bikes etc.

VIP Lounges

The Servisair Executive Lounge is available to all travelers, whichever airline you’re flying with.  The lounge is located after security on the first floor and can only be used by departing passengers.  Benefits on offer include, complimentary alcoholic, soft drinks, tea, coffee and snacks along with a selection of newspapers and magazines provided in comfortable surroundings.  Please note their is a charge for this service – check http://secure.baa.com/baa/baabook.asp?p=l&src=WEDI73 for more information.

Smoking Areas

Smoking is not permitted within the terminal buildings of Edinburgh Airport and is only allowed in designated areas outside the building.

Car hire at Edinburgh Airport

Click here for information on how to book or collect a hire car at Edinburgh Airport.

More information can be found at www.edinburghairport.com

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