Edinburgh Airport is only eight miles (12km) from Edinburgh city centre, with the journey taking around 25 minutes depending on your choice of transport.
Bus from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh’s main bus company, Lothian Buses provide public transportation to and from the airport with the Airlink 100 express bus service. This express bus service runs every 10 minutes from the airport to Waverley Bridge (near Princes Street and the main rail and bus stations). Journey time to the city centre is around 25 minutes (depending on traffic).
Tickets cost £4.50 for a single journey and £7.00 for return. Reductions for Children apply. See latest ticket prices here.
Tram from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre
Edinburgh Trams run frequently between the airport and the city centre. Trams run every 7 minutes with journey times taking around 30 minutes.
All trams are fully accessible and offer dedicated luggage racks for large bags and suitcases.
Tickets cost £5.50 for a single journey and £8.50 for return, reductions for Children apply. Tickets can be purchased from ticket vending machines at the airport tram station or you can buy your ticket online before you travel.
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre
Separate taxi ranks (which are well signposted) for private airport taxis and for city “black cabs” are situated outside the east end of the terminal building. A journey to the city centre takes about 25 minutes and generally costs around £15. Most taxis are wheelchair accessible.
Car Hire from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre
All of the major international car hire companies as well as the local Scottish operators have a presence at Edinburgh Airport. If you’re looking to organise your car hire before arriving in Edinburgh, we recommend booking with rentalcars.com, where you can compare many different local car rental companies in real time, and choose the best rates.