Travel Information

Travelling to Edinburgh


Edinburgh airport is served by more than 40 airlines, travelling to around 130 worldwide destinations. Only 7.5 miles from the city centre, it is served by excellent bus, tram and taxi services that link directly to the city centre. For more information visit:

Alternatively, Glasgow airport is located 56 miles from Edinburgh and is well served by trains, buses and taxis for more information visit:


Edinburgh station is linked to all the UK’s major cities and airports. A high-speed link to London takes just over four hours. The Eurostar service connects to Paris in around eight hours. There are trains to major cities across the UK, as well as to Scotland’s favourite tourist destinations. For more information visit:


Edinburgh is easily accessed by a network of motorways and trunk roads, chiefly the M74, A1 and A68 from the south and the M8 from the west. Edinburgh’s bus station on St Andrews Square connects to all the major cities in Britain. More information on bus services from

Travelling from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh City Centre


The Airlink bus service provides a fast and frequent service into the City Centre. The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with buses every 10 minutes during the day. Journey time to the City Centre is approximately 30 minutes.


There are two taxi options when you get to Edinburgh Airport: You can pre-book Edinburgh Airport's official private hire service using the taxi booking form online at, or by calling 0844 448 8576. The private hire rank is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. Alternatively, you can pick up a black cab at the rank on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park.


There is also a tram service from Edinburgh airport to the city centre that runs every 7 minutes, the journey will take approximately 35 minutes. The service operates between 06:18 – 22:48. For more information visit

Further Information

For further information about transport links from Edinburgh airport to the city centre use the following link:

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