EDI Airport


Edinburgh Airport is located in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is the busiest airport in Scotland and the sixth busiest airport in the United Kingdom. The airport is located six miles west of Edinburgh city center and is well located, allowing for quick and efficient transport links across the country.

The history of Edinburgh Airport begins in 1916, when Turnhouse Aerodrome opened as a military base during the First World War. In 1918, with the formation of the Royal Air Force, the airfield became the RAF Turnhouse. During the Second World War, the first airstrip was built and the first commercial flights began in 1947.
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In the 1970s, BAA gained control of Edinburgh Airport, with the first new terminal opened to the public in 1977 by the Queen. In fact, the current terminal was designed by Robert Matthew and built in 1977. Since then, the airport has continued to grow in the following decades, with a new parking area and a new arrivals hall. In 2012 Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) took over the property from BAA, bringing new routes, improved passenger facilities and a terminal expansion.
The airport offers all the necessary services for traveling passengers such as lounges (Plaza Premium, Aspire and British Airways lounges), food areas with bars, restaurants and shops, duty free for shopping at the airport.

Edinburgh Airport offers routes to over 150 destinations served by several airlines and is a hub for low-cost airlines EasyJet and Ryanair.
Management company: Edinburgh Airport Limited
Address: Edinburgh Airport - Edinburgh - EH12 9DN - Scotland - United Kingdom
Telephone no: call center +44 (0)131 357 6337 (from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 to 14:00) 
Country codeUK
Text by Alisè Vitri, Avion Tourism Magazine
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Transportation to/from Edinburgh airport
Trams connect the airport with Edinburgh's main stations every 7 minutes. Combined tickets for tram and train at vending machines in the check-in hall, at train stations and online. Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley are easily reached using tram services from the airport.
Trams offer a frequent service between the airport and Edinburgh city center and then on to Newhaven (terminus). Interchange with rail services available at Edinburgh Park and Haymarket Stations. Among the different stops: Murrayfield Stadium and Princes Street. Tram stops are located at each of Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park and Haymarket stations, while Waverley is a short walk from St Andrew Square stop. Airport Tram timetable: every seven minutes between 7am and 7pm.

Airlink 100 is the shuttle bus service connecting the airport to Waverley Bridge (close to Princes Street and the main train and bus stations).
Direct bus connections to the city of Edinburgh and the rest of Scotland. Bus transport between the airport and Glasgow, Fife, Dundee, Stirling and the city of Edinburgh.
  • The city of Edinburgh can be reached using Airlink 100, Skylink 200 and 400 and Airport Express services.
Edinburgh Airport is just 5 minutes from the M9, one of Scotland's main motorways and is approximately 20 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
Taxis and private hire vehicles can be found in the East Terminus facility, exiting the terminal, crossing the square and then following the signs for taxis. Edinburgh Airport can be reached by taxi in around 20 minutes.
Car rental
The main car rental companies at Edinburgh Airport are: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, National, Hertz and Sixt.

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Hotel near Edinburgh Airport
Hilton hotels are just minutes from the Edinburgh Airport terminalHampton by Hilton (3 star hotel, 2 minute walk from the airport) and Doubletree by Hilton (4 star hotel, 7 minute walk from the airport). Or you can opt for the Moxy Edinburgh Airport (3-star hotel, 30 meters from the airport) and the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh Airport, an IHG Hotel (3-star hotel, less than 1 km from the airport). To find other hotels near Edinburgh Airport look directly at the map below.
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