Edinburgh Airport essential travel guide
Postcode for GPS: EH12 9DN

Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland, with more than 40 airlines providing access to over 100 destinations.

More than nine million people pass through the base every year, catching flights to Paris, Malaga, London, Copenhagen and other popular destinations with carriers such as Air France and easyJet

How to get there

Bus
The range of transport methods on offer to people flying from Edinburgh Airport includes the Airlink 100 express bus service, which runs from Waverley Bridge near Princes Street in the city centre.
 
Train
Travellers can also catch trains to Waverley and Haymarket stations from across the UK and make their way to the airport by taxi or bus, while the Jet 747 bus route provides access to Inverkeithing rail station in Fife.
 
Car
Drivers can reach the entrance to Edinburgh Airport on the A8 Glasgow Road, near the M8 and M9 motorways. Various short- and long-stay parking options are available, as well as the fastTRACK facility, which provides a dedicated entry lane to more than 150 exclusive bays a minute's walk away from check-in points.

The airport

Edinburgh Airport has one passenger terminal and two runways, which host an average of 311 flights a day and some 114,000 aircraft movements every year.
 
Cheap flights to London are a particularly popular option from the base, with Heathrow and Gatwick airports its top two destinations, ahead of Amsterdam, Dublin and Birmingham.
 
Self-service check-in is an option for travellers flying from Edinburgh with bmi, British Airways, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. After completing the procedure at one of the kiosks near the standard check-in desks, passengers can take their baggage to the bag-drop point.
 
People with time to kill before boarding their plane can browse through some of the shops at the airport. Hugo Boss, Kurt Geiger and Accessorize are among the fashion brands on offer, while shoppers making practical preparations for their holidays can head to stores like Boots, Dixons and WHSmith.
 
There are plenty of places to pick up a quick drink or a snack, such as Caffe Nero, Costa and EAT, while sit-down meals are available at eateries like Thermidors Seafood Bar and YO! Sushi.

Other facilities Edinburgh Airport

Families travelling from the Scottish capital can make the most of some of the dedicated facilities available at Edinburgh Airport, including a play area near gate three. Youngsters will also find Fingabox interactive play screens at various locations in the terminal and other amusements in the family area of the Food Village on the first floor.
 
Internet-connected PCs can be found in all parts of the terminal building, both before and after security, and payment can be made by credit card, voucher or cash.
 
Telephone-style internet kiosks are also available, as well as high-speed wireless internet access for tablets, smartphones and laptops.
 
Other amenities that could come in useful for passengers at Edinburgh Airport include desks for collecting currency that has been ordered online, premium lounges and prayer rooms. 
 

Direct Flights travel tip

Shoppers can take advantage of some of the promotions available at the base, including a free gift with every purchase of selected Police shades at the Sunglasses store.
 
Vouchers that can be printed off from the airport's website offer 15 per cent off food bills at The Gathering.

Hotels nearby Edinburgh Airport

A number of properties are located onsite or within easy reach of the Scottish capital's air gateway, such as the four-star Hilton Edinburgh Airport and the three-star Quality Hotel Edinburgh Airport.
 
The Marriott Edinburgh and Novotel Edinburgh Park both have four-star ratings and are situated within three miles of the base.
 
Other options include Quaich Guest House on St John's Road and the Bridge Inn on Baird Road in the village of Ratho.