Edinburgh Airport Information

Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Information Edinburgh International Airport is Scotland’s fastest growing airport, situated just 12km west of the city centre and easy to reach with reliable bus and taxi services.

Edinburgh International Airport opened in 2001 and now handles over five million passengers serving 56 destinations worldwide. There are more than 30 daily flights to London’s five airports, with regular flights to other major cities in the UK and overseas. There are plans to expand Edinburgh Airport by adding a further runway, although this is unlikely to be required within the next 20 years. BAA has recently made provision for an extension to the current runway, which would allow larger aircraft to serve longer haul destinations, as it is predicted that by 2030 Edinburgh Airport will be Scotland’s busiest, handling 26 million passengers every year.

A new departure lounge has just been opened marking the completion of phase I of a wider £40m terminal redevelopment initiative. The new development is designed to cater for an increase in passenger volumes which is expected to reach up to 13 million by 2013.

Phase II of the terminal redevelopment initiative will include constructing a new central search security area on the first level of the building to double the airport’s X-ray machines.

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire

Edinburgh Airport Car Hire There are nine major car hire companies located at the Airport.  You will find these in the UK Arrivals Area of the terminal building. They are Alamo at Edinburgh Airport – Avis at Edinburgh Airport – Budget at Edinburgh Airport – Dollar at Edinburgh Airport – Enterprise at Edinburgh Airport – Europcar at Edinburgh Airport – Hertz at Edinburgh Airport – National at Edinburgh Airport – Thrifty at Edinburgh Airport

For details of these, other local car hire companies, including executive, chauffeur and limousine can be found on the Edinburgh Airport car hire section of our website.

Edinburgh Airport Transfers

Edinburgh Airport transfers You can get to and from Edinburgh Airport by a variety of methods including Private Edinburgh Airport Transfers. With a Private Transfer you would be met in the arrivals hall by your own driver who will then take you on to your chosen destination.

Edinburgh Airport Arrivals

Edinburgh Airport Arrivals The terminal building is relatively small so it is easy to find your way around.  It is split into two floors with lift access to the first floor.  Check in, UK and International arrivals are all on the ground floor. Check our live flight arrivals at Edinburgh Airport here. If you are not used to traveling, then this will be a very simple experience because this airport is really simply designed and there is no way you can get lost. If you happened to need any help, there are plenty of people who will show you which way you need to go.

Edinburgh Airport Departures

Edinburgh airport departures There is a good range of shops and eating and drinking outlets to choose from both before and after security. . Check out our live flight departures from Edinburgh Airport here

Edinburgh Airport Flights

Edinburgh Airport flights You can fly to most European cities from Edinburgh Airport on scheduled and charter flights.

You can fly to many other places in the world from Edinburgh , linking up with other airlines and destinations.. Check out our Edinburgh Airport flights for details on airlines and holiday companies, where they fly to and their contact number

We provide details on flights from: Edinburgh to Denmark – Edinburgh to France – Edinburgh to Germany – Edinburgh to Ireland – Edinburgh to Italy – Edinburgh to Spain – Edinburgh to Switzerland – Edinburgh to Turkey – Edinburgh to USA

Edinburgh Airport Taxis

Edinburgh Airport Taxis There are three taxi ranks situated at the Airport.  These are located at the Eastern end of the terminal building, the coach park and on the ground floor of the short stay multi storey car park (available for pre-booked taxis only). Check our guide to taxis at Edinburgh Airport for full details. These taxi services is a very popular way of traveling to your destination because it is fast and you don’t have to carry your luggage. when traveling with a bus, you always have to watch for your luggage and that can be difficult sometimes when the bus is full of people.

Edinburgh Airport Buses

Edinburgh Airport Buses There is a good bus service operating from the airport to the City Centre, Railway Station and other local areas. You can find further information on bus routes and timetables in our Edinburgh Airport bus guide.

Edinburgh Airport Trains

Edinburgh Airport Trains There is no rail connection at the airport.  The main Railway Station is called Waverly and is in the city centre.  Further details on Edinburgh Airport train services can be found here

Edinburgh Airport Parking

Edinburgh Airport Parking There are several options for parking at the airport: pick up, short stay, long stay and valet parking. For further details of tariffs visit our guide to parking at Edinburgh Airport. If you want to save money, then always go for the pick-up version or the short stay because they are the most affordable options. Long stay will cost you a lot of money, that’s why we suggest you just call someone to pick you up when you already arrived.

Edinburgh Airport Passenger Services

Edinburgh Airport passenger services Edinburgh Airport passenger services provides information on currency exchange, ATMs, children’s play areas, baby change rooms, disabled facilities, internet access, Medical/First Aid centres, VIP and business lounges, flying pets and the prayer room at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport Shops

Edinburgh Airport shops Edinburgh Airport has an excellent selection of shops to choose from, selling most items you would need for your journey and holiday. Click here to find out more about Edinburgh Airport shops.

Edinburgh Airport Bars and Restaurants

Edinburgh Airport bars and restaurants There are a wide range of places to eat and drink at Edinburgh Airport, from snacks and burgers to something more substantial. Our guide to bars and restaurants at Edinburgh Airport gives you full details on what is available.

Edinburgh Airport Lost Luggage & Left Luggage Storage

Edinburgh Airport luggage for more details on missing luggage and lost property, as well as luggage storage facilities at visit our Edinburgh Airport luggage information guide.

Edinburgh Weather

Edinburgh weather for full details on the local climate with current weather at Edinburgh Airport and the surrounding area, as well as a 5 and 10-day forecast click on the link.