Transfer to/from - Edinburgh airport (EDI)


Public transportation services, licensed taxis and rideshare, private transfer companies and car rental services in Edinburgh airport (EDI)




Once at the airport, you can request a ride with Uber by downloading the app on your mobile phone. Please note that pick-up points may vary, so it is always advisable to follow the directions directly from the app.


Lothian (Tel +44 131 555 6363) operates several services providing connections throughout the city of Edinburgh:
- Airlink 100: 24 hours a day between the airport and St Andrew Square, with a frequency of 10-30 minutes, a 30 min. journey and a fare of £5.50. Intermediate stops at Ingliston, Gogarburn, Maybury, Western Corner, Murrayfield, Haymarket and West End.
- Skylink 200: to Clemiston, Blackhall, Drylaw, Muirhouse, Newhaven and Ocean Terminal (50 min.) Operates every 30 min. between 4:10 am and 0:00 am.
- Skylink 400: to Ingliston, Gogarburn, Gyle, Edinburgh Park, Sighthill, Colinton, Oxgangs and Fort Kinnaird. Every 30 min. from 4:20 am to 10:35 pm.

Citylink (Tel +44 141 352 4444) has buses to various cities in the area:
- Air 900: travels to Buchanan station, in Glasgow city centre (1 hour journey time; £12.00) every 30 min., with stops at Newbridge East, Harthill and Maxim Park.
- 902: goes to Livingston, Heartlands, Harthill, Chapelhall, Airdrie, Coatbridge, Bargeddie and Glasgow from 5:15 am to 9:15 pm.
- 909: Bo'ness, Grangemouth, Falkirk, Bannockburn, Stirling, Dunblane. Every 2 hours from 7:20 am to 8:17 pm.
- 978: Ratho, Grangemouth, Bannockburn, Stirling, Dalmally, Oban, Glencoe, Fort William, departing daily at 5:26 pm.

Stagecoach Jet 747 (Tel +44 138 366 0880) goes to Fife, stopping at Ratho and Ferrytoll stations, then on to Inverkeithing and Halbeath. The journey takes 25 min. and has a fare of £10.00, operating 24 hours a day with a 30 min. frequency.

Bus X90 from Xplore Dundee (Tel +44 138 222 1609) travels to Dundee in 1 hour 20 min., with no intermediate stops, from 4:30 am to 1:30 am. Fare: £16.00.


Edinburgh Trams services (Tel +44 131 338 5780) between the site and the city centre, stopping at Ingliston, Gogarburn, Edinburgh Gateway, Gyle, Edinburgh Park, Bankhead, Saughton, Balgreen, Murrayfield Stadium, Haymarket, West End, Princes Street and St. Andrew Square. They operate every 7-10 minutes from 6:18 am to 10:48 pm, with a 30-min. journey time and a fare of £7.50.


The nearest stations are Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Waverley, linked to the enclosure by trams. Trains run to Fife, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow, Falkirk, Stirling, Dunblane, North Berwick, Manchester Airport, London, Birmingham, Leeds and North and Central Scotland.

Rent a Car



Vehicles from Capital Cars (Tel +44 131 777 7777) available on the ground floor of the multi-level car park. Journey time to Edinburgh city centre is approximately 20 minutes and the fare is £24.00-29.00.

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Latest updates: April 18, 2023

Transportation Tips to/from the airport

Although there are issues that seem more than obvious, it is always advisable to take them into account when moving to or from the airport, and especially if we go by public transport.
 1- To the airport - It is convenient to leave with a little more anticipation than what is commonly suggested. If you choose a taxi or a private car service, always take into account peak traffic times, demonstrations, strikes or events that may delay the journey to the airport from where you are. It is always good to be informed about what is happening.
If you contract a shared transfer service, have a contact telephone number handy in case of any delay by the company. In these cases they usually already have a scheduled collection time.
If you use public transport (collective, train) take into account the schedules (weekends and holidays tend to have less frequency), if you have to change and also how to board (if you need a card or paying the driver or motorist at the moment ). These are details that seem obvious, but it is advisable to know so as not to have surprises and suffer a delay that could cause complications.
If you rent a car to get to the airport, check where to leave the vehicle. At some airports, there is an exclusive parking lot for rental cars.
 2 -From the airport- Here it is a little less stressful since you don't have the pressure of missing your flight. In the worst case, you will arrive later at the place where you are going to stay or at the meeting point where you are trying to arrive.
Once you leave the plane, look for your suitcase and finish with the arrival procedures that are required. Then, follow the directions for public transportation or ask the airport staff.
It is very useful to find out in advance the schedules of the buses or trains in case you arrive late at night. Not all work 24 hours. The same goes for taxis. In case of using an Uber-type service, have the mobile application handy to contact the driver.
On the other hand, if you booked a private transport service, it is likely that they will have a person waiting for you, identified with a sign. If you rent a car to go from the airport to your final destination, for greater peace of mind it is advisable to book it in advance. Rental counters are usually available in the arrivals hall.
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