Edinburgh Airport Guide

Edinburgh-AirportEdinburgh Airport was originally a military airport – Turnhouse Aerodrome – and the Scottish still call the airport by this name. The airport has been renovated in the past few years, including an expansion of the number of parking places and a larger Arrivals Hall. It is a fast growing airport that is expected to process 26 million passengers per year by 2030. A new futuristic looking control tower was opened in 2005.

Local Transport


There is still no train connection between Edinburgh and the airport. Construction of a light rail between the western districts of Edinburgh and the center was started in 2007. The line will ultimately be extended to the airport and is expected to be completed in 2009.

Car and bus

The airport is 12 kilometers west of Edinburgh along the A8 that leads to the center of the city. The clearly indicated exit to the airport is between two roundabouts (Gogar and Newbridge).

Buses frequently leave from the bus station by the Arrivals Hall to the center of Edinburgh (the central station close to Waverley Bridge). These buses also stop at Haymarket train station.

Car rental – Edinburgh Airport

In the Arrivals Hall for domestic flights there are counters for five car rental companies: Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.


Taxis stand next to the bus station. A ride to Edinburgh takes approximately 25 minutes outside of peak traffic times.

Airport Parking

Right in front of the terminal building there is an area for short-term parking for a maximum of 2 hours. There is also a parking garage with over 2,000 parking places. The long-term parking area is next to the Hilton Hotel. A shuttle bus goes to the terminal. In addition there is still a parking area just outside the airport.


Shops and restaurants

The airport has a reasonable range of cafes, snack bars and restaurants. For people who wish to have a quiet dinner, The Seafood Bar in the Departures Hall is recommended. There is also a large shopping area that was completely renovated and expanded in 2006.


The counter for lost and found items is between the check-in counters and the International Arrivals Hall, you can also store baggage there.


There is a large information office next to the International Arrivals Hall. You can also get information about the sights and surroundings of Edinburgh because it also houses the Edinburgh & Lothian Tourist Board.


Airline companies: bmi, British Airways and Scotways have their own lounges. The lounge of Servisair can be used by everyone who pays. The airport does not have offices or meeting rooms to rent, but the Hilton Hotel does for a maximum of 220 people.

Disabled facilities

Edinburgh Airport has excellent facilities for the disabled. There are wheelchair ramps, adapted elevators, restrooms and telephones. In several places throughout the terminal there are rooms reserved for the disabled that have induction loops (for the amplification of announcements) and a lowered television screen. There are also parking places reserved for the disabled.

Other services

There are banks, money exchange offices and ATM’s. Wireless internet is present in several areas. Playgrounds for children can be found by Gates 2, 4, 9 and 11.



Edinburgh Airport
EH12 9DN
Great Britain

Telephone, fax, email

Telephone: +44 (0)870 040 0007
Fax: +44 (0)131 344 3470
Email: edi_feedback@baa.com

Airport codes

IATA airport code: EDI
ICAO airport code: EGPH


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