Edinburgh Local Airports

Edinburgh Airport is located at Turnhouse in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, and was the busiest airport in Scotland in 2008, handling 9,006,702 passengers. It was also the seventh busiest airport in the UK by passengers and the fifth busiest by aircraft movements. It is located 5 nautical miles (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of the city centre and is situated just off the M8 motorway. The airport is owned and operated by BAA, which also owns and operates six other UK airports, and is itself owned by an international consortium led by the Spanish Ferrovial Group.The airport is a hub for EasyJet, Flyglobespan and Ryanair.

Directions by Car

Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways. The A8 airport junction is between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. If you're approaching from Edinburgh, join the A8 from the city bypass and head towards Glasgow. If you're coming from the north or west, join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and head towards Edinburgh, then follow signs for the airport.


The Short Stay Car Parks are signposted from roads into the airport, and are a short walk from check-in and arrivals. Edinburgh Airport Long Stay Parking is a short courtesy coach ride from the terminal. If you're collecting passengers by car, please follow signs to the Pick Up Zone and park in the designated area (on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park). You're then a short walk away from the UK/Ireland or International Arrivals halls. If you're dropping passengers off at the airport, follow signs to the Set Down Zone, which is next to the multi-storey car park and directly opposite the terminal building.

Directions by Train

Edinburgh's main rail stations, Waverley and Haymarket, are in the city centre. Rail passengers can get between airport and station by taxi or by bus. The Airlink 100 service calls at Waverley and Haymarket stations. Journey times are 25 to 30 minutes in normal traffic. A night bus, the N22, also runs between Waverley station and the airport. Alternatively, the AirDirect 747 bus links the airport with Inverkeithing rail station in Fife. Combined train and bus tickets are available to or from any rail station in Scotland.

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