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Regular bus services connect the airport with Edinburgh city centre. The Airlink 100 bus runs to Edinburgh city centre. Buses start from around 04.30. Buses for the airport depart from Waverley Bridge, near Princes Street and the main Edinburgh train and bus stations. Airport buses run every 10 minutes throughout the day until after midnight. Buses run to Edinburgh train stations: Waverley and Haymarket. The Edinburgh Shuttle is a mini-bus that will pick you up and drop you off at any central Edinburgh location within the Shuttle zone. The Edinburgh Airport Shuttle runs every 15-30 minutes and has a fixed price of around £8. Buses to the airport also run from South Gyle, Leith, Fife and towns in West Lothian. National Express services run from Edinburgh to towns and cities nationwide.
Edinburgh Airport is easily accessed from the A8, between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. If you are using a satellite navigation system, the postcode is EH12 9DN. Cars can drop off passengers at the “pick up 2 hours max” short stay car park near the terminal building. Information regarding road works and traffic conditions is available from the AA.
Taxis include private mini cabs and black cabs. Airport taxis can be pre-booked. A taxi from to Edinburgh city centre will take about 25-30 minutes.
There is no train station at the airport. Buses connect the airport with Edinburgh Haymarket train station (on the route between the airport and the city centre) and the main Waverley train station in the city centre. Both stations have regular trains to Glasgow and stations throughout Scotland and England. Mainline trains run south to London and major cities like Birmingham, Leeds and Manchester. Getting to Edinburgh airport will be even easier when the proposed tram connection is completed.
Prices for parking depend on the type of car park and length of stay. If you are dropping off or picking up friends or family you can use the ‘Pick up 2 hours max’ car park. Short-stay parking is close to the terminal and is recommended for stays of up to 5 hours. Long stay car parks are for those leaving a car for the duration of their holidays. There are two long stay car parks: Long Stay Edinburgh and NCP Scotpark Edinburgh. Long Stay Edinburgh is closer to the terminal. A free shuttle bus runs to the terminals if you do not wish to walk. Buses run every 10 minutes. The journey takes 5 minutes. NCP Scotpark Edinburgh is just outside the airport and also has a free shuttle bus. With valet parking you simply drive to the terminal and your car is parked for you. Pre-booking parking will usually secure discount prices. All official car parks are well-supervised.
The Edinburgh Airport website provides up-to-date information on road works, delays and full details of parking prices. If you are using a satellite navigation device, the postcodes are: EH12 9DN for Long Stay Edinburgh and EH28 9DN for NCP Scotpark Edinburgh.
Some of the cheapest parking offers are with hotels and off-site car parks in the vicinity. Prices for “unofficial” car parks are good value and usually depend on the distance from the airport. Parking for bicycles is in front of the international arrivals hall.
Facilities include a good choice of cafes, bars, restaurants and shops. Facilities will improve with the extension of the terminal in 2006.