Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Managed by the British Airports Authority (BAA), Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is one of the UK's busiest airports, handling in excess of nine million passengers per year. Edinburgh's airport boasts more than 40 different airlines and around 100 daily flights, serving some 90 destinations, including UK and European cities, as well as Asian and US destinations.
Lying next to Newbridge, Kirkliston, Cramond and Corstorphine and sited around 13 km / 8 miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre, the airport sports just one comprehensive terminal. Arrivals is situated on the ground floor, while departures and most of the shopping facilities can be found on the first floor. Edinburgh Airport's current control tower was built in 2005 and is famous for its stylish contemporary architecture, resembling a torch in its appearance.
A regular express bus serves Edinburgh city centre and Waverley Bridge, which is located near the rail and bus stations, and runs throughout the day and during peak periods every 15 minutes. There is also a night bus with services to Dunfermline and Livingston.
The nearest train station to Edinburgh Airport is Haymarket within the city centre, from where services run to Aberdeen, Dundee, Glasgow, Newcastle and other UK destinations, including London. Taxis run from outside the Arrivals Hall, while drivers should take the A8 (Glasgow Road / Corstorphine Road) into the city.
About Edinburgh Tourism
The capital of Scotland has a dramatic city skyline, with the imposing Edinburgh Castle perched high above the town. The busy Royal Mile runs down from the castle and through the old town and is loaded with quality shopping options.
Those arriving at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) will find a wealth of sights to see. The city is packed full of historic icons such as the cliffs of Arthur's Seat and the National Gallery of Scotland. Edinburgh is also heavily into the arts, with the August Edinburgh Festival being one of the city's most extravagant music, drama and dance events, comprising both the Military Tattoo and the Fringe Festival.
Edinburgh Airport (EDI):|
|Address: BAA Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9DN, UK|
|Airport Code: EDI
Tel: +44 870 040 0007
Fax: +44 131 344 3470