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Edinburgh Airport Guide

Swot up on Edinburgh airport and arrive prepared

Flying from Edinburgh airport? Well you've come to the right place, we've done a fair bit of research on Edinburgh airport so you wont have to. Shopping, restaurants, duty free - we have all the information you'll need right here.

Make your experience at Edinburgh airport enjoyable

If you're passing through Edinburgh arrivals or Edinburgh departures, read up now and plan your visit. Why not book one of our luxury airport lounges? Get away from it all and relax in idyllic surroundings from just £14.95 per person.

Getting to Edinburgh airport

The airport is about eight miles west of Edinburgh city centre and takes roughly 25 minutes by car or bus on the A8 Glasgow Road (in light traffic). Alternatively a shuttle bus or taxi are also available from the airport. Visit our directions page for further information on getting to Edinburgh airport.

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Can you stay in Edinburgh airport overnight?

Edinburgh airport is open 24 hours a day so it is possible to stay overnight, however, there aren't any designated sleeping areas or many arm-rest free chairs. Plus, Edinburgh airport is busy, noisy and bright, so we highly recommend packing a sleep mask, some earplugs (or noise-cancelling earphones), and some extra layers if you want to attempt some shut eye!

A much safer and more comfortable option would be to stay at a the Doubletree by Hilton, which is located just a 5 minute walk from the terminal, or opt for a budget hotel close to the airport, such as the Holiday Inn Express which is just a 4 minute shuttle ride away and starts from just £50.

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Parking at Edinburgh airport

There are plenty of parking options at Edinburgh airport, so whether you're after on-site, off-site or Meet and Greet packages, Edinburgh airport is sure to have it. We recommend booking in advance, you could save up to 60% off the gate prices if you pre-book 30 days in advance. Why not add an airport hotel too?

Hand luggage information

  • Liquids are permitted in containers of up to 100ml
  • Pushchairs and wheelchairs are allowed after they have been screened
  • Laptops are now allowed as hand luggage
  • Some airlines allow no more than one item
  • Dimensions no bigger than: H:56cm, W:45cm, D:25cm
  • No more than one liquid item in the agreed container