Edinburgh Airport

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About Edinburgh Airport

Scotland’s busiest airport and the 6th busiest in the UK, Edinburgh Airport serves 12.4 million passengers a year. This amounts to an average of 33,380 passengers a day.

With 33 airlines covering 188 routes to 130 destinations, Edinburgh Airport sees more than 333 flights a day.

Edinburgh Airport has two runways and one terminal.

A total of £219 million has been invested in upgrades to Edinburgh Airport over the past 10 years. What’s more, a further £250 million has been earmarked for investment for the next 10 years.

Edinburgh Airport employs around 5,000 people, making it a major contributor to the local economy.

Getting to Edinburgh Airport

The address for Edinburgh Airport is:

Edinburgh Airport


United Kingdom.

If you’re using sat nav to get the Edinburgh Airport, the correct postcode is EH12 9DN.

If you are travelling to Edinburgh Airport by car, it’s located around eight miles from Edinburgh city centre. You’ll find the entrance to the airport just off the A8 Glasgow Road, near the M8 and M9 motorways.

From the direction of Edinburgh city centre, get onto the A8 from the city bypass and head for Glasgow.

Alternatively, if you’re travelling from the north or west to Edinburgh Airport, join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and follow signs for Edinburgh. Then, pick up signs for the airport as soon as you start to see them.

Parking at Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport long stay parking is for people flying out who want to leave their car at the airport. However, using Edinburgh Airport parking isn’t the only way you can park, for cheaper and in some cases more secure parking you may want to check out the off-site Edinburgh Airport car parks.

At Airport Park and Ride we offer Edinburgh Airport parking from Secure Airparks , which is only 2 minutes transfer time away and they’ll drive you to and from the Edinburgh parking site, directly outside the terminal for FREE. They are the only off-site Edinburgh Airport parking site to do so.

Secure Airparks is well known for its security. It is an approved off-airport parking for Edinburgh Airport, as well as being Park Mark accredited so you know they you can trust the company with your car while you are away. To gain Park Mark accreditation, Secure Airparks must follow rules and be regulated. To pass, the local police had to inspect the Edinburgh Airport parking site and its security procedures.

Secure Airparks ’ perimeter is protected by high fencing and 24 hour monitored CCTV looking over the car park. Its security team carries out regular patrols, so that the car park doesn’t only rely on technology to ensure its vehicles are kept safely. There is only one way in and out, meaning no one can access the car park unless the licence plate reader allows you through the barriers.

Note – be careful when booking Edinburgh Airport parking as you may find some car parks offer a very cheap price but don’t have the right credentials, planning permission, insurance or security. There have been cases where some unofficial off-site Edinburgh Airport car park providers have parked cars in muddy fields and have given cars back damaged. To avoid this happening to you, always search for Park Mark approval when choosing your Edinburgh Airport car park.

Shops and Restaurants

Before travel, there are plenty of great shops at Edinburgh Airport to keep you busy or help you purchase those last minute items.

Located before security, you’ll find Luggage Point, M&S Simply Food, Surfbox, WH Smith and Tartan Weaving Mill.

After passing through security, you will discover a host of retail outlets to enhance your airport experience. These include Accessorize, Aerospa, Hugo Boss, Brora, Dixons Travel, Fat Face, JD Sports, Kurt Geiger, MAC, Weekend Max Mara, Michael Kors, Next, Superdrug, WH Smith and World Duty Free.