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Located less than six miles west of the Scottish capital in Ingliston, Edinburgh Airport is Scotland’s busiest flight hub. Charged-for pick-up and drop-off points are on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park. Local hotels encompass small independents, brands including Hilton, Holiday Inn and Premier Inn or somewhere like Norton House Hotel if you’re after luxury. With events like the Edinburgh Tattoo and Highland Show held nearby, and the capital the jewel in Scotland’s crown, the area is packed with attractions. Experience it with an Edinburgh Airport transfer.

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Accommodation options near Edinburgh Airport

Pre-book your Edinburgh Airport transfer to or from a local hotel:

  • Ibis Budget Edinburgh Park is less than two miles away, meaning Edinburgh Airport transfers take minutes. This affordable, two-star hotel scores highly on TripAdvisor and is modern and comfortable.
  • Courtyard Edinburgh West is just over three miles distant, with four stars and scoring 4/5 on TripAdvisor. Serving great food, it’s handy for the Pentland Hills and Heriot-Watt University.
  • The White Lady is a similar distance away, so you can be there within 10 minutes. Rated ‘excellent’ on TripAdvisor, this three star hotel is near some of the city’s key landmarks.

Transferring from Edinburgh to a different airport?

  • Newcastle Airport is roughly 105 miles away, and it could take you up to two and a half hours to drive here
  • Manchester Airport is some 225 miles away, so you might need to allow up to four hours or more for an Edinburgh Airport transfer
    Leeds Bradford Airport is at a similar distance, so it will take the same time to travel there from Edinburgh
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Towns and cities close to Edinburgh Airport

  1. Kinross is some 25 miles away or 45 minutes by Edinburgh Airport transfer. Walk through the nature reserve at the edge of Loch Leven. The castle on an islet in the loch where Mary Queen of Scots was imprisoned in 1567 – visit it by ferry in summer.
  2. Stirling is a similar distance away by motorway. This city features the Wallace Monument, and Stirling Castle. It’s also near Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. Check out the Smith Gallery and Museum.
  3. South Queensferry is within six miles, or an Edinburgh Airport Transfer of no longer than 15 minutes. Visit it for views of all three bridges across the Forth of Firth estuary – the Forth Bridge is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a boat trip or stroll through the attractive town and visit a local cafe, or the museum.
  4. Linlithgow is 12 miles to the west and reachable within 20 minutes. This historic town has a great museum, but it’s known mainly for its palace, a fifteenth-century ruin by the loch that’s Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace. Why not take a boat ride on the Union Canal?
  5. Edinburgh itself is within 10 minutes of the airport . The castle is unmissable, as are the gardens and Scott Monument on Princes Street, the history-steeped Royal Mile and the National Museum of Scotland. Pop into the Elephant House café where JK Rowling wrote much of the first Harry Potter.
  6. Bo’ness, 12.5 miles west, is accessible within 20 minutes. This coastal town dates from Roman times, and its attractions include Blackness Castle and Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. From here, you could visit Falkirk and its surroundings.
Top attractions to visit near Edinburgh Airport
  1. Gyle Shopping Centre: This is within three miles, so Edinburgh Airport transfers take under 10 minutes. Opened in October 1993, ‘the Gyle’ offers 400,000 sq. ft. of retail space to delight shopaholics, with 65 stores incorporating major brands and fantastic eateries.
  2. Hopetoun House & Grounds: This 6,500-acre estate dates from the seventeenth century and offers some wonderful walks. Visit the Stables Kitchen, a restored 1700s stables made into a snug eatery.
  3. Edinburgh Zoo: Within five miles or a 10-minute hop, here you can see Britain’s only giant pandas, among hundreds of rare and endangered species in a parkland setting. Look out for lions, tigers, anteaters and penguin colonies.
  4. Arthur’s Seat: This is less than 15 miles east, so an Edinburgh Airport transfer can have you here within half an hour. It’s the highest point of 640-acre Holyrood Park, and worth the steep hike for the stunning vistas of the city and the surrounding countryside.
  5. Scotch Whisky Experience: Allow up to 25 minutes to travel the eight miles here through city-centre traffic. Learn about whisky distillation and absorb the sights, sounds and smoky scents of the process. Use your new knowledge as you sample some of the product!
  6. The Royal Botanic Garden: This is eight miles or 20 minutes distant. Nearly 350 years old, it encompasses 70 acres, plus a glasshouse containing some 3,000 exotic plants. With a spectacular rhododendron collection, these gardens change delightfully with the seasons.
More key details on Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport supports all passengers, throughout their journey. And it works with Neatebox, who created an app for those needing assistance. There’s a reserved seating area, and a special reception point.

A lanyard scheme supports those with hidden disabilities, while travellers with hearing impairment can access a sign-language interpreter via video link. Unisex wheelchair-accessible loos are provided before and after security. The airport also has a range of mobility equipment, including an Eagle hoist. Tell your airline about your needs, including if you’re bringing an assistance dog.

Edinburgh Airport
EH12 9DN

Tel: 0131 322 5283
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Website: www.edinburghairport.com