Edinburgh City Info

The capital of Scotland is considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Edinburgh is home of the biggest arts event in Europe the Edinburgh Festival as well as the largest celebration of the New Year's Eve, the Hogmanay. The old Town as well as the New Town part of the city were awarded in 1995 by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Edinburgh is well recognized as an economic and cultural centre and is home of the prestigious University of Edinburgh as well as the Scottish Parliament.

  • Edinburgh Castle: Edinburgh skyline is dominated by the castle. Sitting on the top of an extinct volcano the castle holds the history of a nation and the views from the top of the hill are spectacular. The castle's collection includes the Crown Jewels of Scotland; the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the Stone of Destiny and the National War Museum of Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Zoo: located in the North of Edinburgh the Zoo is home for over 1.000 animals and is well known for the promotion and conservation of animal species and Wild life. The Zoo's attractions include the only Koala and polar bear in Britain, Indian Rhinoceroses, Asian Lions, Sumatran Tigers and a large collection of penguins.
  • The Royal Mile: Comprising four different streets the Royal Mile runs down from Edinburgh Castle to the palace of Solyroodhouse. Along the Mile there are a succession of attractions, interesting buildings and a variety of bars and restaurants.
Airport Info

Edinburgh Airport is the busiest airport in Scotland, with more than 40 airlines and over 100 destinations the airport greets more than nine million passengers every year. There are continuous development to improve Edinburgh airport and is estimated that by 2030 Edinburgh Airport will be handling 26 million passengers per annum.

Edinburgh Airport is located 5 miles west of the city centre.

The airport has a food village with several restaurants, cafes and bars. There is a choice of tax and duty-free outlets. The airport also has a bureaux de change; ATMs cash points and a post box. Paid-for Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the airport. There are various Car rental companies including Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz and National.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
The journey from the airport to central Edinburgh takes around 25 minutes. There is a taxi rank outside the terminal. Taxi bookings are managed by Onward travel on +44 (0) 131 333 2255. During peak times calling ahead can save you a long wait.

By Bus
Frequent bus services run from the bus station outside Domestic Arrivals to the central Edinburgh bus terminus at Waverley Bridge, also stopping at Edinburgh Haymarket rail station. There is a night-bus from the airport to the city centre. There are also several coaches available from the airport to central Edinburgh. Further information is available from the Airport information desk.

By Train
There are no direct trains to Edinburgh airport although the tram link that is currently being built shall be there in a few years. If travelling by train you can go to one of the main Edinburgh train stations and then catch a bus from there.

By Car
The airport is located west of Edinburgh City centre and the entrance can be reached from the A8 Glasgow Road and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways. There is short and long-term parking available at the airport.


T: +44 (0)844 481 8989
W: www.edinburghairport.com

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