Directions to Edinburgh Airport
Plan your route here
Travelers can easily get to Edinburgh airport by car, train, bus, or tram. Public transportation is perhaps the cheapest option, however, it's not the most convenient. Driving to the airport by car is the easiest option, as you can depart for the airport when you want and you have the comfort of your own car. To save money when driving yourself to the airport, you can book Edinburgh Airport parking via Parkos.
Edinburgh Airport lies just 7.9 miles/12 km from the center of Edinburgh via the A8. When using a GPS to get to Edinburgh, you can plug in the postcode EH12 9DN.
Once you arrive at the airport, follow the signs posted to find your needed terminal.
Assuming normal weather and traffic conditions, you can expect the following travel times:
Edinburgh -> Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 7.9 miles / 0:26 hours
Leith -> Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 10 miles / 0:30 hours
Livingston -> Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 10.3 miles / 0:17 hours
Stirling -> Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 29.5 miles / 0:35 hours
On the road information:
Prior to starting your journey, we suggest checking your vehicle to avoid problems while on the road. This concerns issues such as tire pressure, oil level, coolant, and your vehicle lights (front and rear). We recommend also checking the tire pressure of your spare wheel.
Being prepared and checking your vehicle will ensure that you can be on time and avoid any stress during your travels. Also make sure to check travel conditions and construction updates before leaving to estimate how much time you will need.
You can find petrol, diesel, LPG, or electric charging stations nearly everywhere. When driving we recommend topping off your tank before entering the highway, as the stations in the built-up area are usually cheaper. If you have an electric car, charge your car before leaving as not every petrol station has electric charging ports. Also, LPG isn’t always in the built-up areas due to safety concerns, and may only be available at stations along the motorway.
If you have car troubles, contact your roadside assistance company. They will help you get back on the road again or tow your vehicle to be fixed and you may need to find alternative transportation to get to Edinburgh Airport.
We would like to remind you of the following speed:
- Motorway: 70 mph
- Dual carriageway: 70 mph
- Built-up areas: 30 mph
- Outside built-up areas: 60 miles per hour