We will write how to get from Edinburgh Airport to city center. The distance from Edinburgh Airport to downtown is 13 kilometers and the travel time is around 20 minutes by taxi and the fare taxi is around £30. The cheapest way from Edinburgh airport to city center is by bus for £4.50 and the travel time around 30-40 minutes.
The best way from Edinburgh airport to city center for £6.50 by tram will take 35 minutes. You can also rent a car in Edinburgh airport or get a private transfer. Read here how to get from Glasgow airport to city center.
EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
PUBLIC BUS FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)
The cheapest way from Edinburgh airport to city center is by bus. The Bus Airlink 100 is leaving from Edinburgh airport to city running every 10 minutes available 24/7. You can get the Bus Airlink 100 from Arrivals at Edinburgh airport in bus stop D.
The bus fare from Edinburgh airport to city is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for return ticket. The travel time is around 30-40 minutes to get to Street Waverley Bridge next to Waverley Train Station (Edinburgh Train Station).
You can also get off with the Bus Airlink 100 at Edinburgh Zoo, Haymarket Station and Princes Street. You can get the ticket online, in the vending machines and to the bus driver with cash and credit card.
You can also get the Bus Skylink 200 going from Edinburgh airport to North Edinburgh with the final stop at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith. The Bus Skylink 300 going from Edinburgh airport to West Edinburgh with the final stop Cameron Toll Shopping Centre. The Night Bus N22 from Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal in Leith is leaving from 12 45 am until 4 am.
TRAM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)
The best way is from Edinburgh airport to city center by tram. The tram is running every 7-10 minutes from Edinburgh airport to city center starting at 6 15 am until 10 45 pm. The tram fare is £6.50 for one way for adults and £9 for return ticket. For children 5 up to 15 years old the tram fare is £3.30 one way and £4.80 for return ticket. You can buy the ticket online and at the ticket counter in the airport.
You can get the tram from Edinburgh at the Ground Floor. The travel time by tram is 35 minutes from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Train Station. The tram from the airport is also stopping at Haymarket Train Station, Princes Street and St Andrew Square in Edinburgh city center where you can get a bus or walking distance to your accommodation.
TAXI FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER
If you go from Edinburgh airport to city center by taxi the most comfortable, available 24/7 and fastest way. The travel time by taxi is around 20 minutes and the taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city center is £30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depending on traffic and your final destination.
PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN
Hotel transfers are also very easy and convenient but can be a little bit pricey. The transfers are usually available 24 hours and is only ideal if you have the budget and you really want comfort after your flight to Edinburgh. Prices are around €40 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €10 per person.
For sure private transportation will be so comfortable same like taxi, they will wait for you and drive to your final destination without you worrying of anything!
RENTING A CAR IN EDINBURGH AIRPORT
There are many options for renting a car in Edinburgh’s airport. It’s the most convenient option if you have a place to park your car in Edinburgh. It will take you 20 minutes to get from Edinburgh airport to city center with a private car. There are a few agencies like Hertz, Avis, Europcar available in the airport. Prices can be around €30-40 per day.
Car rental option can be great if you are traveling with a few people or a lot of luggage and planning to visit places around Edinburgh and countryside. Make sure you have parking place in your hotel or Airbnb since sometimes can be so challenging in Edinburgh.
BEST WAY FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO EDINBURGH CITY CENTER
The best way from Edinburgh airport to city center if you are traveling alone and on a budget I would choose public Bus Airlink 100 for £4.50 cheaper than the tram for £6.50.
If you are traveling in a group or your prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation direct to your accommodation place in Edinburgh.
ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN EDINBURGH
Accommodation in Edinburgh is very expensive than any other countries around Europe. You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is double room in a budget can go up to €90. The prices vary depending on how much luxurious you want to. Also prices of accommodation can go up and down depending on what season you choose to go.
FOOD BUDGET TRAVEL IN SCOTLAND
Food budget travel in Scotland can go €20 per day. The typical usual breakfast consists of coffee for €2-3. You can have a beer for €6 especially if you go outside in the Happy Hour. You can go for restaurants and expect to pay €15 per person. You can go down your budget cooking in your hotel or Airbnb. Make sure there is a kitchen that you can use it!
BEST TIME TO VISIT IN SCOTLAND
In Scotland every season brings out a different side. Summer takes place during the months of June-August in these months you’ll experience a high temperature. September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through stunning neighborhood.
And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Scotland. It starts out with chilly and gets warm, it is a perfect time to spend the day exploring the city’s beautiful garden, at night it remains pretty cold.
CASH AND ATMS IN SCOTLAND
The currency used all throughout Scotland is the GBP British Pound like United Kingdom. The exact currency is A £1 = €1.15. You can use debit cards everywhere in Scotland. ATM’s are available and accessible in all part of the country.
Having insurance while you are traveling outside your home country is very important. Make sure that you have one too, to keep you safe in your trips around the world.
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