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How To Get From Edinburgh Airport To City Center – All Possible Ways

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We will write how to get from Edinburgh Airport to city center. The distance from Edinburgh Airport to downtown is 13 kilometers. Click here to book online Edinburgh activities and day trips

The travel time by taxi from Edinburgh airport to city center is around 20 minutes and the fare taxi is around £30.

The cheapest way from Edinburgh airport to city center is by bus for £4.50 which you can book online and the travel time is 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 that can be cheaper than a taxi.

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WHERE TO STAY IN EDINBURGH

You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

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EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRLINK BUS FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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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 and available 24/7. You can get the Bus Airlink 100 from Arrivals at Edinburgh airport in bus stop D.

The Bus Airlink 100 fare from Edinburgh airport to city is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a 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.

Bus Skylink 200 From Edinburgh Airport to North Edinburgh

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You can also get the Bus Skylink 200 going from Edinburgh airport to North Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 200 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 200 fare from Edinburgh airport to North Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

Bus Skylink 200 final stop at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith after passing by North Edinburgh.

Bus Skylink 300 From Edinburgh Airport to West Edinburgh

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The Bus Skylink 300 going from Edinburgh airport to West Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 300 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 300 fare from Edinburgh airport to West Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

The Bus Skylink 300 final stop is Cameron Toll Shopping Centre after passing by West Edingburgh.

Bus Skylink 400 From Edinburgh Airport to South Edinburgh

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The Bus Skylink 400 going from Edinburgh airport to South Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 400 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 300 fare from Edinburgh airport to South Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

The Bus Skylink 400 the final stop is Cameron Toll Shopping Centre after passing by South Edinburgh.

Night Bus N22 From Edinburgh Airport to Ocean Terminal

The Night Bus N22 from Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal in Leith is leaving from 12 45 am until 4 am. Check here Night Nus N22 route and schedule!

The Night Bus N22 fare from Edinburgh airport to city center is £3. The Night Bus N22 travel time from Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal is around 25-30 minutes.

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TRAM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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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 a return ticket. For children 5 up to 15 years old the tram fare is £3.30 one way and £4.80 for a 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 walk 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 from Edinburgh airport to city center is around 20 minutes.

The taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city center is £30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend 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 €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.

RENTING A CAR IN EDINBURGH AIRPORT

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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 or planning to move around.

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.

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 the public Bus Airlink 100 for £4.50 cheaper than the tram for £6.50.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Edinburgh.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN EDINBURGH

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You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN SCOTLAND BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

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 EDINBURGH

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. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhoods.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Edinburgh. 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.

Click here to know more about the weather in Edinburgh.

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. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

Feel free to use our links with discounts for BookingAgoda and Klook. By using our links, you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys. 

Happy Travels!

Click here to book online Edinburgh activities and day trips

EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO DOWNTOWN

AIRLINK BUS FROM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (CHEAPEST WAY)

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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 and available 24/7. You can get the Bus Airlink 100 from Arrivals at Edinburgh airport in bus stop D.

The Bus Airlink 100 fare from Edinburgh airport to city is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a 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.

Bus Skylink 200 From Edinburgh Airport to North Edinburgh

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You can also get the Bus Skylink 200 going from Edinburgh airport to North Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 200 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 200 fare from Edinburgh airport to North Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

Bus Skylink 200 final stop at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre in Leith after passing by North Edinburgh.

Bus Skylink 300 From Edinburgh Airport to West Edinburgh

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The Bus Skylink 300 going from Edinburgh airport to West Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 300 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 300 fare from Edinburgh airport to West Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

The Bus Skylink 300 final stop is Cameron Toll Shopping Centre after passing by West Edingburgh.

Bus Skylink 400 From Edinburgh Airport to South Edinburgh

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The Bus Skylink 400 going from Edinburgh airport to South Edinburgh leaving at 5 30 am to 11 30 pm. Check here Bus Skylink 400 schedule and route!

The Bus Skylink 300 fare from Edinburgh airport to South Edinburgh is £4.50 for one way ticket for adults and £7.50 for a return ticket. For children from 5 up to 15 years old is £2 for one way and £3 for a return ticket.

The Bus Skylink 400 the final stop is Cameron Toll Shopping Centre after passing by South Edinburgh.

Night Bus N22 From Edinburgh Airport to Ocean Terminal

The Night Bus N22 from Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal in Leith is leaving from 12 45 am until 4 am. Check here Night Nus N22 route and schedule!

The Night Bus N22 fare from Edinburgh airport to city center is £3. The Night Bus N22 travel time from Edinburgh airport to Ocean Terminal is around 25-30 minutes.

Click here to book online shared transfers from Edinburgh airport with Klook!

TRAM EDINBURGH AIRPORT TO CITY CENTER (BEST WAY)

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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 a return ticket. For children 5 up to 15 years old the tram fare is £3.30 one way and £4.80 for a 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 walk 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 from Edinburgh airport to city center is around 20 minutes.

The taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to Edinburgh city center is £30. The prices and travel time aren’t fixed and it will depend 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 €60 and you will be able to fit up to 4 people. It could be €15 per person.

RENTING A CAR IN EDINBURGH AIRPORT

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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 or planning to move around.

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.

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 the public Bus Airlink 100 for £4.50 cheaper than the tram for £6.50.

If you are traveling in a group or you prefer more comfort you can get a taxi or private transportation directly to your accommodation place in Edinburgh.

ACCOMMODATION BUDGET TRAVEL IN EDINBURGH

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You can access a dorm from that can go up to €18-30. And while a hotel that is a double room in a budget can go up to €90.

CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION IN SCOTLAND BEFORE YOUR TRIP WITH BOOKING.

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 EDINBURGH

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. From September to December the temperature cools down quite a bit and it is the perfect time to enjoy long walks through the stunning neighborhoods.

And Spring season during the months of March-May is the best time to visit Edinburgh. 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.

Click here to know more about the weather in Edinburgh.

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. ATMs are available and accessible in all parts of the country.

Click here to know the exchange rate between the Euro and your currency!

Feel free to use our links with discounts for BookingAgoda and Klook. By using our links, you will help us to continue with the maintenance of the website and it will not cost you anything. Thanks for the love guys. 

Happy Travels!

Ruben Arribas is a Spanish traveler who has traveled more than 70+ countries around the world. Now based in the Philippines!

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Liliana

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Thank you very much, really complete article.

Ruben Arribas

Thursday 3rd of February 2022

Thanks Liliana! Hope you enjoy your time in Edinburgh :)