|Edinburgh - Travel Information
Getting around (and to) Edinburgh
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There is no car parking on site at Edinburgh Airport; however
they do offer car parking off site, just a short bus ride away.
There are short and long stay car-parking facilities located at
the airport itself. The short stay car parks are operated by Meteor
Parking and can be located at three locations close to the terminal
building at the airport.
By Bus :
There are frequent bus service from the terminal forecourt to Haymarket
Station and the city centre terminus at Waverley Station.
Buses are the primary modes of city transportation. The red and
white buses operate mainly in the city and the green buses travel
out to Edinburgh's suburban districts. The bus fares depend on distance
traveled. Both the Freedom Ticket (1 day) and the Tourist Cards
(2-13 days) offer discounted travel fares
By Train :
The main railway station (Waverley) is located at the city centre
and can be reached by taxi or bus. There are services from the station
to Glasgow and a variety of other destinations in Scotland and England.
Most train services also operate from Edinburgh Haymarket station
which is on the main bus route between the airport and city centre.
By Taxis :
Taxis are available from the terminal forecourt. It takes around
20 minutes to reach the city center. Passengers can get the details
of the fare from the taxi stand. Travelers must ensure that the
cab they hire has a visible taximeter.
Average journey cost are about 1.50 GBP per mile. All cabs are licensed
by the police and have taxi meters fitted. The drivers have photo
ID's prominently displayed on their person.
The main taxi stands are situated outside Waverly Train Station
and St. Andrew Square Bus Terminal.
By Car :
Edinburgh is at the heart of the major road network in Scotland,
with motorways leading west, north and north-east, and the A1(M)
heading south. There are several Car Rental Companies operating at
the airport and within the city centre.
It is worth considering booking Car Rental in advance and taking advantage
of the excellent Car Rental services