There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle by bus, tram, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Bus  •  30 min

  1. Take the bus from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) 38 / ...

$2 - $6

6 alternative options

Tram  •  42 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Edinburgh Trams) T50

$4 - $7

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle 8.1 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle 8.1 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Castle

$45 - $110

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Castle 8.1 miles

$75 - $110

Uber  •  17 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle 8.1 miles

$17 - $24

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) and arriving at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110). Services depart every five minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 20 min.

More details

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Edinburgh Castle is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.1 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle without a car is to bus which takes 30 min and costs .

More details

The bus from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) takes 20 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

More details

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by First, depart from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) station.

More details

Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle bus services, operated by First, arrive at Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110) station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle is 8 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle.

Get driving directions

There are 2163+ hotels available in Edinburgh Castle. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

More details

Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 6.4 miles
  • Duration: 30 min

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Edinburgh Castle, Scotland?

First operates a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle every 10 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $4 and the journey takes 20 min. Four other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Ingliston, Airport Hotel (Hilton Hotel) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (Frederick Street)
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 106 Russell & Bromley Ltd)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Bo'Ness Area Community B
Bus from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$4
Blue Bus
Bus from Ingliston Road (Middle Norton) to Edinburgh, Princes Street (west) (at 110)
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$4
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Signup at
uber.com
Assist
$17 - $24
UberX
$17 - $24
uberXL
$25 - $35
Exec
$27 - $40
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Edinburgh Castle
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Edinburgh Cars
Phone
+44 131 555 1772
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Castle
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Edinburgh Castle
Estimated price
$75 - $110

Want to know more about travelling around United Kingdom

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.