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Bus  •  45 min

  1. 900 / ...
  2. 26 / ...

$4 - $10

6 alternative options

Tram, line 26 bus  •  57 min

  1. T50
  2. 26 / ...

$7 - $9

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. 17.4 miles

$60 - $75

Drive  •  23 min

  1. 17.4 miles

$3 - $6

Shuttle  •  24 min

$45 - $120

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. 17.4 miles

$100 - $150

Uber  •  23 min

  1. 17.4 miles

$30 - $45

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello via Edinburgh, North St David Street (at 3) and Edinburgh, York Place (at 14) in around 45 min.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams)
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) to Edinburgh, North St David Street (at 3)
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance F (Airport) to Tollcross, Fountainbridge (at 145-149)
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, York Place (at 14) to Portobello, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, York Place (St Paul's & St George Church) to Portobello, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from West End, Lothian Road (At 88 Filmhouse (Usher Hall)) to Portobello, Town Hall
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$30 - $45
uberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$50 - $70
UberEXEC
$50 - $70
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$60 - $75
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
24 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Edinburgh Airport to Portobello
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Portobello
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Portobello is 16 km. The road distance is 28 km.

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello is to drive which costs £2 - £4 and takes 23 min.

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello is to taxi which takes 23 min and costs £45 - £55.

No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Stance C (Airport) and arriving at Portobello, Town Hall via Edinburgh, York Place (at 14). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 45 min.

It takes approximately 45 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello, including transfers.