There are 8 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello by tram, bus, train, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Recommended option

Tram, line 26 bus  •  58 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams) T50
  2. Take the line 26 bus from Edinburgh, York Place (St Paul's & St George Church) to Portobello Town Hall 26

$7 - $8

Cheapest option

Bus  •  59 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to West End, Shandwick Place (at 38 McColl) 100 / ...
  2. Take the bus from West End, Shandwick Place (At 46-48 Boots) to Portobello Town Hall 26 / ...

$4 - $10

6 alternative options

Tram, train  •  1 h 9 min

  1. Take the tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams) T50
  2. Take the train from Edinburgh to Brunstane

$7 - $10

Taxi  •  23 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello 17.4 miles

$55 - $70

Drive  •  23 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello 17.4 miles

$3 - $6

Shuttle  •  24 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Edinburgh Airport to Portobello

$45 - $110

Towncar  •  23 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Portobello 17.4 miles

$100 - $150

Uber  •  23 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello 17.4 miles

$30 - $45

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello is to drive which costs £2 - £5 and takes 23 min.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello. However, there are services departing from Edinburgh Airport, Airport and arriving at Portobello Town Hall via West End, Shandwick Place (At 46-48 Boots). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 59 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Portobello is 10 miles. The road distance is 17.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello without a car is to tram and line 26 bus which takes 58 min and costs £5 - £7.

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It takes approximately 58 min to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello, including transfers.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, depart from Edinburgh Airport, Airport station.

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Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello bus services, operated by Lothian Buses, arrive at Portobello Town Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello.
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  • Distance: 9.8 miles
  • Duration: 58 min

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

You can take a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello via West End, Shandwick Place (at 38 McColl) and West End, Shandwick Place (At 46-48 Boots) in around 59 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
ScotRail
Phone
+44 344 811 0141
Email
customer.relations@scotrail.co.uk
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Train from Edinburgh to Brunstane
Ave. Duration
7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Website
scotrail.co.uk
Advanced Single
$3 - $5
Anytime Day Single
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, York Place (St Paul's & St George Church) to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Airport to West End, Shandwick Place (at 38 McColl)
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Bus from West End, Shandwick Place (At 46-48 Boots) to Portobello Town Hall
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 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 West End, Shandwick Place (at 38 McColl)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
citylink.co.uk
East Coast Buses
Email
hello@eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Website
eastcoastbuses.co.uk
Bus from West End, Usher Hall (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
Assist
$30 - $45
UberX
$30 - $45
uberXL
$45 - $70
Exec
$50 - $70
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Portobello
Ave. Duration
23 min
Estimated price
$55 - $70
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 - $110
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Portobello
Estimated price
$100 - $150

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