There are 7 ways to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building by tram, bus, 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

Tram  •  51 min

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

$5 - $7

Cheapest option

Line 300 bus  •  1 h 11 min

  1. Take the line 300 bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance F (Airport) to Holyrood, Whitefoord House (Scottish Parliament) 300

$3

5 alternative options

Taxi  •  19 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building 8.5 miles

$30 - $40

Drive  •  19 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building 8.5 miles

$1 - $3

Shuttle  •  20 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Edinburgh Airport to Scottish Parliament Building

$45 - $120

Towncar  •  19 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh Airport to Scottish Parliament Building 8.5 miles

$85 - $120

Uber  •  19 min

  1. Take an Uber from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building 8.5 miles

$19 - $27

What companies run services between Edinburgh Airport (EDI), Scotland and Scottish Parliament Building, Scotland?

Lothian Buses operates a bus from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 10 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
$5 - $7
Schedules at
edinburghtrams.com
Bus operators
Lothian Buses
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh Airport, Stance F (Airport) to Holyrood, Whitefoord House (Scottish Parliament)
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
lothianbuses.com
Other operators
Uber Edinburgh
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$19 - $27
Signup at
uber.com
uberASSIST
$19 - $27
uberX
$19 - $27
uberXL
$28 - $40
UberEXEC
$29 - $40
Taxi from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building
Ave. Duration
19 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
20 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Edinburgh Airport to Scottish Parliament Building
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Towncar from Edinburgh Airport to Scottish Parliament Building
Estimated price
$85 - $120

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building?

The distance between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Scottish Parliament Building is 12 km. The road distance is 14 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building?

The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building is to line 300 bus which costs £2 and takes 1 h 11 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building?

The quickest way to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building is to taxi which takes 19 min and costs £24 - £29.

Is there a direct bus between Edinburgh Airport (EDI) and Scottish Parliament Building?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh Airport, Stance F (Airport) and arriving at Holyrood, Whitefoord House (Scottish Parliament). Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate Monday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

How long does it take to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) to Scottish Parliament Building?

The tram from Edinburgh Airport (Edinburgh Trams) to Edinburgh, St Andrew Square (Edinburgh Trams) takes 34 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.