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There are 6 ways to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) by tram, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Tram  •  29 min

  1. Take the tram from West End - Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport T50

£1 - £6

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Bus  •  32 min

  1. Take the bus from Edinburgh Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport York Place - Edinburgh Airport / ...

£1 - £7

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 9.6 miles

£27 - £33

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) 9.6 miles

£1 - £3

Shuttle  •  19 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport

£46

Towncar  •  17 min

  1. Take a town car from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport 9.6 miles

£60 - £90

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The cheapest way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to drive which costs £1 - £3 and takes 17 min.

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The fastest way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs £27 - £33.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Edinburgh Princes Street and arriving at Edinburgh Airport. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 32 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from West End - Princes Street and arriving at Edinburgh Airport. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 29 min.

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The distance between Edinburgh and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 7 miles. The road distance is 9.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) without a car is to tram which takes 29 min and costs £1 - £6.

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The tram from West End - Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport takes 29 min including transfers and departs every 20 minutes.

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Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, depart from Edinburgh Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) train services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, depart from West End - Princes Street station.

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Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) bus services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, arrive at Edinburgh Airport station.

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Map of how to get from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).
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  • Distance: 6.6 miles
  • Duration: 29 min

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

Edinburgh Trams operates a vehicle from West End - Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport every 20 minutes. Tickets cost £1 - £6 and the journey takes 29 min. Alternatively, Edinburgh Trams operates a bus from Edinburgh Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport every 10 minutes. Tickets cost £6 and the journey takes 32 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Edinburgh Trams
Bus operators
Edinburgh Trams
Phone
0131 475 0177
Email
info@edinburghtrams.com
Website
edinburghtrams.com
Bus from Edinburgh Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
£6
Website
Edinburgh Trams
Lothian Buses
Phone
0131 554 4494
Email
mail@lothianbuses.co.uk
Website
lothianbuses.com
Bus from Edinburgh, South St David Street to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
£1 - £5
Website
Lothian Buses
Airport zone
£5
City zone
£2
Scottish Citylink
Phone
0871 266 33 33
Email
info@citylink.co.uk
Website
citylink.co.uk
Bus from Edinburgh, Princes Street to Edinburgh Airport, Airport
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
£4 - £7
Website
Scottish Citylink
Other operators
Taxi from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI)
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
£27 - £33
Persevere Cabs
Phone
+44 131 555 2323
Website
perseverecabs.com
Dunedin Taxis
Phone
+44 131 669 2323
City Cabs Ltd
Phone
+44 131 228 1211
Website
citycabs.co.uk
Central Taxis Ltd
Phone
+44 131 229 2468
Website
taxis-edinburgh.co.uk
Capital Cars
Phone
+44 131 777 7777
Website
capitalcarsscotland.co.uk
Jayride
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
On demand
Shuttle from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport
Estimated price
£46
Towncar from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport
Estimated price
£60 - £90

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Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) train services, operated by Edinburgh Trams, arrive at Edinburgh Airport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is 10 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from Edinburgh to Edinburgh Airport (EDI).

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