How to get from Edinburgh Airport (EDI) ✈️ to the City Center
Edinburgh Airport (EDI) is the busiest international airport in Scotland and is located about 12 km west of the main city center. Upon arrival, you can reach downtown Edinburgh by Express Bus, Tram, Taxi, Welcome Pickup or Uber.
This guide compares all available airport transfers at Edinburgh Airport (EDI) according to classic travel factors. This includes travel time, cost per person (pp), a short route description and links to book or buy tickets.
Overview of all transfer options from Edinburgh Airport to the City Center
|Express Bus||40 Min.||£ 4.50||Details|
|Tram||45 Min.||£ 6.50||Details|
|Taxi||30 Min.||£ 30‑40||Details|
|30 Min.||£ 40||Details|
|Uber||30 Min.||£ 25‑30||Details|
• There may be waiting times at the taxi rank if there are high volume of passengers. In this case, a pre-booked transfer (e.g. via Welcome Pickups) is the more faster and comfortable option.
• The optimal transfer depends on the number of travelers, budget and available time.
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