Located in the Ingliston area of Edinburgh, Scotland, Edinburgh Airport is a public airport. It is owned and operated by Global Infrastructure Partners.
EDI airport is located 5 NM (9.3 km; 5.8 mi) west of the city centre. It has one runway and one passenger terminal.
Airport Stats & Facts
- The airport employs about 2,500 people.
- EDI serves 40 airlines that fly to more than 150 destinations.
- In 2019, it was the busiest airport in Scotland.
- Also, Edinburgh Airport was the sixth-busiest airport in the United Kingdom by total passengers in 2019.
- Over 14 million passengers travel through EDI terminals each year.
Airport Traveling Tips
- Passengers are recommended to arrive at least 2 hours before the scheduled flight departure.
- To ensure a hassle-free check-in process, passengers should pack carry-on luggage in a suitable manner, have photo ID ready, and read all the airline guidelines properly prior to arriving at the airport.
- Please have a look at the EDI Airport Map, before visiting the airport for a flight.
Passenger Pickup and Drop-off
- The drop-off zone has been designed to enable a quick, easy, and safe drop-off area for your passengers. It is located on the ground floor of the multi-story car park, just opposite the Terminal.
- While picking up the passengers, you can use the pick-up zone, conveniently located on the ground floor of the multi-story car park outside the Terminal building.
- The Arrival flight status provides the arrival times, gate information, delays, and time to land for the Edinburgh Airport.
- Under Departing flight status, you can find the scheduled vs actual departure, gate information, map tracking, and flight delays.
- To get the best fares, book a flight at EDI here.
Edinburgh Airport has one main terminal. There are 29 gates, numbered from 1-29.
To see the terminal location, and for more information, please refer to the EDI Terminal Map here.
Edinburgh Airport serves various airlines including easyJet, Ryanair, Emirates, Air France, Delta AirLines, and more.
Terminal parking is only a few minutes walk to departures and is a great option for anyone who is flying off for a few days.
0 - 15 minutes: £5.00
15 - 30 minutes: £9.00
30 minutes - 1 hour: £12.00
1 - 3 hours: £16.00
3 - 7 hours: £18.00
7 - 10 hours: £30.00
10 - 24 hours: £60.00
Up to 2 days: £110.00
This is the closest parking option from the terminal. Also, there’s a bridge to the Security Hall so you can be lounging in Departures in no time.
0 - 3 hours: £20.00
3 - 7 hours: £22.00
7 - 10 hours: £32.00
10 - 24 hours: £70.00
Up to 2 days: £130.00
In addition to the above parking options, there are many other lots too including FastPark, Mid Stay Parking, Long Stay Parking, plus more.
After arriving at the airport, passengers can choose from a variety of ground transportation options. From rental cars to taxis to buses, they can select according to their requirement and convenience.
The car rental center is easily accessible with a range of hire options to help make sure you have the best journey possible. You can access it by walking from the terminal building via the covered walkway next to the Multi-Storey car park.
Taxis can be easily found in the dedicated zone on the ground floor of the multi-story car park, directly opposite the terminal building.
Traveling to and from the airport by bus couldn’t be easier with direct links to Edinburgh city, the rest of Scotland, and Northern England. All bus stops are right outside the terminal.
Amenities & Services
Visitors can have a wonderful stay at Edinburgh Airport provides plenty of amenities and services including:
- Store, gift shops, and local souvenir shops.
- Restaurants, bars, and cafes.
- Shoeshine stations, and massage bars.
- Free Wi-Fi internet throughout the airport.
- Multiple art installations and exhibits on display.
- Vending machines, and banks/ATMs.
Address: Edinburgh, Scotland, EH12 9DN, GBR
Phone: +44 844 448 8833
Edinburgh Airport: A Brief History Timeline
- By the late 1940s, the first commercial services were launched at EDI.
- In 1947, British European Airways started a service between Edinburgh and London using Vickers Vikings followed by the Viscount and Vanguard series.
- In 1952, the runway was extended.
- On April 1, 1971, The British Airports Authority took over ownership of the airport.
- In 2004, extensions of the two passenger terminal aprons and a major expansion of car parking facilities, including a multi-story car park took place.
- In 2005, a new 57-meter-tall (187 ft) air traffic control tower was completed.
- On 19 October 2011, BAA Limited announced its intention to sell the airport, following a decision by the UK's Competition Commission.
- On April 23, 2012, BAA announced that it had sold Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for a price of £807.2 million.
- On March 29, 2018, runway 12/30 was officially withdrawn from use.