How to get from Edinburgh Airport to City Centre
There are three different options when travelling from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre ; you can either take a taxi, the bus or the tram. The quickest transfer option is to take an Edinburgh airport taxi, which are available 24/7 at Edinburgh airport. The trip takes around 25 minutes in light traffic and costs approximately €26 (£23). The cheapest form of transportation to get to the city centre is to take the Airlink 100 Express Bus. A one-way ticket costs €5 (£4.50) and takes around 30 minutes. Your final option is to take the tram. A one-way ticket on the tram costs €6.60 (£6), and the trip should not take longer than 35 minutes.
Comparison of the options
| OPTION|| PRICE|| DURATION|| AVAILABILITY|
| Taxi || €26|| 25min|| 24/7|
| Bus || €10|| 30min|| 24/7|
| Tram || €13.20|| 35min|| 06:18–22:48|
How to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre by taxi
Taking an EDI airport taxi to Edinburgh city centre is a very comfortable and quick transfer option. There are no flat rate fees for the "black cabs" at Edinburgh airport, which brings the price to around €26 (£23) using a taximeter. The trip to Edinburgh city centre should not take more than 25 minutes in normal traffic conditions.
Taxi fare from Edinburgh airport to the city centre
Unfortunately, taxis at Edinburgh airport don't work on a flat rate fee to the city centre, instead, they use a taximeter based on the distance travelled. Your final fee may vary slightly but should be around €26 (£20).
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Nothing beats a door-to-door service, and the only way to achieve this when travelling from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre is by using a taxi transfer. Taxis are also available 24 hours a day at EDI airport.
Standard sized taxis can take up to 4 people, which means that if you split the cost of a trip, this option becomes the cheapest means of transfer from Edinburgh airport.
You can ask your driver for an estimated price to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre, but the final amount will depend on traffic levels and the location of your destination.
Some taxis in Edinburgh now accept card payments. To find out if they do, you can look for a sign on the taxi's window or you can simply ask your driver.
Standard sized taxis can hold up to 4 people with a moderate amount of luggage.
How to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre by bus
Taking a bus from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre is a highly convenient and cost-effective transfer option. The Airlink 100 Express Bus runs 24/7, takes just 30 minutes to reach Waverly Station in the city centre and a one-way costs €5 (£4.50).
How much is the bus from Edinburgh airport to the city centre?
Taking the Airlink 100 Express Bus from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre will cost you €5 for a one-way ticket. You can buy your tickets online, in advance, directly from the driver on the bus or from one of the automatic ticket machines found in the arrivals hall.
There is a 10 minute waiting time.
The Airlink 100 Express Bus is available every 10 minutes 24/7.
Where do I get it from?
You can find the blue and yellow Airlink Bus at the D stop in the bus terminal of Edinburgh (EDI) Airport. The Airlink 100 Express Bus stops at Waverly Bridge, next to Waverly Train Station in Edinburgh city centre.
The Airlink 100 Express Bus runs every 10 minutes 24/7, so no matter what time you land, you can hop on a bus and make your way directly to the city centre, making this a highly convenient transfer option.
The Airlink 100 Express Bus stops at Waverly Bridge, near Princes Street, Waverly Train Station and the main bus station, which makes it very easy to travel onwards to your hotel.
There is no luggage storage under the bus, however, there are a few luggage rails available in the bus.
Book your tickets online, in advance, to avoid queues and additional time at the airport.
You cannot pay for your ticket in Euros, only in GBP.
How to get from Edinburgh airport to the city centre by tram?
Taking a tram is a convenient and fun transfer option from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to Haymarket Train Station in the city centre. The trip only takes 35 minutes and a one-way ticket costs €6.60 (£6).
How much does the tram cost from Edinburgh airport to the city centre?
A one-way ticket in the tram from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre costs €6.60 (£6), however, children under the age of 5 travel for free.
There is a 7 minute waiting time.
The tram at Edinburgh airport is available from 06:18 to 22:48.
Where do I get it from?
You can find the Edinburgh airport tram stop, that is located on the ground floor, by following the marked tram icons that are in the baggage claim area and the terminal buildings. The tram makes a few stops whist travelling through the city centre but the main stop is at Haymarket Train Station.
A direct tram runs from Edinburgh (EDI) Airport to the city centre every 7 minutes and takes only 35 minutes, which makes it a very convenient travel option. However, if you arrive at Edinburgh airport between 22:48 to 06:18, you will need to find another form of transportation as the tram lines will be closed.
The tram is the only public transfer option that offers free WiFi onboard.
There is limited luggage storage on the trams, so be sure to keep your luggage by your side at all times during your journey to the city centre.
The trams only accept payment in GBP, not euros, so make sure to keep the local currency in cash on you.