If you're like countless others this summer, you may be looking to fly out from Edinburgh Airport.

The airport is the largest in Scotland and is a go-to location for those looking to explore a whole host of exotic destinations.

With that said, here is everything you need to know about Edinburgh Airport.

What parking is available at Edinburgh Airport?

There are a variety of parking options at Edinburgh AirportThere are a variety of parking options at Edinburgh Airport (Image: PA)

Here are all the parking services available at the airport:

Long-Stay Parking

Dubbed one of the "most popular car parks" at the airport, Long-Stay Parking is a 6 to 8-minute walk from the terminal. It will set users back £90 for two days (non-booked).

Mid-Stay Parking

The Mid-Stay Parking was described as a "secret gem" and is around a 10-minute walk from the terminal. A two-day stay here will set travellers back £100.


FastPark is a convenient valet service located right next to the terminal. Find out more here.

Terminal Parking

Perfect for those flying out for a few days, Terminal Parking is only a few minutes walk from the departures. A two-day stint here will cost £120.

Multi-Storey Parking

Edinburgh Airport states: "It's not possible to park any closer than Multi-Storey."

A two-day stay here will set you back £145.

Plane Parking 

This is the airport's official budget car park and is ideal for those looking to make huge savings.

Located slightly further away, the car park has a free shuttle bus service and costs around £80 for two days.

Is there a free drop-off and pick-up service at Edinburgh Airport?

Free pick-up and drop-off services are available at Edinburgh Airport (at the long-stay car park) for stays of up to 30 minutes.

Those staying for more than this allotted time will have to pay a tariff (which increases the longer a driver remains there).

Stays of between 30 minutes and an hour will cost £8, while those staying between one and three hours can expect to be charged £18.

For quick and easy pick-ups and drop-offs, there is also a charged zone near the EDI control tower.

Stays of up to 10 minutes will cost motorists £5 with every minute after this costing £1.

Find out more about the prices on the Edinburgh Airport website.

Does the 100ml liquid rule still apply at Edinburgh Airport?

At the time of writing, the 100ml liquid rule still applies at Edinburgh Airport.

This is despite efforts to change this over the summer with the installation of new scanners.

Announcing that the rule would remain in place, the airport said: "Please prepare for security as normal and continue to follow the 100ml liquid rules.

"New scanners are being installed at security however this is an ongoing process and the rules will not change this summer.

"Liquids must be under 100ml and put in a clear bag, and large electricals like laptops need to go in the tray with nothing covering them."

What shops and restaurants are there at Edinburgh Airport?

Here are all the shops and restaurants available at Edinburgh Airport:


  • All Bar One
  • Barburrito
  • BrewDog
  • Burger King
  • Caffe Nero
  • Fever-Tree
  • Hudson St Grill
  • Krispy Kreme
  • Pret a Manger
  • Starbucks
  • Wetherspoon - The Sir Walter Scott


  • Accessorize
  • Best of Brands
  • Boots
  • Boss
  • Brora 
  • FatFace
  • Heritage of Scotland
  • InMotion
  • JD Sports
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Luggage Point
  • Scottish Fine Gifts
  • Sunglass Hut
  • Tartan Weaving Mill
  • Travelex
  • WHSmith
  • World Duty-Free

BrewDog and Wetherspoon can be found at the Scottish airportBrewDog and Wetherspoon can be found at the Scottish airport (Image: PA)

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How to get to Edinburgh Airport

Here are some of the ways you can make your way to Edinburgh Airport.


A taxi rank operated by Capital Cars provides both black cab and private hiring services.

Bookings can be made ahead of time or when you arrive at the rank.


There are a number of bus services that run to the airport with those travelling from Edinburgh needing to take the Airlink 100 as well as the Skylink 200 and 400.

From Glasgow, there is the Citylink AIR Glasgow Service 900 and the Citylink 902 Coach.

Find out more about the other services by visiting the Edinburgh Airport website.


Tram services from the city centre to the airport depart every 7 minutes between 7am and 7pm.

These services run between the airport and Newhaven with the airport's tram station stopping right outside the main terminal.


Edinburgh Gateway, Edinburgh Park, Haymarket and Edinburgh Waverley are all easy to access with nearby tram services travelling to and from the airport regularly.