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Driving to Edinburgh Airport


Edinburgh Airport is about eight miles west of the city centre. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow Road, and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways.

The A8 airport junction is between the Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts. If you're approaching from Edinburgh, join the A8 from the city bypass and head towards Glasgow. If you're coming from the north or west, join the A8 at the Newbridge roundabout and head towards Edinburgh, then follow signs for the airport.

The postcode to use for satellite navigation systems is EH12 9DN.

Dropping off

If you're dropping passengers off at the airport, follow signs to Drop-Off.  The Drop-Off zone is located on the ground floor of the muliti-storey car park.

Edinburgh Airport Drop Off

The Drop Off area is clearly signposted on the airport approach road - please do not enter the green lane, which is for public transport and other authorised vehicles.

Picking up

The Pick-up zone is located on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park.  If you're collecting passengers by car, please follow signs to the Short Stay Car Park. This is just a short walk away from the Domestic and International Arrivals halls. Please note that car park tariffs apply.

Car parking

The Terminal Car Parks are signposted from roads into the airport, and are a short walk from the terminal.

Edinburgh Airport Long Stay Parking is a short courtesy coach ride from the terminal.

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Car hire

Major car hire companies are now located in our new car rental centre, just outside the terminal building.

Please follow the signs from domestic arrivals. Find a great deal on airport car hire by booking ahead with one of our rental partners.

If you are returning your hire car, please turn right at the roundabout by the Hilton Hotel. Follow this road and take the first left before you reach the tram crossing point.