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Edinburgh Airport has several car parks, in close vicinity to the airport, which offer short and long term parking and a valet service. We can arrange off-airport parking at a reasonable and competitive price with our parking partners, who have car parks located adjacent to the airport. They provide Park & Ride services which offer secure parking with frequent courtesy transfers to and from the airport which take less than three minutes. Booking with Purple Parking means your journey is as smooth as possible and you save up to 60%.

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Services at Edinburgh


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Our services explained

All our services at Edinburgh Airport offer great value for money and make travelling easier. We're an established company with on-the-ground experts, so you know you're in safe hands whichever option you decide is best for you.

Park & Ride
When you use the Park & Ride services for Edinburgh Airport, you will just need to drive to your chosen car park which will be located within one mile of the airport. Once you’ve checked in, load your luggage on to the courtesy transfer bus, then sit back and relax whilst you are driven the short distance to the airport terminal. On your return, the courtesy bus will take you straight back to the car park and your car, which will be ready for you to collect.

Our Park & Ride services are operated by:

Terminal Layout

Edinburgh Airport Terminal operates out of one single terminal.

Terminal map
You can download a PDF map of the Edinburgh airport before security here or view the after security map here.

All check-in and bag drop desks, as well as airline desks, are located on the ground floor of the main terminal building. Find your check-in desk by looking up your flight number on the flight information boards close to all main entrances. The majority of flights will be open to check-in from two hours before the scheduled flights, though this may vary slightly depending on airline.

Leisure and family facilities

Baby changing
There are baby changing facilities at Edinburgh Airport both before and after security. Before security, find them in UK arrivals behind Costa Coffee, or on the first floor near WH Smith. After security they are near Gate 11 only and for arriving passengers there are some located in the International baggage reclaim hall.

Baby milk
If you are travelling with small children you are permitted to take liquid baby milk, baby food and sterilised water on your flight, all of which are not currently subject to the 100ml limitations (any other liquids are). All liquids are still subject to screening and must be presented along with other liquids at security.

There is also the option to pre-order baby products through Boots, and collect airside, from the Boots in the departure lounge. These orders would need to be placed at least 2 weeks prior to travelling. You can contact the Boots store on 0131 335 0422 with your request.

Play areas
There are three soft play areas for children which make travelling with small children a lot easier. You’ll find them in the main departure lounge opposite The Liquorice Tree, opposite Gate 2 and in the south-east pier beside Gate 15.

The majority of the food outlets are family-friendly and provide high chairs and children’s menus. The Gathering offer one free children’s meal for each full paying adult.

VisitScotland Information Centre
At the VisitScotland Information Centre there is a wide range of information about events, travel, accommodation and places of interest in Edinburgh and Scotland.

There is a wide range of shops at Edinburgh Airport. You can experience a last minute spa treatment (AeroSpa), do a spot of shopping (Kurt Geiger, Boss, Accessorize) or find those holiday essentials (Boots, WH Smith). There is also a World Duty Free.

There is also a Shop & Collect service which allows you to buy before you fly and then pick up your purchases at a convenient collection point on your return. For the full range of shops see here.

Food & drink
There is a selection of cafes and restaurants available, with places such as Costa and Eat offering on-the-go snacks as well as restaurants such as Thermidors Seafood Bar offering finer dining experiences such as champagne and oysters. For the full range of restaurants see here.

Business facilities

There is a good selection of lounges where you can catch up on business or simply relax and unwind.

Aspire Lounge
Located in the departure lounge, by gates 1-5, The Aspire Lounge allows you to escape the crowds and relax. You have access to free and unlimited WiFi, drinks and food, newspapers and magazines and there are also private booths with their own Smart TVs - great for families. Book into the Aspire Lounge for £18.99 per person.

No.1 Traveller
Located in the departure lounge, this is an award-winning airport lounge. Here you can enjoy complimentary cold food from a buffet, or a freshly prepared hot dish straight from the kitchen. There is free and unlimited WiFi, TVs and a complimentary bar. Book into the No. 1 Traveller for £22.50 per person.

British Airways Lounge
Follow the signs for gates 1-5 in the departure lounge to the British Airways lounge. For eligibility and opening times contact the relevant airline.

Getting online
Edinburgh Airport offers users two free hours of internet access per day and per device. In addition, there are internet desks with broadband-connected PCs in all areas of the terminal, both before and after security.

How to connect
Turn on your wireless-enabled device and when prompted choose the Edinburgh Airport WiFi network. When you launch your web browser you’ll be directed to the login page where you can set up an account or login if you already have one.

Special assistance

Edinburgh Airport provides special assistance to people with reduced mobility. Please see here for their full details and information.

Getting there

Edinburgh Airport is located 8 miles west of Edinburgh city centre and is easily accessible by car. The entrance is reached from the A8 Glasgow road and is close to the M8 and M9 motorways.

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