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Edinburgh Airport guide

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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.

You can book into the Aspire Lounge here.

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.

Book into the No.1 Traveller Lounge here.

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.

Contact British Airways directly for more information.

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.

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