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Edinburgh Airport Guide for Holiday Travelers

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Terminal Layout

Edinburgh Airport operates from a single terminal, making it easy to navigate. Downloadable maps for pre and post-security are available to help familiarize yourself with the layout.

Terminal Map

You can download a PDF map of the terminal before security and another for post-security.


All check-in and bag drop desks are on the ground floor. Flight information boards near main entrances will guide you to your desk. Check-in typically opens two hours before departure but can vary by airline.

Leisure and Family Facilities

Edinburgh Airport offers a variety of family-friendly facilities, including baby changing areas, play spaces, and options for family dining with children's menus.

Baby changing

There are baby changing facilities at Edinburgh Airport both before and after security.

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.The Boots store at Edinburgh Airport offers a Click & Collect service. Travellers can make purchases on the Boots website at least three days before departure and collect their orders at the airport. This service is particularly convenient for travellers needing to pick up baby products and other essentials


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.

Business Facilities

Various lounges are available for business or relaxation, offering complimentary food, drinks, and WiFi. Pre-booking is recommended for availability.

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.

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 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

Enjoy two free hours of internet access per device, per day. Internet desks with broadband PCs are available throughout the terminal.

Special Assistance

Special assistance is available for passengers with reduced mobility. Visit the airport's special assistance page for more information.

Luggage Services

Luggage-Point offers services like bag wrapping, left luggage, and dry cleaning. It's also the place for lost property and Shop & Collect purchases.

Additional Facilities

The airport offers currency exchange, a prayer room, a dedicated family lane at security, departure lounge shopping and dining, and washroom facilities including a family washroom at Gate 21.

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