Holidays from Edinburgh Airport

Scotland’s busiest airport is ready and waiting to take you to over 150 destinations. Holidays from Edinburgh Airport won’t disappoint with over 40 shops and restaurants to indulge in and first-class facilities to make your pre-boarding experience effortless.

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An airport with heart

Edinburgh Airport is the sixth busiest in the UK with an outstanding 12.4 million passengers passing through its terminal doors every year.

Starting its success story as a military base in the First World War and continuing to enhance a holidaymakers’ experience for over 50 years, Edinburgh Airport has travelling down to a tee.

Huge on the charity scene, Edinburgh Airport carefully selects a local charity each year to sponsor. They choose to highlight those charities who are fighting against climate change and fighting for positive environmental change, as well as charities that provide help for those seeking employment and introducing wellness initiatives into the local communities. 

The Edinburgh Airport tower also celebrates various events and is known for turning iconic colours – you’ll find the tower lighting up green for St Patrick’s Day and red for Remembrance Day.

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Partnering with over 30 airlines and with over 330 flights across the two runways everyday, the world’s your oyster with holidays from Edinburgh Airport.

Explore all corners of the world with your UK favourite airline, TUI. Flying you to 188 routes and excelling in All Inclusive holidays from Edinburgh Airport, it’s time to pack those bags. Head on the ultimate couples escape to Tenerife or let your next family adventure take you on a rollercoaster ride in Florida.

Taking you to unbelievable destinations since 1961, you’re in expert hands.

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Your pre-boarding hours covered

After you make your way through security, it’s time to let your holiday begin.

Immerse yourself in favourite brands such as Fat Face, JD Sport, Boss and Sunglass Hut. With everything under one terminal, it’s never been easier to buy your holiday essentials or to fill up with tasty treats.

Plus, make the most of tax free goods with the handy reserve and collect feature. It’s easy, just buy up to 30 days before your flight then collect them before you board. This means you can take advantage of time-limited special offers and even get around the liquid limit.

After the shops you’ll have surely worked up an appetite, head to one of the many restaurants in Edinburgh Airport to satisfy that hunger. Café Nero, Krispy Kreme and Burger King offer quick and tasty treats, while All Bar One, Barburrito and Hudson St Grill offer a delicious sit down meal. Of course, you’ve got to pop in Wetherspoons for the first holiday drink – or two.

Heading on a spontaneous escape? With the International Currency Exchange facility at your disposal, your last minute holidays from Edinburgh Airport are a breeze.

There’s also dedicated family lanes to get you through the hustle and bustle faster. Not to mention you can take baby milk and food through security without the worry of the 100ml restriction allowance.

If you’re looking for something a little extra or are celebrating a special occasion, the Aspire Lounge is a great hang-out to make those pre-flight hours relaxing. Expect complimentary food and drinks, as well as private booths equipped with personal Smart TV’s.

Frequently asked questions about Edinburgh Airport

Getting to Edinburgh airport couldn’t be easier – you’ll be holidaying before you know it!

Edinburgh Airport is about 12 kilometres west of the city centre, situated just off the M8 and M9 motorways. If in doubt, you’ll find the A8 airport junction between Gogar and Newbridge roundabouts.

Use postcode EH12 9DN to reach Edinburgh Airport and then follow the signs to your chosen car park. 

There’s also the option to travel in a private hire vehicle or official airport taxi, just be sure to pre-book.

Edinburgh Gateway railway station is on the airport grounds and it can be accessed from the terminal via a tram link which runs every seven minutes. This station provides quick access to Fife, Perth, Dundee and more of central Scotland.

For holidaymakers travelling outside of Scotland into Edinburgh Waverley station, there’s an Airlink bus service which arrives every 10 minutes. You can also use this bus service if you live locally.

There’s a variety of Edinburgh Airport parking options for all kinds of travellers. 

For those looking for the shortest walk from their car through the terminal doors, head to the terminal surface car park or terminal multi-storey to be in a one-minute walking proximity of your check in desk.

Alternatively, you can head to the long stay car park where a shuttle bus will arrive every eight minutes taking you on a five-minute journey to the airport. You can arrive at the car park up to four hours before your flight time giving you extra time to check out the airport facilities.

If you’re looking to surprise a loved one at the airport, there are dedicated parking areas for drop offs and pickups. You’ll find these on the ground floor of the multi-storey car park.

Start your holidays without the annoying early hour alarm or hassle of unpredictable traffic with the hotels near Edinburgh Airport. You can also partner your hotel stay with parking, which can be the ultimate money saver.

Rest your head in the Holiday Inn, Travel Lodge and Novotel hotel before jetting off on your next adventure.

Stay further afield in the Hotel Ibis or Premier Inn, because with 24-hour shuttle buses running directly to the airport you don’t need to worry about a thing. Not to mention, if you’re staying in a hotel or B&B close to the city centre you can soak up the cultural delights Edinburgh has to offer.