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Bicycle

Cycle parking

There is a bicycle parking rack and shelter in front of the International Arrivals entrance, across the forecourt from the terminal building. The location and nearby cycle routes are detailed in the following diagram.

View printable cycle routes map (PDF format)

Local and national Cycle network

Edinburgh Airport is 1km to the north of the local cycle path network, linked by Eastfield Road. Cyclists heading towards Edinburgh are advised to follow the road under the A8 and join the cycle path on the south side of the A8. Cyclists heading either west or north are advised to join the cycle path on the north side of the A8 heading west.

Cyclists planning a route in and around Edinburgh may wish to refer to the Cyclestreets route planner or the associated smart phone application which can be accessed via a free iPhone/Android app.

Other cycle route information for Scotland and the UK can be accessed via the Sustrans and Visit Scotland websites.

Taking bikes on public transport

Buses: Most buses cannot carry bikes.

Trains: First ScotRail carries bicycles free, subject to space being available; reservations are needed for some services. Cycle reservations are compulsory on National Express East Coast and Virgin Trains services.

Taking bikes on flights

Most airlines will carry bicycles but often require them to be in special boxes or bags, with handlebars sideways and deflated tyres. Please check with your airline about packing requirements and weight restrictions.

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