Twilight bag drop is expanding -

extended bag drop times and free 1hr parking the night before for car park customers

Twilight Bag Drop

The Twilight bag drop service is available daily to passengers flying with Ryanair, easyJet,, and British Airways.

The free service allows passengers on morning flights to come to the airport the night before to check in their luggage, meaning they can head straight to security on the day of their flight.

Passengers with an official Edinburgh Airport car parking booking will get free access to the 1hr Parking area the night before their flight while they drop their cases off.

The time you're able to come in and drop off bags varies from airline to airline. Full information is in the table below.

AirlineDays offeredHours of operationDeparture time
RyanairMonday - Sunday17:00 - 21:00Before 08:00
easyJetMonday - Sunday16:00 - 21:00Before 12:00
Jet2.comMonday - Sunday16:30 - 21:00Before 12:00
British AirwaysMonday - Sunday16:00 - 20:00Before 12:00

Please note, if you want to use the Twilight bag drop service with you must check in online at least 24 hours before your flight.

To use Twilight bag drop you must have completed check in and have a boarding pass.

The lead booker must be present when bags are being dropped off, and while they can drop off up to six bags on behalf of others they are travelling with, it's important to note they'll need to bring everyone's passports and boarding passes with them.

If you need any further information on the Twilight bag drop service you should contact your airline directly.

It's important to note that if you're checking-in luggage on the day of your flight you should ensure you arrive at the airport for your check-in desk opening.

How do you access the 1hr Parking area the night before?

Car parking map - 2023/24

All customers who have made a car parking booking directly with the airport will be given access to the 1hr Parking area while they drop their bags off the night before.

To get in you don't need to do anything else, the barrier will automatically lift and allow you access when you arrive.

1hr Parking is located within Terminal Parking. To get there from Eastfield Road just follow the signs for Edinburgh Airport and then continue straight at the roundabout by the DoubleTree by Hilton. At the next roundabout take the second exit towards Terminal Parking.

Once you enter the car park you'll see 1 Hr Parking signposted (it's close to the coach park).

It's worth noting all parking bookings need to have been made directly with the airport to qualify.

Hand luggage rules

Hand luggage rules

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When to arrive at the airport

When to arrive at the airport

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